Tender for Generic Drugs

Tender for Generic Drugs

Generic Drugs – Topicals/Misc Items. NHS Wales.

UK-Cardiff: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2013/S 018-026215

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Velindre NHS Trust, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services (on behalf of All Wales LHB’s and Trusts)
Bevan House, 25-30 Lambourne Crescent, Llanishen
Contact point(s): NWSSP Proc – WHS
For the attention of: Rachelle Henricksen
CF14 5GF Cardiff
Telephone: +44 2920315467
E-mail: rachelle.henricksen@wales.nhs.uk
Fax: +44 2920315450

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

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Generic Drugs – Topicals/Misc Items.
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: Organisations and Esablishments within NHS Wales.
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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2

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

Generic Drugs – Topicals/Misc Items.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Framework to be let for a 2 year period with an option to extend for a further 12 months at the discretion of the contracting authority.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.12.2013. Completion 30.11.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contract authority reserves the right to request parent company guarantees of financial liability.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

None specified saved that in the case of consortia or other grouping of more than one legal entity, one must act as the prime contractor.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who does not respond to the following in the requisite manner:
1. Entering General PQQ Supplier Information NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership Procurement Services utilizes the NHS Supplier Information Database (Sid4Health) and/or Sell2Wales to manage and assess general prequalification information in the form of a profile. Candidates are requested to either:
i) Provide their profile in Sid4Health as follows: Candidates should register on Sid4Health at www.sid4health.nhs.uk and submit their Sid4Health company profile for publication to the system. Candidates already registered on NHS Sid4Health must ensure that information is up to date and provide their profile number when responding to this alert. Where access to Sid4Health is unavailable, please contact the Sid4Health helpdesk at help@sid4health.nhs.uk or

ii) Register company information on the Sell2Wales website at ww.sell2wales.co.uk
2. Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information
i) Candidates should register on the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership Procurement Services eTendering portal https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/nhs

ii) Once registered, candidates must express their interest as follows
a) login to NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership Procurement Services eTendering portal
b) select ‘Respond to OJEU advert and PQQ’
c) select ‘PQQs Open To All Suppliers’
d) access listing relating to the contract (title xxxx) and view details
e) click on ‘Express Interest’ button in the ‘Actions’ box on the left hand side of the page
iii) Once you have expressed interest, the PQQ will move to ‘My PQQs’, where you can download additional documentation and where you can construct your reply as instructed. You must then publish your reply using the publish button
iv) For any support in submitting your expression of interest, please contact the eTendering helpdesk on +44 8000112470 or at help@bravosolution.co.uk

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per requirements to complete Sid4Health profile or registration with Sell2Wales – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete information.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per requirements to complete Sid4Health profile or registration with Sell2Wales – see III.2.1 for more information on how to complete information.
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

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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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:
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

28.2.2013 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

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

1. The contracting authority reserves the right to use an electronic reverse auction.
2. If and when this requirement is offered for tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the internet.
3. The contracting authority is not bound to award a contract in whole or part.
4. The contracting authority will not bear the tender costs of any of the tenderers.
5. In reference to I.1.9 (Variants) to the extent permitted, if at all, in the tender documents.
6. This notice is being placed by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services. For the purpose of this procurement, the awarding authority will be Velindre NHS Trust.
7. This advertisement is placed by NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership – Procurement Services on behalf of participating LHB’s/Trusts in Wales for the totality of those LHB/Trust specific contractual arrangements.
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 allow a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period between notifying the award decision and awarding the contract. Unsuccessful bidders and applicants are entitled to receive reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages of the winning bid and the reasons why the bidder/applicant was unsuccessful. Should additional information be required it should be requested of the addressee in section I.1. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules, have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits and must be brought promptly. For more information on how to appeal, and the relevant time limits, please see the following statement on the Authority’s website: www.procurement.wales.nhs.uk/supply/terms

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.1.2013