Managed Laboratory Service Tender

Managed Laboratory Service Tender

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Biochemistry Laboratory Managed Service.

United Kingdom-Ayr: Laboratory services

2016/S 033-053642

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Ayrshire and Arran NHS
Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road
Contact point(s): Chief Executive Officer
For the attention of: John Burns
KA6 6AB Ayr
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1294323585
Fax: +44 1294323052

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsaaa.net

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00060

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Ayrshire and Arran NHS
Ayrshire Central Hospital, Kilwinning Road
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Andrew Elliot
KA12 8SS Irvine
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1294323585
E-mail: procurement@aapct.scot.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1294323052
Internet address: http://www.nhsaaa.net

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.3)Main activity

Health

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)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NHS Ayrshire and Arran Biochemistry Laboratory Managed Service.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: 2 acute hospital sites within NHS Ayrshire and Arran at Crosshouse and Ayr.

NUTS code UKM33

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

NHS Ayrshire and Arran have a requirement for a Managed Laboratory service to Biochemistry. there will be a transfer of risk from the Board to the successful supplier which will include but not be limited to guaranteed systems availability, performance standards and quality of service delivery.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=409973

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71900000, 50400000, 50412000, 50413000, 50430000, 51430000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

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: 84 (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:

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Unless otherwise stated in the contract, payment will be made, by BACS (Bank Automated Clearing System), if the Authority so chooses, within 30 days of receipt and agreement of invoices, submitted monthly in arrears, for services delivered to the satisfaction of the Authority. Further details will be included within the contract terms and conditions included with the Invitation to Tender.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Prime Contractor.

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: A pre-qualification questionnaire will be issued to all economic operators that respond within the time limit set out at section IV.3.4) detailing the requirements and information to be provided in relation to the personal situation of economic operators.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A pre-qualification questionnaire will be issued to all economic operators that respond within the time limit set out at section IV.3.4) detailing the requirements and information to be provided in relation to the economic and financial capacity of economic operators.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A pre-qualification questionnaire will be issued to all economic operators that respond within the time limit set out at section IV.3.4) detailing the requirements and information to be provided in relation to the economic and financial capacity of economic operators.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The economic operators who have the top 5 scores after evaluation of their responses to the pre-qualification questionnaire issued in accordance with section III.2) will be invited to tender unless 2 or more economic operators score the same fifth highest score in which event all such economic operators will be invited to tender.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

AA1194
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.4.2016 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

9.5.2016

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 84 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Economic operators wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest through the Public Contracts Scotland Website (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) and click the link to register.

Once responses to the pre-qualification questionnaire have been received and evaluated, an invitation to tender will be issued to shortlisted economic operators.
(SC Ref:409973).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the contract which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice and the date on which the Authority proposes to make an award pursuant to this procurement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the contract until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the contract has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the contract to the winning tenderer. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the contract has been entered into will not affect the contract unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the contract has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the contract following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority’s response to its request for clarification, or considers that the contract has been concluded in breach of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, such economic operator is advised promptly to seek independent legal advice.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.2.2016

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