NHS Scotland Frozen Food Tender

NHS Scotland Frozen Food Tender

Multi supplier Framework 3 suppliers unranked. Identified volumes included in the ITT are based on historical usage.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

2017/S 103-205194

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312756366
E-mail: loraine.hartley@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publictenderscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Frozen Food.

Reference number: NP705

II.1.2)Main CPV code

15000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

National Services Scotland (NSS) acting through its division, National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement on behalf of All entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978) and any Integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014.

This framework agreement is to provide a range of Frozen Food to NHSS sites across mainland Scotland and islands.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Any or all locations of all NHSS Health Boards, all NHSS Special Health Boards and/or the Authority or other organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978 (‘NHS Scotland’).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Multi supplier Framework 3 suppliers unranked. Identified volumes included in the ITT are based on historical usage. These are indicative of future requirements Scope for the supply of Frozen Food to be used within all healthcare environments available to all entities pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, i.e. All NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 16 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/10/2017
End: 30/09/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

(1) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

See contract / tender documentation which incorporates the requirements of the ESPD (Scotland)and the financial period for reporting is the 3 previous financial years.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As indicated in the Terms and Conditions the following insurance cover and minimum levels are required:

1) Public Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP;

2) Professional Indemnity Insurance — 2 000 000 GBP — for any 1 incident in any 1 year.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

See contract / tender documentation which incorporates the requirements of the ESPD (Scotland).

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

1) A copy of a valid certificate issued within the last 12 months, certified by a UKAS accredited Certification Body confirming that the economic operators holds a relevant certificate to one of the following standards as applicable:

BRC Global Standard for Food Safety (Issue 6);

BRC Global Standard for Storage and Distribution (Issue 2);

STS Code of Practice for Suppliers to the Public Sector (Version 8).

Certification to any of the above standards must be maintained by suppliers at all times during the Framework agreement.

Our Supplier Assessment Agents, STS, will facilitate the management of certification standards on behalf ofNHSS.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 068-127892

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/07/2017
Local time: 10:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10/07/2017
Local time: 10:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The total estimated value referred to in this notice is for the duration of the Framework Agreement.

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 6057 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area. For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:

https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 18452. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Statement of Requirements will detail the Community Benefit background and objectives. The contract will mandate that suppliers respond in its tender outlining current Community Benefits and proposals if successful and mandating that they support the overall Community Benefit concept and process including a contract and supplier management process post award.

(SC Ref:496662).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698794410Internet address:http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection process has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the Framework Agreement which notification will contain, among other information, a summary of the reasons as to why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 (ten) clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 (fifteen) if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant Framework Agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the Framework Agreement 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 Framework Agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the Framework Agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the Framework Agreement has been entered into will not affect the Framework Agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the Framework Agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

26/05/2017

 

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