Supply of Minor Medical Equipment and Consumables

Supply of Minor Medical Equipment and Consumables

Supply of minor medical equipment, consumables and associated parts primarily for use by UK Ambulance Trusts.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2020/S 188-455059

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: East Of England NHS Collaborative Hub c/o West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Postal address: Victoria House, Capital Park
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB21 5XB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sheila Gaskin
Telephone: +44 7736047695
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


15,000000 – 30,000000


Reference number: 19077

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33000000 Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:


Supply of minor medical equipment, consumables and associated parts primarily for use by UK Ambulance Trusts. This framework will however be open to access by other organisations listed in Section 11.2.4) and the ITT documents. The following list of items is not exhaustive but aims to give an idea of what may be required:

First aid products, airway management, bandages and dressings, oxygen masks, first aid kits and cabinets, suction kits, gloves, diagnostic instruments, eye and burn treatments, stethoscopes, responder bags, sphygs, backpacks, otoscopes and ophthalmoscope, satchels, shears, oxygen bags specialist PPE, Defib and resus kits, lifting aids, transportation aids, boots stretchers and spine boards, eyewear, neck collars, helmets, blankets training aids, splints, manikins, in ambulance treatments, anatomical charts, CPR, resus and ventilators,training books.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33140000 Medical consumables
33190000 Miscellaneous medical devices and products

II.2.3)Place of performance

Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:


The EoECPH is working collaboratively with the National Ambulance Procurement Board on this procurement with an aim of providing a procurement compliant route to market for UK Ambulance Services (and other participants and as detailed below and in in the ITT) wishing to procure minor medical equipment, consumables, and associated parts.This procurement and the resulting framework is potentially for suppliers’ whole catalogues of products and specific item pricing is not being requested as part of the framework agreement, although this will be requested under the provision for participants to run further competitions or direct award as required. An indicative list of the type of products required are documented in the specification document within the tender pack. This is subject to change and is not exhaustive. Below is a list of participants:

Ambulance trusts:

Fire and Rescue England: or

East Midlands



North Eastern

North Western

South Eastern

South Western

West Midlands

Yorkshire and Humberside

Fire and Rescue Scotland:

Fire and Rescue Wales:

Mid and West



Fire and Rescue Northern Ireland:

Police England:

Police Scotland:

Police Wales:

Police Northern Ireland:

Police and Crime Commissioners:

Prisons England and Wales:

Prisons Scotland:

Maritime and Coast Guard Agency

Acute trusts:

Care trusts:

Foundation trusts:

Mental health trusts:

Community Healthcare Trusts:

Clinical Commissioning Groups:

Health and Care trusts:

Area Teams:

Charities including VCSE’s:

Special health authorities:

Other NHS entities:

• HSC in Northern Ireland:

• NHS Scotland trusts:

• NHS Scotland:

• NHS Wales trusts:

• Local Government England and Wales:

• Government Scotland:

• Local Government Northern Ireland:

• Local Government Association:

• Local Authorities:

• NHS England:

• Universities: In UK:


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: 1 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: no
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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 25
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: 26/10/2020
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:


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

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/10/2020
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

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

VI.3)Additional information:


Suppliers instructions how to express interest in this tender:

1) register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)

— browse to the eSourcing Portal: 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);

2) express an Interest in the tender

— login to the portal with the username/password;

— click the ‘PQQs/ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier);

— click on the relevant PQQ/ITT to access the content;

— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page;

— this will move the PQQ/ITT into your ‘My PQQs/My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only);

— you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ITT Details’ box;

3) Responding to the tender

— click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining);

— you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;

— note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT;

— there may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.


VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: East of England NHS Collaborative Hub
Postal address: Victoria House, Capital Park
Town: Cambridge
Postal code: CB21 5XB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7736047695Internet address:
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: