United Kingdom - Worthing: Pharmacy services

Main activities: 
Health
Type: 
Contract notice
Type of contract: 
SERVICES
Market: 
SERVICES
Bid type: 
Submission for all lots
Awarding procedure: 
Open procedure
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, January 12, 2018
Tender cycle: 
Tender ID: 
2018/S 008-013696

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name and addresses
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Swandean, Arundel Road
Worthing
BN13 3EP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Emma-Jane Taylor
Telephone: +44 1306646816
E-mail: emmajane.taylor@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKJ

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.sussexpartnership.nhs.uk/

I.2)

Joint procurement

I.3)

Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

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:

Provision of pharmacy services for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

II.1.2)

Main CPV code
85149000

II.1.3)

Type of contract
Services

II.1.4)

Short description:

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking to procure a service for the provision of medicines to various units based in Sussex.

The successful bidder will be required to procure, supply and distribute pharmaceutical products.

Alternatively, tenders may be submitted for procurement and supply only, with distribution to be arranged separately.

The initial term of the contract will be 5 years with 2 x 1-year option extension.

II.1.5)

Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)

Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)

Description

II.2.1)

Title:

II.2.2)

Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)

Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ27
Main site or place of performance:

The Trust will require the supply of medication to approximately 35 inpatient units and approximately 65 community units across East and West Sussex.

II.2.4)

Description of the procurement:

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (“The Contracting Authority”) is undertaking this procurement for Pharmaceutical Dispensing and Supply Services Provided for Units and Teams of the Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust. This process will be used to identify and contract with a supplier that will enhance clinical standards, drive service efficiencies and deliver cost savings whilst ensuring continuity of supply and quality of service and products. The service will supply approximately 115000 items per annum.

The Authority shall not be committed to any course of action as a result of issuing this advert or an invitation to participate or to submit a Bid Response in respect of this Procurement. The Authority shall not be bound to accept any Bid and reserves the right not to conclude a Contract for some or all of the Service(s) for which Bids are invited with 1 or more Bidders. The Authority reserves the right to amend, add to or withdraw all or any part of this Procurement at any time during the process.

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: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)

Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.5)

Information about reserved contracts

III.2)

Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)

Information about a particular profession

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

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: 06/02/2018
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)

Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/02/2018
Local time: 12:15

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:

Potential Bidders should note: This tender is being administered on behalf of the Authority by NHS Commercial Solutions. The tender will be conducted via the NHS Commercial Solutions Bravo e tendering system. Bidders will be required to register on the Bravo system if they have not previously done so. This can be done at any time via this web link: https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk

This is the only route through which NHS Commercial Solutions and the Authority will conduct communications with Potential Bidders, and accept completed submissions. Potential Bidders wishing to submit an ITT should register their interest on the Bravo Solutions website.

To register on the portal:

-From the portal Home Page, click the ‘Click Here to Register’ link.

-Accept the terms and conditions of using the portal.

-Complete your organisation and personal details.

-Choose a memorable username and submit.

-You will shortly be sent an email with your unique password, please treat this securely (if you lose it there is a ‘Forgot my Password’ link on the portal homepage).

-Log in with your unique username & password.

-From the supplier's reserved area click ‘ITTs Open to All Suppliers’ –this is a repository of all ITTs open to any registered supplier.

-Browse the ITTs (there may be more than one page) and select the relevant ITT.

VI.4)

Procedures for review

VI.4.1)

Review body
Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Swandean, Arundel Road
Worthing
BN13 3EP
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)

Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)

Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point of information on the award of the framework agreement is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide a full information on the award decision. The standstill period which shall be for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the framework agreement is concluded. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

VI.4.4)

Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/01/2018
Low Value Tender: