Contract for the Supply of Azithromycin
Department of Health and Social Care – This procurement exercise may result in one or more contracts for the provision of azithromycin capsules or tablets.
United Kingdom-London: Pharmaceutical products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Contract for the Supply of Azithromycin
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
Procurement exercise for a contract(s) for the supply azithromycin capsules or tablets.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
To a location in England to be notified to the successful bidder(s) following contract award.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
This procurement exercise may result in one or more contracts for the provision of azithromycin capsules or tablets. The approximate volumes required by the authority is up to 5 million doses (for the purposes of this volume requirement a dose is a 250 mg dose of azithromycin in either capsule or tablet form). Deliveries will be required no later than 31 December 2020, with an option to extend the contract for up to an additional 4 months. The award of lots is not appropriate to this procurement as the requirement is for specific medicines.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The contract has the option to be extended for up to an additional 4 months and the option for the authority to order an additional volume of the goods to be procured by up to 50 % subject to the agreement of the supplier.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
The Covid-19 outbreak has given rise to an urgent need for the supply of azithromycin capsules or tablets because the authority needs to be in a position to treat the population as required. This does not give the authority sufficient time to comply with the standard open procedure time scales for this procurement. The authority considers this to be a state of urgency which it has duly substantiated. Accordingly, the authority is using the accelerated time limits permitted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Regulation 27(5) for the open procedure) in respect of this procurement.
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Responding to this notice: suppliers who do not respond to this procurement exercise in the following manner may be disqualified from the procurement process provided that the following conditions will operate in addition to and not replace any other conditions stated in the procurement documents which may result in disqualification.
1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information. This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at
https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome 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://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome and click the link to register:
— ‘accept the terms and conditions’;
— enter your correct business details;
— click ‘Submit’ when complete;
— you will shortly receive an email from the Salesforce platform asking you to finalise your registration.
1.2) Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:
(a) login to the eTendering portal;
(b) select ‘Find Opportunities’;
(c) select the opportunity that you are interested in;
(d) ‘Register interest’;
(e) select ‘confirm’;
(f) once you have expressed interest, it will move to ‘My Proposals and Quotes’, 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 Atamis Help-desk at +44 800 9956035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) General supplier information. To manage and assess supplier information the contracting authority requests candidates provide their company profile in the Governments supplier information database, supplier registration, as follows
2.1) If not already registered, candidates must go to the following web page https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk and select ‘Register’ at the top right of the page. Key in details as requested to search for your company. If you do not have a D-U-N-S Number, click on the link at the right of the page to obtain a number from D&B. Candidates must obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S Number to enable registration on supplier registration.
2.2) Once registration is complete you are able to create and update your registered company profile. Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their supplier registration profile are completed and up to date for each procurement exercise. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
2.3) For further help or information concerning supplier registration, please contact the Helpdesk at: email@example.com or telephone +44(0)1614137982. 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 in the United Kingdom, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories including, without limitation, the National Assembly for Wales, the Northern Ireland Assembly and Scottish Ministers.
Postal address: Strand
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United KingdomInternet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: