Automation of bacteriology procedures

Automation of bacteriology procedures

A flexible and versatile automation solution for bacteriology procedures which includes sample inoculation and incubation, digital imaging of culture plates, urine microscopy, organism identification and antibiotic susceptability testing.

UK-Norwich: miscellaneous medical devices and products

2012/S 215-355082

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
All information relating to the tender will be provided through the ProContract portal: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf/frm_home?op enForm. Please note that all expressions of interest, PQQs and ITTs must be submitted via the portal
Contact point(s): Miss Aimee Brumby
For the attention of: Miss Aimee Brumby
NR4 7UY Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1480398743
E-mail: aimee.brumby@serco.com

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Automation of bacteriology procedures for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
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: Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
NUTS code UKH

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)

A flexible and versatile automation solution for bacteriology procedures which includes sample inoculation and incubation, digital imaging of culture plates, urine microscopy, organism identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing.
All instruments to have fully integrated data connectivity between themselves and be interfaced to the laboratory information system.
A managed service contact, or reagent rental agreement are contract options.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33190000

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:
Range: between 2 500 000 and 4 500 000 GBP
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: 108 (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:
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
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the Court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or 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 compulsory winding up the administration by the Court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(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 with 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 with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
A pre-qualification questionnaire may be issued to those organisations expressing interest in this service and will be used to select suitable organisations to go through to the ITT stage. The pre-qualification questionnaire will be accessible through the portal once the deadline for expressions of interest has past. The 5 highest bidders will be invited to the ITT stage. The PQQ will include the following sections:
Section A – organisation and contact details.
Section B – grounds for mandatory rejection.
Section C – grounds for discretionary rejection.
Section D – economic and financial standing 40 %.
Section E – technical and professional ability 50 %.
Section F – sustainability 10 %.
Section G – declaration.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: A pre-qualification questionnaire may be issued to those organisations expressing interest in this service and will be used to select suitable organisations to go through to the ITT stage. The pre-qualification questionnaire will be accessible through the portal once the deadline for expressions of interest has past. The 5 highest bidders will be invited to the ITT stage. The PQQ will include the following sections:
Section A – organisation and contact details.
Section B – grounds for mandatory rejection.
Section C – grounds for discretionary rejection.
Section D – economic and financial standing 40 %.
Section E – technical and professional ability 50 %.
Section F – sustainability 10 %.
Section G – declaration.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
A pre-qualification questionnaire may be issued to those organisations expressing interest in this service and will be used to select suitable organisations to go through to the ITT stage. The pre-qualification questionnaire will be accessible through the portal once the deadline for expressions of interest has past. The 5 highest bidders will be invited to the ITT stage. The PQQ will include the following sections:
Section A – organisation and contact details.
Section B – grounds for mandatory rejection.
Section C – grounds for discretionary rejection.
Section D – economic and financial standing 40 %.
Section E – technical and professional ability 50 %.
Section F – sustainability 10 %.
Section G – declaration.
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 number of operators: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: 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.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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

7.12.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

10.12.2012
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital
Colney Lane
NR4 7UY Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.11.2012