Dental Laboratory Services for NHS Wales
The Health Board is seeking to appoint suitable qualified supplier(s) to provide an external service for the supply of Dental Laboratory Appliances during peak time.
UK-Cardiff: laboratory services
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement on Behalf of Cardiff and Vale ULHB
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, Heath Park
For the attention of: Mrs Diane Davies
CF14 4XW Cardiff
Telephone: +44 2920748898
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code UKL
The contract will require the service provider to collect and deliver dental appliances covering 3 areas: Orthodontics, Conservation and Prosthesis.
The external service is only used when the internal laboratory service is at full capacity and requires support to meet workload demands.
All prescriptions must follow the clinicians instructions accurately.
Contractor must be registered with the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency MHRA.
All materials must be CE compliant in line with MHRA guidelines.
In line with the GDC guidelines it is a requirement that all work is completed by a duly qualified registered technicians.
Further Details are set out in the Memorandum of Information (MOI) which is available on the eSourcing Portal: www.Etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk. Please refer to Additional Information.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 with option to extend for a further 24 months at the discretion of the Health Board in 12 Month Trenches (from the award of the contract)
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Prosthetics
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk 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) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender 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. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an Etendering System in this procurement exercise:
1- The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award the contract in whole, in part or annul the tendering process and not award any contract.
2- Bidders should note that they will be required to enter into terms and conditions of contract as set out in the ITT and that save for matters of clarification or consistency the Contracting Authority will not negotiate the terms.
3.The Contracting Authority will not accept completed PQQ”s after the stated closing date.
4.All documents to be priced (where applicable) in sterling and all payments made in sterling.
5- All tender costs and liabilities incurred by bidders shall be the sole responsibility of the bidders.
6. In reference to II.1.9 (Variants) to the extent permitted, if at all, in the tender documents.
7. Prospective suppliers should note that NHS Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services is acting on behalf of Cardiff and Vale ULHB.
8. The authority reserves the right to award via a series of lots. The authority reserves the right to evaluate each lot as a separate contract, it will, however, also factor into any tender evaluation any additional value or benefit from the potential award of multiple lots. Please note that the lots provided are not exhaustive, nor are any of the descriptions confirmed.
Deadline date 1.8.2012 refers to expression of interest only.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30842.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.7.2012