Super Absorbent Gels NHS Supply Chain

Super Absorbent Gels NHS Supply Chain

“Super Absorbent Gels Used in a Health Sector Environment”. “The framework agreement will cover a range of Super Absorbent Gel products including granules sachets and tablets”.

UK-Normanton: medical consumables

2012/S 81-132706

Prior information notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NHS Supply Chain
NHS Supply Chain Foxbridge Way, West Yorkshire
For the attention of: Stefanie Harding
WF6 1TL Normanton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1924328542
E-mail: stefanie.cundey@supplychain.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
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.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

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

“Super Absorbent Gels Used in a Health Sector Environment”.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
“Various locations in UK”.
NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:

“The framework agreement will cover a range of Super Absorbent Gel products including granules sachets and tablets”.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000,00 and 500 000,00 GBP
Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes

II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33140000, 33141000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain intends to commence during the subsequent 12 months. The invitation to tender will be the subject of a separate notice and it is that notice to which potential suppliers will need to respond at the appropriate time.
The Framework Agreement between NHS Supply Chain and successful suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not appointed to the Framework Agreement at its sole discretion.
Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of 250 000 GBP to 300 000 GBP for this contract award this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the Framework Agreement consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.
NHS Supply Chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by:
1) any NHS Trust;
2) any other NHS entity;
3) any government department agency or other statutory body; and/or
4) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector. Only NHS Supply Chain can order from the Framework Agreement and enter into contracts under it.
Non-Direct Contract Products.
Super Absorbent Gel Granules.
Super Absorbent Gel Paper Sachets.
Super Absorbent Gel Tablets.
As part of its pre-tender strategy NHS Supply Chain anticipates engaging with suppliers of these products. If you would like to speak with NHS Supply Chain in respect of the products which are the subject of this procurement then please contact Stefanie Harding via http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/.

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Super Absorbent Gel Sachets

1)Short description:

Super absorbent gel powder in sachet form for use in urinals, bedpans and sharps bins.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33140000, 33141000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 190 000 GBP to 290 000 GBP for this lot this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements”.
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 2 Lot title: Super Absorbent Gel Loose Powder Shaker Pot

1)Short description:

Super absorbent gel loose powder in small shaker pot for use in urinals, bedpans and sharps bins.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33140000, 33141000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 35 000 GBP to 50 000 GBP for this lot this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements”.
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 3 Lot title: Super Absorbent Gel Loose Powder Bulk Tub

1)Short description:

Super absorbent gel loose powder in a bulk tub for use with aqueous materials, spillages, sanitary waste, bio sample transportation and colostomy bags.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33140000, 33141000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 45 000 GBP to 135 000 GBP for this lot this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements”.
5)Additional information about lots:
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 4 Lot title: Super Absorbent Gel Tablets

1)Short description:

Super absorbent gel in tablet form for use in urinals, bedpans and sharps bins.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33140000, 33141000

3)Quantity or scope:

“Precise quantities are unknown and will also depend on the number of suppliers appointed. Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 5 000 GBP to 25 000 GBP for this lot this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the framework consider necessary to provide suitable requirements”.
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

“N/A”.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.4.2012