This PIN is to inform economic operators that BSO Procurement and Logistics Service, PaLS, on behalf of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust intends to issue a tender for the distribution of pharmaceutical specials manufactured by Victoria ...
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Distribution of Victoria Pharmaceuticals.
This PIN is to inform economic operators that BSO Procurement and Logistics Service, PaLS, on behalf of Belfast Health and Social Care Trust intends to issue a tender for the distribution of pharmaceutical specials manufactured by Victoria Pharmaceuticals. Victoria Pharmaceuticals manufactures 4 types of special Sterile/Non-Sterile/Over labelled medicines/Repackaged medicines. Currently Victoria Pharmaceuticals manufactures approximately 100 specials, of which 2 are refrigerated. The exact details of the contractual arrangement and whether this requirement is to be split into lots is yet to be decided.
For guidance purposes only it is envisaged that the scope may include: Distribution of specials manufactured by Victoria Pharmaceuticals to: 1. The 5 HSC Trusts in Northern Ireland. 2. GP Out of hours units. 3. Private Organisations in Northern Ireland. 4. Republic of Ireland. 5. Mainland United Kingdom. The supplier will be required to collect stock from Victoria Pharmaceuticals, hold the stock and deliver it to the required locations whilst maintaining the required cold chain conditions for applicable items and in line with the requirements of the MHRA's wholesale dealer's authorisation. The supplier will also be required to retain records relating to products held and produce reports for issue to Victoria Pharmaceuticals including but not limited to evidence of real time cold chain monitoring, temperature excursion reports, weekly reports of deliveries of customers, stock reports, alerts relating to sudden increases in demand for products, and complaints reports.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note that this is a Prior Information Notice to assist with the preparation and requirements. PaLS will conduct preliminary consultations with economic operators on Monday 27.2.2017. To express an interest in this opportunity and to obtain further information regarding the market consultations please email no later than 15:00 on Monday 20.2.2017. Please note that the consultation will not have a bearing on any tender bid, it is for information purposes only. The estimated date for publication of the contract notice is April 2017.