Department of Health and Social Care International Freight and Logistics Solutions – Market Engagement

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)

2020/S 232-573898

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: InternationalFreightProcurement@dhsc.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
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

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://health.atamis.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

DHSC International Freight and Logistics Solutions

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

60000000 Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

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

Value excluding VAT: 95 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

63000000 Supporting and auxiliary transport services; travel agencies services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

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.

 

II.2.14)Additional 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

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

14/12/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional 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:

23/11/2020