Liquid Handling Robotic Systems NHS Blood and Transplant

Liquid Handling Robotic Systems NHS Blood and Transplant

NHSBT require an automated liquid handling system which must be CE marked for electrical safety and as an IVDD accessory, certificated evidence from a regulatory body must be provided.

UK-Filton: medical equipments

2012/S 66-107753

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Blood and Transplant
North Bristol Park
Contact point(s): https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Marnie Watkins
BS34 7QH Filton, Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM

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.3)Main activity

Health
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:

Liquid Handling Robotic Systems.
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: NHSBT locations thoughout England and North Wales and other blood services including Wales, Scotland, Ireland, NHS and other government and public sector bodies.
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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

NHSBT require an automated liquid handling system which must be CE marked for electrical safety and as an IVDD accessory, certificated evidence from a regulatory body must be provided.
NHSBT would invite suppliers to tender for out right purchase, lease and managed service options.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33100000, 38000000

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

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract is for a four year fixed period.
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: 48 (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:
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: Suppliers instructions 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://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) – You can now access any attachments by clicking the ‘Settings and Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘Actions’ box 3. Responding to the tender – You can now choose to ‘Reply’ or ‘Reject’ (please give a reason if rejecting) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then publish your reply using the publish button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left-hand side of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statementsfrom banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balancesheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area coveredby the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which theundertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers isavailable.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuringquality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(b) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of theundertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing theservices or managing the work.
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 below

1. Technical. Weighting 38

2. Quality. Weighting 19

3. Delivery performance. Weighting 4

4. General. Weighting 9

5. Cost. Weighting 30

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

NHSBT0333
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.5.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.5.2012 – 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

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

Section VI: Complementary information

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

The contracting authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

NHS Blood and Transplant
Internet address: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

NHS Blood and Transplant
Internet address: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority (NHSBT – NHS Blood and Transplant) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from Alan Packham, on alan.packham2@nhsbt.nhs.uk.

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.

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

NHS Blood and Transplant
Internet address: https://nhsbt.bravosolution.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:30.3.2012