Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service
Ellen’s Glen Road
Contact point(s): Modernising Manufacturing
For the attention of: Safia Qureshi, Project Director
EH17 7QT Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1315365796
Fax: +44 1315365781
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsnss.org
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA12722
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
Body governed by public law
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service National Centre
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The site for the works has not yet been finalised, however, a preferred site has been identified and NSS are in the process of finalising an option to lease ground. The contract is for the design, build, finance and maintenance of the National Centre.
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)
NSS are seeking a Private Sector Partner to participate and invest in a National Centre for the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service (“SNBTS”) (“the Project”) for which an Outline Business Case has been approved by the Scottish Government.
The Project will involve the design, build, finance and maintenance of a SNBTS National Centre with an estimated cost range of 30-50 million GBP which includes design team fees, group 1 equipment and group 2
transfer costs and excludes all other equipment and VAT. This is to be delivered under Scottish Futures Trust’s Non-Profit Distributing (NPD) model which is the form of public-private partnership preferred by the Scottish Government. The site of the works is yet to be finalised, however, a preferred site has been identified and outline planning permission is in place.
The overall objective of the Project is to provide SNBTS with a pharmaceutical grade manufacturing facility that will allow SNBTS to guarantee on-going blood, tissue and cell services for patients in Scotland, the flexibility to implement future safety measures in a timely and cost effective manner and the ability to continue to meet increasingly stringent regulatory requirements.
Further information will be provided in the ITPD and contract documents.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=247735
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
45000000, 45100000, 45215100, 45300000, 45400000, 71200000, 71300000, 79993100, 75200000, 80531000, 77314000, 72253100, 45214631
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 50 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 324 (from the award of the contract)
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 guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. Full details to be set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Finance to be provided by the Private Sector Partner in accordance with the Scottish Government’s NPD Initiative. Full details to be set out in the ITPD and contract documents. The contracting authority reserves the right to consider alternative funding, financing and/or contractual arrangements to support the delivery of the Project.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
An NPD company as per the Scottish Government’s NPD Initiative. Full details to be set out in the ITPD and contract documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The successful Private Sector Partner may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives in the delivery of the Project. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details of any conditions or specific requirements will be set out in the ITPD and contract documents.
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: Full details to be set out in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Parties expressing an interest in the Project will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to evaluate and verify financial standing and professional and technical capacity in accordance with Regulations 23 to 26 of the Public Contracts
(Scotland) Regulations 2012. Full details to be set out in the Information Memorandum /Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Certain minimum standards will apply. Full details set out in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Parties expressing an interest in the Project will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire to evaluate and verify financial standing and professional and technical capacity in accordance with Regulations 23 to 26 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012. Full details to be set out in the Information Memorandum.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Certain minimum standards will apply. Full details set out in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details to be set out in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
7.2.2013 – 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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
1.) Interested parties should express interest, receive and submit Pre-Qualification Questionnaire submissions via the contracting authority in line with the details contained in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.
2.) A bidder’s day will be held on 14.1.2013 for those parties interested in the Project. Interested parties can register for this event via the contracting authority. Further details are provided in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
3.) Further to Section II.3 the anticipated duration shall be 300 months (or 25 years) operational plus the period of construction. The total anticipated duration is therefore 324 months (or circa 27 years) from the award of the contract.
4.) Further to Section II.1.9 variants may be accepted by the contracting authority. However, interested parties should note the contracting authority will seek to limit or restrict the requirements on which variants will be accepted and evaluated. Full details will be set out in the ITPD and contract documents.
5.) Further to Section IV.1.3 the process is detailed in the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. This will be updated in the ITPD and contract documents.
6.) Further to Section IV.3.3 the Information Memorandum/Pre-Qualification Questionnaire available from the contracting authority describes the processes for obtaining specifications and additional documents.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
NHS National Services Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB Edinburgh
Telephone: +44 1315365723
Internet address: http://www.nhsnss.org
Fax: +44 1315365781
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: the contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of a 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authoritybefore the contract is entered into. Applicants can make a written request for de-brief information and this information must be provided within 15 days of this written request being received. Such additional information should be requested from the address in I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not beensuccessfully resolved, The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) 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 Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: