Approved wheelchair repairer

Approved wheelchair repairer

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board on behalf of NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

UK-St Asaph: repair and maintenance services of wheelchairs

2012/S 23-037725

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Betsi Cadwaladr University Local Health Board on behalf of NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP)
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership, Procurement Services, Alder House, Alder Court, St Asaph Business Park, Denbighshire
For the attention of: Mrs Joanne Liddle
LL17 0JL St Asaph
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1745448400

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.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

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:

Approved wheelchair repairer, modification & maintenance contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UKL: Wales.
NUTS code UKL

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)

The BCU Health Board is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified contractor to provide an approved wheelchair service covering the delivery; repair; reconditioning; maintenance (including planned preventative maintenance); storage; collection of non powered and powered wheelchairs; paediatric mobility equipment; associated spares and accessories.
The equipment is owned and loaned by the posture and mobility service (P & MS).
Further details are set out in a Memorandum of Information (MOI) which is attached to the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) published on www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk.

The contract will be for an initial term of three (3) years with the option to extend for a further two (2) years by means of two twelve month extension periods (maximum contract period five (5) years).
It is possible that in the event of a tenderer being awarded this Contract then the terms of the European Acquired Rights Directive Number 77/187 and/or the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (‘TUPE’) could apply.
Community benefits do not apply to this contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50421100, 33193120, 33193200, 33193220, 33193000, 33193121

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As set out in Memorandum of Information (MoI) which is attached to the pre-qualification questionnaire and available by accessing www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request a parent company and/or other guarantees of financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

None specified, save that in the case of a partnership or consortium or other group of more than one legal entity bidding together, the contract will be with either (1) all bidders on the basis of joint and several liability, or (2) with one or more of the parties acting as ‘prime contractor’ (and where more than one, on a joint and several liability basis). Where the contract is with a special purpose company with separate legal personality established for the project, the Contracting Authority will require sufficient guarantees to be given by participants in that company or their parents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As set out in pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
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: (a) Is bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the courts, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) Is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the courts or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceeding under national laws or regulations;
(c) Has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata;
(d) Has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify;
(e) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) Has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) Is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection;
The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), which is available as set out below, will provide the details required. Any economic operator may be excluded from participation if it fulfils any of the criteria listed in Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) / Article 45 EU Directive 2004/18/EC. A supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
Suppliers instructions How to Express Interest in this tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once),
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/nhs and click the link to register,

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the PQQ/ITT:
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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 number of operators: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out within the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
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:

T.0288
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.3.2012 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

A PQQ must be completed and returned with the request to participate. To obtain a PQQ please refer to Section III.2.1 above.
The deadline for submission of the completed PQQ is 12:00 hrs 2.3.2012. The Contracting Authority will not accept requests for or requests to submit PQQ”s after this date.
Bidders who request/access the PQQ will also be provided with an MoI (attached to the PQQ) which provides outline information in relation to the services being procured.
All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of bidders.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole or in part, or annul the tendering process and not award any contract.
All documents to be priced in sterling and all payments made in sterling.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 29108.
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: The Authority 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 must be brought 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:1.2.2012