Medical Equipment Tender

Medical Equipment Tender

Barts and The London NHS Trust. UK-London: medical equipments

2012/S 39-063260

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Barts and The London NHS Trust
Procurement Department, 9 Prescot Street
For the attention of: Simon Cadby
E1 8PR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073777000
E-mail: Tenders@bartsandthelondon.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 77919678

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.bartsandthelondon.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.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

London Procurement Programme
4 Royal Mint Court
EC3N 4HJ London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

T05-12. Vendor independent managed service contract provider for multiple clinical disciplines.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI

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 a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP

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

Medical equipments. Repair and maintenance services of medical equipment. Medical consumables. Installation services of medical equipment. Miscellaneous medical devices and products. A vendor neutral managed service contract provider of single or multiple clinical disciplines. The Trust (on behalf of the London Procurement Programme) is exploring the opportunity of a single managed services contract prime contractor competition encompassing all aspects of healthcare provision including but not limited to pathology, surgery, endoscopy, radiology, renal, all associated consumables, any capital equipment and maintenance service contracts relating to the various types of services within a healthcare setting.
The contract is open to NHS Trusts throughout the London Strategic Health Authority. Barts and The London NHS Trust acting as agents for the London Procurement Programme for this procurement and:
The public sector bodies to whom the use of this contract / framework agreement will be open include, in particular, the following in the United Kingdom and their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisations or organisational changes, and any private sector entities having similar procurement needs.
— National Health Service (NHS) bodies, including hospital trusts, which in turn include acute trusts, trusts operating community hospitals and the provider functions of primary care trusts); primary care trusts and general practitioner commissioning consortia; care trusts; care trusts plus; ambulance trusts; mental health trusts; strategic health authorities; special health authorities; community health councils; local health boards; NHS foundation trusts,
— Health boards, NHS trusts, community health councils and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Wales,
— NHS Scotland and its constituent bodies including: the Scottish Ambulance Service, special NHS boards and the other constituent organisations of the Scottish National Health Service; and
— Health and social care trusts, health agencies and other constituent bodies of the NHS in Northern Ireland.
Lists of all of such NHS authorities, trusts, councils, boards and other bodies can be found at: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx, http://www.wales.nhs.uk/nhswalesaboutus/structure, http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/organisations/index.aspx and http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33100000, 50421000, 33140000, 51410000, 33190000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

A vendor independent managed service contract provider of single or multiple clinical disciplines. The Trust is exploring the opportunity of a single managed services contract prime contractor competition encompassing all aspects of healthcare provision including but not limited to pathology, surgery, endoscopy, radiology, renal, all associated consumables, any capital equipment and maintenance service contracts relating to the various types of services within a healthcare setting.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Value: precise quantities are unknown, however it is estimated that the annual value excluding VAT is between 10 000 000 and 100 000 000 GBP. The framework agreement will have a duration of 4 years.
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:

Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As acceptable under the terms and conditions of contract. The contract will be governed by English Law. Prices are not required at the expression of interest stage, however, when required prices must be quoted in GBP. The Trust reserves the right to annul the process and not to award a contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (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 for compulsory winding up or 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 contracting 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 organisation, 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 26.5.1972 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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Suppliers must satisfy the Trust and LPP that it can best meet the requirements as set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Suppliers must satisfy the Trust and LPP that it can best meet the requirements as set out in the PQQ.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Issuing of Trust PQQ to measure both commercial, legal and operational requirements.
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

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

T05-12
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

21.3.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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: no
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. GO reference: GO-2012220-PRO-3727893.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Barts and The London NHS Trust
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073777000

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:

20.2.2012