Supply Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks to NHS Supply Chain

Supply Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks to NHS Supply Chain

NHS Supply Chain Food seeks to establish a non-exclusive Framework Agreement for supply to NHS supply chain depots via the stock route for but not limited to Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks. 12 Lots.

United Kingdom-London: Food, beverages, tobacco and related products

2018/S 174-394128

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Foodbuy, a trading division of Compass Contract Services (UK) Limited, acting as agent on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Limited (“SCCL”) who are the Management Function of NHS Supply Chain on behalf of the Department of Health
c/o Skipton House, 80 London Road
London
SE1 6LH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Kelly
Telephone: +44 7917722818
E-mail: michael.kelly@foodbuy.eu
Fax: +44 1924328744
NUTS code: UKE4

I.2)Information about 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: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/

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:

Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks

II.1.2)Main CPV code

15000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Supply Chain Food seeks to establish a non-exclusive Framework Agreement for supply to NHS supply chain depots via the stock route for but not limited to Cold Beverages, Confectionery and Snacks.

It is anticipated that in the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be circa 16 350 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure and include a forecast for growth.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP

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:

Patient Snacking

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15894400
15821200
15820000
15312400
15312310
15312300

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to snacks used in patient feeding such as small pack size crisps as well as sweet and savoury biscuits. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 4 100 000 GBP and 10 000 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the four highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 4th ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 4 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Patient Feeding Ambient Beverages

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15982100
15321800
15321000
15321600
15321100
15321200
15321400
15511700

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to beverages used in patient feeding including and not limited to 85ml water and juice cuplets, squash and fruit juice. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 3 150 000 GBP and 7 700 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the four highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 4th ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 4 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 7 700 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Carbonated and Non-Carbonated Ambient Retail Drinks

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15511000
15982200
15982000
15981400
15321800

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to PET and can format. Included in this lot are Energy Drinks, Fruit Drinks, Flavoured Waters and Ambient Milkshakes. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 3 000 000 GBP and 7 300 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the nine highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 9th ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 9 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 7 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Cola Drink Retail

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15982000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to ambient retail carbonated Cola beverages. The range includes and is not limited to cherry, zero calorie and sugar free variants. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 850 000 GBP and 2 100 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended). Applicants must tender for all product lines within this Lot.

Please note that Applicants must provide an evaluation price for ALL product lines listed within Lot 4 which must be entered into “LOT LINE DETAIL” tab to be considered for this Lot.

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing to the two highest scoring Applicants (who has met all the minimum requirements as set out in these tender documents) for Lot 4. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 2nd ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicants tying on score NHS Supply Chain; Food, reserves the right to award more than 2 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Retail Crisps

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15894400
15312300
15312310
15312400
15332410
15614000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to potato, corn, chickpea and vegetable based snacking crisps. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 1 850 000 GBP and 4 500 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the eight highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 8th ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 8 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Retail Sweets Confectionery and Chocolate

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15840000
15842000
15842100
15842200
15842220
15842300
15894400

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to products in both individual and sharing formats. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 1 000 000 GBP and 2 500 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the four highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 4th ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 4 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 70

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

The Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Cakes and Bakery

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15612500
15812000
15812200
15810000
15812100
15613000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to retail and patient feeding ambient cakes and bakery. The products in this lot include but not limited to individually wrapped, portioned and whole cakes, tray bakes and muffins. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 750 000 GBP and 1 800 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the three highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 3rd ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 3 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Water Based Drinks

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15981000
15981200
15981100

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes retail and patient feeding back of house still and sparkling water in various size formats. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be £600 000 and 1 500 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the two highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot.

Only the highest scoring Applicant for this Lot will be listed in the NHS Supply Chain’s Catalogue for the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement. Subsequently for this Lot only the highest scoring Applicant will receive sales under the Framework Agreement for the first 12 months or 24 months if extended.

If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 2nd ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 2 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 70

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Patient Feeding Jelly Pots

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15894400
15332200
15332240

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes patient feeding jelly pots. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 350 000 GBP and 850 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the two highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot.

Only the highest scoring Applicant for this Lot will be listed in the NHS Supply Chain’s Catalogue for the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement. Subsequently for this Lot only the highest scoring Applicant will receive sales under the Framework Agreement for the first 12 months or 24 months if extended.

If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 2nd ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 2 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 70

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 850 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Sweet and Savoury Biscuits

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15820000
15821200
15894400

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes retail and patient feeding biscuits including sweet chocolate minipacks and savoury breakfast biscuits. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 300 000 GBP and 750 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the two highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 2nd ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 2 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Dried Fruit, Nuts and Healthy Snacking

Lot No: 11

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15894400
03212213
03200000
03220000
03222000
03222115
03222114
03212212
15842100
15332000
15332410
15614000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes but not limited to retail healthy snacking but is not restricted to cereal bars, fruit AND nut pouches, popcorn, rice cakes, protein products and fruit snacking. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 300 000 GBP and 750 000 GBP for the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the eight highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot. If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 8th ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 8 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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:

Vitamin Enriched Drinks

Lot No: 12

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

15982000
33616000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The range includes retail beverages in PET format and includes vitamin enriched non-carbonated beverages. The anticipated value for the first 12 months is anticipated to be 100 000 GBP and 250 000 GBP or the full term of 24 months (if extended).

NHS Supply Chain: Food, anticipates appointing the two highest scoring Applicants (who have met the minimum requirements set out in these tender documents) to the Lot.

Only the highest scoring Applicant for this Lot will be listed in the NHS Supply Chain’s Catalogue for the first 12 months of the Framework Agreement. Subsequently for this Lot only the highest scoring Applicant will receive sales under the Framework Agreement for the first 12 months or 24 months if extended.

If Applicants are unable to meet these requirements then NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to exclude them from the procurement process and not to consider their tender response for this Lot any further. In the event of the 2nd ranked Applicant and subsequent Applicant tying on score NHS Supply Chain: Food, reserves the right to award to more than 2 Applicants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Sales, Service and Quality / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Supply Chain Assessment / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Sustainability and Regulations / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 60

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
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: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for up to 24 months.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Applicants should refer to II.2 of this Contract notice for further details in respect of appointment to the Framework Agreement. Applicants may bid for one, more than one, or all Lots and Applicants should refer to the Invitation to tender for more information in respect of this. The term of contracts formed under the Framework Agreement may continue beyond the end of the term of the Framework Agreement itself. NHS supply chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing, value added offerings and commitment initiatives. Please refer to section 7 of the ITT in respect to this. NHS Supply Chain will share savings information in order to assist its customers with making informed procurement decisions. NHS supply chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by:

1) any NHS Trust;

2) any other NHS entity;

3) any government department, agency or other statutory body (for the avoidance of doubt including local authorities); and/or

4) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector.

Only NHS supply chain can order from the Framework Agreement and enter into contracts under it. Electronic ordering will be used and electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used. For the avoidance of doubt, and notwithstanding the estimate indicated at II.1.4 and II.1.5, NHS supply chain does not guarantee any level of purchase through the framework and advises Applicants that the framework shall be established on a non-exclusive basis. Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. NHS supply chain is not liable for any costs (including any third party costs fees or expenses incurred by those expressing an interest, participating or tendering for this contract opportunity. NHS supply chain reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted. All communications must be made through NHS Supply Chain’s eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ using the Message Centre facility linked to this particular contract notice. Please note that the maximum number of suppliers as set out in IV.1.3 is an estimate only.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form, or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The Framework Agreement includes obligations with respect to environmental issues and a requirement for successful suppliers to comply with the NHS Supply Chain code of conduct.

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 30
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: 08/10/2018
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:

English

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

Duration in months: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 09/10/2018
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal at http:// procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal as follows:

Registration.

1) Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal.

2) If not yet registered:

— Click on the ‘Not Registered Yet’ link to access the registration page,

— Complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.

Portal access. If registration has been completed:

— Login with URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/,

— Click on the ‘Supplier Dashboard’ icon to open the list of new procurement events. Expression of interest.

— View Contract Notice content by clicking on the ‘View notice’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,

— Express an interest by clicking on the ‘Express interest’ button,

— To start the response process after the expression of interest has been done, select the ‘My Active Opportunities’ option and click on the ‘Apply’ button,

— Select the procurement event from the list by clicking on the description,

— In the detail view click on the orange coloured ‘Framework Agreement’ button to start responding to the tender.

Header level requirements:

— Applicants are required to read all Framework Header Documents which can be accessed using the ‘NHS Supply Chain header documents’ button, which is located in the ‘Select framework’ tab,

— Applicants are required to upload the documents requested using the ‘Supplier header documents’ button, which is located in the ‘Select framework’ tab,

— Applicants are required to complete all mandatory questions, which can be accessed using the‘Framework questionnaire’ tab.

Lot level requirements:

— A preview of the Lot line details can be viewed using the ‘Lot header’ tab, by selecting the Lot and using the ‘Lot line information’ button. In order to respond to a Lot, Applicants must select the relevant Lot And then use the ‘Express intent’ button. This expression of intent does not place any obligation on the Applicant to respond, the action unlocks the ability to respond.

— Applicants are required to upload the documents requested at Lot level using the ‘Supplier lot documents’ button after selecting the Lot in the ‘Lot header’ tab,

— Complete price offers per line for the Lot by completing the required fields for the lines the Applicant wants to include in the bid using the ‘Lot line detail’ tab. There are a number of mandatory fields to complete on a product line basis; these are highlighted in yellow in the ‘Lot line detail’ tab,

— Applicants are required to answer all mandatory Lot specific questions found in the ‘Lot evaluation criteria’ tab,

— Applicants are then required to click on the ‘Terms and conditions’ button in the ‘Submit individual lot response(s)’ tab to view and accept the ISS Terms and Conditions,

— Accept the ISS ‘Terms and conditions’ button to access this function,

— Submit Lot response, by clicking on the ‘Submit response to selected lot’ button in the ‘Submit individual lot response(s)’ tab to submit response for the Lot. Each Lot must be submitted independently,

— Applicants are able to view their submission using the ‘Supplier submission report’ button, found in the ‘Submit individual lot response(s)’ tab. Please refer to Section III.1.1 for additional information.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

N/A
N/A
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Appeals to be logged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/09/2018

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