Heart Valve Devices for NHS Supply Chain

Heart Valve Devices for NHS Supply Chain

“Heart valves annuloplasty devices and other repair devices and associated products”.

UK-Normanton: cardiac valve

2012/S 179-294546

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: Parmjit Gill
WF6 1TL Normanton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 7725266669
E-mail: parmjit.gill@supplychain.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1924328744

Internet address(es):

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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

“Heart valves annuloplasty devices and other repair devices and associated products”.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: “Various locations in UK”.
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: 18
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 19 600 000,00 GBP

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

Framework agreement for heart valves annuloplasty repair devices pericardial patches minimally invasive heart valves valved conduits and any other products associated with the surgical procedures for implanting these devices.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
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: Tissue heart valves

1)Short description

Tissue heart valves; surgically implanted prostheses for the replacement of the natural valves of the heart which are either harvested from a natural animal valve (porcine) or manufactured from animal pericardial tissue.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

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 in the region of 2 300 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing a minimum of 3 suppliers to each lot should there be 3 or more suitable suppliers for that 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”.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 11 760 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Mechanical heart valves

1)Short description

Manufactured replacement heart valves for the human heart not constructed or manufactured using animal tissue.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

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 in the region of 600 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing a minimum of 3 suppliers to each lot should there be 3 or more suitable suppliers for that 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”.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 077 200,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Valved conduits

1)Short description

Valved conduits; surgically implanted aortic or pulmonary grafts which include the heart valve.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

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 in the region of 300 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing a minimum of 3 suppliers to each lot should there be 3 or more suitable suppliers for that 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”.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 568 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Repair products

1)Short description

Repair products; surgically implanted annuloplasty bands & annuloplasty rings for mitral or tricuspid repair and pericardial patches and any other product or system that may repair the heart or heart valves.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

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 in the region of 475 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing a minimum of 3 suppliers to each lot should there be 3 or more suitable suppliers for that 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”.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 489 200,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Minimally invasive heart valves

1)Short description

Replacement heart valves that are not inserted into the patient under standard open heart surgery. These products can be deployed via minimally invasive procedures eg via a catheter based deployment via the femoral artery or via a transapical incision.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

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 in the region of 115 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing a minimum of 3 suppliers to each lot should there be 3 or more suitable suppliers for that 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”.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 588 000,00 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Associated products

1)Short description

Associated products; this lot provides the opportunity to offer for any other products that may be linked or associated or used expressly during the surgical procedures for implanting the devices identified in lots 1 to 5. Example such as (but not limited to) instrumentation kits, sterilizing trays, valve sizer sets, rotators, holder sets, handles, aortic punches.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33182220, 33182300, 33184300, 33184200, 33123000

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 in the region of 20 000 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures below for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing a minimum of 3 suppliers to each lot should there be 3 or more suitable suppliers for that 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”.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 117 600,00 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”.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

“Please see tender documents”.
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”.
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”.
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 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.
Download Appendix 7 from ‘NHS SC Lot Documents’.
3.
Upload completed Appendix 7 document for each respective lot applied for in ‘Supplier Lot Documents’.
4.
Complete number of products offered per Lot: Use the Lot Line Detail tab to access.
5.
Accept the Terms and Conditions: Use the ‘Terms And Conditions’ button to access this function.
6.
Submit Lot Response: Click on the Submit Response button to submit your response for the Lot. Note: Each Lot must be submitted independently.
7.
Supplier Submission Report: Open and review the ‘Supplier Submission Report’”.

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

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 15-023624 of 24.1.2012

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

15.10.2012 – 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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 16.10.2012 – 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): “Tenderers should refer to section 3.5 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 18 reach the minimum score for appointment which is set out in the ITT.
The term of contracts formed under the framework agreement may continue beyond the end of the term of the framework agreement itself. NHS Supply Chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing value added offerings and commitment/bulk buy initiatives.
NHS Supply Chain will share savings information in order to assist its customers with making informed procurement decisions.
NHS Supply Chain recognises that the products which are the subject of this procurement are in a changing environment and that there may be opportunities for suppliers who are appointed to particular lots over the lifetime of the framework agreement to develop products which fall within the scope of other lots. Therefore NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to allow suppliers who are appointed to a lot to introduce new product ranges to lots which they were not initially appointed to post contract award providing the product range meets the criteria outlined below:
— It must be a new range for the supplier which was not available at tender stage,
— New range introductions must meet the specification outlined within Appendix 3 of the ITT document,
— If the range is rejected at tender stage for not meeting tender requirements it will not be considered by NHS Supply Chain again throughout the lifetime of the framework agreement.
For all lots a minimum of 3 suppliers will be appointed onto the framework agreement per lot. Please note that the number of maximum suppliers as set out in II.1.4 is provided as an estimate only. Tenderers should refer to section 3.5 of the invitation to tender for details of the scores which tenderers will need to obtain in order to be appointed to the relevant lot of the framework agreement. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to appoint more suppliers to each lot of the framework agreement in the event that more than 18 tenderers reach the minimum score for appointment which is set out in the ITT.
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.
Tenderers will be evaluated at tender level and those who reach a hurdle of 50 % or more will be appointed to the framework agreement.
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”.

VI.3)Additional information
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”.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.9.2012