Supply of Supportive Medicines for a UK Stockpile of Medicines for Covid-19 Preparedness

Supply of Supportive Medicines for a UK Stockpile of Medicines for Covid-19 Preparedness

The contracting authority seeks to establish multiple contracts for the supply of pharmaceutical products for a UK stockpile of medicines for Covid-19 preparedness.

United Kingdom-London: Pharmaceutical products

2020/S 137-338097

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Procurement.Operations@dhsc.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome

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:

Supply of Supportive Medicines for a UK Stockpile of Medicines for Covid-19 Preparedness

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33600000 Pharmaceutical products

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The contracting authority seeks to establish multiple contracts for the supply of pharmaceutical products for a UK stockpile of medicines for Covid-19 preparedness. The Department of Health and Social Care are managing the procurement on behalf of Public Health England.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 96 000 000.00 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)

33600000 Pharmaceutical products

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Department of Health and Social Care intend to run a procurement exercise to source pharmaceutical products for a UK stockpile of medicines for Covid-19 preparedness. The stockpile will cover ICU medicines, antibiotics and end of life care. The intention is for the tender exercise to commence on the 23rd of July and a contract notice will be published in the OJEU. The intended UK stockpile tender exercise will be performed through the online application, Atamis Procurement Software. Suppliers are encouraged, if they have not done so already, to register as quickly as possible with Atamis to ensure access to the tender documentation and the instructions for completion upon OJEU publication. The UK tender is intended to be an open accelerated procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended). The contract period is proposed for 12 months with the option to extend annually for 2 further years. The UK tender is a ‘stockpile tender’ where it is proposed, 46 products in 53 presentations will be tendered as 46 lots and to be purchased by Public Health England on behalf of DHSC. Key considerations for award may be, in no particular order: shelf life, availability, price, UK MA held.

II.2.14)Additional information

The contracting authority intends to use the Department of Health and Social Care Atamis eTendering system to manage the tender. Information relating to the tender is available within Atamis. Select this link to access the Atamis system https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome

Further information is detailed within VI.3.0.1) Additional information below.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

23/07/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority intends to use the Department of Health and Social Care Atamis eTendering system to manage the tender. Information relating to the tender is available within Atamis. Select this link to access the Atamis system https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome Select ‘Opportunities’ and then select the supportive medicines including ITU, EOL and antibiotics opportunity. A document that sets out the process can be selected from the opportunity at the ‘View Documents’ area. If you wish to register an interest, if you have not done so already, register your organisation as a supplier from here https://health-family.force.com/s/Welcome Once registered, press the ‘Register Interest’ to login and register your interest. Once you have registered your interest, you may submit clarification requests. Correspondence must be through Atamis. You will receive updates as the opportunity progresses and the tender is published. A TED contract opportunity notice will also be issued to alert suppliers when the tender goes live.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/07/2020