Arthroscopy Tender

Arthroscopy Tender

NHS Surrey on behalf of NHS Commercial Solutions. UK-Dorking: medical equipments

2012/S 24-039033

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Surrey on behalf of NHS Commercial Solutions
The Atrium. Curtis Road
Contact point(s): https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/, All contact should be made via the BravoSolution Secure Messaging Portal
For the attention of: Alison Diver
RH4 1XA Dorking
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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

Regional or local authority
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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply & delivery of arthroscopy kit and consumables.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Main site or location of works.
NHS Commercial Solutions represents NHS Trusts in Kent, Medway, Surrey and Sussex.
This framework agreement will include, and be for the benefit of, NHS trusts in England, including Acute, Foundation, Ambulance, Care, Primary Care, Mental Health trusts, Strategic and Special Health Authorities. Please follow the links below to identify specific organisations:
—Acute trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx,

— Ambulance trusts.
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

—Care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx,

— Foundation trusts.
http://www.monitor-nhsft.gov.uk/home/about-nhsfoundationtrusts/nhs-foundation-trustdirectory

— Mental health trusts.
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

— Primary care trusts.
http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx

— Strategic health authorities.
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

— Special health authorities.
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

This will include any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing. More details of the specific organisations involved in this opportunity will be published during the process.
NUTS code UK

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Supply & delivery of arthroscopy kit and consumables.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33100000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

Any requirements will be stated in the tender documentation.
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:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see tender documentation for details.
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: Bidders are requested to respond to the following in the requisite manner:
1) Entering general PQQ supplier information NHS Surrey on behalf of NHS Commercial Solutions utilises the NHS Supplier.
Information database (sid4health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to complete and publish their profile in sid4health as follows:
i) Biddersmust obtain a Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on sid4health. This normally is provided within 48 hours but may take up to 5 days for UK registered businesses, so please ensure this step is completed as early as possible in your bid submission process. The D-U-N-S® Number is the NHS recommended supplier identification number for trading with the NHS. For further information on the D&B registration process, please visit their website (www.dnb.com).

ii)Organisations must go to the following web page http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk/home.action. Select ‘Register Organisation’ on the left of the page and then select ‘Organisation Type’ as supplier. Key in details as shown to search for your organisation’s D-U-N-S® Number. If your organisation is not registered with D&B, please contact them directly via the link at the bottom this page.

iii) Upon receipt of your sid4health login details, please access the profile management area, create, validate and publish your sid4health organizational profile (Organisations must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally – see the Help page on sid4health within profile management for more details).
iv) Organisations should ensure that they complete a full profile, in order that they can demonstrate their ability to meet the applicable short-listing criteria detailed in the PQQ. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
v) on publication of the completed profile, organisations should express their interest by registering on the NHS Commercial Solutions Bravosolution e-tendering portal (https://seccph.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml). The system will then challenge the bidder to enter the organisation’s D-U-N-S® Number and the relevant Sid4health published profile. This will result in the bidders information held in the sid4health profile to be pulled into the PQQ and reduce the amount of effort required to complete this PQQ. The profile information will populate the relevant PQQ questions overnight, which can then be reviewed by the bidder prior to submission. Please note, that there will be additional questions that are specific to the project and these will require manual input within the Bravosolution tool itself. Once the bidder has completed the PQQ, it can be submitted. Bidders can complete all PQQ questions within the e-tendering portal, but it is recommended that bidders who submit multiple tenders to the NHS take the opportunity to manage their standard corporate information on the sid4health platform, which will over time reduce the amount of effort required to respond to NHS PQQs.

vi) Where access to Sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at: help@sid4health.nhs.uk.

vii) For any technical support required in submitting your expression of interest or the response to the PQQ, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 08003684850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

viii) The update of a Sid4health profile by a bidder organisation does not constitute an expression of interest for the advertised contract.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documentation for details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see tender documentation for details.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documentation for details.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see tender documentation for details.
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
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

384 – 2495
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 24.2.2012 – 14:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

2.3.2012 – 14:00
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
VI.3)Additional information

In some circumstances trusts may:
Framework call-offs:
Direct: it is intended that end users of this framework agreement apply the terms (to be confirmed on award). Each lot will be ranked to indicate the most economicallyadvantageous tender as evaluated against the award criteria. In each lot, therefore, the highest scoring bid will be deemed to be the most economically advantageous tender and therefore be the first supplier to be contacted for this lot (please see tender documentation for details).
In acknowledgement of the fact that the circumstances of a call-off may differ from that of the award of this framework in certain very specific cases, the end user may vary the weightings for the award criteria (please see tender documentation for details).
In other circumstances, trusts may:
Conduct mini competitions – It is intended that end users of this framework agreement.
Conduct mini-competitions in order to contract with a framework supplier. In this case the award criteria stated in the tender documentation will be used, or specific sub-criteria that have been derived from the award criteria at the sole discretion of the end user. It is intended that end users will invite all suppliers. Please see tender documentation for more details.
In acknowledgement of the fact that the circumstances of a call-off may differ from that of the award of this framework in certain very specific cases, the end user may vary the weightings for the award criteria (please see tender documentation for details).
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: This authority] will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge.
The award decision before the contract is entered into the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5), as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 and the Public Contracts (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
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