Procurement of Medicines Database

Procurement of Medicines Database

The Authority is seeking to procure a service on behalf of users across NHS Wales for a web based Medicines Database/Drugs Reference Tool.

United Kingdom-Bridgend: Software package and information systems

2015/S 100-182846

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Wales Informatics Services
10/11 Oldfield Road, Bocam Park, Pencoed
For the attention of: Allison Roblin
CF35 5LJ Bridgend
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1656778875
E-mail: allison.roblin1@wales.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: NHS Wales Informatics Services
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: NHS Wales Informatics Services
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: NHS Wales Informatics Services
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Medicines Database/Drugs Reference Tool.

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

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: For use within NHS Wales.

NUTS code UK

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)

The Authority is seeking to procure a service on behalf of users across NHS Wales for a web based Medicines Database/Drugs Reference Tool. The contract is to commence no later than 1.9.2015.

NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=26628

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

48000000, 48611000, 48814400

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The NHS Wales Informatics Service seeks to procure a Medicines Database/Drugs Reference Tool. The information will be accessible to all staff within NHS Wales as described in the specification.
The service is to be hosted by the supplier and provided via a link or links placed on the NHS Wales Intranet/Internet using Open Athens Authentication. The solution may comprise of 1 or more resources but must be provided by a single supplier with a single application interface.
The anticipated initial agreement period will be 3 years with the capacity to extend for a period of a further 3 years in annual increments or for the full three year period at the sole discretion of the Authority (maximum contract term 6 years).
The advertised value of 855 000 GBP refers to the value of the opportunity over the potential maximum 6 year term of the agreement.
This figure is based on an indicative budgetary amount, the provision of which may reduce year on year.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 855 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: This opportunity includes an option to extend for a period of a further 3 years in annual increments or for the full 3 year period at the sole discretion of the Authority.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 27 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 1.9.2015. Completion 31.8.2021

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:

As set out in section 18.0 of Instructions to Tender document.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As set out in the Instructions to Tender document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Instructions to Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Instructions to Tender document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Instructions to Tender document.
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

P21.26 2015

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

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 90-148842 of 9.5.2012

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

22.6.2015 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Either 36 months or 72 months depending on whether the extension option is exercised.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

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) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal:https://etenderwales.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 (Project Code: 30263) — 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 onscreen 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.
For the avoidance of doubt, as this procurement is being run under the Open Procedure, there is no limit to the number of operators who may respond or that will be taken forward to have its bid evaluated, should it pass all selection criteria as stated in the Instructions to Tender.
(WA Ref:26628).

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: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision,including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in Section I.1. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to. Strict time limits and must be brought promptly in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

22.5.2015

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