Supply and Maintenance of Aids for Independent Living

Supply and Maintenance of Aids for Independent Living

Dudley MBC is looking to appoint suitably experienced Contractor(s) for the direct supply and maintenance of products that fall within the category of ‘Aids for Independent Living’.

United Kingdom-Dudley: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2016/S 174-313026

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Dudley MBC
Council House, Priory Road
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
For the attention of: Mr C. Morgan
DY1 1HF Dudley
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1384814862
Fax: +44 1384814831

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

DUD — Supply and Maintenance of Aids for Independent Living — 2016.

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: Within the Borough of Dudley.

NUTS code UKG34

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)

Dudley MBC is seeking to enter into contractual relationships with companies who can support the Council in assisting People who have a disability to lead independent lives.
Dudley MBC is looking to appoint suitably experienced Contractor(s) for the direct supply and maintenance of products that fall within the category of ‘Aids for Independent Living’. These include, but not limited to; hearing & visual aids, raised toilet seats, commodes, walking frames, Bed Aids, Dressing aids, Kitchen & Eating Aids, Paediatric equipment, Adults standard and specialist seating including all parts, accessories and maintenance. The Contract may involve deliveries being made to equipment loan stores (CES), local authority care units and the homes of individual service users.
This Contract will be spilt into Lots, tenders are invited for all, any or a combination of the Lots. Tenderers should however clearly indicate if the offer in relation to any of the Lots is contingent upon award of any other Lot.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33141710, 42416110, 33196200, 33141720, 33196100, 39110000, 33192600, 33196000, 33190000, 39113000, 39295400

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: 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
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.4.2017. Completion 31.3.2020

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:

Joint and Several.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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:

C27 & C31

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


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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 10.10.2016 – 23:59
Payable documents: no

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

11.10.2016 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.10.2016 – 12:01
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Members and Officers of the Council only.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The successful Contractor(s) are required to take account of sustainable development e.g. environmental, social and economic impacts of delivery and to actively participate in the protection of the environment. Accordingly contract performance and conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
Please note that estimated spend figures provided in this notice are based on historical information and cannot be guaranteed under this contract.

Dudley MBC will be utilising its e-procurement portal In-Tend for this procurement exercise. The Tender should be received no later than 11.10.2016 at (noon) 12.00 hours and will be available for download until 23.59 hours on 10.10.2016. URL:

To access documents bidders are required to register with the website. This may be done in two ways; 1) use the Register/Sign In button located on the Home screen or 2) find the project under the All Opportunities link and use the Express Interest button. Companies who have previously registered with the website will be invited to input their login detail
New Users will be invited to go through the Registration wizard. New Users, upon registration will receive an automatic notification of their unique login details. Once an expression of interest has been accepted by the system, Users MUST log back into the system to access documents. Now they will appear under the My Tenders tab. Further assistance with the system may be obtained by contacting the System Administrator on 01384 814862 or Guidance documents are also published under the Help screen which can be found on the home screen at

The Council expressly reserves the right;
i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice
ii) to make whatever changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition
iii) to award contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the requirement covered by this notice; and
iv) to award contract(s) in stages and in no circumstances will the Council be liable for any costs incurred by candidates
Please Note: This tender is split across 4 Lots, and tenders are invited for all, any or a combination of the Lots. Tenderers should however clearly indicate if the offer in relation to any Lot is contingent upon the award of any other Lot.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

As in 1.1

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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