Microbiology Services Tender

Microbiology Services Tender

The Authority is seeking a partner who is able to deliver Microbiology services and meet the following Key Goals/Vision: Operate a 7 day Service; ISO:15189 accreditation.

United Kingdom-Ashton-under-Lyne: Pathology services

2015/S 202-366898

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain Street
For the attention of: Kevin Fletcher
OL6 9RW Ashton-under-Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1619226257
E-mail: kevin.fletcher@tgh.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf

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.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:

Microbiology Services.

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: Tameside Hospital, Fountain Street, Ashton-under-Lyne, OL6 9RW.
NUTS code UKD3,UKD

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)

The Authority is seeking a partner who is able to deliver Microbiology services and meet the following Key Goals/Vision:
— Operate a 7 day Service;
— ISO:15189 accreditation;
— Ability to grow/expand and develop the service;
— Deliver value for money to the Public.
The purpose of the specification is to define the service quality and standards required of a comprehensive, end to end Microbiology service that meets the needs of service users and commissioners, supports delivery of high quality patient care in all settings and facilitates research and development, teaching and training.
This tender documents define the ‘core requirements’, including electronic requesting and reporting, and outlines potential areas for development of added value services and innovations that the provider may wish to consider.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Contract Term 60 months with the option to extend for a further 3 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 9 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for a further 3 years.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances.

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

Details will be set out in the Invitation to participate in the competitive Dialogue (ITPD) and/or the contractual documentation and will be developed throughout the competitive dialogue procedure.

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

Expressions of interest in response to this contract notice may be submitted by a single bidder or a consortium. Consortium bids must take the form of prime and subcontractor arrangements with the prime contractor being responsible for all aspects of contract performance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: In accordance with Articles 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 57 to 63 of Directive 2014/24/EU and Regulations 57 to 63 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

TGH-Microbiology-10.15

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 13.11.2015 – 11:59
Payable documents: no

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

13.11.2015 – 12:00

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

27.11.2015

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: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

In accordance with the regulation 72, throughout the life of the contract, variations in the contract may be required. No variation(s) shall alter the overall nature nor character of the contract.
Below is a list of potential examples which may trigger a contract variation — please note this list is not definitive and there may be circumstances with which the Contracting Authority could not have foreseen:
— Growth of the Microbiology service — Inclusion of additional Tests and or increase in workload;
— Healthier Together Greater Manchester / Devolution Manchester.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain Street
OL6 9RW Ashton-under-Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulations 86 (Notices of decisions to award a contract), Regulation 87 (Standstill Period) and Regulation 91 (Enforcement of duties through the Court) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The contracting authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to the challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Tameside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Fountain Street
OL6 9RW Ashton-under-Lyne
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14.10.2015

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