Pathology Services Hertfordshire

Pathology Services Hertfordshire

Pathology laboratory provision for hospital generated microbiology services to the West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS Trust, Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust and the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.

UK-Welwyn Garden City: pathology services

2012/S 58-094904

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hertfordshire Supply Management Confederation
HSMC-GATE, Gate House, Fretherne Rd
AL8 6NS Welwyn Garden City
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenders@hsmc.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.supplying2nhs.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Due North
Internet address: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Due North
Internet address: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Pathology laboratory provision for hospital generated microbiology services to the West Hertfordshire hospitals NHS Trust, Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust and the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Luton & Dunstable Hospital NHS Trust and the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust.
NUTS code UKH

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust on behalf of the Luton and Dunstable Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and itself is advertising for suitably qualified suppliers to provide a clinically led pathology laboratory provision of hospital generated microbiology services as described below.
The pathology laboratory services being procured, which include the other support functions detailed below, are essential to the support of secondary care services. The service to be procured has many cross functionalities with other services who support each other to provide a safe, seamless, effective and efficient service.
Detailed below are the types of services that are integral to providing the current service and which are included in the procurement exercise:
1. Full pathology laboratory service from point of collection of sample to receipt of result by ‘requester’;
2. Transport: from Hospital based ‘pick-up’ points to laboratory;
3. Consumables provision: for sample collection and microbiology analysis;
4. Technology & automation – the provider will ensure that best practice is integrated into their organisation and the delivery of this service;
5. IMT: the provider will be responsible for all connectivity to the three Trusts;
6. Support using electronic transfer of data will be required to multiple sites and offices;
7. Quality management system including appropriate accreditation;
8. Links: for the service to run efficiently and effectively is also dependent upon the links between all parts of the service which need to be maintained as a minimum at current levels.
Further information is available by way of a memorandum of information (MOI) and a pre-qualification questionnaire.
This procurement is being conducted via a web based e-Tendering system that is accessed from www.supplying2nhs.com and referenced as DNWC-8S4CYG.

No other means of response will be accepted.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800

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:
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: 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:
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
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: As per the PQQ.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Timely completion of the PQQ is a mandatory requirement for organisations to formally express an interest in this procurement.
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

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: As set out in the PQQ.
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:

DNWC-8S4CYG
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: 23.4.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.4.2012 – 23:59
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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
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

This is a voluntary and non-mandatory notice for information purposes for a service within the meaning of Article 21 and Annex IIB of Directive 2004/18/EC. As such, the Trust(s) do not intend the procurement to be subject to the full ambit of the Public Contracts Regulations.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest through the eTendering portal given below and will then be able to access a memorandum of information (MOI) and a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ), which must be returned in accordance with the instructions and a time and date set out.
The web based e-Tendering system is accessed from www.supplying2nhs.com and referenced as DNWC-8S4CYG.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:21.3.2012