Framework Contract for Employee Benefits Scheme
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United Kingdom-Kettering: Other services
Section I: Contracting authority
Kettering General Hospital NHS FT
Procurement, Glebe House, Rothwell Road
For the attention of: Diane Clayton-Smith
NN16 8UZ Kettering
Telephone: +44 1536491550
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
NUTS code UKF2
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
Range: between 200 000 and 500 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Financial Stability
Compliance with Financial Regulations+
Health and Safety
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Acute Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx.
Primary Care Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/PrimaryCareTrustListing.aspx.
Mental Health Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx.
Ambulance Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx.
Strategic Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.
Special Health Authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx.
Other English NHS bodies: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx.
The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.
GP Practices: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/Pages/ServiceSearch.aspx, and: http://www.general-practitioners-uk.co.uk/.
And any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
— General Medical Services (GMS),
— Personal Medical Services (PMS),
— Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS), and/or,
b) Commissioned by the NHS Commissioning Board or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.
Social Enterprises: http://www.dh.gov.uk/prod_consum_dh/groups/dh_digitalassets/@dh/@en/documents/digitalasset/dh_119228.pdf.
The Authority reserves the right to purchase the [name of product(s)/title of tender] for delivery into the Trust via a third party such as a neutral wholesaler or other distributer. The third party will be required to maintain appropriate stocks such as to provide a 99% service level for delivery to the Trust next day and in accordance with the Authority’s delivery requirements.
Therefore following Contract award, the Contractor will be required to enter into an agreement with such third party as required to meet the above requirement and this should be cost neutral to the Authority.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.7.2013