Pathology Services Tender Birmingham
Pathology Laboratory Managed Service For The Provision and Maintenance of Automated Serology Immunoassay Equipment and the Supply of Associated Items, Reagents and Consumables For The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust.
UK-Edgbaston: pathology services
Section I: Contracting authority
HealthTrust Europe LLP acting as agent for the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust (“UHCW”)
1 Hagley Road, Birmingham
For the attention of: Helen Smith
B16 8TG Edgbaston
Telephone: +44 7943863499
Fax: +44 1216871345
General address of the contracting authority: https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.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)
Other: Please refer to Section II.1.5
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust,
Russells Hall Hospital,
NUTS code UK
The contract length will be 5 years with the option to extend for up to a further 5 years.
The estimated annual value of the contract is approximately 250 000 (GB Pounds).
Description of these options: The contract length will be 5 years with the option to extend for up to a further 5 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(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 May 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 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
1) Entering general PQQ supplier information. HeathTrust Europe utilizes the NHS Supplier Information Database (sid4health) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to provide their profile in sid4health as follows:
i) Candidates should register on sid4health at http://www.sid4health.nhs.uk/home.action and submit their sid4health company profile for publication to the system. Candidates already registered on sid4health must ensure that information is up to date.
ii) Candidates should ensure all the relevant sections of their sid4health profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short-listing criteria applicable to this contract. iii) Where access to sid4health is unavailable, please contact the sid4health Helpdesk at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
As per requirements to complete sid4health profile – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete sid4health profile.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In assessing the answers to questions in both the Qualification and Technical Questionnaire sections of BravoSolution, HealthTrust Europe LLP will be seeking evidence of the Potential Provider’s suitability to perform the services in terms of economic and financial standing, technical and professional ability. The qualification criteria in order to be taken through to the next stage of procurement will be a combination of both financial and non-financial factors.
All Potential Providers that meet the ‘Qualification Questionnaire’ pass/fail criteria and pass the financials assessment (please refer to Approach to Supplier Financials Assessment document), will be marked according to their technical or professional ability in line with information requested in the ‘Technical Questionnaire’ section of BravoSolution.
Offers to be invited will be based on any potential provider obtaining a minimum score of 27 for the ‘Technical Questionnaire’. Where possible, the minimum number of Offers to be invited will be FIVE (subject to these suppliers meeting the minimum qualification and technical requirements), and the maximum will be SIX. If more than six suppliers score 27 marks or above, the top six highest scoring suppliers will be invited.
Further details are contained in the PQQ.
Section VI: Complementary information
The contract as defined in this notice will be entered into by UHCW (and the Supplier(s)) acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of the NHS and other contracting authorities as identified in Section II.1.5. HealthTrust Europe LLP has been appointed by UHCW as its agent to carry out certain procurement and logistics functions in relation to this contract. Any contracting authority wishing to access the contract may only do so with permission from HealthTrust. The contract conditions will be set out in the ITT. It is the intention to include certain contractual provisions regarding a management charge, which may be applied to purchases made under the contract awarded. Further details will be made available via the contract documentation and information released during the course of the tender process. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet and may be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction. Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise will be conducted on the HealthTrust portal. Candidates wishing to be considered must register their expression of interest as follows: Register on the HealthTrust portal at https://healthtrusteurope.bravosolution.co.uk. Login to the portal with the username/password. Click the PQQs/ITTs Open to All Suppliers link. These are the PQQs/ITTs open to any registered supplier. Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. Click the Express Interest button at the top of the page. This will move the PQQ/ITT into your My PQQs/My ITTS page. You can access any attachments by clicking Buyer Attachments (if required in III.2.1.1.ii) in the PQQ/ITT Details box. Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT. Submit your reply using the Submit Response button at the top of the page. If you require any further advice, contact the e-Tendering Help Desk.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.3.2012