Supply of Bulk Liquid Oxygen
Contract for the supply of Bulk Liquid Oxygen to include, associated works, commissioning, decomissioning, delivery, transfer of liquid oxygen, upkeep and maintenance of the vessels. The contract shall be for a minimum period of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods.
United Kingdom-Crewe: Medical gases
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Leighton Hospital, Middlewich Road
Contact point(s): Via the MCHFT URL address below
For the attention of: Chris Hannon
CW1 4QJ Crewe
Telephone: +44 270612594
Fax: +44 270612595
General address of the contracting authority: https://mcht.eu-supply.com/transactions.asp?B=MCHT&PU=1
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.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Supply of Bulk Liquid Oxygen.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Crewe.
NUTS code UKD22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Contract for the supply of Bulk Liquid Oxygen to include, associated works, commissioning, decomissioning, delivery, transfer of liquid oxygen, upkeep and maintenance of the vessels. The contract shall be for a minimum period of 5 years with an option to extend for a further 2 x 12 month periods. The Trust reserves the right to award for the full 7 years depending upon offers received.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
Full details relating to the scope of the procurement can be accessed by suppliers who are selected following the pre-qualification stage of the project and are invited to a request for tender (RFT) at a later date.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: Option to extend for further 2 x 12 months period. NB Trust reserves right to award for a full 7 year period depending upon offers received.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (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:
Parent company or other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to offer for further details.
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:
Joint and 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: Candidates must register on www.sid4Gov.nhs.uk and submit their profile for publication to the system. Candidates who already have a profile on NHS-sid will automatically be transferred to www.sid4Gov.nhs.uk
Candidates must ensure that all the relevant sections of their sid4Gov profile are completed to demonstrate their ability to meet the short listing criteria applicable to this contract.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
1.10.2013 – 12:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 1.10.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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://MCHT.eu-supply.com The Trust reserves the right to run an E-Auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers, this period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing, this information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1).
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the (for Public Sector) Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland), any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages, if the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.8.2013