Published date: 26 Jun 2012
Expression of interest closing date: 24 Aug 2012
Chamber contact: N/A You must register with Public Tenders.net to express your interest
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General address of the contracting authority: www.eoecph.nhs.uk
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The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Provision of Bariatric Furniture and Equipment.
A combination of these
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: This agreement allows any NHS, local authority and any partially funded or fully funded public sector entity to benefit from the Bariatric Furniture and Equipment Framework without a complicated or expensive procurement cycle.
For the purposes of this agreement The NHS Commercial Alliance represents NHS trusts in the East of England, South Central and South East Coast Strategic Health Authorities and is working on behalf of County, Borough and District Councils and other Public Sector Bodies, such as the Fire or Police Services.
This Framework Agreement will include, and be for the benefit of the following Public Sector entities. Please follow the links below to identify specific organisations:
— Acute trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx,
— Ambulance trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx,
— Care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx,
— Mental health trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx,
— Primary care trusts: http://www.nhs.uk/servicedirectories/pages/primarycaretrustlisting.aspx,
— Strategic health authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/StrategicHealthAuthorityListing.aspx,
— Special health authorities: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx,
— County, Borough and District Councils: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/AToZOfLocalCouncils/DG_A-Z_LG,
— Police Services: http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites,
— Fire Services: http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs.
This framework will also be available to other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of the above public sector or public interest bodies with prior written consent from the funding body.
This framework will also be available to any statutory and other successor organisations to any of the foregoing. More details of the specific organisations involved in this opportunity will be published during the process.
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The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Duration in months: 24
Framework for the supply and maintenance of Bariatric Furniture and Equipment to Acute, Community, Mental Health and Ambulance NHS trusts. This framework will also be open to other public sector bodies, such as Local Authorities, Fire Services and Police Services and other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of the above public sector or public interest bodies.
The framework will be awarded through an eSourcing portal, https://eoecph.bravosolution.co.uk and the tender documentation will be available through this portal from the 18.6.2012.
There will be a Supplier Information Meeting on the 29.6.2012, at Victoria House, Capital Park, Cambridge, CB21 5XB, in the Bevan Room, from 10am. Please ensure you register for this event through the eSourcing portal.
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This contract is divided into lots: no
Framework arrangements for the supply of Bariatric Furniture and Equipment for use within the healthcare, social care and emergency services environments. This framework will be awarded intially for 2 years with the option for extension of 1 year, plus 1 year.
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
Parent company and other guarantees may be required in certain circumstances, as outlined in the ITT documentation.
Joint and severally liability.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://eoecph.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click 'continue' - Enter your correct business and user details - Note the username you chose and click 'Save' when complete - You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender - Login to the portal with the username/password - Click the 'PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers' link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. - Click the 'Express Interest' button at the top of the page. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your 'My PQQs/ My ITTs' page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking 'Buyer Attachments' in the 'PQQ/ ITT Details' box 3. Responding to the tender - Click 'My Response' under 'PQQ/ ITT Details', you can choose to 'Create Response' or to 'Decline to Respond' (please give a reason if declining) - You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT - There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the 'Submit Response' button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details are provided in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Full details are provided in the ITT, minimum level(s)of standards possibly required.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full details are provided in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Full details are provided in the ITT, minimum level(s) of standards possibly required.
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
24.8.2012 - 14:00
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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 and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend the duration of the framework agreement, full details will be provided in the tender documentation. The contract is subject to a price review arranged as set out in the tender documentation. Future additions to ranges may also be included. If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means using the internet.
Basildon and Thurrock University NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub covering the counties of Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire. The East of England Collaborative Procurement Hub is a member of NHS Commercial Alliance, which also includes NHS Commercial Solutions and PRO-CURE NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub.
The contract will be established by East of England NHS Collaborative Procurement Hub as a collective body within the meaning of the new EU combined Directive 2004/18/EC. The contract is for the benefit of participating public sector bodies (whether acting individually, or on behalf of, or together as members of any consortia) along with any other organisations which the participants deem necessary for the delivery of services or goods to NHS bodies, local authorities, other government departments or non-departmental Public bodies charged with the delivery of health and social care or related services.
Contracts awarded under a framework agreement may be awarded either: a) by application of the terms laid down in the framework agreement without reopening competition, or b) where not all the required terms of the proposed contracts are laid down in the framework agreement, by reopening competition between the economic operators which are parties to this framework agreement and which are capable of performing the proposed contract.
The award of call-off contracts following the reopening of competition will be done in accordance with the procedure set out in Directive 2004/18/EC, Article 32 (as amended). The operation of the framework agreement will incorporate the reopening of competition between the economic operators which are party to the framework agreement so as to incorporate the effects of competition, and the effect on competition, derived from beneficiaries of and parties to the contracts under the Agreement to include central purchasing bodies as detailed in Article 11 of Directive 2004/18/EC (as amended); Collaborative Purchasing Hubs; Confederations; Purchasing Consortiums; Trusts and Other incorporated and un-incorporated bodies acting under the aegis of aggregate purchasing policies, and/or volume commitment/exclusivity commitment policies, and forms devolved to regional and local levels within the UK Public Sector.
The contract will be awarded for an initial period of 24 months with the option for two subsequent 12 month extensions.
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) (as amended) 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).