National Framework for Clinical Waste Services

National Framework for Clinical Waste Services

NHS England wishes to establish a National Framework Agreement for the provision of Clinical Waste Services for General Practitioners (GPs) and Pharmacies across England.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Clinical-waste collection services

2015/S 216-394250

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

National Health Service Commissioning Board (operating under the name NHS England)
Quarry House
For the attention of: Mathew Holliday
LS2 7UE Leeds
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1138248627
E-mail: mathew.holliday@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1138248627

Internet address(es):

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

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

National or federal agency/office

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

Suppliers as Outlined in ‘Description’ field of this OJEU

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

National Framework Agreement for Clinical Waste Services for GPs and Pharmacies.

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

Services
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services
NUTS code

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

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 70 000 000 and 140 000 000 GBP

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

NHS England wishes to establish a National Framework Agreement for the provision of Clinical Waste Services for General Practitioners (GPs) and Pharmacies across England. The framework will consolidate the existing fragmented services under an improved and standardised delivery model.
NHS England is responsible for arranging the collection and disposal of both the clinical waste from GP Practices and the patient returned medicines from pharmacies. GP Practices who do not have their clinical waste collections arranged by NHS England can claim reimbursement of those costs under Paragraph 46 of the NHS (General Medical Services — Premises Costs) Directions 2013. The disposal of unwanted medicines is one of the Essential Services offered by all pharmacy contractors as part of the NHS Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework, it is therefore the responsibility for NHS England to ensure pharmacies are able to provide this service by arranging suitable waste collection and disposal provision.

The framework will be procured and administered at a national level with a strong focus on local delivery. For this reason, the framework is split into 4 Regional Lots in line with the NHS England regional boundaries: https://www.england.nhs.uk/about/regional-area-teams/. Suppliers are able to bid for 1 or multiple Lots.

This procurement aims to reduce the replication of effort, whereby NHS England and other Contracting Authorities (such as Local Authorities) are looking to procure Clinical Waste Services. Given that the majority of the clinical waste that is collected on behalf of NHS England and or Local Authorities is fairly common and consistent, this framework is designed in a way that other Contracting Authorities can award and manage their own Call-off contracts based on their own needs.
Through the sharing of resources, knowledge and experience across the NHS and Local Authorities, the aim is to provide a comprehensive framework that drives uptake through collaboration of the contracting authorities.
The following Contracting Authorities (including any future successor organisation(s) to the functions exercised by any such organisations) are entitled to place Orders:
— The National Health Service Commissioning Board (known as NHS England) and all bodies hosted by The National Health Service Commissioning Board; and
— any other Health Service Body as defined at section 9 National Health Service Act 2006, including but not limited to any:
(i) Clinical Commissioning Group;
(ii) NHS Trust;
(iii) Special Health Authority;
(iv) The Care Quality Commission;
(v) National Institute for Health Care Excellence, known as NICE;
(vi) The Health and Social Care Information Centre;
(vii) The Secretary of State;
(viii) relevant Welsh health service bodies;
— NHS Foundation Trusts;
— Academic Health Science Networks;
— The NHS Trust Development Authority;
— Monitor;
— Health Education England including Local Education and Training Boards (LETB) constituted as committees of Health Education England;
— NHS Health Research Authority;
— The Department of Health;
— Executive agencies of the Department of Health including but not limited to Public Health England, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the National Institute of Health Research;
— Arms-Length Bodies of the Department of Health not otherwise listed above including but not limited to NHS Blood and Transplant, NHS Business Services Authority, NHS Litigation Authority, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and the Human Tissue Authority;
— any provider of primary medical services under a GMS, PMS or APMS contract;
— all Local Authorities, as defined under section 1 the Local Government Act 2000 including Health and Well Being Boards established by any Local Authority; and
— all Statutory Waste Disposal Authorities.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90524100, 90524000, 90513000, 90510000, 90520000, 90511000, 90524200

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

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

4 year Framework Agreement. Initial term is 2 years with provisions for 2 x 1 year extensions.
Call-offs will be awarded for up to a 4 year term but will not extend beyond 12 months after the Framework’s end date.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: North of England

1)Short description

Provision of Clinical Waste Services for General Practitioners (GPs) and Pharmacies across NHS England’s North of England Region.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90524100

3)Quantity or scope

https://www.england.nhs.uk/north/

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 2 Lot title: Midlands and East of England

1)Short description

Provision of Clinical Waste Services for General Practitioners (GPs) and Pharmacies across NHS England’s Midlands and East of England Region.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90524100

3)Quantity or scope

https://www.england.nhs.uk/mids-east/

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 3 Lot title: London

1)Short description

Provision of Clinical Waste Services across NHS England’s London Region.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90524100

3)Quantity or scope

https://www.england.nhs.uk/london/

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

Lot No: 4 Lot title: South of England

1)Short description

Provision of Clinical Waste Services for General Practitioners (GPs) and Pharmacies across NHS England’s South of England Region.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90524100

3)Quantity or scope

https://www.england.nhs.uk/south/

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

5)Additional information about lots

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

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:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):

— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://nhsbsa.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register.

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
— Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page.
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining).
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
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 3: and maximum number 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The number of Suppliers invited to tender will not exceed 10 per Lot.
The intention is to award Framework Contracts to between 3 and 5 Suppliers per Lot.
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:

13_08_18

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 51-088855 of 13.3.2015

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

7.12.2015 – 12:00

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

3.11.2015

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:

3.11.2015

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