Tender for Temperature Sensors for NHS Supply Chain
General purpose probes, Foley catheters with temperature sensors, Skin temperature probes, Oesophageal stethoscope with temperature sensors, Myocardial temperature probes, Tympanic temperature probes, Probe interface cables and connectors.
UK-Normanton: medical equipments
Section I: Contracting authority
NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Supply Chain, Foxbridge Way
For the attention of: Lorna Power
WF6 1TL Normanton
Telephone: +44 7714040380
Fax: +44 1924328744
General address of the contracting authority: www.supplychain.nhs.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: “Various locations in UK”.
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15
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: 2 000 000,00 GBP
— General purpose probes,
— Foley catheters with temperature sensors,
— Skin temperature probes,
— Oesophageal stethoscope with temperature sensors,
— Myocardial temperature probes,
— Tympanic temperature probes,
— Probe interface cables & connectors.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: “The Framework Agreement includes obligations with respect to environmental issues and a requirement for successful suppliers to comply with the NHS Supply Chain Code of Conduct”.
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/.
Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and provide additional procurement-specific information (if required) through the NHS Supply Chain eTendering portal as follows:
Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal.
If not yet registered:
— Click on the ‘Not Registered Yet’ link to access the registration page,
— Complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.
If registration has been completed:
— Login with URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/,
— Click on the ‘Supplier dashboard’ icon to open the list of new procurement events.
Expression of interest.
— View Contract Notice content by clicking on the ‘View Notice’ button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document,
— Express an interest by clicking on the ‘Express Interest’ button,
— To start the response process after the expression of interest has been done select the ‘My Active Opportunities’ option and click on the ‘Apply’ button,
— Select the procurement event from the list by clicking on the description,
— In the detail view click on the orange coloured ‘Framework agreement’ button to start responding to the tender.
The system tasks required to complete the tender are:
— Read Framework header documents: Access these by clicking on the ‘NHS Header Documents’ button found in the ‘Select Framework’ tab,
— Upload header documents: Access this area using the ‘Supplier header documents’,
— Complete the Framework level questions: These questions are found in the ‘Framework questionnaire’ tab.
Lot header selection:
— Select the Lot line details button to view the lot detail to determine whether the Supplier wishes to respond to this lot,
— Select the ‘Express intent’ button after the required lot has been highlighted to be able to respond to the lot.
Read NHS Lot Documents: Read the documents using the NHS Lot documents button.
Upload Supplier Lot documents: access this area using the ‘Supplier lot documents’. Note: these documents relate to this lot only.
Complete price offers per line for the Lot: Use the LOT Line Detail tab to access.
Answer the lot questions: the questions are found in the lot questionnaire tab.
Accept the terms and conditions: use the ‘Terms and conditions’ button to access this function.
Submit Lot Response: click on the Submit response button to submit your response for the Lot. Note: each lot must be submitted independently.
Supplier submission report: open and review the ‘Supplier Submission Report’”.
Section IV: Procedure
As in abovementioned I.1.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: “Only the NHS Supply Chain contract owner or delegate”.
Section VI: Complementary information
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): “Please note that the maximum number of suppliers as set out in II.1.4 is an estimate only. Tenderers should refer to Section 3.4 of the invitation to tender for details of the scoring process to be used to assess the suppliers to be appointed to the framework agreement. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to appoint more or less suppliers to the framework agreement in the event that more or less than 15 reach the minimum score for appointment which is set out in the ITT.
The term of contracts formed under the Framework Agreement may continue beyond the end of the term of the framework agreement itself. NHS Supply Chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing value added offerings and commitment/bulk buy initiatives.
NHS Supply Chain will share savings information in order to assist its customers with making informed procurement decisions.
NHS Supply Chain recognises that the products which are the subject of this procurement are in a changing environment and that there may be opportunities for suppliers who are appointed to particular lots over the lifetime of the framework agreement to develop products which fall within the scope of other lots. Therefore NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to allow suppliers who are appointed to a lot to introduce new product ranges to lots which they were not initially appointed to post contract award providing the product range meets the criteria outlined below:
— It must be a new range for the supplier which was not available at tender stage,
— New range introductions must meet the specification outlined within Appendix 3 of the ITT document,
— If the range is rejected at tender stage for not meeting tender requirements it will not be considered by NHS Supply Chain again throughout the lifetime of the framework agreement.
NHS Supply Chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by.
1) Any NHS Trust;
2) Any other NHS entity;
3) Any government department agency or other statutory body and/or
4) Any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector. Only NHS Supply Chain can order from the framework agreement and enter into contracts under it.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be priced in sterling and written in English. Any agreement entered into will be considered a contract made in England according to English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts. NHS Supply Chain is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity. NHS Supply Chain reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it) to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time or to procure the subject matter of the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not automatically be accepted.
All communications must be made through NHS Supply Chain’s eTendering portal at http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ using the Message Centre facility linked to this particular contract notice”.
Refer to point VI.4.2
Body responsible for mediation procedures