Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals to NHS England

Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals to NHS England

NHS National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals.

United Kingdom-Runcorn: Pharmaceutical products

2020/S 089-213548

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The NHS Commissioning Board (operating under the name of NHS England)
Postal address: 2nd Floor, Rutland House
Town: Runcorn
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: WA7 2ES
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: david.ford1@nhs.net
Internet address(es):Main address: https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

NHS National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals – Interim 1 2020

Reference number: CM/PHG/20/5589

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Invitation to offer for NHS National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals – Interim 1 2020

Offer reference number: CM/PHG/20/5589

Period of framework agreement: The total maximum duration of the framework agreement to be no more than 24 months (12 months plus options to extend (at the Authority’s sole discretion) for up to a further 12 months)

Potential periods of call-offs under the framework agreement

Hospital Only Products:

DLS/DNE/DNW 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 (12 months)

DLN/DCE/DSW 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 (12 months)

Products on the framework include (but are not limited to):

Darunavir

Disodium Pamidronate

Doxorubicin

Epirubicin

Ethambutol

Etoposide

Glycopyrronium Bromide

Ibuprofen

Irinotecan

Lopinavir/Ritonavir

Milrinone

Posaconazole

Ritonavir

Salbutamol

Tramadol

Vancomycin.

Details of presentation sizes and volumes are within the tender document set

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 8 663 012.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Interim 1 2020 — Hospital Only Products: DLS/DNE/DNW 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 (12 Months)

Lot No: 01

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33600000
33690000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Please refer to Document 3, Schedule 8 in the ITO documents for the list of purchasing points.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Invitation to offer for NHS National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals – Interim 1 2020

Offer reference number: CM/PHG/20/5589

Period of framework agreement: The total maximum duration of the framework agreement to be no more than 24 months (12 months plus options to extend (at the Authority’s sole discretion) for up to a further 12 months)

Potential periods of call-offs under the framework agreement:

1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 2 964 624.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2020
End: 31/07/2021
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:

This framework lot has options to extend for periods of up to a maximum of 12 months.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Interim 1 2020 — Hospital Only Products: DLN/DCE/DSW Regions 1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021 (12 Months)

Lot No: 02

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33600000
33690000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Please refer to Document 3, Schedule 8 in the ITO documents for the list of purchasing points.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS National Framework Agreement for the Supply of Generic Pharmaceuticals – Interim 1 2020

Offer reference number: CM/PHG/20/5589

Period of framework agreement: the total maximum duration of the framework agreement to be no more than 24 months (12 months plus options to extend (at the Authority’s sole discretion) for up to a further 12 months)

Potential periods of call-offs under the framework agreement

1 August 2020 to 31 July 2021.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 5 698 384.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2020
End: 31/07/2021
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:

This framework lot has options to extend for periods of up to a maximum of 12 months.

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
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

The Covid-19 outbreak has given rise to an urgent need for the supply of certain generic hospital only medicines where suppliers have terminated or previous tenders have been unable to secure supply, to avoid NHS resources being diverted to source alternative products and ensure continuity. This does not give sufficient time to comply with the standard open procedure timescales for this procurement. The Commercial Medicines Unit considers this to be a state of urgency which it has duly substantiated. Accordingly, the Commercial Medicines Unit is using the accelerated time limits permitted under the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Regulation [27(5) for the open in respect of this procurement.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
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: 20/05/2020
Local time: 13:00
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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/05/2020
Local time: 13:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Commercial Medicines Unit employee.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Responding to this notice:

Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:

1) Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the eTendering portal at https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk

Candidates wishing to be considered for this procurement exercise must register, and provide additional procurement specific information (if requested), through the eTendering portal as follows:

1.1) If not already registered, Candidates should register on the eTendering portal at https://nhsengland.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html and click the link to register:

— accept the terms and conditions and click continue;

— enter your correct business and user details;

— note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete;

— you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

1.2) Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:

(a) login to the eTendering portal;

(b) select ‘Response to ITT’;

(c) select ‘ITTs Open To All Suppliers’;

(d) access listing related to this procurement, NHS National Generics Pharmaceuticals Interim 1 2020 and view details;

(e) click on ‘Express interest’ button at the top of the page;

(f) Once you have expressed interest, the ITT will move to ‘My ITTs’, where you can download additional documentation (if required), and construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the ‘Publish’ button.

1.3) For any support in registering on the portal or submitting your expression of interest please contact the eTendering Help-desk at +44 800 368 4850 or help@bravosolution.co.uk

2) General supplier information

To manage and assess supplier information the contracting authority requests candidates provide their company profile in the Government’s Supplier Registration Service (which has replaced sid4gov), as follows:

2.1) If not already registered (the previous sid4gov password, login and details will still be on the system), candidates must go to the following web page https://supplierregistration.cabinetoffice.gov.uk and select ‘Register’ at the top of the page. Key in details as requested to search for your company. If you do not have a D-U-N-S® Number, click on the link at the right of the page to obtain a number from D&B. Candidates must obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) D-U-N-S® Number to enable registration on the system.

2.2) Once registration is complete you are able to create and update your company profile. Candidates should ensure all the mandatory fields of their profile are completed and up to date for each procurement exercise. D&B data will be supplied automatically by D&B.

2.3) For further help or information concerning sid4gov, please contact the sid4gov Helpdesk at:

support@nqc.com or telephone +44 (0) 845 299 2994.

Other contracting authorities

The framework agreement is for the benefit of other participating NHS bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) along with any other non-NHS bodies which the participants deem necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The Royal Courts of Justice
Town: London or any other district registry of the High Court
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/05/2020