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The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’) acting through its division National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (‘Products’) as outlined ...

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698794410
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

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

NP515/17 Negative Pressure Wound Therapy.

Reference number: NP515/17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
44113810
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’) acting through its division National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (‘Products’) as outlined further below on behalf of all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service (Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS Organisation established pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978), any integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working) Scotland Act 2014 (collectively hereafter referred to as ‘Participating Authorities’).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 117 655.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 6
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Devices Purchase / Rental with Dual Interface (Foam/Gauze) & Consumables

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44113810
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy - Pumps on a Purchase and or a Rental basis.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two twelve month optional extensions are available for this procurement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Single use portable Pump (Powered) / dressings

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44113810
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy;Single use portable Pump (Powered) / dressings.

Exudate is contained within the dressing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two twelve month optional extensions are available for this procurement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Single use portable pump (non powered) / dressing.

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44113810
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Single use portable pump (non powered) / dressing.

Exudate is contained within the Dressing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two 12 month optional extensions are available for this procurement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Single use portable pump (non powered) / dressing with Canister

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44113810
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: : Pump FREE OF CHARGE with consumables.

Exudate is contained within the Canister.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two 12 month optional extensions are available for this procurement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Single use portable Pumps with canister (Powered) / Dressing with Canister

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44113810
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy: Single use portable Pumps with canister (Powered) / Dressings.

Exudate is contained within a small canister.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two 12 month optional extensions are available for this procurement.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

Free of Charge (FOC) Devices with dual interface (Foam & Gauze) & Consumables

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
33141110
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Purchase of negative wound therapy: Free of Charge (FOC) Devices with dual interface (Foam & Gauze) & Consumables.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two 12 month optional extensions are available on this framework.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

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It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance of 2m pounds sterling (This requirement relates to ESPD 4B.5.1)

and

Public Liability Insurance of 5m pounds sterling (This requirement relates to ESPD 4B.5.2).

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

CE Marked product only.

Compliance to product clinical product specification on a LOT by LOT basis as outlined within the ITT documentation.

For rental and free of charge equipment - The company will carry out an annual FREE OF CHARGE service on all equipment.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 5
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: This is a complex clinical area and changes to product will require considerable staff training and potential change to clinical practise and training in technique.
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 28/08/2017
Local time: 12:00
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 28/08/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as National Services Scotland) (‘the Authority’) acting through its division

National Procurement, is undertaking this procurement on behalf of all entities constituted pursuant to the National Health Service

(Scotland) Act 1978, (i.e. all NHS Scotland Health Boards, Special Health Boards and the Authority or other NHS Organisation established

pursuant to the NHS (Scotland) Act 1978), any integrated Joint Boards established pursuant to the new Public Bodies (Joint Working)

Scotland Act 2014 (collectively hereafter referred to as ‘Participating Authorities’).

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Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public

Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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The Public Sector in Scotland is committed to the delivery of high quality public services, and recognises that this is critically dependent on

a workforce that is well-rewarded, well-motivated, well-led, has access to appropriate opportunities for training and skills development,

diverse and engaged in decision making. These factors are also important for workforce recruitment and retention, and thus continuity of

service. Public Bodies in Scotland are adopting fair work practices, which include:

A fair and equal pay policy that includes a commitment to supporting the Living Wage, including, for example being a Living Wage

Accredited Employer;

clear managerial responsibility to nurture talent and help individuals fulfil their potential, including for example, a strong commitment to Modern Apprenticeships and the development of Scotland's young workforce;

Promoting equality of opportunity and developing a workforce which reflects the population of Scotland in terms of characteristics such as age, gender, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation and disability;

Support for learning and development;

Stability of employment and hours of work, and avoiding exploitative employment practices, including for example no inappropriate use of

zero-hours contracts;

Flexible working (including for example practices such as flexi-time and career breaks) and support for family friendly working and wider

work life balance;

Support progressive workforce engagement, for example Trade Union recognition and representation where possible, otherwise alternative

arrangements to give staff an effective voice.

In order to ensure the highest standards of service quality in this contract we expect contractors to take a similarly positive approach to fair

work practices as part of a fair and equitable employment and reward package.

Please describe how you will commit to fair work practices for workers (including any agency or sub-contractor workers) engaged in the delivery of this contract.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 19093. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

Not applicable.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

Not applicable

(SC Ref:502137).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (‘NSS’)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1698794410

Internet address:http://www.nhsscotlandprocurement.scot.nhs.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will notify economic operators who submitted a tender or (where no deselection notification has previously been made)

applied to be selected to tender, of its decision to award the framework agreement which notification will contain among other information,

a summary of the reasons why the economic operator was unsuccessful. The notification will incorporate a ‘standstill period’ of a minimum

of 10 clear calendar days (or a minimum of 15 if the communication method used is not electronic) between the date on which the

Authority despatches the notice(s) and the date on which the Authority proposes to conclude the relevant framework agreement. The

bringing of court proceedings against the Authority during the standstill period will automatically continue the prohibition on entering into

the framework agreement until the court proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of, or the court, by interim order, brings to

an end the prohibition. The remedies that may be awarded by the courts before the framework agreement has been entered into include the

setting aside of the decision to award the framework agreement to the winning tenderer(s). The bringing of court proceedings against the

Authority after the framework agreement has been entered into will not affect the framework agreement unless grounds for the imposition

of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be

awarded by the courts where the framework agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages. Economic operators are

entitled to write to the Authority after receipt of the notification should they require further clarification. The Authority will respond within

15 days of such a written request, but it should be noted that receipt by the Authority of such request during the standstill period may not

prevent the Authority from awarding the framework agreement following the expiry of the standstill period. Where an economic operator is

dissatisfied with the Authority's response to its request for clarification, or considers that the framework agreement has been concluded in

breach of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015, such economic operator is advised to promptly seek independent legal advice.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
18/07/2017