Laundry and Linen Services Swindon
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a partner for the provision of a laundry and linen service
UK-Swindon: laundry-operation services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Contact point(s): Robi Sol Shah
Telephone: +44 1793604020
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.gwh.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)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Laundry and Linen Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Swindon.
NUTS code UKK14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking a partner for the provision of a laundry and linen service which includes:
1. Laundering and Hiring of linen.
The Supplier must own the linen stock outlined in the tender specifications and provide the following service:
(i) Collect soiled linen and deliver clean linen to the sites in the quantities and frequencies specified in the tender document;
(ii) There is also an element of wash and return on RTS items (items owned by the Contracting body).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
98311200, 39291000, 42716000, 98311000, 98311100, 98311200
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a supplier for the provision of their laundry and linen services.
Our aim is to assess the quality, service and value for money benefits that suppliers are able to offer across a range of laundry and linen services.
Acting as the lead contracting authority, Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust wishes to establish this contract for the Trust and other NHS bodies in the UK including (but not limited to) all NHS Acute Trusts, all NHS Mental Health Trusts, all NHS Foundation Trusts and all Primary Care Trusts (and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes in relation to all these types of bodies). The contract will also be available for all newly formed or merged NHS Trusts as well as Care and Support Partnership Community Interest Company trading as SEQOL and Sirona Care & Health Community Interest Company.
Further information about the NHS bodies, which are able to use this contract, can be found at:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
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:
The terms of financing and payment will be set out in the contracting document.
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
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Details will be provided in the tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to provide information relating to their company accounts to enable the authority to assess their financial standing.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers must have siginificant experience of providing high quality laundry and linen services. Suppliers must be compliant with HSG(95)18 and ISO 9002 Accreditation or equivalent. Further details will be provided in the tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
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
An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: The Trust reserves the right to hold an electronic auction if required to finalise the tender process.
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
28.8.2012 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: July 2017.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Trust will incorporate a standstill period at the point the decision regarding the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period shall be in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 Regulation 47 (enforcement obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and remedies directives December 2009.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.7.2012