Independent Living Products Tender

Independent Living Products Tender

Whilst principally for use by the Central Buying Consortium, the Agreement will also be open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies.

United Kingdom-West Malling: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2013/S 173-298846

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
Procurement – Commercial Services, 1 Abbey Wood Road, Kings Hill
Contact point(s): Please see advertisement at www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk
ME19 4YT West Malling
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: psg@commercialservices.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Independent Living Products.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Whilst principally for use by the Central Buying Consortium, the Agreement will also be open for use by all other local authorities and public sector bodies. Full details of the classification of potential Contracting Bodies and End User’s geographical areas and organisation classifications are detailed as follows:
Regions in England: Main Regions:- East Midlands, West Midlands; East of England; South East; South West; North West; North East; Yorkshire & Humber; London or to individual administering Councils. See link:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

Northern Ireland: Administered across 26 Districts of Northern Ireland. See link:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/DevolvedAdministrations/DG_4003601

Scotland: Administered across 32 Council areas. See link:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/DevolvedAdministrations/DG_4003604

Wales: Administered across 22 Council areas. See link:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/dl1/directories/localcouncils/dg_065241

Classification of End User Organisations
Local Authority Councils: County, Unitary, District, Borough, and Metropolitan Councils. (Parish and Community Councils are also permissible users). See link:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

Educational Establishments: Nursery School, Primary School, Middle or High School, Secondary School, Academy, Special School, Pupil Referral Unit (PRU), Further Education College, University. See links:
http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/index.php

http://www.ukschoolsdirectory.net/searchresult.php

www.education.gov.uk/edubase

www.hefce.ac.uk

http://www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/AboutUs/WhoWeAre/Pages/Members.aspx

Police, Fire & Rescue & Maritime & Coastguard Agency Emergency Services:
See links:
http://www.police.uk/forces.htm

http://www.police-information.co.uk/police-directory/index.php?category=6

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

http://www.scottish.police.uk/

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs.php#s

http://www.nifrs.org/locations.php

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home.htm

NHS Bodies, the HSC (Northern Ireland) and Ambulance Services:
See links:
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=trusts

http://www.engage.hscni.net/partners/NIAS.html

http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx

http://www.scottishambulance.com/AboutUs/HowWeOrganised.aspx

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure

Central Government Departments & their Agencies:
See link:
http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

Registered Charities:
See links:
http://www.charitycommission.gov.uk/About_us/Regulation/Registering_charities_index.aspx

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/ccni.htm

Registered Social Landlords: Government-funded, not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives. See link:
http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=7175736

Those Authorities who will be using the Agreement from the outset are:
Coventry City Council
Hampshire County Council
Hertfordshire County Council
Kent County Council
Norfolk County Council
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council
Tenderers are advised that the Contracting Authority, CBC, its affiliates and/or authorised users, reserve the right to supply the tendered products, services and/or commodities to companies or organisations directly that have a majority public sector ownership or acting in a contractual capacity (i.e. Outsourced) on behalf of the accessible organisations by any of the bodies referred to in the document during the Agreement period as stated in this document.
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: 75
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 000 and 150 000 000 GBP

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

The Contracting Authority wishes to create an accessible Framework Agreement for the provision of Independent Living Products. The Agreement is likely to include a large number of product and service disciplines under the overarching header of Independent Living Products and will include the following:
Lot 1: Bathing and Showering Equipment – Non Electrical;
Lot 2: Powered Bath Lifts;
Lot 3: Toileting Equipment;
Lot 4: Beds and Accessories;
Lot 5: Pressure Care Equipment;
Lot 6: Chairs and Accessories;
Lot 7: Grab Rails and Minor Adaptations;
Lot 8: Kitchen and Household Equipment;
Lot 9: Mobility and Walking Aids;
Lot 10: Moving and Handling Equipment;
Lot 11: Hoists and Slings;
Lot 12: Stair Lift Supply and Stair Climbers;
Lot 13: Bariatric Equipment;
Lot 14: Specialist Equipment;
Lot 15: Catalogue – Equipment for Adults, Children and Sensory Equipment.
The above list is not exhaustive and other products/services may be required under the Agreement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Bathing and Showering Equipment – Non Electrical

1)Short description

Supply of bathing and showering equipment – non electrical. Items include slatted bath boards, slatted shower boards, slatted bath seats, shower chairs, bath steps.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 42416110

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Powered Bath Lifts

1)Short description

Supply of powered bath lifts. Items include removeable bath lifts, batteries for bath lifts, light weight bath lifts, reclining bath lifts, inflatable bathing cushions.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 42416110

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Toileting Equipment

1)Short description

Supply of toileting equipment. Items include toilet frames, commodes, toilet seats, bedpans.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Beds and Accessories

1)Short description

Supply of beds and accessories. Items include pillow lifters, bed rail bumpers, bed levers, powered leg lifters.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Pressure Care Equipment

1)Short description

Supply of pressure care equipment. Items include cushions, mattress overlays, inflatable foot protectors, mattresses.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Chairs and Accessories

1)Short description

Supply of chairs and accessories. Items include electric rise and recline arm chairs, high back chairs, hydro chairs, furniture raisers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Grab Rails

1)Short description

Supply of grab rails. Items include grab bars, rails, stair rails.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Kitchen and Household Equipment

1)Short description

Supply of kitchen and household equipment. Items include trolleys, perching stools, modular cutlery, reachers/grabbers, tap turners, kettle tippers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Mobility and Walking Aids

1)Short description

Supply of mobility and walking aids. Items include walking sticks, elbow crutches, walking frames.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33141720

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 10 Lot title: Moving and Handling Equipment

1)Short description

Supply of moving and handling equipment. Items include transfer belts, leg lifters, slide sheets, ramps, transfer boards.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 11 Lot title: Hoists and Slings

1)Short description

Supply of hoists and slings. Items include overhead hoists, hydraulic hoists, slings.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 12 Lot title: Stair Lift Supply and Stair Climbers

1)Short description

Stair Lift Supply and Stair Climbers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 13 Lot title: Bariatric Equipment

1)Short description

Supply of bariatric equipment. Items include commodes, perching stools, bariatric beds, shower stools.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 14 Lot title: Specialist Equipment

1)Short description

Supply of specialist equipment. Items include nebulizer machines, suction machines, toilet with washing and drying function.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 15 Lot title: Catalogue – Equipment for Adults, Children and Sensory Equipment

1)Short description

Catalogue – Equipment for Adults, Children and Sensory Equipment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 33190000, 33196200, 33196100, 33196000, 33192600, 33192100, 33141720, 42416110, 42416300

3)Quantity or scope
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(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.
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:

Y13064
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

21.10.2013 – 14:00
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

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

Please note that Total Contract Value is estimated based on current known spend and allows for growth and/or a potential reduction of business.
This opportunity will be completed electronically via ProContract, a site run by Due North. Interested organisations should go to www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk to register and express interest. Once you have successfully expressed interest via the portal you will be sent an email directing you to the ProContract site from which you will be able to access and download the invitation to tender documentation and any other relevant information. This email should be retained, as it will contain your direct link to the ProContract portal, for information purposes only the link is www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf

Do not use this link now.
Please follow the routine below to gain access:
Go to www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk

Select ‘Opportunities’ from menu
Select region to view ‘Kent’
Select council to view ‘Kent County Council’
Select ‘Independent Living Products – Y13064′
You will be asked to ‘register and express interest’ or ‘express interest’. The route taken will depend on whether you are already registered as a supplier on the portal.
Once done, you will receive an email that contains a link which will enable you to access and download the ITT which will contain all the available information.
Tenderers should also note that final submissions must be made via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path will result in the tender submission being disregarded.
The closing date for submission of full and final tenders is 14:00 hours on 21.10.2013. Tenders submitted after this date will not be accepted.
Any questions or clarifications must be submitted through the ProContract portal no later than 14.10.2013. The Contracting Authority will endeavor to answer all questions and clarification requests prior to the submission date, however those received after the 14th October 2013 will not be answered.
All documents pertaining to this opportunity will be available for download via the procontract portal from the outset. Please ensure you are able to download all files immediately after accessing the ProContract portal.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.9.2013