Pathology Laboratory Managed Service Contract Warrington
Pathology Laboratory Managed Service Contract for the provision of Clinical Chemistry, Immunoassay, Serology, Point of Care (Blood Gases and Blood Glucose and Ketones), Blood Transfusion, Coagulation and Haematology.
United Kingdom-Warrington: Pathology services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Warrington Hospital, Lovely Lane
For the attention of: Danny Haq
WA5 1QG Warrington
Telephone: +44 7870857941
Fax: +44 1216871345
General address of the contracting authority: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.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
Other: Please refer to Section II.1.5
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Warrington & Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Trust provide pathology services to both primary and secondary care. The Trusts catchment area represents a population of approximately 270 000.
The key aims of this project are to improve efficiency, reduce costs and to deliver an improved diagnostic service to our users. These aims will be achieved by the use of modern analytical equipment combined with a degree of affordable automation.
Further procurements will be required in future years, under this Managed Service Agreement. There is an intention to include the following:-
— Protein Electrophoresis – current workload of 4000 serum and 750 urine tests pa and a value of approximately GBP 23,000 pa. Planned to be added into the service in 2018,
— Immunology – to include TTG/ANA/CANCA/PANCA/Allergy screening tests; with value of approximately GBP 60,000 pa. Planned to be added into the service in 2019,
— HaemoglobinA1c – current workload of 65000 tests pa with a value of approximately GBP 52,000 pa. Planned to be added into the service in 2019,
— Full automated haematology system including slidemaker/stainer and ESR – current workload 262,584 tests pa with a value of approximately GBP 166,000 pa. Planned to be added to the service in 2020.
The resultant contract arising from this procurement will be entered into between The Trust and the successful bidder.
The Trust views this as the start of a process to enter into a long-term partnership for the provision and delivery of a service which is fit for purpose, complies with current legislation and, where appropriate, takes account of guidance and best practice in the most efficient, cost effective and timely manner.
The duration of this Contract shall be 10 years and at the Authority’s discretion to extend such Call-Off Contract for up to 24 months. Within the initial contract period there must be an option to refresh instrumentation after the first 5 years.
The contract is anticipated to have an Initial annual value of approximately GBP 1,038,000 and the supplier should assume an annual increase in test volume of 5 % per annum. This means the average annual contract value will be approximately GBP 1,305,000, excluding the above additions to the service (the average annual contract value will be approximately GBP 1,573,000 including the above additions).
Please note further information is given about this tender exercise at section VI.3.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The duration of this Contract shall be 10 years and at the Authority’s discretion to extend such Call-Off Contract for up to 24 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
HTE may request such information as may be requested pursuant to Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Details are provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The full terms and conditions of this contract will be appended to the Invitation to Tender. These terms and conditions include provisions requiring the payment by the supplier of an activity based income management charge in consideration of the award of this contract and the management and administration by HTE of the overall contractual structure and associated documentation, as well as the requirement to submit regular management information to HTE.
Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information
+++ Bravo Portal +++
This exercise will be conducted on the HTE Bravo portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows:
Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs 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. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the Bravo e-Tendering Help Desk at email@example.com.+++ Sid4Gov +++
HTE utilises the sid4gov supplier information database.
Candidates are requested to register on sid4gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/organisation/register and submit their sid4gov company profile for publication on the database. Candidates already registered on sid4gov must ensure that information is up to date. Where access to sid4gov is unavailable, please contact the sid4gov helpdesk at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that, at present, sid4gov does not prepopulate any fields of the PQQ on HTE’s Bravo portal, and therefore candidates must complete the Qualification & Technical Envelopes of the PQQ in Bravo in full.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: