PHE Public Health Microbiology Framework

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

2016/S 087-153748

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

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
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083277822
E-mail: scientific.procurement@phe.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

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

See Section VI.2) Additional information

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

PHE Public Health Microbiology Framework.

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

Supplies
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
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
The notice involves a public contract

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 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 including research and development and manufacturing supplies and services. The term of the framework agreement will be 2 years with options to extend by up to a further 2 years.
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)

33000000, 73111000, 38430000, 38434540, 50433000, 38434550, 38434000, 50413000, 38433100, 38431000, 50412000, 38434500, 50411000,38434510, 50400000, 85111800, 50410000, 50430000, 38434580, 71900000

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:

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
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.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Diagnostics

1)Short description

Diagnostics equipment, consumables and maintenance supplies and related services.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 38434520, 73111000, 38430000, 38434540, 38434000, 50413000, 50411000, 38434500, 50430000, 33100000, 38434570, 38434550,50433000, 50412000, 38431000, 38433100, 38434510, 85148000, 85111800, 50400000, 50410000, 85145000, 38436100, 38434580, 71900000,33600000

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

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: Development

1)Short description

Equipment, maintenance, consumables, products and services for the purpose of research, experimentation, study or 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

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

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:

Parent company or other forms of guarantee may be required in certain circumstances.
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:

As per tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
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)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): 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documents.
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

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

2415

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

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 058-097421 of 23.3.2016

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.6.2016 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 1.6.2016 – 14:00
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

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

VI.3)Additional information

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 including research and development and manufacturing supplies and services.
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)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Public Health England will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to lodge an appeal regarding the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contract Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29.4.2016

 

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