United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radiotherapy supplies
|Level of Government:||State & Local|
|Posted Date:||Oct 4, 2017|
United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radiotherapy supplies
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
c/o NHS NSS, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
Contact person: Alan Summers
Telephone: +44 1312756511
NUTS code: UKM
Main address: http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10442
Section II: Object
Treatment Planning System Refresh and Expansion.
The Tender was for Refresh and expansion of the Treatment Planning System at the Authority's Radiotherapy Department in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Radiotherapy Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.
Refresh and expansion of the Treatment Planning System at the Authority's Radiotherapy Department in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, including additional User Licences.
For further details, see section VI.3) Additional Information.
Section IV: Procedure
- Additional deliveries by the original supplier ordered under the strict conditions stated in the directive
For the justification for selected award procedure, please see section VI.3) Additional Information.
Section V: Award of contract
Oncology House, Gatwick Road
Telephone: +44 1293601324
Fax: +44 1293553652
NUTS code: UKJ28
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority considers that use of the negotiated procedure without prior publication of a contract notice in terms of Regulation 33(4)(b) of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 is justified in the circumstances detailed below.
The Authority's Radiotherapy Physics Service (based at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary) (the Service) uses the Eclipse treatment planning system (TPS) which is supplied by Varian Medical Systems UK Limited (Varian). The Authority's priority for the Service is to ensure that a quality service is delivered to patients and that the Service is capable of meeting the ever increasing demand that is placed on it.
The Eclipse TPS is fully compatible with the Authority's existing: (a) linear accelerators (being Truebeam linear accelerators, supplied by Varian); and (b) radiotherapy patient information system (being Aria, also supplied by Varian). The linear accelerators, the radiotherapy information system and the TPS are all integral components of the Service which must be compatible with each other in order for the Service to be delivered effectively to patients.
While the software comprised in the TPS has benefited from regular updates under an ongoing support contract with Varian, the underlying hardware comprised in the TPS is now obsolete and requires to be refreshed.
The highest priority for the Authority is to ensure that any replacement hardware is compatible with the existing equipment, hardware and software used in the Service. Furthermore, it is essential that minimal technical difficulties are encountered in connection with the replacement of the hardware so as to ensure that there is minimal disruption to the Service and that patient care is not impacted negatively by the replacement.
In addition to the refresh of the hardware comprised in the TPS, the Authority also needs to purchase additional user licences for the software comprised in the TPS to allow the Service to meet the demand of the ever increasing patient numbers being referred to it. This purchase will be an extension to the Authority's existing number of software user licences.
Accordingly, the Authority considers that the hardware and licences being procured comprise a partial replacement and extension of existing hardware and licences and that to conclude a contract with any economic operator other than Varian would result in the acquisition of hardware and licences having different characteristics to existing hardware and software licences, resulting in incompatibility and disproportionate technically difficulties in operation and maintenance.
The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the framework agreement has been entered into will not affect the framework agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the framework agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages.
|TI||Title||United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radiotherapy supplies|
|AU||Authority name||Grampian Health Board (The Authority)|
|HD||Heading||- - Supplies - Contract award notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition|
|AA||Type of authority||6 - Body governed by public law|
|NC||Contract||2 - Supplies|
|PR||Procedure||T - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition|
|TD||Document||7 - Contract award notice|
|RP||Regulation||5 - European Union, with participation of GPA countries|
|PC||CPV code||33151400 - Radiotherapy supplies|
|OC||Original CPV code||33151400 - Radiotherapy supplies|
|IA||Internet address (URL)||http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk|
|DI||Directive||Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU|
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