Tender for Pathology Equipment and Consumables

Tender for Pathology Equipment and Consumables

5 Lots. Lot 1: Pathology equipment – Analysers and associated consumables; Lot 2: Pathology Equipment – “Small equipment” e.g Microscopes, incubators etc. Lot 3: General consumables – plastics and glass etc.United Kingdom-Sheffield: Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products

2014/S 054-089812

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust)
Don Valley House, Savile Street East
For the attention of: Francis Guise
S4 7UQ Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142264453
E-mail: francis.guise@noecpc.nhs.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc

Address of the buyer profile: www.noecpc.nhs.uk

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

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

NOECPC member bodies as listed at http://www.noecpc.nhs.uk/our-current-customers. For full details see section II.1.2 Main place of delivery.

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Pathology Equipment and Consumables.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
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: 4

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

This is an all-encompassing framework in 5 lots to cover the following elements:
Lot 1: Pathology equipment – Analysers and associated consumables;
Lot 2: Pathology Equipment – “Small equipment” e.g Microscopes, incubators etc.
Lot 3: General consumables – plastics and glass etc;
Lot 4: Other reagents/Products e.g Pre-poured media, Blood products (Human albumin/anti-d) etc;
Lot 5: Managed Equipment Service Providers (MES) -providers who can offer fully managed pathology services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33000000, 85111810, 33696100, 38510000, 38519640, 38519610, 38434500, 33696000, 38519660, 38434520, 38519620, 38434000, 85111800, 33141500, 33696200, 38434560, 33910000, 38434580, 38519650, 38434570, 38519630, 33141510, 38519600

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option for 12 month extension of the framework beyond the intial 3 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Pathology equipment – Analysers and associated consumables

1)Short description

All analysers and associated consumables utilised in Pathology labs.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800, 33696100, 38434520, 38434580, 33696500, 38434000, 38434570, 33696000, 38434560, 38434500, 33696200, 85111810

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Pathology Equipment – Small equipment e.g Microscopes, incubators etc.

1)Short description

All other equipment utilised in pathology labs (all disciplines) other then analysers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33910000, 38519500, 85111800, 38519650, 38510000, 33000000, 38519600, 38519620, 38519610, 33100000, 38519660

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Pathology General Consumables – plastics and glass etc.

1)Short description

All non analyser associated consumables utilised in pathology e.g. glass and plastics.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800, 33140000, 33141000, 33141500

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Other pathology reagents/products

1)Short description

e.g Pre-poured media, Blood products (Human albumin/anti-d) reagents etc.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33696000, 33141510, 33141580, 33696700, 33194220, 33696200, 33696500, 85111800, 33696400, 33141530, 33696600, 33696300, 33696100

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Pathology Managed Equipment Service Providers (MES)

1)Short description

Providers who can offer fully managed pathology equipment services.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800, 33000000, 38434000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Parent company or other guarantees, bonds, deposits, insurance or other forms of security may be required in certain circumstances. See the invitation to tender for further details.
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:

Bids by groups or consortia of economic operators are permitted. However, the member organisations of NOE CPC reserve the right to require groupings or consortia of economic operators if they are the successful bidder to take a particular legal form in order to contract for this contract opportunity or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes 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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/noecpc and click the link to register – Enter your correct business and user details – Note: your username will be the email address you have entered – you will also then shortly receive an email confirmation.

2. Once registered access the site and from the Home page hover over ?Tenders? on the tool bar and select ?current tenders? from the drop down options
3. Express Interest in the tender you are interested in – Select ‘Express Interest’ within the Tender Details ( located at the bottom of the synopsis). On doing so, you will instantly have access to the Tender Management area for that tender. Any available documentation will be available via the various relevant tabs. You can access this area at any point by logging in, navigating to ‘My Tenders’ and selecting ‘View Details’.
4. Responding to the tender – There will be a tab allocated to any tender stage (e.g. PQQ and/or ITT). Under the ‘My Tender Return’ area, you will be required to complete any mandatory questionnaires and upload any requested documentation. You can now use the ‘Correspondence’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification (any clarifications will be found within the ‘Clarifications’ tab). – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete and submit your response. – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the bottom of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the In-tend Support Desk. Alerts will be sent to your request email addresses when any correspondence, alterations or clarifications are issued.
The standards and criteria are available in the PQQ/ITT documents available as indicated above.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the MOI/PQQ

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the MOI/PQQ
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the MOI/PQQ
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
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:

CPC 00067
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: 7.4.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.4.2014 – 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 of 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates may be disqualified who do not respond in accordance with the format and instructions of this requirement. Prior to entering your general information and Expressing an Interest in this requirement candidates are requested to provide their profile in Sid4gov. The NOE CPC utilizes the NHS Supplier Information Database (sid4gov) to manage and assess general pre-qualification info in the form of a profile. To register your profile on Sid4gov you must:
i) Obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (D and B) DUNS(R) Number to enable registration on sid4health. Normally its provided within 48 hours but may take up to 5 days. The DUNS(R) No. is the standard supplier coding for the NHS and must be obtained for trading with the NHS. Check if your company has a DUNS(R) No on theSid4gov registration page.
ii) Go to: https://sid4gov.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/login and select Register Supplier Organisation and enter the first part or the whole of your organisation name or DUNS number. Click on Search, follow instructions to complete the registration or select an existing registration to create a new user account. (Candidates must publish at least one validated profile to make their profile available for buyers to view generally – see Help page on Sid4gov within Profile Management for details). iii) ensure all mandatory fields of their Sid4gov profile are completed. D and B data will be supplied automatically by D and B.

iv) Where access to Sid4gov is unavailable, contact the sid4gov Helpdesk: sid4gov@gps.gsi.gov.uk

Once your sid4gov profile has been completed and validated progress to express interest in this tender as per section VI.3)Please ensure YOU keep your profile updated within Sid4gov regularly

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: NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 9 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as amended in 2009 Remedies Directive and further amended in 2011.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.3.2014