National framework contract for the supply of insulin pumps

National framework contract for the supply of insulin pumps

University Hospitals Birmingham. UK-Kings Norton: miscellaneous medical devices and products

2012/S 96-160169

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University Hospitals Birmingham
Procurement, University Hospital Birmingham, 32-34 Melchett Road
For the attention of: Ms Carol Godfrey
B30 3HG Kings Norton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1212041839
E-mail: carol.godfrey@uhb.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1214590555

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uhb.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
National framework contract for the supply of insulin pumps and related accessories.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Kings Norton Warehouse, 32-34 Melchett Road, Birmingham B30 3HG, UNITED KINGDOM.
Or
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Goods in Department, Metchley Park Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UNITED KINGDOM.
If any of the other Trusts/Clients wish to utilise this framework agreement during its availability, delivery will need to be made to their specified delivery point.
NUTS code UKG
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 880 000 and 1 417 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust are seeking expressions of interest from suppliers for the supply of insulin pumps and related accessories. University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust use the Due North ProContract e-procurement system to conduct all tender exercises.
Suppliers must register on the ProContract e-procurement system at: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf in order to take part in the process, access all associated documentation and communicate with the Trust.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33190000, 33194100

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:
The University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, aswell as other Trust and Clients, order different types of insulin pumps which are available on the market on behalf of its patients chosen for different reasons. These include examples such as wireless pod pump, low glucose suspend and continuous glucose monitoring, waterproof allowing patients to swim if required and certain pumps can use prefilled cartridges. Other pumps hold more insulin so are more beneficial for patients on large doses. The Trust is using the above as a way of splitting into lots. Precise quantities are unknown at this stage and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 880 000 and 1 417 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Wireless pod insulin pumps

1)Short description
Wireless pod insulin pumps.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33190000, 33194100

3)Quantity or scope
Provision of supply of insulin pumps and accessories.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Low glucose suspend and continuous glucose monitor insulin pumps
1)Short description
Low glucose suspend and continuous glucose monitor insulin pumps.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33190000, 33194100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Waterproof insulin pumps
1)Short description
Waterproof insulin pumps to be used by patients when swimming.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33190000, 33194100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Prefilled cartridge insulin pumps
1)Short description
Prefilled cartridge insulin pumps.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33190000, 33194100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Revenue.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint & 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: 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 compulsory winding up the 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 contract 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 organization, 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 26.5.1972 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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust use the Due North ProContract e-procurement system to conduct all tender exercises. Suppliers must register on the ProContract e-procurement system at:
https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf in order to take part in the process, access all associated documentation i.e. PQQ Form and communicate with the Trust.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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 of these turnovers is available.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Will be requested in separate online PQQ inc guidance.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Will be requested in separate on line PQQ inc guidance.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required.
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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Will be specified in PQQ.
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:
DNWC-8TGHUP
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: 20.6.2012 – 13:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.6.2012 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
18.5.2012
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 tenders
Date: 20.6.2012 – 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 Years
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
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust use the Due North ProContract e-procurement system to conduct all tender exercises.
Suppliers must register on the ProContract e-procurement system at: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf in order to take part in the process, access all associated documentation and communicate with the Trust.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to annul the tender process, not to accept the lowest or any offer, and shall not be liable to reimburse a tenderer for costs incurred in, or in relation to the preparation of the tender.
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust promotes equal opportunities and this is central to our aims and the delivery of services. This includes racial, gender, age and disability equality.
Compliant bids must be submitted with any variants.
Contract dates are 1.9.2012-31.8.2016.

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:
18.5.2012

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