Pharmacy Outpatient Dispensing Services Northampton

Pharmacy Outpatient Dispensing Services Northampton

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust.

UK-Northampton: medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2012/S 235-387162

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Purchasing & Supplies, Cliftonville
For the attention of: Mr Daryl Read
NN1 5BD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604523922
E-mail: daryl.read@ngh.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1604545717

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplying2nhs.com

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:
Pharmacy Outpatient Dispensing Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Main place of performance: Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust (NGH).
Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Bedford Hospital, plus any other NHS bodies in England, subject to the approval of NGH, including but not limited to Acute Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Social Enterprises, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hubs, GP Practices, Primary Care Commissioners, Department of Health, Public Health England and Local Authorities (where Local Authorities are engaged in the provision or commissioning of health related services, for example (but not limited to) the fields of healthcare, social care, early years care and public health). Full listings of these bodies can be found at:
Acute Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx.

Primary Care Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx.

Mental Health Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx.

Ambulance Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx.

Care Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx.

Strategic Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.

Special Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.

Other English NHS bodies: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx.

Arms Length Bodies http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/OrganisationsthatworkwithDH/Armslengthbodies/Categorisationofarmslengthbodies/index.htm.

The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.
GP Practices: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx, and: http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/.

And any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
— General Medical Services (GMS),
— Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS), and/or
b) Commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.
Social Enterprises: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_119228.pdf.

Local Authorities: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG.

NUTS code UKF

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)
Northampton General Hospital is an NHS Trust seeking to commission a service provider to deliver an outpatient pharmacy dispensary service on a third party basis across the Trust’s site.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 55000000, 98000000

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: no
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:

Please referto the MOI available at www.supplying2nhs.com for further details on the scope of the service award. If you have any problems accessing the document, please contact daryl.read@ngh.nhs.uk.

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 100 000 000 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: 84 (from the award of the contract)

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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Trust will be issuing a copy of it’s required contract terms in advance ofthe dialogue phase, and will not consider using contract terms provided by potential bidders.
All bidders must comply with Articles 45 and 46 of Directive 2004/18EC and Regulations 23 and 24 of the PublicContract Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Please see MOI available at www.supplying2nhs.com and tender documentation for further information. If you have problems accessing the MOI, please contact daryl.read@ngh.nhs.uk.
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.
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 three 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.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issues or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capabilities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, and indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contracts;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so request; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Due to the nature of this tendered service we expect all suppliers to be able to registar premises, with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
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
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details will be contained within the PQQ.
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 yes
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-929BEW
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
7.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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
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
VI.3)Additional information
Contract award to run for an initial term of 84 months as per II.2.3 above in accordance with the terms of the contract.
To access the Memorandum of Information referred to in this document, please visit www.supplying2nhs.com. You will not need to be registered to view the MOI. Registration is only necessary to express and interest in the contract. If you have any problems accessing this document via the link, please contact Daryl Read on +44 1604523922 or daryl.read@ngh.nhs.uk.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity will be available at www.supplying2nhs.com.

You must register on this site to respond – if you are already registered, you will not need to register again,simply use your existing user name and password.
Once logged in you will need to search for opportunities under Northampton General – the contract reference for this opportunity is DNWC-929BEW. Please ensure you following any instruction provided to you here.
It is hoped that the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be available for download on the 8.1.2013. If this is the case, the deadline for submitting your PQQ response will be the 1.2.2013. Please ensure you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have asked to upload documents.
If you are experiencing technical difficulties, please contact support@due-north.com.

The Trust shall not be required to accept any offer and may cancel the tender process at any time, to evaluate suitability, interested providers, when responding to this notice are requested to provide information which demonstrates their ability to comply with the award criteria. Failure to do so may result in requests being rejected. This may require interested providers to supply further information by way of written submission, presentation, reference visits/inquiries and/or attend interview(s), the Trust reserves the right to disqualify any interested provider who provides information which is untrue or incorrect, or who does not supply information when requested, interested bidders shall bear their own costs in taking part in this tender, and the Trust shall have no liability to any interested bidder for such costs (including wasted bid costs, should the process be altered, rewound or terminated), that all requests to participate / expressions of interest, and any subsequent tender submissions, are to besubmitted in English and in accordance with the instructions for submission under the MOI, PQQ and/or ITPD (as may be the case).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
FAO Allan Rivans – Head of Procurement Cliftonville
NN1 5BD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: allan.rivans@ngh.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1604544506

Body responsible for mediation procedures

As above

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:3.12.2012

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