National Framework Agreement for Supply of Pharmaceuticals
NHS Framework Agreement for the North of England Pharmacy Purchasing Group for the supply of Proprietary Pharmaceuticals — Tranche A.
United Kingdom-Runcorn: Pharmaceutical products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Secretary of State for Health acting as part of the Crown through the Commercial Medicines Unit (part of the Department of Health)
2nd Floor, Rutland House
For the attention of: Jayne Douglas
WA7 2ES Runcorn
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
Other: Public Procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Please see Invitation to Offer documents for details
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The framework agreement is intended for use by the Department of Health and the NHS in England. The framework may also be used by private sector contractors and agents working on behalf of the above. Please refer to Document 10a in the ITO Documents for the list of Purchasing Points.
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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 300 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Range: between 300 000 000 and 500 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: This framework agreement has the option to be extended for a period of up to 24 months.
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Information about lots
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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
Description of particular conditions: Refer to the Invitation to Offer, Document no.3, Conditions of Contract.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
Section VI: Complementary information
1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at www.cmu.bravosolution.co.uk Candidates wishing to be considered for this procurement exercise must register, and provide additional procurement specific information (if requested), through the eTendering portal as follows:
1.1) If not already registered, Candidates should register on the eTendering portal at https://www.cmu.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 user-name you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— you will shortly receive an e-mail with your unique password (please keep this secure).
1.2) Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:
a. login to the eTendering portal;
b. select ‘Response to ITT’;
c. select ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’;
d. access listing related to this procurement itt_29571 NHS North of England Branded Medicines Tranche A and view details;
e. click on ‘Express interest’ button at the top of the page.
f. Once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can download additional documentation (if required), and construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the ‘Publish’ button.
1.3) For any support in registering on the portal or submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 8003684850 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2) General supplier information.
To manage and assess supplier information the Contracting Authority requests candidates provide their company profile in the Governments supplier information database, sid4gov, as follows:
2.1) If not already registered, Candidates must go to the following web page https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ and select ‘Register for sid4gov’ at the bottom of the page. Key in details as requested to search for your company. If you do not have a D-U-N-S® Number, click on the link at the right of the page to obtain a number from D&B. Candidates must obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on sid4gov.
2.2) Once registration is complete you are able to create and update your sid4gov company profile. Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their sid4gov profile are completed and up to date for each procurement exercise. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.
2.3) For further help or information concerning sid4gov, please contact the sid4gov Help-desk at: email@example.com or telephone +44 8452992994.
The framework agreement is for the benefit of other participating NHS bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) along with any other non-NHS bodies which the participants deem necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services.
Contracts awarded under a framework agreement may be awarded either: a) by application of the terms laid down in the framework agreement without reopening competition, or b) where not all the required terms of the proposed contracts are laid down in the framework agreement, by reopening competition between the economic operators which are parties to this framework agreement and which are capable of performing the proposed contract. Reopening of competition will be done in accordance with the procedure set out in Directive 2004/18/EC, Article 32.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, the Contracting Authority intends to publish the OJEU, ITO and the text of final contracts / framework agreements, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the CMU (part of the Department of Health). Further information on transparency can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/policies/buying-and-managing-government-goods-and-services-more-efficiently-and-effectively
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: