London Procurement Partnership (PMO): Framework Agreement for Biologics and Bone Substitutes

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Notice Summary
Title: Framework Agreement for Biologics and Bone Substitutes
Notice type: Contract Notice
Authority: London Procurement Partnership (PMO)
Nature of contract: Supplies
Procedure: Restricted
Short Description: Framework agreement for Biologics and Bone Substitutes for NHS LPP members as may chnag from time to time during the course of the framework. The intial period of the framework agreement is for 24 months with the option to extend for up to 24 months thereafter.
Published: 12/11/2013 13:55
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UK-London: Orthopaedic supplies.

Section I: Contracting Authority
   I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
      NHS LPP on behalf of Guy's & St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
      Hercules House, Hercules Road, London, SE1 7DU, United Kingdom
      Tel. +44 2071886682, Email:, URL:
      Contact: Beth Watkins
      Electronic Access URL:
      Electronic Submission URL:

      Further information can be obtained at: As Above       
      Specifications and additional documents: As Above       
      Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above       
   I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
      Body governed by public law

   I.3) Main activity:

   I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
      The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: Yes

Section II: Object Of The Contract: SUPPLIES
      II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Framework Agreement for Biologics and Bone Substitutes
      II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SUPPLIES
      II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system: The notice involves the setting up of a framework agreement                                                        

      II.1.4)Information on framework agreement:      
            Framework agreement with several operators

         Duration of the framework agreement:
                        Duration in months: 24
         Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:
            Range between: 5,000,000 and 10,000,000
            Currency: GBP
      II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
      Orthopaedic supplies. Artificial parts of the body. Miscellaneous medical devices and products. Framework agreement for Biologics and Bone Substitutes for NHS LPP members as may chnag from time to time during the course of the framework. The intial period of the framework agreement is for 24 months with the option to extend for up to 24 months thereafter.
      II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
         33141700 - Orthopaedic supplies.
         33184000 - Artificial parts of the body.
         33190000 - Miscellaneous medical devices and products.

      II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
         The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Yes       
         This contract is divided into lots: No
      II.1.9)Information about variants:
         Variants will be accepted: Not Provided   
   II.2)Quantity Or Scope Of The Contract
      II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
      Framework agreement for Biologics and Bone Substitutes for NHS LPP members as may chnag from time to time during the course of the framework. The intial period of the framework agreement is for 24 months with the option to extend for up to 24 months thereafter.      
      II.2.2)Options: Not Provided         
         II.2.3)Information about renewals:
            This contract is subject to renewal: No          
   II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion      
         Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

   Information About Lots
Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
   III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
      III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
      Not Provided
      III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
      Not Provided
      III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
      Joint and Several Liability
      III.1.4)Other particular conditions:
         The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: Not Provided      
   III.2)Conditions For Participation
      III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers:
         The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
         A full list of these criteria are at
         Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists. Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so. Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
      III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
         Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:         
         (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
         (b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
         (c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.

      III.2.3)Technical capacity
         Technical capacity - means of proof required         
         (a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
         (b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: - where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, - where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser's certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
         (c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator's undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
         (d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking's study and research facilities;
         (e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body's agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
         (f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking's managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
         (g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
         (h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
         (i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract;
         (j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
         (k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
      III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
Section IV: Procedure
   IV.1)Type Of Procedure
      IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Restricted
      IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
                        Envisaged minimum number: 5 and maximum number: 20         
         Objective Criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
         Suppliers will be shortlisted based om the criteria as published int he guidance document to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Note that expressions of interest must be submitted by completion and return of the pre-qualification questionnaire by the closing date. Expressions of Interest submitted by any other means will not be considered   
   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: Not Provided      
      IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: Yes
         Notice on a buyer profile
            Notice number in OJEU: 2013/S 147 - 255291 of 31/07/2013
         Other previous publications: No                

      IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:

      Date: 09/12/2013
      Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17:00      
      IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
         Date: 12/12/2013
         Time: 17:00      
      IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates: Not Provided      
      IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:         English

Section VI: Complementary Information

   VI.1)This Is A Recurrent Procurement: No
   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: This product range was advertised previously jointly with a framework agreement for Spinal Implants. However NHS LPP have now decided to braoden the applicability of Biologic and Bone substitute material to encompass all requirements. Any suplier who submitted an expression of interest previously must submit an expression of interest in response to this advert otherwise they will not be conisdered

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.

NHS LPP may wish to include the option for further competitions under this Framework Agreement.
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   VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
      VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
      Not Provided

      VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided   
      VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
            Not Provided

   VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 12/11/2013


   IV) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
      Purchased on behalf of other contracting authority details:
         1: Contracting Authority
      Guys and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
      Guy's Hospital, Great Maze Pond, London, United Kingdom

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