Contract for the Supply of European Viper Antivenom

Contract for the Supply of European Viper Antivenom

Deliveries required over a period of 1 year with an option to extend on two occasions.

United Kingdom-Runcorn: Pharmaceutical products

2020/S 070-167789

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acting as part of the Crown through the Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 2nd Floor, Rutland House
Town: Runcorn
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: WA7 2ES
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Contract for the Supply of European Viper Antivenom

Reference number: CM/PHV/20/520

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The supply of European viper antivenom. Deliveries required over a period of 1 year with an option to extend on two occasions for up to an additional 12 months on each occasion.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or 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:

The provision of European viper antivenom, for the treatment of individuals bitten by the vipera berus (common European adder), deliveries will be required over a period of 1 year, with the option to extend on two occasions for up to an additional 12 months on each occasion.

The contracting authority estimates their requirement over the period of the contract, including the period of the optional extension, to be up to 1 380 doses of antivenom.

The awarding of lots is not appropriate to this procurement due to the nature of the product involved.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/05/2021
End: 30/04/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

This contract has the option to be extended on two occasions for up to an additional 12 months on each occasion.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 12/05/2020
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12/05/2020
Local time: 13:00


Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Department of Health and Social Care Employee.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Responding to this notice:

Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:

1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at 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 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 ITT’,

(c) select ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’,

(d) access listing related to this procurement contract for the supply of European viper antivenom and view details,

(e) click on ‘Express interest’ button at the top of the page,

(f) once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, 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 8000698630 or

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 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 sid4gov 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: or telephone +44 (0) 8452992994.

Other contracting authorities

The contract(s) is for the benefit of the 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, without limitation, the National Assembly for Wales and Scottish Ministers.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Secretary of State for Health acting as part of the Crown through the Department of Health and Social Care
Town: Runcorn
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: