Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Airedale NHS Foundation Trust
Supplies Department Airedale General Hospital, Steeton
For the attention of: R Langthorne
BD20 6TD Keighley
Telephone: +44 1535294882
Fax: +44 1535294897
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Haematology Analysis Managed Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Airedale General Hospital Keighley.
NUTS code UKE41
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Managed Service for the supply, installation, commissioning and maintenance of full blood count analysers (including reticulocyte and NRBC analysis) and slide preparation and staining system with optional post-analytical sample handling automation that can be linked or tracked as a managed service contract. The supply of all associated consumables, reagents and an optional digital morphology system must be included as part of the managed service contract. Capacity for further items to be included to meet future service needs may form part of the contract.”
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
85111800, 38434570, 33696500
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Managed Service as described above.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend tha agreemet by up to 2 x 12 month periods.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details will be included in pre qualification questionnaires.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A pre-qualification questionnaire will be sent to suppliers who express an interest after the advert closure date. This may include a requirement to provide user references.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details will be included in pre qualification questionnaires.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A pre-qualification questionnaire will be sent to suppliers who express an interest after the advert closure date. This may include a requirement to provide user references.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details will be included in pre qualification questionnaires.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details to be provided in PreQualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.1.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: