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This notice is published for the purpose of early market engagement only. The Pathology Services Departments at North Bristol NHS Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, ...

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Bristol & Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium (BWPC)
Level 3, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead
Bristol
BS1 2NT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mike Branton
Telephone: +44 1173429418
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ukstage.eu-supply.com

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/45644

I.1)Name and addresses
Bristol & Weston NHS Purchasing Consortium
Level 3, Whitefriars, Lewins Mead
Bristol
BS1 2NT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mike Branton
Telephone: +44 1173429418
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKK1

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://ukstage.eu-supply.com

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) will be open to organisations working with BWPC, which includes but is not limited to those detailed under Section II.1.4. of this PIN.

I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://ukstage.eu-supply.com
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:

Pathology Managed Equipment Services.

Reference number: BWPC RA7 RVJ RA3
II.1.2)Main CPV code
85111800
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This notice is published for the purpose of early market engagement only.

The Pathology Services Departments at North Bristol NHS Trust, University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, Royal United Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Weston Area Health NHS Trust and Public Health England (the ‘Organisations’) are seeking to engage with interested parties (‘Service Providers’) to discuss the latest developments in Managed Equipment Service (‘MES’) models and to explore further opportunities to help shape and drive benefit across a number of key deliverables.

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)
33100000
33124100
33124110
33124130
33696300
33696500
38434000
38434550
38434560
38434570
38434580
50421000
50430000
51430000
71900000
85111810
85111820
85145000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK12
NUTS code: UKK11
NUTS code: UKK1
Main site or place of performance:

Multi Sites, one location per Trust.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This notice is published for the purpose of early market engagement only. For the avoidance of

doubt, this market consultation exercise implies no commercial commitment and is not a formal

tender process.

The Organisations intend to undertake such market consultation exercise to inform a formal competitive tender process for a Pathology MES, which is planned to be undertaken during early 2018.

A Memorandum of Information and a Market Sounding Questionnaire (‘Questionnaire’) can be accessed via: https://ukstage.eu-supply.com. Interested Service Providers are required to complete Section 1 of such Questionnaire, and a Market Consultation Event (‘Event’) is planned for Thursday 7.9.2017. Please note that, only by responding to the Questionnaire, will Service Providers be able to attend the Event.

II.2.14)Additional information

Public Health England SW Laboratory, which is a Collaborating Partner in Severn Pathology based at North Bristol NHS Trust, is part of the Market Engagement Exercise.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
28/02/2018

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:

The market consultation exercise will be conducted in an open and transparent manner. The advice and information gathered will be used in the planning and conduct of any future procurement procedure, as well as developing the scope and specification of the requirement. It is anticipated that the sharing and development of ideas will equally benefit both the Organisations and the potential Service Providers.

As outlined in the Memorandum of Information, this market consultation exercise is designed to inform options around managed service solutions and service provider's ability to deliver cost and service improvements whilst reducing risk to the Organisations through appropriate risk transfer.

Relevant documentation can be accessed via: https://ukstage.eu-supply.com, these being:

Memorandum of Information and Market Sounding Questionnaire.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/07/2017