Tender for Lateral Flow Testing Kits

Tender for Lateral Flow Testing Kits

In light of the urgent requirement and as part of national measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, DHSC has a requirement for the supply of Lateral Flow Testing Kits to be undertaken on accelerated basis United Kingdom-London: Diagnostic kits.

2020/S 253-639081

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Test & Trace – DHSC
E-mail: TTprocurement@dhsc.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://health.atamis.co.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://health.atamis.co.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: http://health.atamis.co.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Lateral Flow Testing Kits

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

33141625 Diagnostic kits

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

In light of the urgent requirement and as part of national measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, DHSC has a requirement for the supply of Lateral Flow Testing Kits to be undertaken on accelerated basis (Regulation 27(5) PCR). Please note that product offerings which can only use a nasopharyngeal specimen shall not be permitted under this tender. The procurement shall appoint bidders to the proposed framework. DHSC currently intends to make the first call off as soon as the framework agreement is entered into. Appointment onto the framework and a given lot shall be subject to the criteria stated in the procurement documents. One of these key requirements is that any test proposed must have successfully passed through LFT Validation Phase 3A by Public Health England’s Porton Down facility prior to the Tender Submission Deadline – see the ITT for further details.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 911 542 857.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33124100 Diagnostic devices
33140000 Medical consumables
33127000 Immuno-analysis devices
33124130 Diagnostic supplies

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In light of the urgent requirement and as part of national measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, DHSC has a requirement for the supply of Lateral Flow Testing Kits to be undertaken on accelerated basis (Regulation 27(5) PCR). Please note that product offerings which can only use a nasopharyngeal specimen shall not be permitted under this tender. The procurement shall appoint bidders to the proposed framework. DHSC currently intends to make the first call off as soon as the framework agreement is entered into. Appointment onto the framework and a given lot shall be subject to the criteria stated in the procurement documents. One of these key requirements is that any test proposed must have successfully passed through LFT Validation Phase 3A by Public Health England’s Porton Down facility prior to the Tender Submission Deadline – see the ITT for further details. At the point of call-off from the framework, the authority reserves the right to specify a requirement for a higher level of validation if needed.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 911 542 857.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 09/02/2021
End: 31/03/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The proposed framework shall segment bids into lots, which shall be defined by Pack size (number of tests per kit / inner-box). Appointment onto a given lot shall be subject to the criteria stated in the procurement documents. Tenders may be submitted for one, for several or for all of the lots.

 

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

All criteria are stated in the procurement documents found on the appointed e-sourcing platform.

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

All criteria are stated in the procurement documents found on the appointed e-sourcing platform.

 

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

All criteria are stated in the procurement documents found on the appointed e-sourcing platform.

 

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

All criteria are stated in the procurement documents found on the appointed e-sourcing platform.

 

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

All criteria are stated in the procurement documents found on the appointed e-sourcing platform.

 

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Appointment onto the framework and a given lot shall be subject to the criteria stated in the procurement documents. One of these key requirements is that any test proposed must have successfully passed through LFT Validation Phase 3A by Public Health England’s Porton Down facility prior to the Tender Submission Deadline – see the ITT for further details. Tenders may be submitted for one, for several or for all of the lots. At the point of call-off from the framework, the authority reserves the right to specify a requirement for a higher level of validation if needed.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
Accelerated procedure
Justification:

This procurement is using an accelerated timetable in accordance with Regulation 27(5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 due to the current state of urgency faced by the Authority in implementing measures to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 15/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Electronically via the Atamis Portal.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

As part of this tender evaluation, the authority shall be conducting a financial due diligence, which shall impact your award amount. It is therefore paramount that as part of this procurement the bidding entity is able to submit relevant documentation for such financial checks to be made. Detail of these financial evaluations, the accepted supporting documentation and consequential impact of this assessment shall be detailed in the tender pack.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Department of Health and Social Care
Postal address: 39 Victoria Street
Town: London
Postal code: SW1H 0EU
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

24/12/2020