Tender for HIV Self-Sampling Service

Tender for HIV Self-Sampling Service

Public Health England is seeking to establish a national Framework Agreement with a single provider for an online HIV self-sampling service.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Services provided by medical laboratories

2018/S 211-483276

Social and other specific services – public contracts

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Public Health England (c/o ESPO)
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Jane Blois
Telephone: +44 1162944141
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
NUTS code: UKF21
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.espo.org/
I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert?advertId=8fea7b31-a67e-e811-80ed-005056b64545&p=527b4bbd-5c58-e511-80ef-000c29c9ba21
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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:

3173_19 HIV Self-Sampling Service (Public Health England)

Reference number: 3173_19

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85145000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Public Health England is seeking to establish a national Framework Agreement with a single provider for an online HIV self-sampling service. The framework is mainly for online access by individual service users in areas where the service is commissioned; however the service also includes the supply of self-sampling kits ordered in bulk offline and optional additional syphilis testing, both of which are expected to be comparatively small volumes. The service is intended for use by PHE and English local authorities but the NHS Commissioning Board; any local authority in England; any clinical commissioning group, NHS Trust or NHS Foundation Trust in England will also be eligible users. The expected framework period is 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2022, with the option to extend up to 12 further months.

To tender:

(a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org;

(b) Register;

(c) Search for tender opportunity ‘3173_19’;

(d) Express an interest;

(e) Download the tender from the website.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71900000
75122000
85100000
85145000
85323000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Public Health England is seeking to establish a national Framework Agreement with a single provider for an online HIV self-sampling service. The framework is mainly for online access by individual service users in areas where the service is commissioned; however the service also includes the supply of self-sampling kits ordered in bulk offline and optional additional syphilis testing, both of which are expected to be comparatively small volumes. The service is intended for use by PHE and English local authorities but the NHS Commissioning Board; any local authority in England; any clinical commissioning group, NHS Trust or NHS Foundation Trust in England will also be eligible users. The expected framework period is 1.4.2019 to 31.3.2022, with the option to extend up to 12 further months.

The Framework Agreement/contract has the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.2.6 includes the option period.

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract or the framework agreement

Start: 01/04/2019
End: 31/03/2022

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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Form of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.10)Identification of the national rules applicable to the procedure:
IV.1.11)Main features of the award procedure:
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 126-288270

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 03/12/2018
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ESPO on behalf of Public Health England will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

29/10/2018

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