International Blood Packs 1 Services – Market Engagement Event 7 December 2020

International Blood Packs 1 Services – Market Engagement Event 7 December 2020

NHSBT wishes to commence a tender process in early 2021 for a replacement contract for primary collection and ancillary blood packs.

United Kingdom-Filton: Disposable non-chemical medical consumables and haematological consumables

2020/S 227-560477

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Blood and Transplant
Postal address: North Bristol Park, Bristol
Town: Filton
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS34 7QH
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ade Bakare
E-mail: ade.bakare2@nhsbt.nhs.uk
Telephone: +44 1179217230
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.nhsbt.nhs.uk/

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

International Blood Packs 1 Services

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33141000 Disposable non-chemical medical consumables and haematological consumables

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

 

NHSBT wishes to commence a tender process in early 2021 for a replacement contract for primary collection and ancillary blood packs.

Primary collection systems are for the collection of whole blood in two configurations (‘bottom and top’ and ‘top and top’). Ancillary systems are for secondary manufacturing processes and subsequent storage, such as for pooled platelet concentrates or small volume neonatal components.

The tender will be for NHSBT in collaboration with other Blood Services, potentially including those in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

In the first instance the NHSBT specification used for the last tender exercise, derived from ‘Eurobloodpack 2’ specification, will be utilised.

It is anticipated that in line with EU legislation this specification will change to reflect removal of DEHP plasticiser from all systems during the lifetime of the future agreement. The strategy for handling such anticipated change to the specification is under development.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 60 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33141610 Collection bag
33141630 Blood plasma filters

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Main site or place of performance:

Bristol.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

This PIN is being published by NHSBT on behalf of itself and in collaboration with other Blood Services, potentially including those in the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.

In the first instance the NHSBT specification used for the last tender exercise, derived from ‘Eurobloodpack 2’ specification, will be utilised.

It is anticipated that in line with EU legislation (removal of current exemption) this specification will change to reflect removal of DEHP plasticiser from all systems during the lifetime of the future agreement. The strategy for handling such anticipated change to the specification is under development. The contract may be a framework agreement, awarded in lots. However, the details of these are yet to be finalised. The estimated total value is subject to change based on the final approved strategy.

 

II.2.14)Additional information

Suppliers who are interested in this opportunity but require assistance to access the draft specification uploaded in BRAVO are advised to email ade.bakare2@nhsbt.nhs.uk for help. Interested parties are to please note that the draft specification will go through some slight amendments. The strategy for handling anticipated change to reflect the removal of DEHP plasticiser is under development.

 

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

17/11/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

 

In order to fully explain the requirement for this service and to gain feedback from suppliers, a market engagement event is being planned for 7 December 2020. Bidders are encouraged to be prepared to provide feedback on a number of topics which includes but not limited to; strategy for handling of removal of DEHP placticiser, duration of contract, key risks, whether the contract should be awarded as a framework or not, lead time for implementation, specification etc. Interested suppliers who would like to attend the market engagement event are invited to email: ade.bakare2@nhsbt.nhs.uk to request attendance. Please note that due to Covid restrictions, this event will be held via video conference. Attendees will be limited to 3 participants per organisation. Furthermore, a supplier who is interested in accessing the draft specification for this potential opportunity is advised that these are already uploaded into Bravo. Suppliers will need to register and log in with their details via this link. https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk

Once logged in, please visit Project_977 titled ‘International Blood Packs Services 1’ to access the documents.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17/11/2020