Tender for Pre-Natal Testing Service

Tender for Pre-Natal Testing Service

Implementation of In-House Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Trisomy 21, 18 and 13.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Health services

2015/S 051-088964

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cardiff and Vale Local Health Board
Floor 8 Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christian Clee
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920744248
E-mail: christian.clee@wales.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.UK

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.UK

Further information can be obtained from: Cardiff and Vale Local Healthboard
Floor 8 Brecknock, University Hospital of Wales
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christian Clee
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 292090744248
E-mail: christian.clee@wales.nhs.uk
Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cardiff and Vale Local Healthboard
Floor 8 Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christian Clee
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 292090744248
E-mail: christian.clee@wales.nhs.uk
Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cardiff and Vale Local Healthboard
Floor 8 Brecknock House, University Hospital of Wales
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Christian Clee
CF14 4XW Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 29209744248
E-mail: christian.clee@wales.nhs.uk
Internet address: http://www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk

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:

Implementation of In-House Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing for Trisomy 21, 18 and 13.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, CF14 4XW.

NUTS code UKL22

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)

Implementation of a rapid Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing (NIPT) screening service that focuses on T13, T18 and T21 including technical transfer for in-house delivery. The solution is to include the following:
— Lowest cost per sample;
— Consumables;
— Hardware;
— Complete IT solution for analysis and reporting;
— Skill transfer and training;
— Backup / failover solution;
— Full technical and clinical validation of solution;
— All aspects must conform with the laboratory’s quality accreditation.

Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales athttp://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/search_switch.aspx?ID=24170

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85100000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 390 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract duration is for 2 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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 minimum number 6
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:

14/2046
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

14.4.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

21.4.2015

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 of tenders

Date: 21.4.2015 – 12:00

Place:

On Bravo eTender Wales.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional 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 University Local Health Board
This notice is to make any and all potential bidders aware that a PQQ is available on Bravo eTender Wales and must be returned completed by the 14.4.2015.
The Bravo reference is; Project_29900
(WA Ref: 24170).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board will allow a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful tenderers and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the tenderer/applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits in accordance with the Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2009.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.3.2015

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