PHE Public Health Microbiology Framework
The Secretary of State for Health acting through Public Health England (PHE) is seeking to appoint suppliers to a Public Health Microbiology Framework Agreement for diagnostics and development.
United Kingdom-London: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue
For the attention of: Imran Yasin / Stuart McVicar
NW9 5EQ London
Telephone: +44 2083277822
General address of the contracting authority: www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england
Electronic access to information: www.phe.bravosolution.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.phe.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
See Section VI.2) Additional information
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
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 000 and 120 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The framework agreement will include, but not be limited to, the supply of diagnostics goods or services for the qualitative/quantitative examination of specimens/samples or the development or manufacturing of assays/kits/medication.
The framework is intended to be accessed by UK Public Sector bodies including Public Health Wales, NHS Health Scotland, The Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland), National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, NHS Blood and Transplant, Department for International Development, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Apart from the aforementioned bodies, the framework agreement is Not intended to be accessed by NHS Trusts or NHS Foundation Trusts.
The framework value range is an estimate only and the values may vary dependent on the requirements of Public Health England and the public sector bodies which may choose to participate and purchase supplies and services over the life of the framework agreement. The framework value range of 80 000 000 GBP to 120 000000 GBP is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the Framework Agreement consider necessary to provide suitable requirements. Public Health England is a national and international emergency responder to current and emerging threats to public health. PHE reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not appointed to the Framework Agreement at its sole discretion e.g. for economic or technical reasons.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Options to extend the duration of the framework agreement in increments by up to a maximum of 24 months. The total maximum duration of the framework agreement is 48 months.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Diagnostics
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Development
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
33000000, 38430000, 73111000, 33000000, 38434540, 38434000, 50413000, 38434500, 50411000, 50430000, 33100000, 50433000, 38434550,38433100, 38431000, 50412000, 38434510, 50400000, 85111800, 50410000, 38434580, 71900000
5)Additional information about lots
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Further details will be in the tender documents.
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
Description of particular conditions: Where relevant, the terms covering ownership of intellectual property rights are to be agreed by each party’s authorised representative.
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): www.phe.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
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documents.
As per tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 058-097421 of 23.3.2016
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
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: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Public Health England authorised representatives only.
Section VI: Complementary information
The framework is intended to be accessed by UK Public Sector bodies including Public Health Wales, NHS Health Scotland, The Public Health Agency (Northern Ireland), National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, NHS Blood and Transplant, Department for International Development, Animal and Plant Health Agency, Defence Science and Technology Laboratory. Apart from the aforementioned bodies, the framework agreement is Not intended to be accessed by NHS Trusts.
The framework value range is an estimate only and the values may vary dependent on the requirements of Public Health England and the public sector bodies which may choose to participate and purchase supplies and services over the life of the framework agreement.
Public Health England welcomes expressions of interest from SME and niche suppliers.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an e-Tendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction. The e-Tendering system can be found at www.phe.bravosolution.co.uk
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: