Tender for Regional Post Mortem Pathology Services

Tender for Regional Post Mortem Pathology Services

Framework agreement for regional post mortem pathology services.

United Kingdom-Durham: Pathology services

2019/S 218-535373

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Durham County Council
Postal address: Corporate Procurement, County Hall
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC14
Postal code: DH1 5UL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Donna Iley
E-mail: donna.iley@durham.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.durham.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.nepo.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Regional Post Mortem Pathology Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85111800

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Durham County Council is acting on behalf of the North East procurement organisation in conjunction with the HM Coroners for the North East Region for the procurement of a framework agreement for regional post mortem pathology services.

The Region is looking for 2 specialist providers who can deliver regional post mortem pathology services and only one provider will be appointed to each lot.

The framework agreement has been divided into 2 geographical demand zones classified as North and South. Providers may bid for one or both lots however they must include a preference and can only be successful for one lot as determined in the ITT stage.

Minimum service requirements are:

— post mortem examination — autopsy (PME),

— post mortem imaging (PMI),

— minimally invasive post mortems,

— histology,

— body storage.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North Geographical Demand Zone

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85111800

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful provider is required to provide post mortem pathology services to the North Geographical Demand Zone of the North East Region.

The minimum services required are:

— post mortem examination (PME) autopsy,

— post mortem imaging (PMI),

— minimally invasive post mortems,

— histology,

— deceased body storage.

Contracting authorities:

The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members within the North East region. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org.

OJ/S S52

15/03/2018

114520-2018-EN

— works,

— contract notice,

— open procedure.

15/03/2018S52

http://ted.europa.eu/TED

— works,

— contract notice,

— open procedure.

Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union

This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO associate members throughout the North East region. Current Associate members are listed in the Associate member section of the NEPO websiteat: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list.

NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all contracting authorities throughout the North East region (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to government departments and their Agencies, non-departmental public bodies, central government, NHS bodies, local authorities, emergency services, coastguard emergency services, Educational establishments, registered social landlords and registered charities who have a need to purchase the above services.

Please see the following websites for further details:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/localauthorities.php

http://www.ukschoolsdirectory.net

https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england

http://apps.education-ni.gov.uk/appinstitutes/default.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/institutions/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/heis/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/fecs/

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/contact

https://www.ons.gov.uk/

http://www.police.uk/forces.htm

http://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home.htm

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/About_us/Regulation/Registering_charities_index.aspx

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=7175736

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/registerhomepage.aspx

http://www.communities.gov.uk/newsroom/factsandfigures/housingplanning1/facts/socialhousing/?id=1822644

A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:

http://www.nepo.org/associate-membership/permissable-users

Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO associate member in the first instance.

Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org

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

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

Duration in days: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Extension of 24 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South Geographical Demand Zone

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85111800

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The successful provider is required to provide post mortem pathology services to the south geographical demand zone of the North East Region.

The minimum services required are:

— post mortem examination (PME) autopsy,

— post mortem imaging (PMI),

— minimally invasive post mortems,

— histology,

— deceased body storage.

Contracting authorities:

The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members within the North East region. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org.

OJ/S S52

15/03/2018

114520-2018-EN

— works

— contract notice,

— open procedure.

15/03/2018S52

http://ted.europa.eu/TED

— works,

— contract notice,

— open procedure.

Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union

This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members throughout the North East region. Current Associate members are listed in the associate member section of the NEPO websiteat: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list.

NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all contracting authorities throughout the North East region (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to government departments and their agencies, non-departmental public bodies, central government, NHS bodies, local authorities, emergency services, coastguard emergency services, educational establishments, registered social landlords and registered charities who have a need to purchase the above services.

Please see the following websites for further details:

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/localauthorities.php

http://www.ukschoolsdirectory.net

https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england

http://apps.education-ni.gov.uk/appinstitutes/default.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/institutions/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/heis/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/fecs/

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

https://www.communities-ni.gov.uk/contact

https://www.ons.gov.uk/

http://www.police.uk/forces.htm

http://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home.htm

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/About_us/Regulation/Registering_charities_index.aspx

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=7175736

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/registerhomepage.aspx

http://www.communities.gov.uk/newsroom/factsandfigures/housingplanning1/facts/socialhousing/?id=1822644

A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:

http://www.nepo.org/associate-membership/permissable-users

Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO associate member in the first instance.

Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org

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

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

Duration in months: 120
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Extension of 24 months.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As outlined in the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive procedure with negotiation

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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 2
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Procedure under LTR – flexible agreement

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated

IV.1.5)Information about negotiation

The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 145-357189

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

Date: 13/12/2019
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tcc.issue@hmcts.gsi.gov.ukInternet address: www.judiciary.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority incorporated a standstill period at the point information of the award of the contract was communicated to bidders. That notification provided full information on the award decision. The standstill period which was for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provided time for the unsuccessful bidder to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Regulations 2015 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

08/11/2019