Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/11/2020

Local time: 12:00

NHS SBS is seeking to put in place a comprehensive framework agreement for the supply of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software in neuroscience for stroke decision making support.

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United Kingdom-Salford: Medical software package

2020/S 195-473175

Contract notice

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
National registration number: 05280446
Postal address: Halyard Court, 31 Broadway, The Quays
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Payne
E-mail:

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.sbs.nhs.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=34353&B=NHSSBS

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=34353&B=NHSSBS

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Joint venture between the Department of Health and Steria

I.5)Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Provision of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software in Neuroscience for Stroke Decision Making Support

Reference number: 10157

II.1.2)Main CPV code

48180000 Medical software package

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

NHS SBS is seeking to put in place a comprehensive framework agreement for the supply of Artificial Intelligence (AI) Software in neuroscience for stroke decision making support.

Stroke is an often debilitating or fatal clinical event. However, if the stroke is analysed early and well using medical imaging, it is possible for clinicians to significantly improve outcomes for patients. This saves lives and improves people’s quality of life. However, getting these treatment decisions wrong can lead to further strokes and disability for patients. Stroke is one of the most time critical conditions and may only be reliably diagnosed and treated following a brain scan; usually a CT scan or MRI scan.

This framework aims to provide AI solutions that support the analysis of medical imaging for ischaemic or haemorrhagic strokes and to support clinicians diagnose and treat strokes faster and more reliably.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

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)

33110000 Imaging equipment for medical, dental and veterinary use

33190000 Miscellaneous medical devices and products

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

Main site or place of performance:

M50 2UW.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHS SBS is seeking to put in place a comprehensive framework agreement for the supply of Artificial Intelligence (AI) software in neuroscience for stroke decision making support. Stroke is an often debilitating or fatal clinical event. However, if the stroke is analysed early and well using medical imaging, it is possible for clinicians to significantly improve outcomes for patients. This saves lives and improves people’s quality of life. However, getting these treatment decisions wrong can lead to further strokes and disability for patients. Stroke is one of the most time critical conditions and may only be reliably diagnosed and treated following a brain scan; usually a CT scan or MRI scan.

This framework aims to provide AI solutions that support the analysis of medical imaging for ischaemic or haemorrhagic strokes and to support clinicians diagnose and treat strokes faster and more reliably.

The NHS needs to work in the most efficient ways possible and maximise value for money in delivering its services through the purchases it makes for products and services.

The framework aims to provide a simple, effective, efficient and compliant route to purchase/supply the range of Stroke AI products and services for both NHS Customers and suppliers through means of either direct call-off or further competition if required.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 15 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

Description of renewals:

The framework agreement will be for an initial 2-year period with an option to extend for up to 24 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

Bidders can locate the tender documents on the EU Supply web portal, tender reference 41134.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 04/11/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 48 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/11/2020

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The duration referenced in Section II 1.4) is for the placing of orders.

The value provided in Section II 1.4) is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from the anticipated levels given in this notice.

The framework will be for the benefit, and on behalf, of public sector bodies, details of such bodies can be accessed at: https://www.sbs.nhs.uk/proc-framework-agreementssupport

In addition, if provided for in the contract documents, NHS SBS may extend the scope and benefit of the framework agreement to private sector bodies, subject to the approval of

NHS SBS. Whilst NHS SBS is not required by procurement legislation to do so, it has extended the principles of public procurement rules to provide its private sector customers with the best value and open and transparent procurement procedures.

The envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement, stated in IV.1.3) is an estimate and is subject to change.

Please respond through the EU Supply tender portal, tender reference; 41134 by 12.00 noon on 4 November 2020.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
Postal address: 31 Broadway
Town: Salford
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
Postal address: 31 Broadway
Town: Salford
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

OJEU procedures include a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from NHS SBS. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 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). Any such action must be brought Promptly.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: NHS Shared Business Services
Postal address: 31 Broadway
Town: Salford
Postal code: M50 2UW
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

02/10/2020