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Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHCT) pharmacy currently has an Automated Storage and Dispensing System (ARX Rowa Speedcase) which was installed 8 years ago. The Trust has identified the need to refresh this system to take advantage of ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
County Hall
Morpeth
NE61 2EF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Raymond Darnell
Telephone: +44 1670622353
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKC

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.northumbria.nhs.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Automated Pharmacy Storage and Dispensing System (‘Pharmacy Robot’).

Reference number: DN241341
II.1.2)Main CPV code
33000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHCT) pharmacy currently has an Automated Storage and Dispensing System (ARX Rowa Speedcase) which was installed 8 years ago. The Trust has identified the need to refresh this system to take advantage of developments in technology to maximise the improvements in productivity, efficiency, patient safety, cost, medicines optimisation, and staff time. It is also necessary that the replacement system has the ability to read 2D barcode matrix using GS1 standards.

At present the Trust is assessing the options of capital purchase or leasing the equipment.

To aid the Trust a pre-procurement market engagement event has been organised for the 3.3.2017 at the Trust.

The purpose of this engagement is to allow interested suppliers to discuss their products, likely costings for capital purchase, leasing, support and maintenance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Northumbria Healthcare Foundation Trust (NHCT) pharmacy currently has an Automated Storage and Dispensing System (ARX Rowa Speedcase) which was installed 8 years ago. The Trust has identified the need to refresh this system to take advantage of developments in technology to maximise the improvements in productivity, efficiency, patient safety, cost, medicines optimisation, and staff time. It is also necessary that the replacement system has the ability to read 2D barcode matrix using GS1 standards.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
17/04/2017

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Depending on the interest level the format of the market engagement event will be around a 30-40 minute meeting for interested suppliers to present the latest product developments and to discuss potential costings to the pharmacy department. The Trust acknowledges that costings from suppliers at this time will only be estimates, the Trust will use the estimates to inform its budget.

The event will run from 8:30 -13:00 on Friday 3.3.2017.

Procedure for confirming attendance:

Interested suppliers are encouraged to contact who will assign them a presentation slot. Please be advised that slots are limited, however, the Trust reserves the right to hold further engagement events if demand is high.

Due to meeting room limitations suppliers are limited to brining 3 representatives.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14/02/2017