Blood Culture Managed Service Contract Public Health Wales NHS Trust

Blood Culture Managed Service Contract Public Health Wales NHS Trust

Public Health Wales has a network of microbiology laboratories across Wales which provide diagnostic microbiology services to Health Boards as well as surveillance activities for the protection of Public Health. Laboratories within the Public Health Wales network include:

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Blood analysis services

2014/S 082-142984

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Wales Procurement Services
Velindre Trust HQ, 2 Charnwood Court, Heol Billingsley, NantgarwCardiff
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Diane Bird
CF15 7QZ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920316931
E-mail: diane.bird2@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1443843259

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: NHS Wales Procurement Services
Velindre Trust HQ, 2 Charnwood, Court Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw,
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Diane Bird
CF15 7QZ Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2920315500
E-mail: diane.bird2@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2920315450
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: 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: yes

Aneurin Bevan Health Board;

Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board;

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board;

Hywel Dda Health Board;

Cwm Taf Health Board;

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board; and

Welsh Ambulance Services NHS Trust;

Velindre NHS Trust

Public Health Wales

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Blood Culture Managed Service Contract Public Health Wales NHS 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: Wales.
NUTS code UK

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)

Public Health Wales has a network of microbiology laboratories across Wales which provide diagnostic microbiology services to Health Boards as well as surveillance activities for the protection of Public Health. Laboratories within the Public Health Wales network include:
In Abertawe Bro Morgannwg UHB; ABM (Swansea and Bridgend sites), In Betsi Cadwaladr HB; BCHB (Bangor and Rhyl, and Wrexham sites) In Cardiff and Vale UHB; Cardiff and Llandough sites In Hywel Dda HB, Carmarthen and Aberystwyth, with discussions underway to incorporate Withybush. There is a strategic vision that all Microbiology laboratories in Wales should be managed by Public Health Wales. With this in mind it is important that any agreement can be extended to include those sites that are currently not managed by Public Health Wales.
All microbiology laboratories in Wales currently process blood culture samples and details of numbers by site are provided separately. It must be noted that Microbiology service provision in Wales is becoming regionalised and that service configuration will change as the models of regional service delivery are developed further. North Wales is further ahead in centralising the majority of Microbiology services on a single site at Glan Clwyd (Rhyl).
Public Health Wales are keen to maximise the benefits of a managed service contract to provide high quality blood culture services that reduces risk (both financial and in specimen processing) and maximises efficiency.
NOTE: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code PQQ: pqq_31364 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111810

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: 1 750 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 84 (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 Invitation to Tender (ITT)documents. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request parent company and / or 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 ITT documents.
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 consortia or other groups of more than one legal entity, liability shall be joint and several. In the case of consortia, one party must act as a prime contractor.
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 the ITT documents.
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) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the PQQ.
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 5
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:

T241
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

27.5.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

20.6.2014
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

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 use an electronic reverse auction.
2. If and when this requirement is offered for tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the internet.
3. The contracting authority is not bound to award a contract in whole or part.
4. The contracting authority will not bear the tender costs of any of the tenderers.
5. In reference to I.1.9 (Variants) to the extent permitted, if at all, in the tender documents.
6. This notice is being placed by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services. For the purpose of this procurement, the awarding authority will be Public Health Wales NHS Trust.
7. This advertisement is placed by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services on behalf of participating LHB’s/Trusts in Wales for the totality of those LHB/Trust specific contractual arrangements.
The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ’s after the stated closing date.
This Procurement exercise is being carried out via Bravo e-tendering portal and you are required to register your company’s details so that you will have visibility of all open access opportunities, including this particular exercise.
The process of registering on the website is free and simple and is explained fully below:-
Pre Qualification Questionnaire for the Blood Culture Managed Service Contract Public Health Wales NHS Trust ref : PQQ: pqq_31364 .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 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 PQQ – 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 in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side 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 the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box.
3. Responding to the PQQ – You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting) – 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 and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then publish your reply using the publish button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Closing date and time for receipt of pre qualification questionnaires is 12:00 27.5.2014.
(WA Ref:9432)

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 day calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful bidders 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 bidder/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 and must be brought promptly. For more information on how to appeal, and the relevant time limits, please see the following statement on the Authority’s website: www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk/service/terms

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24.4.2014