Supply Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products to Leicestershire County Council

Supply Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products to Leicestershire County Council

The council requires access to a range of licensed NRT products for use by the QuitReady Team.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Nicotine substitutes

2020/S 134-331330

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Leicestershire County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
Town: Leicester
NUTS code: UKF22 Leicestershire CC and Rutland
Postal code: LE3 8RA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Louis Blake
E-mail: Louis.Blake@leics.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1163059213
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Nicotine Replacement Therapy Products

Reference number: DN485850

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33693200 Nicotine substitutes

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

In this instance, Leicestershire County Council is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint an appropriately accredited supplier to supply Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) products.

The Council requires access to a range of licensed NRT products for use by the QuitReady Team (who are part of the Council). The QuitReady Team offers a 12-week programme to smokers in Leicestershire and a regular supply of NRT products is a key element to a successful quit programme.

The contract will enable the Council to procure NRT products directly from the supplier.

The estimated value of this contract is GBP 150 000 per annum, based on historical spend. The total maximum contract value, if all extension options are taken is therefore GBP 600 000.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF22 Leicestershire CC and Rutland

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In this instance, Leicestershire County Council is undertaking a procurement process to identify and appoint an appropriately accredited supplier to supply nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) products.

The Council requires access to a range of licensed NRT products for use by the QuitReady Team (who are part of the Council). The QuitReady Team offers a 12-week programme to smokers in Leicestershire and a regular supply of NRT products is a key element to a successful quit programme.

The contract will enable the Council to procure NRT products directly from the supplier.

The estimated value of this contract is GBP 150 000 per annum, based on historical spend. The total maximum contract value, if all extension options are taken is therefore GBP 600 000.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 01/11/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract will be in place for an initial period of 2 years, with an option to extend for a further period or periods up to a total of 2 years taking the contract term to a maximum of 4 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/08/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/08/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of Justice
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract, as communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/07/2020