The Collection and Delivery of Imported Medicines for Department of Health

The Collection and Delivery of Imported Medicines for Department of Health

Services are being sought for the provision of customs brokerage, compliance and clearance services for these medicines, which are imported by the Department into the UK.

Reference number: DH_58521

Deadline date:20/06/2012

This deadline is for… Submission of completed bids to the DH.

Contract value:£0 – £45,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: England

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Department of Health


Description of the contract

The Department of Health is responsible for the provision of public health stocks of antivenoms, antitoxins and vaccines (medicines) for emergency use in the UK. UK sources of these medicines are generally not available, therefore these products are sourced on an ad-hoc basis, infrequently and often in small volumes from various countries around the world. Services are being sought for the provision of customs brokerage, compliance and clearance services for these medicines, which are imported by the Department into the UK. The provision of these services is being sought for 3 years with an option to extend for a further year


Classification of the contract

85100000 Health services

64121200 Parcel delivery services

64121100 Mail delivery services


Additional information

Contract type: Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 16/07/2012 – 15/07/2015


Who to contact

Contact name PCOE

Organisation name Department of Health

Address Quarry House, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 7UE


Extension number:


Web address


How to apply

Please follow the instructions below if you are interested in bidding for the piece of work. •The Department of Health reserves the right to discontinue the tendering process and not to award the contract. •Transparency Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any contract awarded in real time, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. The terms of the proposed contract will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this contract, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority. Further information on transparency can be found at: •Note: The following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal) Instructions for/Conditions of Participation This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at We call this system BMS (Business Management System). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their Expression of Interest and download and complete a ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; The supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register expression of interest for this tender. Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [] Log on instructions are as follows: Stage 1 – New suppliers Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system. a) Go to the link above b) Click on ‘New Supplier’ c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information; a unique username and password. Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username. Post Registration Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows a) Go to the link above b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’ c) Select sourcing home page and enter Invitation to Tender (ITT) number 58521 in search field provided. d) Select radio button and click on quick link to express interest, review documentation and upload your response. e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button. For any support in submitting your ITT, please contact the eTendering Help-desk at 0113 254 5777. This helpdesk is available 9:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays. Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically.