Tender for Fertility Products
Any or all locations of all NHS Scotland Health Boards, all NHS Scotland Special Health Boards and/or the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978.
United Kingdom-Larkhall: Pharmaceutical products
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
National Procurement, Canderside, 2 Swinhill Avenue
Contact point(s): National Procurement
For the attention of: Mairi Gibson
ML9 2QX Larkhall
Telephone: +44 1698794544
Fax: +44 1698794403
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.nationalprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
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
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 Ayrshire and Arran
NHS Dumfries and Galloway
NHS Education for Scotland
NHS Forth Valley
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
NHS Health Scotland
Healthcare Improvement Scotland
NHS Western Isles
Scottish Ambulance Service
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service
The State Hospital for Scotland
All entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978) and any Integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Any or all locations of all NHS Scotland Health Boards, all NHS Scotland Special Health Boards and/or the Authority or other NHS organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978 and any Integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014 (altogether hereinafter referred to as ‘NHS Scotland’).
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 300 000 and 2 600 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Each product line will be treated as an individual lot and will be awarded as a multi supplier unranked framework agreement to a maximum of six (6) suppliers per line (lot).
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 300 000 and 2 600 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The Authority is entitled at its sole discretion to extend the thirty six (36) month duration of the Framework Agreement by one (1) period of up to twelve (12) months by giving a minimum of three (3) months written notice of such extension.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(a) the common law offence of conspiracy where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA or an offence under sections 28 or 30 of the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010;
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889 or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, where the offence relates to active corruption as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26th May 1997 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA;
(c) bribery or corruption within the meaning of sections 68 and 69 of the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2003 where the offence relates to active corruption, or bribery within the meaning of sections 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010;
(d) the common law offence of incitement to commit a crime;
(e) fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the financial interests of the European Communities as defined by Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities, within the meaning of — .
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the common law offence of fraud;
(iii) the common law offence of theft or fraud;
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985 or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006;
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979 or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994;
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993;
(vii) the common law offence of uttering; or
(viii) the common law offence of attempting to pervert the course of justice;
(f) money laundering within the meaning of section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 or the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, or an offence in connection with proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of sections 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994; or
(g) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive as defined by the national law of any relevant state.
In accordance with the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 the Authority may treat as ineligible or decide not to select any economic operator if 1 or more of the grounds set out below apply. Accordingly economic operators MUST in each case confirm whether or not any of the following apply, namely:
(a) Has the economic operator been declared bankrupt?
(b) Has the economic operator has a debt relief order made against it/him/her?
(c) Has the economic operator had a receiving order or an administration order or bankruptcy restrictions order or a debt relief restriction order made against it/him/her?
(d) Has the economic operator made any composition or arrangement with or for the benefit of creditors or made any conveyance or assignation for the benefit of its creditors?
(e) Has the economic operator appeared unable to pay or has no reasonable prospects of being able to pay a debt within the meaning of Section 268 of the Insolvency Act 1986?
(f) Has the economic operator granted a Trust Deed for creditors or become otherwise apparently insolvent?
(g) Is the economic operator the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of its/his/her estate?
(h) Has the economic operator passed a resolution within, or is it the subject of an order by the court for the winding up of the economic operator, otherwise than for bona fide reconstruction or amalgamation?
(i) Is the economic operator subject of any proceedings similar to those listed in paragraphs (a) to (g) above under the laws of any other state?
(j) Has been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of the economic operator’s business or profession?
(k) Has the economic operator committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of that economic operator’s business or profession?
(l) Has failed to fulfil obligations relating to the payment of Social Security contributions under the law of the United Kingdom or the relevant state in which the economic operator is established?
(m) Has failed its/his/her obligations relating to payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or the relevant state in which the economic operator is established?
(n) is the economic operator guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required of that economic operator under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012.
Please refer to the tender document for all required information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
(a) Potential Framework Participants must agree to the terms of the Specification.
(b) Potential Framework Participants must be able to demonstrate the existence of a valid and current UK Marketing Authorisation/EMEA Marketing Authorisation that has been approved by the MHRA for all Goods tendered at the date of submission of the tender.
(c) The successful Framework Participant(s) and any sub-contractor(s) must possess valid certification of BS EN ISO9001 or equivalent.
(d) Potential Framework Participant’s Goods will be evaluated against the principles of the MHRA best Practice Guidance on Labelling and Packaging and the National Patient Safety Agency (‘NPSA’) Guidelines on Packaging and Labelling on a Pass/Fail basis by a representative from Scottish Pharmacy Quality Assurance Group (‘SPQAG’).
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
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
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 27.10.2014 – 12:00
National Procurement, 2 Swinhill Avenue, Larkhall, ML9 2QX
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: