Supply Parenteral Nutrition Products to NHS Scotland

Supply Parenteral Nutrition Products to NHS Scotland

Enteral syringes, tubing and accessories.

UK-Edinburgh: Parenteral nutrition products

2013/S 107-182760

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Common Services Agency (commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“Authority”)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Contact point(s): Strategic Sourcing
For the attention of: Alex Little
EH12 9EB Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail: alex.little1@nhs.net

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883

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: yes

Golden Jubilee Hospital (National Waiting Times Centre Board)

NHS 24

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

NHS Borders

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Fife

NHS Forth Valley

NHS Grampian

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

NHS Health Scotland

NHS Highland

NHS Lanarkshire

NHS Lothian

NHS Orkney

NHS Shetland

NHS Tayside

NHS Western Isles

Scottish Ambulance Service

The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service (a.k.a the NHS National Shared Services)

The State Hospital for Scotland

Health Improvement Scotland

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Enteral syringes, tubing and accessories.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: All Mainland and Island healthboards and special healthboards, plus all locations of the common services agency.
NUTS code UK

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 519 782 GBP

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

Supply of enteral syringes, tubing and accessories – which have been developed to deliver enteral feeds, medicines and flushes safely to neonatal, paediatric and adult patients within the Acute and Primary care sector of NHSS for the safe provision of the enteral feeding process.
Note: The authority is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required. To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code itt_2062 within the appropriate area. If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200, 33141310

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Sterile and non sterile enteral syringes, tubing and associated accessories.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 519 782 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Common Services Agency shall be entitled (at its sole discretion) to extend the duration of the framework agreement by two (2) twelve (12) calendar month period. Provisional timetable for recourse to these options: in months: 24 (from the award of the contract).
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 30.9.2013. Completion 29.9.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Enteral syringes: single use and re-usable

1)Short description

Sterile and Re-usable range both required. developed to deliver enteral feeds, medicines and flushes safely to neonatal, paediatric and adult patients. There are two types: Sterile – single use, mainly within Hospital environment and Non Sterile – single patient use, used with the Home environment.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200, 33141310

3)Quantity or scope

542.9k GBP per annum.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Nasogastric tubing

1)Short description

Tubing to work in conjunction with enteral syringes to administer food and/or medicines to patients. Plastic tube (NG tube) through the nose, past the throat, and down into the stomach.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200

3)Quantity or scope

490.4K GBP per annum.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Balloon gastrostomy (including low profile devices).

1)Short description

Balloon Gastrostomy (inc Low Profile) – insertion is the placement of a feeding tube through the skin and the stomach wall, directly into the stomach.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200

3)Quantity or scope

550.3k GBP per annum.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Non Balloon Gastrostomy (including low profile devices)

1)Short description

Enteral feeding tubing;
Gastrostomy (inc Low Profile) – insertion is the placement of a feeding tube through the skin and the stomach wall, directly into the stomach.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200

3)Quantity or scope

3.2k GBP per annum.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Primary Insertion Gastrostomy sets (PEG)

1)Short description

(PEG) is a surgical procedure to place a feeding tube inside of the stomach through the skin.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200

3)Quantity or scope

177.3k GBP per annum.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: JEJ (Jejunostomy) Tubes

1)Short description

Enteral feeding tubing; Nasojejunal – suitable for intestinal feeding and gastric decompression. Gastrojejunal – used in the jejunum or small bowel of a patient, without creating an obstruction in the intestines. Jejunostomy – artificial passage between the the jejunum and the anterior abdominal wall.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200

3)Quantity or scope

17.2k GBP per annum.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: PH Paper (enteral)

1)Short description

Test paper for the correct placement of Enteral Tubing.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33692200

3)Quantity or scope

102.3k GBP per annum.
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:

See Contract/Tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Unless otherwise stated in the Contract, payment will be made, by BACS (Bank Automated Clearing System), if the Common Services Agency so chooses, within 30 days of receipt and agreement of invoices, submitted in arrears, following delivery of performance of the services. Further details will be included within the contract terms and conditions contained within the Tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Prime Contractor.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Advertised Minimum conditions for participation;
All lots:
Products are ‘NPSA’ Compliant;
Products are CE Marked;
Products comply with the appropriate MDD 93/42/EEC Directive requirement(s).
Organisation is ISO13485:2003 or equivalent registered. Potential Framework Participants must be able to demonstrate experience in providing an efficient, responsive and effective service for the provision of Enteral Syringe, Tubing and Accessories and the capability to provide enteral products and support to Participating Authorities across Scotland. Accordingly, potential Framework Participants must submit with their tenders at least two (current) references from NHS bodies or registered healthcare providers attesting to the nature, quality and effectiveness of services provided by the potential Framework Participant.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Potential Framework Participants must submit with their tenders at least two (current) references from NHS bodies or registered healthcare providers attesting to the nature, quality and effectiveness of services provided by the potential Framework Participant.
Requirement for the provision of documentary evidence for eg. CE certification, ISO certification or equivalent.
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

Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. total cost. Weighting 65

2. training/account management/patient support. Weighting 20

3. complaints management + delivery. Weighting 15

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:

NP613/13
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

19.7.2013 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

This information will be provided in the ITT.

Section VI: Complementary information

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

To access the tender documents for this contract notice, please click on the attached link. This will take you to the tender module within Public Contracts Scotland. This will allow you to access and respond to this contract opportunity in a secure environment. Note: If you do not have a password for the tender module then you will be asked to apply for a login. [[www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk]] (SC Ref:266641).

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: The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made) applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the framework agreement which notifcation will contain among other information, a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant framework agreement.The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into the framework agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the framework agreement has been entered into include the setting aside of the decision to award the framework agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the framework agreement has been entered into will not affect the framework agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the framework agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within 15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not prevent the Authority from awarding the framework agreement following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is dissatisfied with the Authority’s response to its request for clarification, or considers that the framework agreement has been concluded in breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.6.2013