Supply of Prepared Vegetables

Supply of Prepared Vegetables

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust. Supply of Prepared Vegetables to the Cornwall Food Production Unit. UK-Truro: vegetables

2012/S 96-160125

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust
Treliske
For the attention of: Michael Roach
TR1 3LJ Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1209310044
E-mail: michael.roach@cft.cornwall.nhs.uk

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.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:
NHS0659 Prepared Vegetables.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cornwall Food Production Unit.
NUTS code UKK
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)
Supply of Prepared Vegetables to the Cornwall Food Production Unit.
This tender is being conducted using electronic means using the Internet. Companies should register their interest and respond to the contract notice using the link to the e-tendering portal https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.

Potential suppliers are required to click on the current opportunities button on the e-tendering site to view details of this procurement and then use the online registration link to enter their company details. Within the form to register company details, there is a “Test” button to verify the identified e-mail address. It is strongly recommended that this is used, to ensure validity and effectiveness of the link registered for messages to/from the e-tendering site.
Once the registration screen has been completed and an e-mail confirming successful registration of the company has been received from Tactica, suppliers can continue to follow the on screen prompts to register an expression of interest in any particular tender. Details of the process to be followed are also available in ‘A Suppliers First Step Guide’ from the Tactica login page. The guide will explain some of the requirements and procedures involved when responding to a tender. For more detailed information there is a second document ‘Suppliers User Guide’ that can be found on the Tactica home page.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03221000, 15331000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
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:
As per tender documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: Three year contract with options to extend for a further 2 x 1 year(s).
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (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:
The Trust Reserves The Right To Require Deposits, Parent Company Guarantees Or Other Forms Of Security.
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:
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: Certificate of enrolment on the professional or trade register under the conditions laid down by the laws of the Member State in which he is established, for instance on the Register of Companies in the United Kingdom and Ireland or declaration on oath or solemn declaration.
Extract from the “judicial report” or, failing this, an equivalent document issued by competent judicial or legal authority in the country of origin or the country whence that person comes, or declaration on oath or solemn declaration.
Certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State of the authority awarding contracts to the effect that the supplier has fulfilled his obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or declaration on oath or solemn declaration.
Certificate issued by the competent authority in the Member State of the authority awarding contracts to the effect that the contractor has fulfilled his obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or declaration on oath or solemn declaration.
A declaration on oath or equivalent by the candidate attesting that it is not subject to any of the grounds for which a candidate may be excluded from participation in a contract listed in Article 20(1) of Directive 93/36/EEC (and if appropriate that its ultimate parent is not subject to the grounds listed in Article 20(1)(a) or (b)) and that the candidate has the requisite trade or professional status in accordance with Article 21(2) of directive 93/36/EEC for participation in the contract.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded for the tender.
Cornwall Supplies Service utilises the NHS supplier information database (Sid4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile on the Sid4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on Sid4health at http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button. To continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number. Suppliers who already have a published profile on Sid4Health must confirm that information is up to date;

ii) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS Sid4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS Sid4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS Sid4Health helpdesk at help@sid4health.nhs.uk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Appropriate statements from bankers.
Presentation of the undertaking’s balance sheets or extracts from balance sheets.
Statements of the firm’s overall turnover and the turnover in respect of the goods to which the contract relates for the 3 previous financial years.
List of the principal deliveries effected in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, public or private, involved.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Description of the undertaking’s technical facilities, its measures for ensuring quality and its study and research facilities.
Indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control.
Samples, description and/or photographs of the products to be supplied.
Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies.
Indication of arrangements for quality checks on the supplier’s premises.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
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:
NHS0659
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.6.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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
Cornwall Supplies Service utilises the NHS supplier information database (Sid4Health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile on the Sid4Health as follows:
a) candidates should register on Sid4health at http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk by clicking on the Register Organisation tab and select the Supplier button. To continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number. Suppliers who already have a published profile on Sid4Health must confirm that information is up to date;

ii) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their NHS Sid4Health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to NHS Sid4Health is unavailable, please contact NHS Sid4Health helpdesk at help@sid4health.nhs.uk.

This tender is being conducted using electronic means using the Internet. Companies should register their interest and respond to the contract notice using the link to the e-tendering portal https://tactica-live.advanced365.com.

Potential suppliers are required to click on the current opportunities button on the e-tendering site to view details of this procurement and then use the online registration link to enter their company details. Within the form to register company details, there is a “Test” button to verify the identified e-mail address. It is strongly recommended that this is used, to ensure validity and effectiveness of the link registered for messages to/from the e-tendering site.
Once the registration screen has been completed and an e-mail confirming successful registration of the company has been received from Tactica, suppliers can continue to follow the on screen prompts to register an expression of interest in any particular tender. Details of the process to be followed are also available in ‘A Suppliers First Step Guide’ from the Tactica login page. The guide will explain some of the requirements and procedures involved when responding to a tender. For more detailed information there is a second document ‘Suppliers User Guide’ that can be found on the Tactica home page.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:17.5.2012

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