Department of Health and Social Care International Freight and Logistics Solutions – Market Engagement
DHSC intend to run a procurement exercise to source international freight and logistics services to support the importation of medical products (including but not limited to; personal protection equipment (PPE) and Diagnostic kits) into the UK from international sources.
United Kingdom-London: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
DHSC International Freight and Logistics Solutions
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The contracting authority is tendering a multi-lot procurement for the provision of international freight and logistics services to support the importation of medical products into the UK from international sources.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
DHSC intend to run a procurement exercise to source international freight and logistics services to support the importation of medical products (including but not limited to; personal protection equipment (PPE) and Diagnostic kits) into the UK from international sources. The procurement will include contracts for the provision of the following high-level services:
1) air freight charters;
2) air freight and ground handling services*;
3) sea freight services*;
4) rail freight services*;
5) road freight services.
*Includes (but not limited to) provision of ground transport for collection from origin and delivery to final destination, terminal handling and customs brokerage services. The procurement may seek to invite tenders for these services under different lots. The proposed contracting periods for the high-level services detailed above are 12 months, with the option for the authority to extend for up to 12 months. The estimated total value of these contracts is GBP 95 000 000. Note that this value is an estimate and is based on current understanding of requirements and market conditions. This value is subject to change. It is anticipated that a contract notice (invitation to tender) will be published in the OJEU during December 2020. The intended international freight and logistics tender exercise will be performed through the online application, Atamis Procurement Software. Suppliers are encouraged, if they have not done so already, to register as quickly as possible with Atamis to ensure access to the tender documentation and the instructions for completion upon OJEU publication. The UK tender is intended to be an open procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Prior to the publication of the contract notice, the Department is seeking to engage with the market. If suppliers are interested in participating in the market engagement activities, they should register interest by emailing; InternationalFreightProcurement@dhsc.gov.uk. To guarantee that suppliers have access to market engagement event details in advance of the event, suppliers should register interest by no later than 16.00 on Monday 30 November 2020. For suppliers registering interest after this date, the department will endeavour to ensure suppliers have access to market engagement events as long as they are received within a practical timescale. Details of the specific market engagement sessions will be provided via email to those suppliers that register their interest.
The contracting authority intends to use the Department of Health and Social Care Atamis eTendering system to manage the tender. Information relating to the tender is available within Atamis. Select this link to access the Atamis system https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority intends to use the Department of Health and Social Care Atamis eTendering system to manage the tender. Information relating to the tender is available within Atamis. Select this link to access the Atamis system: https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome. Select ‘Opportunities’ and then select the DHSC International Freight and Logistics Solutions opportunity. A document that sets out the process can be selected from the opportunity at the ‘View Documents’ area. If you wish to register an interest, if you have not done so already, register your organisation as a supplier from here https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome. Once registered, press the ‘Register Interest’ to login and register your interest. Once you have registered your interest, you may submit clarification requests. Correspondence must be through Atamis. You will receive updates as the opportunity progresses and the tender is published. An OJEU contract opportunity notice will also be issued to alert suppliers when the tender goes live.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: