Supply Laboratory Refrigerators and Freezers
A framework agreement for the supply, delivery and installation of laboratory refrigerators and freezers on behalf of North Bristol NHS Trust (Lead Trust), University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust & Weston Area Health Trust.
United Kingdom-Bristol: Refrigerators and freezers
Section I: Contracting authority
Bristol and Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium
Level 3, South Wing, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead
For the attention of: BWPC Gillian Crowhurst
BS1 2NT Bristol
Telephone: +44 1173420814
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bristol.
NUTS code UKK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
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: 175 000 GBP
The framework is for the supply and direct delivery to eligible end-user establishments of a range of laboratory refrigerators and freezers for use by above named trust. The framework will also include the optional requirement for servicing, repair and maintenance of laboratory refrigerators and freezers. The Trust reserves the right to take up any option for a service/maintenance agreement as a result of this tender should they desire.
The intended duration of the framework agreement will be two years with the option to extend for up to two years thereafter.
39711100, 39711110, 39711120, 39711123, 39711124
Estimated value excluding VAT: 175 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
1) Suppliers are required to express an interest in the OJEU process and complete PQQ documents (where applicable) via the Trusts eSourcing system TACTICA – which is accessed at https://tactica-live.advanced365.com – please make sure that you are registered to avoid any future delays.
2) Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
(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 26.5.1972 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 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Bidders who have been convicted of a Bribery Act 2010 offence under section 1 (offences relating to bribing another person) or section 6 (bribery of foreign public officials) will be excluded.
In addition to the Provisions of Freedom of Information Act, Bidders will have due regard to the Trusts obligations on Transparency which are set out in more detail at www.businesslink.gov.uk/transparency/procurement and all offers will be submitted on the basis that the contract when awarded may be published in full in accordance with H M Government Transparency Guidance.
The Trust will also be utilising the supplier information database (SID4Gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification information in the form of a profile. As well as responding to the tender via TACTICA, candidates are requested to provide or update their profile on the SID4Gov as follows:
a) candidates should register on SID4Gov at https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/ by clicking on the “Register for sid4gov” option listed under “Join Us” b) to continue with the registration process Suppliers must have a current DUNS Number. If a Supplier does not have a DUNS Number there is a link to the D&B UK website to request a DUNS Supplier Number.
c) Suppliers who already have a published profile on SID4Gov must confirm that information is up to date; i) candidates should ensure all relevant sections of their SID4Gov profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract. Where access to SID4Gov is unavailable, please contact SID4Gov Support Centre on +44 8452992994
Please note all responses to OJEU should be made through TACTICA eSOURCING SYSTEM – registration is required on SID4GOV to update or provide company profiles only.
As per III.2.1. above.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Proven track record of supplying spark free laboratory refrigeration and freezers, sub-zero freezers to an acute NHS trust.
Section VI: Complementary information
To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://tactica-live.advanced365.com
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.11.2013