Finance and Operating Leases and Leasing Advisory Services for NHS Supply Chain

Finance and Operating Leases and Leasing Advisory Services for NHS Supply Chain

“Leasing Solutions to cover both Operating and Finance lease arrangements for a range of NHS assets (excluding vehicles and property) together with leasing advisory services.

United Kingdom-Normanton: Financial leasing services

2013/S 168-291700

Prior information notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Supply Chain, Foxbridge Way
For the attention of: Marie Whitaker
WF6 1TL Normanton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7836281589
E-mail: marie.whitaker@supplychain.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1924328744

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.supplychain.nhs.uk

Further information can be obtained from: NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
Internet address: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

“Finance and Operating Leases and Leasing Advisory Services”
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
“Various locations in UK”.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

“Leasing Solutions to cover both Operating and Finance lease arrangements for a range of NHS assets (excluding vehicles and property) together with leasing advisory services. Precise quantities are unknown. It is estimated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 15 500 000 to GBP 17 500 000 in the first year of this Framework Agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement. Estimated value for all services covered by this framework over the life of the agreement is between GBP 62 500 000 – GBP 70 000 000.”
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 62 500 000 and 70 000 000 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000, 71241000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

“The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain intends to commence during the subsequent 12 months. The invitation to tender will be the subject of a separate notice and it is that notice to which potential suppliers will need to respond at the appropriate time.
The Framework Agreement between NHS Supply Chain and successful suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not appointed to the Framework Agreement at its sole discretion.
Whilst it is estimated that initial expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of GBP 15 650 000 to GBP 17 500 000 for this contract award this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the Framework Agreement consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.
The Framework Agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain and the Supplier however
1) NHS Supply Chain
2) any NHS Trust;
3) any other NHS entity;
4) any government department agency or other statutory body and/or
5) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector will be able to enter into a direct contract with the Supplier for any of the supplies and/or services under the Framework.
The Supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct contract management fee to NHS Supply Chain as detailed in the tender documents.
The following shall be Direct Contract Products:
1. Operating Leases.
2. Finance Leases.
3. Lease Advisory Services.
NHS Supply Chain is currently considering the use of lots for this procurement. However it reserves the right not to as part of any future tender process. Further information in respect of the lot strategy will be set out in the notice for the forthcoming procurement.
As part of its pre-tender strategy NHS Supply Chain anticipates engaging with suppliers of these services. If you would like to speak with NHS Supply Chain in respect of the services which are the subject of this procurement then please contact Marie Whitaker via http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates holding pre-tender meetings with suppliers during September/October 2013. If you would like to attend any of the events please contact Marie Whitaker via http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS to register your attendance.”

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Operating Leases

1)Short description:

Provision of Operating Leases to cover the acquisition of a range of assets excluding vehicles and property.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 13 300 000 to GBP 16 150 000 in the first year of this Framework Agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement.”
4)Indication about different date for start of award procedures and/or duration of contract

Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 30.4.2014
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Finance Leases

1)Short description:

Provision of Finance Leases to cover the acquisition of a range of assets excluding vehicles and property.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66114000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 700 000 to GBP 850 000 in the first year of this Framework Agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement.”
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Lease Advisory Services

1)Short description:

To provide advisory services to the customers of NHS Supply Chain relating to leases available under this Framework AgreementTo provide advisory services to the customers of NHS Supply Chain relating to leases available under this Framework Agreement.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71241000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of GBP 150 000 to GBP 250 000 in the first year of this Framework Agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement.”
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

“N/A”.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.8.2013