Tender for Heart Valves

Tender for Heart Valves

Tender for the provision of heart valve, TAVI devices and associated products and accessories.

UK-London: artificial parts of the heart

2012/S 113-187271

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust
Great Maze Road, Trust Offices
Contact point(s): LPP Offices
For the attention of: John Baglivi
SE1 9RT London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079610756
E-mail: john.baglivi@lpp.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.lpp.nhs.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: Delta
Further information can be obtained from: London Procurement Programme
LPP Offices, Johnson Smirke Building
For the attention of: John Baglivi
EC3N 4HJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079610756
E-mail: john.baglivi@lpp.nhs.uk
Internet address: www.lpp.nhs.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: London Procurement Programme
LPP Offices, Johnson Smirke Building
For the attention of: John Baglivi
EC3N 4HJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079610756
E-mail: john.baglivi@lpp.nhs.uk
Internet address: www.lpp.nhs.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: London Procurement Programme
LPP Offices, Johnson Smirke Building
For the attention of: John Baglivi
EC3N 4HJ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079610756
E-mail: john.baglivi@lpp.nhs.uk
Internet address: www.lpp.nhs.uk

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

LPP Member Trusts as may change from time to time
Various addresses dependant on Trust involvement
London
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Tender for the provision of heart valve, TAVI devices and associated products and asscessories.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
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
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:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

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

Artificial parts of the heart. Provision of heart valves (porcine and mechanical), TAVI (transcatheter aortic valve implantation) devices and associated products and asscessories.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33184300

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: no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Options may be submitted but only in addition to the specified requirements and may be accepted or rejected at the discretion of the LPP.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

N/a.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

N/a.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past 5 years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selection criteria and evaluation methodology will be available in the pre-qualification documentation and after shortlisting the invitation to tender documents.
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:

LPP/2012/00003
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 19.7.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.7.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 579G3S9374. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 27.10.2012 (12:00). Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call 0845 270 7050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com.

Expressions of Interest must be submitted through the eTendering portal at Delta eSourcing. The LPP must not be contacted directly in relation to this contract except through the identified channels as at Section I.1.
When required, pricing must be in Sterling and payments under the contract will be made in Sterling. The contract is expected to last for 24 months with possible extensions of up to a further 2 x 12 month options. The contract will be governed by English law. The LPP reserves the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract.
If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the Internet. The contract is for the benefit of other participating NHS bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) who are members of the the London Procurement Programme (LPP) as may change from time to time.
The selected suppliers will be expected to supply all Heart Valves, TAVI and Associated Products from their range as are required by the contracting authority from time to time. Future additions to their ranges will also be included.
For means of clarity this is a regional framework agreement.
The London Procurement Programme contracting through Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trusts placing this framework agreement for the benefit of any LPP NHS Member Trust as may change from time to time. The tender exercise will be co-ordinated through a procurement panel of representatives from LPP member organisations. Further information will be sent out in the tender documentation.
Bidder clarifications, if applicable, will be held after receipt of the Invitation to Tender Documents have been returned and suppliers must make themselves available for them.
The LPP does not bind itself to accept the lowest offer or any offer either in part, each item for this purpose being treated as separately.
The LPP cannot be held responsible for any costs incurred by offerors in relation to the preparation of their and any subsequent post offer clarifications.
Suppliers must use the file reference LPP/2012/00003 in all correspondence. Suppliers must follow the instructions fully. Suppliers must complete their PQQ document set before the deadline as set out in this notice.
Suppliers must comply with all of the requests within this OJEU notice and subsequent tender requirements or they may not be considered.
The selected suppliers will be expected to supply all Heart Valves, TAVI products and any associated products and accessories from within their range as are required by the contracting authority from time to time. Future additions to their ranges will also be included.
The contract is for the benefit of participating LPP member NHS bodies and any other non-NHS bodies which the participants deem necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental public bodies charged with the delivery of healthcare or health related services.
PQQ documents and associated information will be available form midnight on the 15.6.2012. GO Reference: GO-2012612-PRO-3989513.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:12.6.2012