Third Party Logistics Provision for Covid-19 Medicines

Third Party Logistics Provision for Covid-19 Medicines

Third party logistics storage and distribution of Covid-19 medicines to secondary care locations.

United Kingdom-London: Storage and warehousing services

2020/S 195-473196

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


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: Simeon Hadebe
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:


Additional information can be obtained from 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:

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


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Third Party Logistics Provision for Covid-19 Medicines


Reference number: C12366

II.1.2)Main CPV code

63120000 Storage and warehousing services

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Third party logistics storage and distribution of Covid-19 medicines to secondary care locations.


II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 7 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

33680000 Pharmaceutical articles

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI32 Westminster

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purpose of the procurement exercise will be to award a service contract or contracts to a small number (up to 4) of national wholesalers, operating as a 3PL provider, to distribute a range of products (products to be confirmed) to hospitals and associated defined locations across England. The service may or may not be required as this is part of a contingency plan that will only be activated when certain conditions are met. If Covid-19 medicines are required, the requirement may be for delivery of any type and volume of product, within 24 hours to a week, to a variety of destinations across England.


II.2.14)Additional information

The contracting authority intends to use the Department of Health and Social Care Atamis eTendering system to manage the tender. Information relating to the tender is available within Atamis. Select this link to access the Atamis system: Further information is detailed within VI.3.0.1) Additional information below.


II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:


Section IV: Procedure


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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: