Molecular Pathology Contract London

Molecular Pathology Contract London

South West London Pathology, hosted by St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, intends to procure a contract for a molecular pathology managed equipment service.

United Kingdom-London: Pathology services

2015/S 077-136515

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

St George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust
2nd Floor, Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Road
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Weatherhead
SW17 0QT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087250814
E-mail: nigel.weatherhead@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Further information can be obtained from: St George’s University Hospitals NHS trust
2nd Floor, Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Road
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Weatherhead
SW17 0QT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087250814
E-mail: nigel.weatherhead@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: St George’s University Hospitals NHS trust
2nd Floor, Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Road
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Weatherhead
SW17 0QT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087250814
E-mail: nigel.weatherhead@stgeorges.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: St George’s University Hospitals NHS trust
2nd Floor, Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Road
For the attention of: Mr Nigel Weatherhead
SW17 0QT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2087250814
E-mail: nigel.weatherhead@stgeorges.nhs.uk

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:

Molecular Pathology.

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

NUTS code UKI

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)

South West London Pathology, hosted by St. George’s University Hospitals NHS Trust, intends to procure a contract for a molecular pathology managed equipment service (MES) (the Service) for the provision of a comprehensive end to end service to the, including (but not limited to) the procurement and supply of the following:
— Reagent management / inventory, stock control, supply chain resilience;
— Maintenance;
— Initial training;
— Full contract / lifelong training;
— Super user training;
— Middleware training;
— Upgrades to software and technology;
— In house account manager;
— On site engineers / out of hours preventative maintenance;
— Middleware / management of interfaces;
— Estates enabling work / installation;
— Process mapping and flow/Lean redesign consultancy;
— Validation / commissioning documentation for accreditation visits;
— Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s);
— Customer / Technical support 24/7/365;
— Equipment Refresh options available.
The Primary discipline will be microbiology but the concept is to create a core molecular lab. Solutions must incorporate a lean methodology of working with a high degree of flexibility and automation. Innovative solutions are strongly encouraged.

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): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots

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:

— Lot 1: Chlamydia \ Gonorrhoea duel nucleic acid amplification tests;
— Lot 2: Blood Borne Viruses: HIVL, HBVL and HCVL;
— Lot 3: Small volume and routine specialist tests.
Indicative test volumes will be attached within the PQQ documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 15 000 000 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)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Chlamydia\ Gonorrhoea duel nucleic acid amplification tests

1)Short description

Including (but not limited to) the procurement and supply of the following:
— Reagent management / inventory, stock control, supply chain resilience — Maintenance — Initial training — Full contract / lifelong training — Super user training — Middleware training — Upgrades to software and technology — In house account manager — On site engineers / out of hours preventative maintenance — Middleware / management of interfaces — Estates enabling work / installation — Process mapping and flow/Lean redesign consultancy — Validation / commissioning documentation for accreditation visits — Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) — Customer / Technical support 24/7/365 — Equipment Refresh options available.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800

3)Quantity or scope

Indicative test volumes will be attached within the PQQ documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Indicative test volumes will be attached within the PQQ documentation.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Blood Borne Viruses: HIVL, HBVL and HCVL

1)Short description

Including (but not limited to) the procurement and supply of the following:
— Reagent management / inventory, stock control, supply chain resilience — Maintenance — Initial training — Full contract / lifelong training — Super user training — Middleware training — Upgrades to software and technology — In house account manager — On site engineers / out of hours preventative maintenance — Middleware / management of interfaces — Estates enabling work / installation — Process mapping and flow/Lean redesign consultancy — Validation / commissioning documentation for accreditation visits — Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) — Customer / Technical support 24/7/365 — Equipment Refresh options available.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800

3)Quantity or scope

Indicative test volumes will be attached within the PQQ documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

Indicative test volumes will be attached within the PQQ documentation.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Small volume specialist molecular tests

1)Short description

Including (but not limited to) the procurement and supply of the following:
— Reagent management / inventory, stock control, supply chain resilience — Maintenance — Initial training — Full contract / lifelong training — Super user training — Middleware training — Upgrades to software and technology — In house account manager — On site engineers / out of hours preventative maintenance — Middleware / management of interfaces — Estates enabling work / installation — Process mapping and flow/Lean redesign consultancy — Validation / commissioning documentation for accreditation visits — Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s) — Customer / Technical support 24/7/365 — Equipment Refresh options available.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800

3)Quantity or scope

Indicative test volumes will be attached within the PQQ documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 0 GBP

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 84 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

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. See the invitation to offer for further details.

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

Monthly in arrears of a VAT invoice being submitted for the previous months work.

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

No special legal form is required but the successful contractor will be required to become jointly and severally responsible for the contract before acceptance.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Contract will be subject to a rigorous performance management regime.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.05.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.06.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: yes

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 number of operators: 15
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This will be included in the PQQ\ITT documentation.

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 no
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 7.5.2015 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

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

15.5.2015 – 11:00

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

16.6.2015

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

Date: 27.7.2015 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Simon Milligan
2nd Floor, Lanesborough Wing, Blackshaw Road
SW17 0QT London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

16.4.2015

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