Custom procedure pack framework agreement
HTE is seeking to award an Agreement acting as agent for the UHCW and wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for Cutom Procedure Packs. Custom Procedure Packs are bespoke medical and surgical packs built to the end user’s specification.
UK-Birmingham: Medical consumables
Section I: Contracting authority
HealthTrust Europe LLP (HTE) acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”)
1 Hagley Road, Edgbaston
For the attention of: Agnes Nagy
B16 8TG Birmingham
Telephone: +44 7791488314
Fax: +44 1216871345
General address of the contracting authority: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
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: Please refer to Section II.1.5
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UK
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
The public and voluntary sector bodies to whom the use of this Framework Agreement will be open include, in particular, those in the United Kingdom listed or referred to below, their respective statutory successors and all organisations created as a result of any statutory or contractual re-organisations and organisational changes.
— Central Government Departments and their executive agencies – a list of such Departments and executive agencies can be found at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/government-business/government-ministers– responsibilities.aspx
— Non-Departmental Public Bodies (NDPBs) (a list of NDPBs can be found at Annex A to the Public Bodies Directory 2007 published by the Cabinet Office) which can be found at http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/documents/ pdf/public_bodies_2007.pdf);
— National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including hospital Trusts, which in turn include acute Trusts, Trusts operating community hospitals and the provider functions of Primary Care Trusts); Primary Care Trusts and General Clinical commissioning groups; Care Trusts; Care Trusts Plus; Ambulance Trusts; Mental Health Trusts; Strategic Health Authorities; Special Health Authorities; Community Health Councils; Local Health Boards; NHS Foundation Trusts;
— Health Boards, NHS Trusts, Community Health Councils and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Wales;
— NHS Scotland and its constituent bodies including: the Scottish Ambulance Service, Special NHS Boards and the other constituent organisations of the Scottish National Health Service; and
— Health and Social Care Trusts, Health Agencies and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Northern Ireland.
Lists of all of such NHS Authorities, Trusts, Councils, Boards and other bodies can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/ servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx and http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals
— Community Interest Companies (CIC), social enterprises and all other similar forms of organisation undertaking some or all of what were previously the service provider functions of PCTs and/or Local Authorities (as defined below) including any of the same that have been set up independently to provide health and/or social care services (a list of regulated CICs can be found at http://www.cicregulator.gov.uk/coSearch/comapnyList.shtml)
— Clinical Commissioning Groups (established in accordance with Chapter A2 of Part 2 of the NHS Act 2006 (as amended) and as detailed in Schedule 2 Part 2 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012) and their parent and/or governing bodies, including without limitation the NHS Commissioning Board.
— Local Authorities (as defined in Regulation 3(2) to 3(5) inclusive of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (“the Regulations”), a list of such authorities being available at: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/ Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG
— Police Forces and other emergency services, including Fire and Rescue Services, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and other rescue authorities (a list of Police Authorities and Fire and Rescue Services can be found respectively at the following: http://www.police.uk/forces.htm and http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs.php
— Educational establishments (i.e. schools maintained by Local Authorities; Academies; City Technology Colleges; the Learning and Skills Council; further education establishments, and universities;
— Registered Charities, as detailed at http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/
— Devolved and other administrations within the British Isles, including those detailed at: (in the case of Scotland) http://scotland.gov.uk/Home and http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/, (in the case of Wales) http://new.wales.gov.uk/?llang=en
— Her Majesty’s Prison Service as detailed at www.hmprisonservice.gov.uk
— The Ministry of defence as detailed at www.mod.uk
— The use of this contract/framework is open to any health and/or social care bodies or organisations established and/or operating in the United Kingdom [and/or any country in the European Union] that has a similar procurement need in respect of any goods or services to any of the above public or voluntary sector organisations. In particular any private sector (i.e. all non-public sector) health and/or social care companies, bodies corporate, partnerships and other businesses providing health and/or social care services (registered independent service providers operating in the United Kingdom can be searched for on the CQC website at http://healthdirectory.cqc.org.uk/findcareservices/informationabouthealthcareservices/summaryinformation.cfm) and in respect of such health and/or social care service providers established and/or operating in other countries in the European Union, they can be searched for on the official websites of equivalent European regulatory bodies.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
Description of these options: Framework agreement for 2 years with an option to extend for further 12 months plus another 12 months.
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations; (b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations; (c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct; (d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate; (e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority; (g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information; (h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA; (i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively; (j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities; (k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering. Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable): 1) Entering general PQQ supplier information: HeathTrust Europe utilizes the NHS Supplier Information Database (sid4health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4health as follows: i) Candidates should register on sid4health at http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk/home.action and submit their sid4health company profile for publication to the system. Candidates already registered on sid4health must ensure that information is up to date. ii) Candidates should ensure all the relevant sections of their sid4health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short-listing criteria applicable to this contract. iii) Where access to sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at: firstname.lastname@example.org
As per requirements to complete sid4health profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4health profile.
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Quality. Weighting 60
2. Price. Weighting 40
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HTE has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HTE. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding an Activity Based Income Charge, payable by the supplier(s) to HTE management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HTE portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HTE portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk
Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the e-Tendering Help Desk.