Procurement Consultancy Services

Procurement Consultancy Services

Framework Contract for the Provision of External Consultancy Services in Respect of Procurement and Logistics Services.

UK-Kings Norton: procurement consultancy services

2012/S 44-072253

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

West Midlands Procurment Alliance
Procurement, University Hospital Birmingham, 32-34 Melchett Road
For the attention of: Mrs Nicola Watson
B30 3HG Kings Norton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1213714485
E-mail: nicola.watson@uhb.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 1214590555

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uhb.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf

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:

Framework Contract for the Provision of External Consultancy Services in Respect of Procurement and Logistics Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Main site or location of works, place of delivery or performance.
Main place of delivery Delivery of the products will be made to either or both location points listed below:
University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust.
Kings Norton Warehouse.
32-34 Melchett Road
Kings Norton Business Centre.
Kings Norton.
Birmingham.
B30 3HG.
Or.
Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
Goods in Department.
Metchley Park Road.
Edgbaston.
Birmingham.
B15 2TT.
If any of the WMPA Members, or other listed Trusts (contained within the ITT documents) wish to utilise this framework agreement during its availability, delivery will need to be made to their specified delivery point.
NUTS code UKG

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12
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: 165 000 GBP

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

University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, as the lead Trust within the West Midlands Procurement Alliance (WMPA), are seeking expressions of interest from suppliers for the provision of External Consultancy Services in respect of Procurement and Logistics Services.
University Hospital’s Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust use the Due North ProContract e-procurement system to conduct all tender exercises.
Supplier must register on the ProContract e-procurement system at: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf in order to take part in the process, access all associated documentation and communicate with the Trust.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79418000, 79410000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Consultancy Grades.
It is the WMPA’s experience that there are significant variances in grades and/or levels of consultants within the industry. On this basis and to ensure transparency and equal treatment, three levels of appropriate consultants have been determined to meet our overall requirements.
Junior consultant – a minimum of 2 years experience.
Senior consultant – minimum of 3 years experience in this role.
Principle consultant – minimum of 5 to 10 years experience in this role.
Full descriptions of these roles will be published within the tender.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, gaurantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Revenue.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint & 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: University Hospital’s Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust use the Due North.
ProContract e-procurement system to conduct all tender exercises.
Supplier must register on the ProContract e-procurement system at: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf in order to take part in the process, access all associated documentation i.e. PPQ Form and communicate with the Trust.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Will be requested in Separate online PPQ inc guidance.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Will be requested in separate on line PPQ inc guidance.
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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Will be specified in PPQ.
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:
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: 29.3.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.3.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

19.4.2012
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

Date: 22.5.2012 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 3 Years
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

University Hospital’s Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust use the Due North ProContract e-procurement system to conduct all tender exercises.
Supplier must register on the ProContract e-procurement system at: https://www.supplying2nhs.com/procontract/healthservice/supplier.nsf in order to take part in the process, access all associated documentation and communicate with the Trust.

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust reservices the right to annul the tender process, not to accept the lowest or any offer, and shall not be liable to reimburse a tenderer for costs incurred in, or in relation to the preparation of the tender.
University Hospital Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust ipromotes eqaul opportunities and this is central to our aims and the delivery of services. This includes racial, gender, age and disability equality.
Compliant bids must be submitted with any variants.
Contact dates are 1.7.2012-30.6.2015 with and option to extend for 1 year.

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:

29.2.2012