Healthcare Waste Services framework agreement
This requirement is to produce a Framework Agreement with a number of Suppliers to provide Healthcare Waste Services. It will provide a platform for Trusts/contracting authorities across England to facilitate a procurement process to obtain these services as outlined in the lots below.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Clinical-waste collection services
Section I: Contracting authority
North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)
Savile Street East
For the attention of: Procurement Specialist – Corporate
S4 7UQ Sheffield
General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc
Address of the buyer profile: www.noecpc.nhs.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Please see section VI.3) of this advert.
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
Please note, this is for Healthcare waste services only as detailed in the definitions below, the scope does NOT include general/domestic waste that may be generated by the trusts.
The Lots comprise the following:
This service is for the collection, transportation and disposal of all categories of Healthcare Waste on a bin exchange/ bulk basis. In summary, the Successful Contractor will be responsible for providing collection containers to each location of a contracting trust site, for the collection of filled containers from these sites on agreed days/times, for the safe delivery of the clinical, special and radioactive waste to an agreed licenced disposal facility for the treatment and disposal of waste and for the return of clean empty containers to each site.
The waste volume recorded and billed will be based on weighed collections to provide tonnage information.
This service is for the collection, transportation and disposal of all categories of Healthcare Waste on a small collection such as a bag/bin basis. In summary, the Successful Contractor will be responsible for collecting filled bags and containers collection at each location of a contracting trust site, on agreed days/times and ad-hoc as required, for the safe delivery of the clinical, special and radioactive waste to an agreed licenced disposal facility for the treatment and disposal of waste with the option of providing containers if required.
The waste volume recorded and billed will be based on estimated weights per container/bag.
Reusable sharps safe containers. This service is for the provision of reusable sharps containers plus the collection, transportation and content disposal service for the reusable sharp safe containers, In summary the successful contractor will be responsible for providing a safe reusable sharps container and collecting the filled container at each location of a contracting trust site on agreed days/times and ad hoc as required and for the safe transport, and treatment/disposal of the contents, washing and return of the containers.
The requirement is for a maximum of 6 suppliers per lot.
90524100, 90524200, 90524400
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Description of these options: Option to extend for a further 12 months.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Framework for healthcare waste lot 1
The waste volume recorded and billed will be based on weighed collections to provide tonnage information.
The waste volume recorded and bill based on average weights per container/bag.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
i) Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (D and B) DUNS(R) Number to enable registration on sid4health. Normally its provided within 48 hours but may take up to 5 days. The DUNS(R) No. is the standard supplier coding for the NHS and must be obtained for trading with the NHS. Check if your company has a DUNS(R) No on theSid4gov registration page.
ii) Go to: https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/login and select Register Supplier Organisation and enter the first part or the whole of your organisation name or DUNS number. Click on Search, follow instructions to complete the registration or select an existing registration to create a new user account. (Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally – see Help page on Sid4gov within Profile Management for details).
iii) ensure all mandatory fields of their Sid4gov profile are completed. D and B data will be supplied automatically by D and B.
iv) Where access to Sid4gov is unavailable, contact the sid4gov Helpdesk: email@example.com.
Once your sid4gov profile has been completed and validated progress to express interest in this tender as per section VI.3)Please ensure YOU keep your profile updated within Sid4gov regularly.
How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc and click the link to register — Enter your correct business and user details — Note: your username will be the email address you have entered — you will also then shortly receive an email confirmation.
2. Once registered access the site and from the Home page hover over ‘Tenders’ on the tool bar and select ‘current tenders’ from the drop down options.
3. Express Interest in the tender you are interested in — Select ‘Express Interest’ within the Tender Details (located at the bottom of the synopsis). On doing so, you will instantly have access to the Tender Management area for that tender. Any available documentation will be available via the various relevant tabs. You can access this area at any point by logging in, navigating to ‘My Tenders’ and selecting ‘View Details’.
4. Responding to the tender — There will be a tab allocated to any tender stage (e.g. PQQ and/or ITT). Under the ‘My Tender Return’ area, you will be required to complete any mandatory questionnaires and upload any requested documentation. You can now use the ‘Correspondence’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification (any clarifications will be found within the ‘Clarifications’ tab). — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete and submit your response. — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the bottom of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the In-tend Support Desk. Alerts will be sent to your request email addresses when any correspondence, alterations or clarifications are issued.
Section IV: Procedure
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below
1. Price. Weighting 40
2. Technical. Weighting 60
Section VI: Complementary information
NOE CPC member bodies as listed at: http://www.noecpc.nhs.uk/node/208, and any additional new CPC members for the duration of the [contract], plus any other NHS/public sector bodies located in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, subject to the approval of NOE CPC, including but not limited to Acute Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care Trusts, Care Trusts, NHS Hospital Trusts, Foundation Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Health Boards, NHS Commissioning Boards, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Commissioning Support Units and other health organisations (Wales and Scotland), Health and Social Care Trusts (Northern Ireland), Mental Health Trusts, Special Health Authorities, Community Health Councils, Local Health Boards, Social Enterprises, NHS Collaborative Procurement Hubs/Organisations, GP Practices, Primary Care Commissioners, Department of Health, Public Health England and Local Authorities (where Local Authorities are engaged in the provision or commissioning of health related services, for example (but not limited to) the fields of healthcare, social care, early years care and public health).
For the avoidance of doubt the following is a list of our members on the date of publishing this notice.
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
City Health Care Partnership
Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Derby Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Doncaster and Bassetlaw Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
Health Education England
Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Humber NHS Foundation Trust
Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust
James Paget University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust
North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust
Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children?s NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Staffordshire and Lancashire Commissioning Support Unit
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn NHS Foundation Trust
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust
Listings of the entities eligible to utilise any resulting agreement(s), subject to the approval of NOE CPC, can be found at:
Acute Trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx
Primary Care Trusts (pending changes under the modernisation of the NHS April 2013- see the NHS Commissioning Board website below): 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 (www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk) and other organisations involved in commissioning of primary care services via Clinical Commissioning Groups – CCGs supported by the Commissioning Support Units – CSU’s 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.
The NHS Commissioning Board and other organisations involved in commissioning and/or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia
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
NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services — GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
The NOE CPC is not liable for any costs incurred by suppliers bidding for these services.
The NOE CPC reserves the right not to award where circumstances dictate.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.1.2014