Courier Tender for Cheshire and Mersey Health Trusts
A recent study accross a number of Liverpool based NHS Trusts in response to the QIPP sustainability agenda has highlighted an opportunity to create a contract across Cheshire and Merseyside for Courier Services.
United Kingdom-Liverpool: Post and courier services
Section I: Contracting authority
Aintree University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Aintree House, Longmoor Lane
For the attention of: Jan Bates
L9 7AL Liverpool
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 2: Land transport services , including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Framework will be accessible by any NHS Trust within the North West of England
NUTS code UKD
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000 000 GBP
64100000, 64120000, 64121000
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Cheshire and Mersey Health Trusts – Courier Tender
64100000, 64120000, 64121000
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In the case of a joint tender, all economic operators in a joint tender assume joint and several liability towards the contracting authority for the performance of the contract as a whole.
These economic operators shall designate one of them to act as leader with full authority to bind the grouping or the consortium and each of its members. It shall be responsible for the receipt and processing of payments for members of the grouping, for managing the service administration and for coordination. The composition and constitution of the grouping or consortium, and the allocation of the scope of tasks amongst the members, shall not be altered without the prior written consent of the Trust.
The tenderers should indicate in their offer whether the partnership takes the form of:
a) a new or existing legal entity which will sign the contract with the Trust in case of award; or
b) a group of partners not constituting a new legal entity, who via a power of attorney, signed by an authorised representative of each partner (except the lead partner), designate one of the partners as lead partner, andmandate him as lead contractor to sign the contract with the Trust in case of award
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This procurement exercise will be conducted on the EU supply eTendering portal at: https://nhssbs.eu-supply.com
Candidates wishing to be considered for this agreement must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement specific information through this portal.
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2) Find the tender listed and click on the title. This will take you to the letter of invitation.
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Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory executionfor the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Whereappropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums,dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall begiven: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this,simply by a declaration by the economic operator
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to theeconomic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of publicworks contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuringquality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body ofthe country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on theproduction capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on themeans of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of theundertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing theservices or managing the work
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of theenvironmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing thecontract
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number ofmanagerial staff for the last three years
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor forcarrying out the contract
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticityof which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official qualitycontrol institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 128-220163 of 4.7.2013
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=7177&B=NHSSBS
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.8.2013