Uterine Balloon Therapy System
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board wish to appoint a suitable contractor to supply a Uterine Balloon Therapy System. UK-Cardiff: medical consumables
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP), University Hospital of Wales, Procurement Department, Heath Park.
For the attention of: Lee Jenkins
CF14 4XW Cardiff
Telephone: +44 2920746216
Fax: +44 2920746271
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.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Uterine Balloon Therapy System.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKL22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership (NWSSP) on behalf of Cardiff and Vale University Health Board wish to appoint a suitable contractor to supply a Uterine Balloon Therapy System which is a thermal balloon ablation device intended to ablate the endometrial lining of the uterus in premenopausal women with menorrhagia (excessive uterine bleeding) due to benign causes for whom child-bearing is complete. Indicated for menorrhagia AND shown to reduce dysmenorrhea as a secondary quality-of-life end point. The System must be NICE approved.
The contract will be awarded for an initial term of 2 years with 2 further year on year optional extensions. The option to extend will be at total discretion of the Health Board.
Community Benefits do not apply to this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 with option to extend for a further 24 months (12 + 12) at the discretion of the Health Board (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to request parent company guarantees of Financial Liability as set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As set out in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Non specified saved that in the case of consortia or other grouping or more than one legal entity, one party must not act as prime contractor.
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
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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
The Contracting Authority intends to use an Etendering System in this procurement exercise:
1. The Contracting Authority is not bound to award a contract in whole or part,
2. The Contracting Authority will not bear the Tender costs of any of the Tenders.
This Procurement will be carried out via the etendering portal as follows:-https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/nhs/
You are only required to register your company details at this stage on the portal.
Initial expressions of interest should be directed to the contact name via email/fax/post.
When available you will be invited to participate in the Pre-Qualification stage of the Procurement and issued with a PQQ document to complete and return by the given deadline. The PQQ will give further details and set out any rules.
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 30551.
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: The uLHB will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be required from Procurement Department Cardiff and Vale University Local Health Board, Heath Park Cardiff CF14 4XW.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) / provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages. [The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into].
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.6.2012