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Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1)Scope of the procurement
Provision of pharmacy services for Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
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
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)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.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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.1.1)Type of 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)
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
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
Swandean, Arundel Road
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation 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: