Tender for Supply of Electrocardiography Electrodes to NHS Scotland

Tender for Supply of Electrocardiography Electrodes to NHS Scotland

Supply of Electrodes for use in patient monitoring within a clinical environment. This Framework will be available to all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978).

UK-Larkhall: Electrodes

2012/S 238-392330

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

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’)
NHS Scotland,National Procurement,National Distribution Centre, 2 Swinhill Avenue, Canderside Toll
Contact point(s): National Distribution Centre
For the attention of: Iain Main – Category Manager
ML9 2QX Larkhall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail: iain.main@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1698794402

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nationalprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883

Further information can be obtained from: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“the Authority”)
National Distribution Centre, 2 Swinhill Avenue
Contact point(s): Supply Chain
For the attention of: Iain Main
ML9 2QX Larkhall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1698794586
E-mail: iain.main@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1698794402
Internet address: http://www.nationalprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“the Authority”)
National Distribution Centre, 2 Swinhill Avenue
Contact point(s): Supply Chain
For the attention of: Iain Main
ML9 2QX Larkhall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail: iain.main@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1698794402
Internet address: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“the Authority”)
National Distribution Centre, 2 Swinhill Avenue
Contact point(s): Supply Chain
For the attention of: Iain Main
ML9 2QX Larkhall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail: iain.main@nhs.net
Fax: +44 1698794402
Internet address: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

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: yes

Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

NHS 24

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service (a.k.a the NHS National Shared Services)

The State Hospital for Scotland

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
NP621 Electrocardiography (ECG) Electrodes.
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: Any or all locations of all NHS Scotland Health Boards, all NHS Scotland Special Health Boards and/or the Authority (altogether herinafter referred to as “NHS Scotland”).
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 576 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Supply of Electrodes for use in patient monitoring within a clinical environment. This Framework will be available to all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978). This tender will be carried out using Public Contracts Scotland – Tender eSourcing portal. The site requires you to register to obtain the tender documentation. The portal website address is: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

If you are not already registered with the PCS-Tender Module registration will be required.
NOTE: The authority has indicated that they are using the PCS-Tender Module to carry out this procurement process. To access the PCS-Tender Module and record your interest in this notice please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

If you are not already registered with the PCS-Tender Module registration will be required.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31711140

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
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 annual volumes will be provided within the ITT.
This Framework will be made available to all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority).
Important: This tender will be carried out using Public Contracts Scotland – Tender eSourcing portal. The site requires you to register to obtain the tender documentation. The portal website address is: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

Estimated value excluding VAT: 35 760 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The Common Services Agency shall be entitled (at its sole discretion) to extend the duration of the Framework Agreement by one (12) calendar month period.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: ECG electrodes

1)Short description
Covers specific areas of application to be advised in tender documentation.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31711140

3)Quantity or scope
Estimated annual volumes will be provided in ITT.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 1. Economic operators should confirm that neither it, its directors, nor any person who has power or representation decision or control of the economic operator has been convicted of any of the offences detailed in Regulation 23(1) of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 and that the grounds detailed in Regulation 23(4) of the Regulations do not apply to the economic operator.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers MUST be able to supply all the products advertised within the ITT for the single tendered lot. Failure to do so will render any tender submission invalid.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
a) Suppliers must be either ISO9001 (Quality Mgt System) or BS EN 13485 (Medical Devices Quality Management Standard), or equivalent.
b) All products tendered must be CE Marked.
c) All Products tendered must be Latex Free, including packaging.
d) Delivered price only (with single delivery point of National Distribution Centre, Larkhall) NDC.
e) BS EN ISO14001 Environmental Management standard (or equivalent).
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
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:
NP621/12.
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
29.1.2013 – 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 of tenders
Date: 29.1.2013 – 12:00
Place:

NHS NSS National Services Distribution Centre Larkhall.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(SC Ref:239650).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland)
National Distribution Centre, 2 Swinhill Avenue
ML9 2QX Larkhall
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: iain.main@nhs.net
Telephone: +44 1698794586
Internet address: www.nationalprocurement.scot.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1698794402

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the framework agreement which notification will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant framework agreement. The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the framework agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the framework agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the framework agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the framework agreement has been entered into will not affect the framework agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the framework agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the framework agreement following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority’s response to its request for clarification, or considers that the framework agreement has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
7.12.2012

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