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Provision of a Diabetes Insulin Guidance System Complete With Integrated Glucose Pattern Monitorng and Sensor.

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Business Services Organisation, Procurement and Logistics Service on behalf of the Belfast HSC Trust, Northern HSC Trust, Western HSC Trust, South Eastern HSC Trust and Southern HSC Trust
Ards Hospital, Church Street
BT23 4AS Newtownards
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolutions.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.e-sourcingni.bravosolutions.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
Belfast City Hospital, A Floor, Lisburn Road
BT9 7AB Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Northern Health and Social Care Trust
The Cottage
BT43 6DA Ballymena
UNITED KINGDOM

Western Health and Social Care Trust
MDEC Building, Altnagelvin Hospital, Glenshane Road
BT47 6SB Londonderry
UNITED KINGDOM

South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust
Ulster Hospital, Upper Newtownards Road, Dundonald
BT16 1RH Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Southern Health and Social Care Trust
College of Nursing, Craigavon Area Hospital, 68 Lurgan Road
BT63 5QQ Portadown
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of a Diabetes Insulin Guidance System Complete With Integrated Glucose Pattern Monitorng and Sensor.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Northern Health and Social Care Trust, Western Health and Social Care Trust, South Eastern Health and Social Care Trust, Southern Health and Social Care Trust.

NUTS code UKN

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 24

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 12 452 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Provision of a diabetes insulin guidance system complete with integrated glucose pattern monitoring and sensor which includes physician type dosage adjustments for insulin users translating routine glucose measurements into personalised insulin therapy.
Each participating Trust may enter into a contract at any stage during the period of the Framework Agreement. Contracts will be established in accordance with the prices, specified requirements and terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement and will run for a maximum period of 12 months with an option to extend for a further period of 12 months.
Please note the following:
This Framework Agreement is being established to facilitate the implementation of a regional strategy aimed at introducing the described system across all Trusts in Northern Ireland. The implementation is contingent upon appropriate funding being secured and as such no commitment to or guarantee of any particular level of business can be given during the period of this Framework Agreement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33124110

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority may require from tenderers guarantees or other security acceptable to the Contracting Authority. Details will be included in the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per Invitation to Tender.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Subject to the status and involvement of the parties, the Contracting Authority may require parties to commit to joint and several liability in respect of the Contract. Alternatively the Contracting Authority may expect the lead operator to take total responsibility. The Contracting Authority may require collateral warranties, parent company guarantees and/or performance bonds (as applicable) to be entered into by other economic operators.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The requirements will be consistent with those permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC and will be detailed in the ITT.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The requirements will be consistent with those permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC and will be detailed in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The requirements will be consistent with those permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC and will be detailed in the ITT.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The requirements will be consistent with those permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC and will be detailed in the ITT.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The requirements will be consistent with those permitted under Directive 2004/18/EC and will be detailed in the ITT.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
19880
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
24.3.2015 - 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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 user-name 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 user-name/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 on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT - There may be a mixture of on-line and off-line actions for you to perform (there is detailed on-line 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 on-line help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
The cost of responding to this ITT and participation in the procurement process generally will be borne solely by each economic operator participating. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to a contract award is at the sole risk of the economic operator participating in this procurement process. Economic Operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this procurement process at any stage. Any date given in Section IV above is a best estimate at the time of despatch. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend any such date within the scope of the applicable procurement regulations.
Please note the following:
This Framework Agreement is being established to facilitate the implementation of a regional strategy aimed at introducing the described system across all Trusts in Northern Ireland. The implementation is contingent upon appropriate funding being secured and as such no commitment to or guarantee of any particular level of business can be given during the period of this Framework Agreement.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: BSO PaLS 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.2.2015