United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radiotherapy supplies

Agency: TED
Level of Government: State & Local
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
Opps ID: NBD00003587166344985
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 388963-2017
Source: Members Only
04/10/2017 S190 - - Supplies - Contract award notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radiotherapy supplies

2017/S 190-388963

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses
Grampian Health Board (The Authority)
c/o NHS NSS, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: Alan Summers
Telephone: +44 1312756511
E-mail: alan.summers@nhs.net
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10442

I.2) Joint procurement
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity

Section II: Object

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

Treatment Planning System Refresh and Expansion.

II.1.2) Main CPV code
II.1.3) Type of contract
II.1.4) Short description:

The Tender was for Refresh and expansion of the Treatment Planning System at the Authority's Radiotherapy Department in Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

II.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 452 500.00 GBP
II.2) Description
II.2.1) Title:
II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Radiotherapy Department, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: As per procurement documents / Weighting: 100
Price - Weighting: 0
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
II.2.14) Additional information

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 in the cases listed below
  • 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.

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 051-093950
IV.2.8) Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9) Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SLC818/2017
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2) Award of contract
V.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract:
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
Varian Medical Systems UK Ltd
Oncology House, Gatwick Road
RH10 9RG
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1293601324
Fax: +44 1293553652
NUTS code: UKJ28
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4) Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 452 500.00 GBP
V.2.5) Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional 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.

(SC Ref:513798).

VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body
The Common Services Agency for the Scottish Health Service, more commonly known as National Services Scotland
Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent
EH12 9EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312756511
E-mail: alan.summers@nhs.net

Internet address: http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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.

VI.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:
TI Title United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Radiotherapy supplies
ND Document number 388963-2017
PD Publication date 04/10/2017
OJ OJ S 190
AU Authority name Grampian Health Board (The Authority)
OL Original language EN
HD Heading - - Supplies - Contract award notice - Negotiated procedure without a call for competition
CY Country UK
AA Type of authority 6 - Body governed by public law
HA EU Institution -
DS Document sent 02/10/2017
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
RC NUTS code UKM50
IA Internet address (URL) http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk
DI Directive Public procurement Directive 2014/24/EU


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