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Title: Supply of Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers for the Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)
Published by: Department of Health and Social Care
Publication Date: 25/11/2020
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: Contract Award Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

The Department of Health and Social Care (the 'Authority') has awarded a contract to CArgo Services Far East Ltd for the supply of personal protective equipment (various products) to protect health and care workers for contracting the Covid-19 disease.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Department of Health and Social Care

39 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0EU

UK

E-mail: procurement.operations@dhsc.gov.uk

NUTS: UKI32

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-of-health-and-social-care

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

Health

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Supply of Personal Protective Equipment for Healthcare Workers for the Care of Patients with Suspected or Confirmed Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19)

II.1.2) Main CPV code

35113410

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

The Department of Health and Social Care (the 'Authority') has awarded a contract to Cargo Services Far East Ltd for the supply of personal protective equipment (various products) to protect health and care workers for contracting the Covid-19 disease.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.1.7) Total value of the procurement

Value excluding VAT: 2 250 000.00 USD

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Department of Health and Social Care (the 'Authority') has awarded a contract to CArgo Services Far East Ltd for the supply of personal protective equipment (various products) to protect health and care workers for contracting the Covid-19 disease.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

Justification for selected award procedure:

Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the Directive

Explanation

1) The Coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is a serious infectious respiratory disease and its consequences pose a risk to life. The Covid-19 outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concerns as declared by the World Health Organisation on 30 January 2020.The WHO Director General characterised Covid-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, by this stage Europe was the centre of the pandemic.

2) The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical in safeguarding the health and lives of the care professionals treating patients with Covid-19. Delays in procuring the PPE, poses a risk to life of those on the front line and the likelihood of significantly increased death toll.

3) In March the NHS experienced severe shortages of PPE, modelling based the trajectory of other European countries forecast the need for significant and extremely rapid increase in the UK PPE capacity. Similar shortfalls in PPE stocks were identified globally. There was immense demand for PPE, requiring the UK government to actively seek and create new supply chains rapidly to meet that demand. In these circumstances, a procurement following the usual timescales under the PCR 2015, including accelerated options, was impossible. PPE manufacturers and supply chains were under immediate and unprecedented global pressure to provide products. A delay in engaging with the market by running a usual procurement process ran the risk of failing to acquire the necessary stock of PPE equipment and presenting a significant risk to life. The Department is content the tests permitting use of the Negotiated procedure without prior publication(Regulation 32(2)(c)) are met:

1) The purchasing of PPE was identified as strictly necessary to meet anticipated demand.

2) It is responding to Covid-19 immediately because of public health risks presenting a genuine emergency.

3) The events that led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable: the Commission itself confirmed: ‘The current Coronavirus crisis presents an extreme and unforeseeable urgency – precisely for such a situation our European rules enable public buyers to buy within a matter of days, even hours, if necessary.’

4) There was no time to run an accelerated procurement under the open, restricted or competitive procedures with negotiation that would secure products within the required timescales.

5) The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority: It has not done anything to cause or contribute to the need for extreme urgency’.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section V: Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

V.2 Award of contract

V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

15/06/2020

V.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

V.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Cargo Services Far East Ltd

13018E ATL Logistics Centre B, Berth 3 Kwai Chung Container

Kwai Chung

HK

NUTS: 00

The contractor is an SME: Yes

V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 2 250 000.00 USD

Total value of the contract/lot: 2 250 000.00 USD

V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

The High Court

Strand

London

WC2A 2LL

UK

Internet address(es)

URL: https://www.gov.uk/courts-tribunals

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/11/2020


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IDTitleParent Category
35113410Garments for biological or chemical protectionSafety equipment

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