Supply of Pharmaceutical Goods and Services to Prisons in NHS Scotland
This Contract is for the supply of pharmaceutical goods and services to fifteen prisons located within nine Health Boards across NHS Scotland.
United Kingdom-Larkhall: Pharmaceutical products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“the Authority”)
National Procurement, Canderside, 2 Swinhill Avenue
Contact point(s): National Procurement
For the attention of: Andy Stewart
ML9 2QX Larkhall
Telephone: +44 1312757587
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nationalprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
NHS Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
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 fifteen prisons across NHS Scotland, which sit within the nine Health Boards listed within this contract notice. A full list of participating prisons is included in the tender document.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Note: The authority is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visithttps://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 2321 within the appropriate area.
If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Full details of the Goods and Services required under the Contract are included in the tender document.
A single operator will be appointed to the Contract for the delivery of this service to the fifteen prisons across Scotland, details of which are included in the tender document.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Authority is entitled at its sole discretion to extend the 36 month duration of the Contract by 1 period of up to 12 months by giving a minimum of 3 months written notice of such extension.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(a) the common law offence of conspiracy where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA or an offence under sections 28 or 30 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010; .
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, where the offence relates to active corruption as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26th May 1997 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA;
(c) bribery or corruption within the meaning of sections 68 and 69 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 where the offence relates to active corruption, or bribery within the meaning of sections 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010;
(d) the common law offence of incitement to commit a crime;
(e) fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the financial interests of the European Communities as defined by Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities, within the meaning of—
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the common law offence of fraud;
(iii) the common law offence of theft or fraud;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;
(vii) the common law offence of uttering; or
(viii) the common law offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice;
(f) money laundering within the meaning of section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, or an offence in connection with proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of sections 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994; or
(g) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive as defined by the national law of any relevant state.
In accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 the Authority may treat as ineligible or decide not to select any economic operator on one or more of the grounds set out below. Accordingly economic operators MUST in each case confirm whether or not any of the following apply, namely:
(a) Has the economic operator been declared bankrupt?
(b) Has the economic operator has a debt relief order made against it/him/her?
(c) Has the economic operator had a receiving order or an administration order or bankruptcy restrictions order or a debt relief restriction order made against it/him/her?
(d) Has the economic operator made any composition or arrangement with or for the benefit of creditors or made any conveyance or assignation for the benefit of its creditors?
(e) Has the economic operator appeared unable to pay or has no reasonable prospects of being able to pay a debt within the meaning of Section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986?
(f) Has the economic operator granted a Trust Deed for creditors or become otherwise apparently insolvent?
(g) Is the economic operator the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of its/his/her estate?
(h) Has the economic operator passed a resolution within, or is it the subject of an order by the court for the winding up of the economic operator, otherwise than for bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation?
(i) Is the economic operator subject of any proceedings similar to those listed in paragraphs (a) to (g) above under the laws of any other state?
(j) Has been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of the economic operator’s business or profession?
(k) Has the economic operator committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of that economic operator’s business or profession?
(l) Has failed to fulfil obligations relating to the payment of Social Security contributions under the law of the United Kingdom or the relevant state in which the economic operator is established?
(m) Has failed its/his/her obligations relating to payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or the relevant state in which the economic operator is established?
(n) is the economic operator guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required of that economic operator under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The turnover of the economic operator in respect of its most recent full financial year must have been equal to or more than 5 000 000 (GBP).
1. A copy of the General Pharmaceutical Council registration certificate under which Goods will be dispensed, together with, in the event that the economic operator would sub-contract the dispensing of the Goods to any third party holder of such a certificate, a “To Whom It May Concern” letter from the certificate holder confirming that the certificate holder is (or intends to be) party to a contract with the economic operator in terms of which the certificate holder may be required by the economic operator to dispense all Goods which NHS Scotland may require to be dispensed in terms of the contract.
2. A copy of the MHRA Wholesaler Dealer Authorisation registration certificate under which stock Goods will be supplied, together with, in the event that the economic operator would sub-contract the supply of stock Goods to any third party holder of such a certificate, a “To Whom It May Concern” letter from the certificate holder confirming that the certificate holder is (or intends to be) party to a contract with the economic operator in terms of which the certificate holder may be required by the economic operator to supply all stock Goods which NHS Scotland may require to be supplied in terms of the contract.
3. A copy of Work Instructions and a description of the processes that would be in place to ensure all Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians employed to service this Contract were registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
4. A copy of BS EN ISO9001 certification for the economic operator and any sub-contractors or details of an equivalent quality management system.
5. A copy of Work Instructions and a description of the processes that would be in place to ensure all staff with direct prisoner contact were members of the relevant Protecting Vulnerable Groups scheme and that all other staff involved in the delivery of this Contract hold a Disclosure Scotland certificate at basic level at the time of service provision.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
1. All the dispensed Goods supplied under the contract will be dispensed in a pharmacy which at the time of dispensing is registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
2. All the stock Goods supplied under the contract will be supplied from a site holding a MHRA Wholesaler Dealer Authorisation which allows supply of P, POM and GSL medicines.
3. All Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician staff used to service this Contract will be regsitered with the General Pharmaceutical Council.
4. The economic operator must possess valid certification of BS EN ISO9001 or equivalent.
5. All direct prisoner contact will be undertaken by staff that, at the time of service provision, are members of the relevant Protecting Vulnerable Group scheme and all other staff involved in the delivery of this Contract hold a Disclosure Scotland certificate at basic level at the time of service provision.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price. Weighting 55
2. Supply and dispensing. Weighting 15
3. Professional service. Weighting 15
4. Risk and Deliverability. Weighting 15
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 245-426132 of 18.12.2013
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
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: 1.7.2014 – 12:00
National Procurement, 2 Swinhill Avenue, Larkhall, ML9 2QX
Section VI: Complementary information
The estimated value range referred to sections II.1.4 and II.2.1 covers the initial 36 month duration and the full 12 month extension option. Variants will not be accepted.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: