Public Health Microbiology Services Tender

Public Health Microbiology Services Tender

Provide public health microbiology services for North England and Yorkshire and the Humber.

United Kingdom-London: Health services

2017/S 241-500383

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Public Health England
61 Colindale Avenue
London
NW9 5EQ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2083277827
E-mail: anna.gibson@phe.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://phe.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://phe.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Public Health Microbiology Services for North England and Yorkshire and the Humber

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85100000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

This opportunity is for the provision of public health microbiology services for North England and Yorkshire and the Humber.

The tender is run under the light touch regime and consist of 2 lots:

— Lot 1: Public Health Microbiology Services for North England (ITT 3064);

— Lot 2: Public Health Microbiology Services for Yorkshire and The Humber (ITT 3065).

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Public Health Microbiology Services for North England

Lot No: Lot 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

North England.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Public Health England (PHE) also referred to as the ‘Authority’ is seeking to procure microbiology service provider to support Public Health England (PHE), Department of Health and other stakeholders both locally and nationally.

The service in the North East is currently provided by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the “NuTHFT”).

The Public Health (PH) Microbiology Service subject of this tender should comprise of two components:

— The provision of a testing service for the investigation of outbreaks of infections or sporadic infections caused by pathogens specific concern. This testing service must be provided at short notice and should include access to new tests rolled out during an emergency or an epidemic.

— The Provider must render professional advice and support in relation to medical and scientific issues pertaining to PH Microbiology and PHE.

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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

PHE expect to award a contract for a period of 3 years with 2 possible extensions of 12 months each (3 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Provision of Public Health Microbiology Services for Yorkshire and the Humber

Lot No: Lot 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Public Health England (PHE) also referred to as the ‘Authority’ is seeking to procure microbiology service provider to support Public Health England (PHE), Department of Health and other stakeholders both locally and nationally.

The service in Yorkshire and The Humber is currently provided by Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust (LTHT).

The Public Health Microbiology Service subject of this tender should comprise of three components:

— The provision of a testing service for the investigation of outbreaks of infections or sporadic infections caused by pathogens specific concern. This testing service should be provided at short notice and should provide access to new tests rolled out during an emergency or an epidemic.

— The Provider must render professional advice and support in relation to medical and scientific issues pertaining to Public Health Microbiology and PHE.

— Supporting and working with Clostridium difficile Ribotyping Network (CDRN) team.

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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

PHE expect to award a contract for a period of 3 years with 2 possible extensions of 12 months each (3 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: 24/01/2018
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/01/2018
Local time: 12:00

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Public Health England
NW9 5EQ
London
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:

11/12/2017

 

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