Contract for the Supply of Low Dose Diphtheria, Tetanus and Inactivated Polio Vaccine

Contract for the Supply of Low Dose Diphtheria, Tetanus and Inactivated Polio Vaccine

The provision of low dose diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated polio vaccine (Td/IPV), to be used as part of the national childhood immunisation programme.

United Kingdom-London: Vaccines

2020/S 249-622713

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Secretary of State for Health and Social Care acting as part of the Crown through Public Health England
Postal address: Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI45 Lambeth
Postal code: SE1 8UG
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:

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
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

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 Low dose Diphtheria, Tetanus and Inactivated Polio Vaccine (Td/IPV)


Reference number: CM/PHV/20/502/12523

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33651600 Vaccines

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement exercise for a contract for the supply of a low dose diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated polio vaccine. Deliveries will be required over a period of 2 years, with an option to extend for up to an additional 24 months.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.3)Place of performance

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 low dose diphtheria, tetanus and inactivated polio vaccine (Td/IPV), to be used as part of the national childhood immunisation programme. The contracting authority estimates their requirement over the period of the contract, including the period of the optional extension to be up to 6 000 000 doses of vaccine. The opportunity is not split into lots as an award to more than one supplier would not be operationally viable for this vaccination programme.


II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Risk / Weighting: 0
Quality criterion – Name: Comparison with specification / Weighting: 0
Cost criterion – Name: Vaccine price / Weighting: 0
Cost criterion – Name: Additional costs / Weighting: 0
Cost criterion – Name: Additional savings / Weighting: 0
Cost criterion – Name: Storage costs / Weighting: 0
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Start: 01/10/2021
End: 30/09/2025
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:

The contract has the option to be extended for up to an additional 24 months.


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.1.2)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

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

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

Date: 29/01/2021
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: 29/01/2021
Local time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:


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 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’;

— 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 ‘View our Live 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 8009956035 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 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 or telephone +44(0)1614137982. II.2.5 – Award criteria price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated in the procurement documents 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 and their executive agencies 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. The resulting products delivered against the contract(s) may be made available to the UK devolved administrations, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories to undertake their respective vaccination programmes.


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: