Tender for Open MRI Scanning Services
The NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership hosted by Velindre NHS Trust are acting on behalf of Cardiff and Vale uLHB who are seeking to establish a Framework for an Open MRI Scanning Service.
United Kingdom-Cardiff: Scanning services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
NHS Wales Procurement Services
University Hospital of Wales, Heath Park
Contact point(s): Prcocurement Department
For the attention of: Jean Fudge
CF14 4XW Cardiff
Telephone: +44 2920746227
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0221
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
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
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board.
NUTS code UKL22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Open MRI scans are performed on patients who are unable to be scanned in a closed tunnel MRI scanner for medical reasons such as obesity and claustrophobia.
The Cardiff and Vale University Health Local Board (LHB) currently outsource all of it’s Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scans due to the unavailability of resource, equipment or capital investment.
The LHB is looking to appoint a suitable contractor to establish a Framework for the duration as described below.
The approximate patient numbers at present is 175 per annum.
The contractor to carrying out scans on behalf of the LHB must be Royal College of Radiology (or equivalent) and a UK Accredited Consultant.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at:http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=40420
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: 2 year contract with option to extend for a further 2 years at 12 monthly intervals.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Number of possible renewals: 2
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
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
Section VI: Complementary information
1. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process and not award any contract.
2. Bidders should note that they will be required to enter into terms and conditions of contract as set out in the ITT and that save for matters of clarification or consistency the Contracting Authority will not negotiate the terms.
3. The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ’s after the stated closing date.
4. All documents to be priced (where applicable) in sterling and all payments made in sterling.
5. All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of the bidders.
6. In reference to II.1.9) (Variants) to the extent permitted, if at all, in the tender documents.
7. Prospective suppliers should note that NHS Shared Services Partnership — Procurement Services is acting on behalf of Cardiff and Vale ULHB.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: