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Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
DHL Supply Chain Ltd acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd acting as agent of the NHS Business Services Authority
C/o Skipton House, 80 London Road
London
SE1 6LH
United Kingdom
Contact person: Anna Pawlowska
E-mail: anna.pawlowska2@supplychain.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UKI4

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health/about/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
DHL Supply Chain Ltd
Foxbridge Way
Normanton
WF6 1TL
United Kingdom
E-mail: anna.pawlowska2@supplychain.nhs.uk
NUTS code: UKE4

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/
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: http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Enteral Feeding, Bile Bags and Associated Products

II.1.2)Main CPV code
33140000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

NHS Supply Chain seeks to establish a non-exclusive Framework Agreement for supply to NHS Supply Chain depots via the Stock, Blue Diamond routes and to the NHS Supply Chain customer base via the E-Direct Route.

The Framework Agreement is for the supply of Enteral Feeding and drainage of gastrointestinal secretions.

It is anticipated that in the first 24 months of the Framework Agreement the value of purchases will be circa 36 370 000,00 GBP however this is approximate only. The figures for the total estimated value are based on that initial expenditure and include a forecast for growth.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 74 970 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Enteral Feeding Syringes and Accessories

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33141310
33612000
33190000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Syringes used in the process of enteral feeding to deliver nourishment and oral medication safely as well as aspiration (removal of gastric secretions).

Enteral feeding syringes and accessories lot includes, but is not limited to:

— reusable single patient use syringes are suitable for multiple usage of the same syringe on the same patient,

— single use syringes are for one-time usage only,

— enteral syringe accessories, including:

—— syringe caps,

—— adaptors,

—— drawing up needles,

—— surfactant kits,

—— bottle adaptors,

—— milk straws,

—— drawing up straws,

—— filter straws,

—— medicine straws,

—— rectal straws,

—— sampling straws.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all Applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 50 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Sales, ability to supply and service products / Weighting: 18
Quality criterion - Name: Value-add programmes / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion - Name: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Financial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 28 030 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for a period up to 48 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Enteral Feeding Devices

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33612000
44164310
33141600
33141610
33190000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Enteral feeding devices are used to provide a means of patient feeding when oral intake is not adequate, and can be used as a long term enteral nutrition solution including Gastrostomy (G) tubes either Balloon or (Bumper) retained, Nasogastric (NG), Transgastric, Nasojejunal, as well as PH strips and devices used to determine the acidity in a patient’s stomach prior to enteral feeding.

The enteral feeding devices lot includes, but is not limited to:

— Gastrostomy (G) tubes: balloon retained/non balloon retained,

— a Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG) tube or feeding tube fine needle catheter jejunostomy (FNCJ),

— Nasogastric (NG) tubes,

— transgastric jejunal tubes,

— jejunostomy tube,

— Nasojejunal (NJ) tubes,

— nasogastric feeding and drainage tube,

— PH indicators/devices,

— button devices,

— enteral drainage bags,

— nasal anchoring systems,

— extension line/sets for low profile devices and Extension line/sets for tubing/syringe drivers,

— enteral device accessories,

— keyhole dressing — used to secure gastrostomy devices in place,

— decompression systems,

— valve bags,

— replacement ends,

— dilator,

— cleaning brushes,

— gastrostomy adaptors,

— initial placement kits,

— button removal devices,

— introducers and introducer kits,

— PEG tube repair kits — used to repair damaged feed connections on PEG tubes,

— gastrostomy replacement packs — sterile pack containing the items required to change a balloon retained gastrostomy tube,

— stoma measuring devices,

— Y extension sets for use with enteral pumps,

— bolus feeding sets, and

— right angle feeding sets used for bolus feeds, thick formula or blended diet.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 50 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Sales, ability to supply and service products / Weighting: 18
Quality criterion - Name: Value-add programmes / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion - Name: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Financial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 41 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for a period up to 48 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Enteral Feeds, Drinks and Giving Sets

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33692300
33692200
33692210
15880000
15882000
33190000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provides the nutrients required for a healthy balanced diet and are intended to supplement any shortfall between what the patient consumes and their individual nutritional requirement. Includes sip feeds, oral nutritional supplements, tube feeds, specialist feeds and feed thickeners as well as the apparatus, giving sets, required to deliver the feeds to the patient’s own feeding tube and pump. The enteral feeds, drinks and giving sets lot include, but is not limited to:

— dysphagia powders,

— Oral Nutritional Supplement (ONS),

— enteral tube feeds,

— dysphagia drinks/powders,

— feed thickeners,

— giving sets,

— giving set accessory, including but not limited to:

—— various sized containers,

—— bags,

—— adaptors/connectors.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 50 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Sales, ability to supply and service products / Weighting: 18
Quality criterion - Name: Value-add programmes / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion - Name: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Financial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in days: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for a period up to 48 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bile Bags, Ryles Tubes and Levin Tubes

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33141600
33141610
33190000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Various Locations in the UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Bile bags and associated tubing (Ryles/Levin) products used for biliary drainage.

The Bile bags, Ryles tubes and Levin tubes lot include, but is not limited to:

— Levin Tubes,

— Ryles tubes,

— Bile bags.

NHS Supply Chain anticipates appointing all Applicants who meet the minimum requirements which are set out in these tender documents and whose total score meets or exceeds a hurdle of at least 50 % at tender evaluation stage to the relevant line of the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Sales, ability to supply and service products / Weighting: 18
Quality criterion - Name: Value-add programmes / Weighting: 12
Quality criterion - Name: Supply chain assessment / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Financial / Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 340 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

This Framework Agreement will have the option to extend incrementally for a period up to 48 months.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Applicants should refer to each II.2.4 of this Contract Notice for further details in respect of appointment to the individual lots across the Framework Agreement.

Applicants may bid for 1, more than 1 or all of the lots and applicants should refer to the invitation to tender for more information in respect of this.

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 will share savings information in order to assist its customers with making informed procurement decisions. 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 (for the avoidance of doubt including local authorities); 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.

Electronic ordering will be used and electronic invoicing will be accepted and electronic payment will be used. For the avoidance of doubt, and notwithstanding the estimate indicated at II.1.5, NHS Supply Chain does not guarantee any level of purchase through the framework and advises applicants that the framework shall be established on a non-exclusive basis. 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 (including any third party costs fees or expenses incurred by those expressing an interest, participating or 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/ISS/ using the message centre facility linked to this particular Contract Notice.

Please note that the maximum number of suppliers as set out in IV.1.3 is an estimate only.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form, or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance 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.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 15
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

Although an electronic auction will not be used to award all or part of the requirements of the Framework Agreement the use of eAuctions may be an option as part of any contracts awarded under the Framework Agreement.

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2018/S 044-095509
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 11/04/2019
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 7 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/04/2019
Local time: 09:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Submission of expression of interest and procurement specific information:

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:

Registration.

1) Use URL http://procurement.supplychain.nhs.uk/ISS/ to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal.

2) 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.

Portal access:

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.

Header level requirements:

— applicants are required to read all framework header documents which can be accessed using the “NHS SC Header Documents” button, which is located in the “Select Framework” tab,

— applicants are required to upload the documents requested using the “Supplier Header Documents” button, which is located in the “Select Framework” tab,

— applicants are required to complete all mandatory questions, which can accessed using the “Framework Questionnaire” tab.

Lot level requirements:

— a preview of the lot line details can be viewed using the “Lot Header” tab, by selecting the Lot and using the “Lot Line Information” button. In order to respond to a lot, applicants must select the relevant lot and then use the “Express Intent” button. This expression of intent does not place any obligation on the applicant to respond, the action unlocks the ability to respond,

— applicants are required to upload the documents detailed at lot level using the “Supplier Lot Documents” button after selecting the relevant lot in the “Lot Header” tab,

— complete price offers per line for the lot by completing the required fields for the lines the applicant wants to include in the bid using the “Lot Line Detail” tab. There are a number of mandatory fields to complete on a product line basis; these are highlighted in yellow in the “Lot Line Detail” tab,

— applicants are required to answer all mandatory lot specific questions found in the “Lot Evaluation Criteria” tab,

— applicants are then required to click on the “Terms and Conditions” button in the “Submit Individual Lot Response(s)” tab to view and accept the ISS terms and conditions,

— accept the ISS “Terms and Conditions” button to access this function,

— submit lot response, by clicking on the “Submit Response to Selected Lot” button in the “Submit Individual Lot Response(s)” tab to submit response for the lot. Each lot must be submitted independently,

— applicants are able to view their submission using the “Supplier Submission Report” button, found in the “Submit Individual Lot Response(s)” tab.

Please refer to Section III.1.1) for additional information.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Not applicable
Not applicable
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Appeals to be logged in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
12/03/2019


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Tender Details
TitleDescription
StatusContract notice
ProcurementOpen procedure
Award CriteriaThe most economic tender
Date Published15th Mar 2019
CountryUK
Reference2019/S 053-121397
Main ActivitiesHealth
Location-
CTypeSupplies
Common Procurement VocabularyMedical consumables
Syringes
Medicinal products for functional gastrointestinal disorders
Miscellaneous medical devices and products
Tubes and fittings
Collector and collection bags
drainage and kits
Collection bag
Enteral feeds
Parenteral nutrition products
Parenteral feeding solutions
Special nutritional products
Dietetic products