Decontamination Service for Surgical Instruments
This procurement is concerned with decontamination of re-usable surgical instruments only, in a community setting, and will result in award of a single supplier Framework Agreement.
United Kingdom-London: Health services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust (c/o Essentia Community)
120 The Broadway, Wimbledon
SW19 1RH London
Telephone: +44 2086874510
General address of the contracting authority: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.delta-esourcing.com
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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust (SWL Cluster Lead Commissioner)
Blackshaw Road, Tooting
SW17 0QT London
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKI
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Health services. This procurement is concerned with decontamination of re-usable surgical instruments only, in a community setting, and will result in award of a single supplier Framework Agreement. The Contracting Authority, for the Framework Agreement, will be GSTT NHS Foundation Trust (procurement will be facilitated by Essentia Community).
Currently, the following Trusts (community provision only) have confirmed interest in accessing the framework:
— St Georges Healthcare NHS Trust;
— The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust;
— Your Healthcare Community Interest Company Limited; and
— Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare.
The key objectives of the Procurement are:
— To secure a high quality service which complies with all relevant national standards and requirements (i.e. BS EN ISO 9001:2008; BS EN ISO 13485: 2012; MDD 93/42/EEC);
— To improve the quality and safety of care available to patients;
— To deliver an affordable and Value for Money (VfM) service; and
— To ensure flexibility in the service necessary to meet current and future demand.
The scope of this procurement incorporates the decontamination of reusable surgical instruments, in a community setting, for the following services:
— Family Planning;
— Minor Injuries and Walk in Centre’s; and
— Other e.g. Minor Surgeries.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A Parent Company Guarantee and/or other forms of assurance re: performance and/or financial standing may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payment arrangements will be detailed within the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Economic operators participating in a joint tender will assume joint and several liability to the Contracting Authority for the performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr
Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Guidance.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and Guidance.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 8
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Q0524 – Decontamination Service.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.5.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
Bidders are to note that the framework will also be available to all current and future London Procurement Partnership (LPP) clients, and NHS Community Providers operating in Surrey, Sussex and Kent.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/K85FDJ46BC.
GO Reference: GO-2014411-PRO-5599713.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Great Maze Pond
SE1 9RT London
Telephone: +44 2071887188
Internet address: www.guysandstthomas.nhs.uk
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.4.2014