Department of Health and Social Care Tender for Vitamin D Food Supplements

Department of Health and Social Care Tender for Vitamin D Food Supplements

Central Procurement of Vitamin D Food Supplements – Clinically Extremely Vulnerable.

United Kingdom-London: Vitamins

2020/S 236-581708

Contract notice

Supplies

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
Contact person: Dionne Morgan
E-mail: dionne.morgan@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.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://health.atamis.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://health.atamis.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Central Procurement of Vitamin D Food Supplements-Clinically Extremely Vulnerable (CEV)

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33616000 Vitamins

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Vitamin D is needed for healthy bones and muscles and during autumn and winter, everyone is advised to take a vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms. DHSC wishes to procure vitamin D for vulnerable population groups. This is because they may have been indoors more than usual this year and therefore it is even more important to take a vitamin D supplement as we go into the winter months to protect musculoskeletal health. This procurement will concern the supply, of vitamin D to vulnerable groups.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 524 400.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33617000 Mineral supplements

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

DHSC is undertaking a procurement process using the open accelerated procedure for the purpose of procuring vitamin D food supplements for CEV individuals. This procurement will concern the supply of Vitamin D food supplements. Vitamin D is needed for healthy bones and muscles and during autumn and winter, everyone is advised to take a vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms. DHSC wishes to procure vitamin D for vulnerable population groups. This is because they may have been indoors more than usual this year and therefore it is even more important to take a vitamin D supplement as we go into the winter months to protect musculoskeletal health.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 262 200.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 06/01/2021
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

Quantity required in time for the winter months to help the musculoskeletal health of people in England.

 

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/12/2020
Local time: 13:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/12/2020
Local time: 15:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28/11/2020