Supply of Apheresis and Blood Warming Equipment

Supply of Apheresis and Blood Warming Equipment

Supply and installation of apheresis equipment and blood warming equipment for peripheral blood collections; red, white and plasma separation, depletion and exchange; stem cell harvests; Lymphocyte and Granulocyte collections; bone marrow harvest and processing.

UK-London: venepuncture, blood sampling devices

2012/S 220-362559

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Denmark Hill
Contact point(s): Guy’s and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust and Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Procurement Shared Service, Attn Julian Soden
SE5 9NY London
UNITED KINGDOM

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)

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

F/352/12 Supply of Apheresis and Blood Warming Equipment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKI

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
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 480 000 GBP

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

Venepuncture, blood sampling devices. Blood plasma filters. Blood and fluid warming. Miscellaneous medical devices and products. Blood-cell counters. Plasma extracts. Supply and installation of apheresis equipment and blood warming equipment for peripheral blood collections; red, white and plasma separation, depletion and exchange; stem cell harvests; Lymphocyte and Granulocyte collections; bone marrow harvest and processing.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141300, 33141630, 33186200, 33190000, 38434550, 33141520

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Apheresis equipment and blood warming equipment for Kings Health Partners which comprises Kings College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, Medway Maritime Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Great Ormond St NHS Foundation Trust.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 480 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Extension of Contract beyond primary term.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: F/352/12 Apheresis Equipment

1)Short description

Apheresis Equipment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141300, 33141630, 33190000, 38434550

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 120 000 and 480 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Blood Warmer

1)Short description

Blood Warmer equipment associated with Apheresis process.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33186200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 and 480 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Standard NHS Terms and Conditions of Purchase of Goods.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Manufacturer support of existing equipment is being withdrawn in January 2013. Replacement equipment required.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 1: and maximum number 2
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire in additional documents.
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:

F/352/12
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.11.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

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VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

King’s Health Partners
C/o Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, 2nd Floor, New City Court, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond
SE1 9RT London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

King’s Health Partners
C/o Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, 2nd Floor, New City Court, Guy’s Hospital, Great Maze Pond
SE1 9RT London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:12.11.2012