Blood Glucose and Ketone Measurement and Monitoring Service

Blood Glucose and Ketone Measurement and Monitoring Service

Provision of blood glucose and ketone solutions to include, et al, meters, consumables and associated services.

UK-Bridgend: blood-testing reagents

2012/S 194-319614

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Velindre NHS Trust (as hosts of NHS Wales Procurement Services)
c/o Bocam Park, Oldfield Road
For the attention of: Nic Cowley
CF35 5LJ Bridgend
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: nic.cowley@wales.nhs.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

National or federal agency/office
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:

Blood Glucose and Ketone Measurement and Monitoring Service.
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: NHS Organisations in Wales.
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 months: 48

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

Provision of blood glucose and ketone solutions to include, et al, meters, consumables and associated services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33696200

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:

The Awarding Authority is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of a Blood Glucose and Ketone Measurement and Monitoring Service. The service is to include, but not limited to, provision of blood glucose/ketone meters, associated consumables [including test strips & Internal quality control solutions], maintenance services, after sales support, training/education services, quality control, connectivity services and external quality assurance.
Providers must be able to provide all services outlined above.
Services/solutions may be offered, et al, on a standalone basis, for any combinations of requirements and/or a complete Managed Service. Details will be provided in the ITT.
The Framework Agreement will form the basis against which eligible NHS Organisations can procure solutions (including goods and services). During the procurement process to establish a Framework Agreement a number of LHB’s will wish to set out specific requirements which will lead to the award of specific agreements directly with the winning bidder(s). this will be detailed within the ITT documentation. Any subsequent call offs against the Framework will be made in accordance with the procedures defined therein.
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:

As set out in the PQQ and/or ITT documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As set out in the PQQ and/or ITT documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As set out in the PQQ and/or ITT documentation.
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: 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 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 tender – 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 PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 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.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
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

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 minimum number 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the ITT.
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
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

5.11.2012 – 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

The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ’s after the stated closing date.
All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of the bidders.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process and not award any contract.
All documents to be priced [where applicable] in sterling and all payments made in sterling.
In relation to Section II.1.9 above – variants will be accepted to the extent permitted in the ITPD [if at all].
The envisaged contract duration is 48 months, however the Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend for an additional period of up to one year.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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 is subject to strict time limits and must be brought promptly 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:

4.10.2012