Surgical Microscopes for NHS Supply Chain
NHS Supply Chain intends to launch a National Framework Agreement (the “Framework Agreement”) for an initial period of 2 years with an option to extend up to a further 2 years for the provision of Surgical Microscopes.UK-Normanton: microscopes
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Supply Chain, Foxbridge Way
For the attention of: Anke Tymens
WF6 1TL Normanton
Telephone: +44 7740576903
Fax: +44 1924328744
General address of the contracting authority: www.supplychain.nhs.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: “Various locations in the UK”.
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 11
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 2
— Operating Microscopes,
— ENT Microscopes,
— Ophthalmic Microscopes,
— Neuro Microscopes,
— Maxillofacial and Plastics Microscopes,
— Medical Microscopes,
— Outpatient Microscopes (ENT),
— Dental Microscopes,
38510000, 38515000, 38515200, 38519000, 38519300, 38634000, 33164100
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Operating Microscopes – ENT Microscopes, Ophthalmic Microscopes, Neuro Microscopes, and Maxillofacial and Plastics Microscopes
38510000, 38515000, 38519000, 38519300
Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of £4 000 000 to £5 500 000 in the first year of this Framework Agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement. Expenditure under this lot over the 4 year term of the Agreement is anticipated to be between £16 000 000 to £22 000 000.
NHS Supply Chain anticipates awarding the Framework Agreement to the top 5 highest scoring tenderers which have responded to at least 3 of the 4 available categories in Lot 1 and which have achieved a score of 60 % or more in respect of each category. More than one supplier may be appointed across each category within this Lot.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 16 000 000,00 and 22 000 000,00 GBP
38510000, 33164100, 38515000
NHS Supply Chain anticipates awarding the Framework Agreement to the top 6 highest scoring tenderers which have responded to any 1 2 or all 3 of the 3 available categories in Lot 2 and which have achieved a score of 60 % or more in respect of each category. More than one supplier may be appointed across each category within this Lot.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000,00 and 8 000 000,00 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: “The Framework Agreement includes obligations with respect to environmental issues and a requirement for successful suppliers to comply with the NHS Supply Chain Code of Conduct.”.
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal as follows:
1.Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal.
2.If not yet registered:
— Click on the ‘Not Registered Yet’ link to access the registration page,
— Complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.
If registration has been completed:
— Login with URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/,
— Click on the ‘Supplier Dashboard’ icon to open the list of new procurement events.
Expression of interest.
— View Contract Notice content by clicking on the ‘View notice’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,
— Express an interest by clicking on the ‘Express interest’ button,
— To start the response process after the expression of interest has been done select the ‘My Active Opportunities’ option and click on the ‘Apply’ button,
— Select the procurement event from the list by clicking on the description,
— In the detail view click on the orange coloured ‘Framework Agreement’ button to start responding to the tender.
The system tasks required to complete the tender are:
— Read Framework header documents: Access these by clicking on the ‘NHS Header documents’ button found in the ‘Select Framework’ tab,
— Upload header documents: Access this area using the ‘Supplier header documents’,
— Complete the Framework level questions: These questions are found in the ‘Framework Questionnaire’ tab.
1.Lot header selection:
— Select the Lot line details button to view the lot detail to determine whether the Supplier wishes to respond to this lot,
— Select the ‘Express intent’ button after the required lot has been highlighted to be able to respond to the lot.
2.Read NHS Lot Documents: Read the documents using the NHS Lot documents button.
3.Upload Supplier Lot documents: Access this area using the ‘Supplier lot documents’. Note: These documents relate to this lot only.
4.Complete price offers per line for the Lot: Use the LOT Line Detail tab to access.
5.Answer the LOT questions: The questions are found in the Lot Questionnaire tab.
6.Accept the Terms and Conditions: Use the ‘Terms and conditions’ button to access this function.
7.Submit Lot Response: Click on the Submit response button to submit your response for the Lot. Note: Each Lot must be submitted independently.
Supplier Submission Report: Open and review the ‘Supplier Submission Report’.
Section IV: Procedure
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 69-114007 of 7.4.2012
As in abovementioned I.1.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: “Only the NHS Supply Chain contract owner or delegate”.
Section VI: Complementary information
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): “Please note that the maximum number of suppliers as set out in II.1.4 is provided as an estimate only. Tenderers should refer to section 3.5 of the Invitation to Tender for details of the scores which tenderers will need to obtain in order to be appointed to the relevant lot of the Framework Agreement.
The term of contracts formed under the Framework Agreement may continue beyond the end of the term of the Framework Agreement itself. NHS Supply Chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing value added offerings and commitment/bulk buy initiatives.
NHS Supply Chain will share savings information in order to assist its customers with making informed procurement decisions.
The Framework Agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain and the Supplier however:
1) NHS Supply Chain;
2) any NHS Trust;
3) any other NHS entity;
4) any government department agency or other statutory body and/or
5) any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector will be able to enter into a direct contract with the Supplier for any of the supplies and/or services under the Framework.
The Supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct contract management fee to NHS Supply Chain as detailed in the tender documents.
The participating contracting authorities reserve the right to finance the purchase of the supplies through a lease transaction using a third party lessor. Any such financial services will be obtained by the participating contracting authorities through a separate procurement exercise and not as part of this procurement. The financial services may be sourced from the NHS Supply Chain leasing Framework Agreement.
In this event the supplier appointed to the Framework Agreement may receive from a third party lessor appointed by the participating contracting authority a purchase order for delivery to the participating contracting authority. The supplier appointed to the Framework Agreement will then be required to supply in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. NHS Supply Chain is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it) to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
All communications must be made through NHS Supply Chain’s eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/iss/ using the Message Centre facility linked to this particular contract notice.
Refer to point VI.4.2
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.6.2012