Central strategic reserve of influenza vaccine
The provision for central strategic reserve of influenza vaccine, which will be distributed in the event of a shortage within primary care. This is a one year contract with an option to extend for up to an additional 12 months.
UK-Runcorn: Influenza vaccines
Section I: Contracting authority
The Secretary of State for Health acting through the Commercial Medicines Unit (part of the Department of Health)
Castle View House, East Lane
For the attention of: Lynne Nichols
WA7 2AA Runcorn
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)
Other: Public Procurement
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: To a location in England to be notified to the successful
bidder(s) following contract award.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Description of these options: The contract duration will be 12 months with an extension option of up to 12 months.
Information about lots
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Refer to the Invitation to Offer, Document no.3, Conditions of Contract.
Please refer to the award criteria contained in the ITO.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at www.cmu.bravosolution.co.uk. Candidates wishing to be considered for this procurement exercise must register, and provide additional procurement specific information (if requested), through the eTendering portal as follows:
1.1) If not already registered, Candidates should register on the eTendering portal at https://www.cmu.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).
1.2) Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:
a. login to the eTendering portal;
b. select “Response to ITO”;
c. select “ITOs Open To All Suppliers”; Central strategic reserve of influenza vaccine and view details;
e. click on “Express interest” button at the top of the page.
f. Once you have expressed interest, the ITO will move to “My ITOs”, where you can download additional documentation (if required), and construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the “Publish” button.
1.3) For any support in registering on the portal or submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 800 368 4850 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) Entering general supplier information.
To manage and assess supplier information the Contracting Authority requests candidates provide their supplier profile in the NHS Supplier Information Database (sid4health) as follows:
2.1) Candidates must 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 (turnaround times will vary from country to country), so please ensure this step is completed as soon as possible. The D-U-N-S® number is the standard supplier coding for the NHS and must be obtained for use in all trading with the NHS. Check to see if your company has a D-U-N-S® Number on the Sid4health registration page.
2.2) Candidates must go to the following web page http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk/home.action and select the Register Supplier Organisation on the left of the page. Key in details as shown to search for your D-U-N-S® Number. If you are not on their database click on the link at the bottom of the page to obtain a number from D&B.
2.3) Once registration has been authorised by the sid4health administrator and after receiving logon details, access the Profile Management area and create and validate your sid4health company profile. (Candidates 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).
2.4) Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4health profile are completed. Failure to comply with the completion of all mandatory fields could result in the elimination from the procurement process at this stage. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
2.5) Once a candidate has ensured that all the required fields are completed and the profile has been validated. They must add the profile to the Request to Participate list ID number T1200_301 and named Central strategic reserve influenza vaccine. Select ‘View all request to participate lists’ on the left menu and search/select this list. Select the Join button to the right of the list and then select the validated profile to allocate to this procurement (you may have more than one validated profile as you may have different information held against your profile for different procurements).
2.6) Where access to sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at: email@example.com
The contract(s) is for the benefit of the Contracting Authority and NHS bodies along with any other non-NHS bodies which are necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish the OJEU, ITO and the text of final contracts / framework agreements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the CMU (part of the Department of Health). Further information on transparency can be found at: http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/guidance-transparency.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:16.1.2013