Procurement Consultancy Tender

Procurement Consultancy Tender

National Framework Agreement for Tail End Management.

United Kingdom-Chester: Procurement consultancy services

2016/S 200-360874

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NHS Countess of Chester Hospital
Liverpool Road
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1244365143
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


National Framework Agreement for Tail End Management.

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The desired service specification is for the establishment of a national framework agreement to provide client authorities with a fully managed service for the purchasing and management of their tail end purchase order spend including medical, non-medical and ad hoc supplies and services. It should include the end to end supply chain management of the authority’s tail end spend and at a high level include: audit of tail spend; savings delivery; purchase; supplier management; stock management; delivery and reporting.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 80 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS foundation trusts Commercial procurement services seek to establish a national framework agreement for Tail End Management which may be utilised by any NHS organisation or the wider public sector.

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

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

Duration in months: 48
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

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

Date: 11/11/2016
Local time: 15:00
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:


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

Tender must be valid until: 09/02/2017

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/11/2016
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

How to Bid:

1. Browse to the esourcing portal and click on view current opportunities;

2. Select the Title of the Tender;

3. Review the MOI, ITT and Appendix 1 (you may do this without registering);

4. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once);

5. 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 e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure);

6. Login to the portal with the username/password;

7. Click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier);

8. Click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;

9. Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page This will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/MyITTs’ page (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) âEUR” You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box.

10. 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 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

11.The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by all UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations); however it is anticipated that its core use will be within the NHS, therefore to provider bidders with information on potential users of the Framework Agreement the following organisations are considered the core client base:

Clinical Commissioning Group’s, NHS Trust’s, Special Health Authorities, The Care Quality Commission,National Institute for Health Care Excellence, known as NICE, The Health and Social Care Information Centre,The Secretary of State, relevant Welsh health service bodies, NHS Foundation Trusts, Academic Health Science Networks, The NHS Trust Development Authority, Monitor, Health Education England including Local Education and Training Boards (LETB) constituted as committees of Health Education England, NHS Health Research Authority, The Department of Health, Executive agencies of the Department of Health including but not limited to Public Health England, the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency and the National Institute of Health Research, Arms Length Bodies of the Department of Health not otherwise listed in this Contract Notice including but not limited to NHS Blood and Transplant, NHS Business Services Authority,NHS Litigation Authority, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, and the Human Tissue Authority, Any provider of primary medical services under a GMS, PMS or APMS contract, All Local Authorities, as defined under section 1 the Local Government Act 2000 including Health and Well Being Boards established by any Local Authority, including as listed and maintained on the following URLs:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Countess of Chester NHS Foundation trust
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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