Framework for General Woundcare

Framework for General Woundcare

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 50.

UK-Normanton: dressings

2012/S 200-329003

Contract notice

Supplies

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: Mary Emeny
WF6 1TL Normanton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7730204254
E-mail: mary.emeny@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/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
Internet address: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: 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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

“General Woundcare”.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 50
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 293 500 000,00 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

General Woundcare comprising: adhesive tapes first aid kits non woven island dressings washproof plasters bandages barrier creams and films film dressings gauze swabs non woven swabs oral swabs prep swabs type 13 gauze swabs x-ray detectable swabs super absorbents cotton wool dressing pads gauze maternity pads nasal swabs nasal tampons non woven balls sanitary products ambulance dressings.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110, 33141111, 33141112, 33141113, 33141114, 33141117, 33771100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 62 390 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 293 500 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: “This framework agreement will have the option to extend for a maximum of 24 months in addition to the initial two year period upon review “.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Adhesive tapes

1)Short description

Adhesive tapes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 3 800 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS supply chain anticipates appointing to all suppliers who score a minimum threshold of 50 points out of 100. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 15 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: First Aid Kits

1)Short description

First Aid Kits.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 130 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
One supplier will be appointed for all the line items in this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 520 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Non woven Island dressings

1)Short description

Non woven Island dressings.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110, 33141111

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 2 550 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 4 suppliers to this lot should there be 4 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Washproof Plasters

1)Short description

Washproof Plasters.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141112

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 240 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
One supplier will be appointed for all the line items in this lot.
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4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Bandages

1)Short description

Bandages including cohesive, compression, retention, type 2 support, triangular, zinc paste, stockinette, tubular, elastic adhesive,support, suspensory, silk, foam, and zinc oxide impregnated medicated stockings.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141113

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 11 200 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing to all suppliers who score a minimum threshold of 60 points out of 100. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 60 140 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Barrier creams and films

1)Short description

Barrier creams and films.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 6 650 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing to all suppliers who score a minimum threshold of 60 points out of 100. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Film Dressings

1)Short description

Film Dressings.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 26 000 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing to all suppliers who score a minimum threshold of 60 points out of 100. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 125 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Gauze Swabs

1)Short description

Gauze Swabs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110, 33141114

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 50 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 3 suppliers to this lot should there be 3 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Non Woven Swabs

1)Short description

Non Woven Swabs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 1 750 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 3 suppliers to this lot should there be 3 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Oral Swabs

1)Short description

Oral Swabs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 130 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 3 suppliers to this lot should there be 3 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 520 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Prep Swabs

1)Short description

Prep Swabs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 170 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 3 suppliers to this lot should there be 3 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 680 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Type 13 gauze swabs

1)Short description

Type 13 gauze swabs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110, 33141114

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 650 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 3 suppliers to this lot should there be 3 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 600 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: X-Ray Detectable Swabs

1)Short description

X-Ray Detectable Swabs
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 2 600 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 3 suppliers to this lot should there be 3 suitable suppliers for this lot. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 400 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: General absorbents – super absorbents

1)Short description

General absorbents – super absorbents.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 4 450 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing to all suppliers who score a minimum threshold of 60 points out of 100. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 22 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: General absorbents – cotton wool

1)Short description

General absorbents – cotton wool.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141117

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 250 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 16 Lot title: General absorbents – dressing pads

1)Short description

General absorbents – dressing pads.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 220 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 880 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 17 Lot title: General Absorbents – Gauze

1)Short description

General Absorbents – Gauze.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141114

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 645 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 580 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 18 Lot title: General Absorbents – Maternity Pads

1)Short description

General Absorbents – Maternity Pads.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110, 33771100

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 500 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 19 Lot title: General absorbents – nasal swabs and nasal tampons

1)Short description

General absorbents – nasal swabs and nasal tampons.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 140 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 560 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 20 Lot title: General absorbents – non woven balls

1)Short description

General absorbents – non woven balls.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 90 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 360 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 21 Lot title: General absorbents – sanitary products

1)Short description

General absorbents – sanitary products.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33771100

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 170 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 supplier per product line within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 680 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 22 Lot title: General absorbents – ambulance dressings

1)Short description

General absorbents – ambulance dressings.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141110

3)Quantity or scope

“This is an estimate only as precise quantities of likely purchases are unknown. It is anticipated that in the first year of the framework agreement the value of purchases will be approximately 5 000 GBP. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing to all suppliers who score a minimum threshold of 60 points out of 100. More than one supplier may be appointed across each of the line items within this lot. Tenderers should note that they may therefore be appointed for one or a number of the line items across this lot.
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 20 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

“Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. Further details will be in the tender documents.
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III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

“Please see tender documents.
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III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

“The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
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III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: “The framework agreement includes obligations with respect to environmental issues and a requirement for successful suppliers to comply with the NHS Supply Chain code of conduct.
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III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: “Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information:
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/.

Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal as follows:
Registration.
1. Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain procurement portal.

2. If not yet registered:
— Click on the ‘Not Registered Yet’ link to access the registration page,
— Complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.
Portal access.
If registration has been completed:
— Login with URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/,

— Click on the ‘Supplier Dashboard’ icon to open the list of new procurement events.
Expression of interest.
— View Contract Notice content by clicking on the ‘VIEW NOTICE’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,
— Express an interest by clicking on the ‘EXPRESS INTEREST’ button,
— To start the response process after the expression of interest has been done select the ‘My Active Opportunities’ option and click on the ‘Apply’ button,
— Select the procurement event from the list by clicking on the description,
— In the detail view click on the orange coloured ‘Framework Agreement’ button to start responding to the tender.
Tender response.
The system tasks required to complete the tender are:
Header level.
— Read Framework header documents: Access these by clicking on the ‘NHS SC HEADER DOCUMENTS’ button found in the ‘Select Framework’ tab,
— Upload header documents: Access this area using the ‘SUPPLIER HEADER DOCUMENTS’,
— Complete the Framework level questions: These questions are found in the ‘Framework Questionnaire’ tab.
Lot level.
1. Lot header selection:
— Select the LOT LINE DETAILS button to view the lot detail to determine whether the Supplier wishes to respond to this lot,
— Select the ‘EXPRESS INTENT’ button after the required lot has been highlighted to be able to respond to the lot.
2. Read NHS Lot Documents: Read the documents using the NHS SC LOT DOCUMENTS button.
3. Upload Supplier Lot documents: Access this area using the ‘SUPPLIER LOT DOCUMENTS’. Note: These documents relate to this lot only.
4. Complete price offers per line for the Lot: Use the LOT Line Detail tab to access.
5. Answer the LOT questions: The questions are found in the Lot Questionnaire tab.
6. Accept the Terms and Conditions: Use the ‘TERMS AND CONDITIONS’ button to access this function.
7. Submit Lot Response: Click on the SUBMIT RESPONSE button to submit your response for the Lot. NOTE: Each Lot must be submitted independently.
8. Supplier Submission Report: Open and review the ‘Supplier Submission Report’.
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III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: “An electronic auction (e-auction) may be used to award all or part of the requirements. The use of e-auctions may also be an option as part of any mini competition process.
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IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.11.2012 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 30.11.2012 – 09:00
Place:

As in abovementioned I.1.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: “Only the NHS Supply Chain contract owner or delegate.
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Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

“Please note that the maximum number of suppliers as set out in II.1.4 is an estimate only. Tenderers should refer to section 3.4 of the invitation to tender for details of the scoring process to be used to assess the suppliers to be appointed to the framework agreement. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to appoint more suppliers to the framework agreement in the event that more than 50 reach the minimum score for appointment which is set out in the ITT.
For the following lot all applicants whose tender submissions score a minimum of 50 % out of 100 % per Lot will be appointed onto the framework agreement for that lot:
Lot 1 – Adhesive tapes.
For the following lots NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 applicant per lot:
Lot 2 – First aid kits.
Lot 4 – Washproof plasters.
For the lots listed below NHS Supply Chain will rank the applicants according to their total score per lot and anticipates appointing a minimum number of applicants onto the framework agreement for that lot (for minimum number see each lot). If the minimum number of highest scoring applicants does not offer full coverage against the products within the lot then NHS Supply Chain may award the framework agreement to further applicants until full coverage is achieved. Relevant lots as follows:
Lot 3 – Non woven Island dressings (minimum 4).
Lot 8 – Gauze swabs (minimum 3).
Lot 9 – Non woven swabs (minimum 3).
Lot 10 – Oral swabs (minimum 3).
Lot 11 – Prep swabs (minimum 3).
Lot 12 – Type 13 gauze swabs (minimum 3).
Lot 13 – X-ray detectable swabs (minimum 3).
For the following Lots all applicants whose tender submissions score a minimum of 60 % out of 100 % per lot will be appointed onto the framework agreement for that lot:
Lot 5 – Bandages.
Lot 6 – Barrier creams and films.
Lot 7 – Film dressings.
Lot 14 – General absorbents – super absorbents.
Lot 22 – General absorbents – ambulance dressings.
For the following lots NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing 1 applicant per product line within each lot:
Lot 15 – General absorbents – cotton wool.
Lot 16 – General absorbents – dressing pads.
Lot 17 – General absorbents – gauze.
Lot 18 – General absorbents – maternity pads.
Lot 19 – General absorbents – nasal swabs and nasal tampons.
Lot 20 – General absorbents – non woven balls.
Lot 21 – General absorbents – sanitary products.
NHS Supply Chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by 1) any NHS Trust; 2) any other NHS entity; 3) any government department agency or other statutory body and/or 4) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector. Only NHS Supply Chain can order from the Framework Agreement and enter into contracts under it.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. NHS Supply Chain is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it) to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
All communications must be made through NHS Supply Chain’s eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ using the Message Centre facility linked to this particular contract notice.

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VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Refer to point VI.4.2

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Not applicable

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Any appeals under this process should be addressed to the contact in point I.1.
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VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.10.2012