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‘Ward and Residential Furniture’.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

NHS Supply Chain acting as agent for NHS Business Services Authority
NHS Supply Chain, Foxbridge Way
For the attention of: Andrew Walsh NUTS Code UKE4
WF6 1TL Normanton
Telephone: +44 1133854854
Fax: +44 1924328744

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
‘Ward and Residential Furniture’.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
‘Various locations in UK’.

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
‘For the supply of ward and residential furniture including but not limited to the following items:
Patient High Backed Chair,
Visitor Stacking Chair,
Bariatric Armchair,
Bedside Locker,
Overbed/Overchair Table,
1-Seater Settee,
2-Seater Settee,
3-Seater Settee,
Chest of Drawers,
Dressing Table,
Bedside Cabinet,
Low Back Easy Chair,
Stacking Chair,
Dining Chair,
Recliner Manual,
Recliner (Electric),
Coffee Table,
Dining Table.
NHS Supply Chain is currently in the process of preparing the re-tender of a single Framework Agreement for the provision of Ward and Residential Furniture including but not exclusive to all NHS bodies. Precise quantities are unknown. It is anticipated that initial expenditure will be in the region of 5 000 000 GBP to 8 000 000 GBP in the 1st year of this Framework Agreement however this is approximate only and the values may vary depending on the requirements of those bodies purchasing under the Framework Agreement. The estimated value over the total Framework Agreement term (including any extension options) is between 20 000 000 GBP and 32 000 000 GBP.
Items of furniture suitable for but not limited to the following environments: Wards; Waiting Areas; Out Patients; Family Areas; Dining Areas; Lounge Areas; Reception Areas; Overnight Stay.’
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 32 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39100000, 39112000, 39112100, 39113000, 39113100, 39113200, 39113600, 39113700, 39114100, 39120000, 39121200, 39122000, 39143000, 39143100, 39143113, 39143123, 33196100, 33196200

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
‘The purpose of this notice is to draw attention to a procurement that NHS Supply Chain intends to commence during the subsequent 12 months. The invitation to tender will be the subject of a separate notice and it is that notice to which potential suppliers will need to respond at the appropriate time.
The Framework Agreement between NHS Supply Chain and successful Suppliers will reserve the right to purchase the same or similar supplies and/or services from suppliers not appointed to the Framework Agreement at its sole discretion.
Whilst it is anticipated that initial expenditure under any forthcoming procurement will be in the region of 20 000 000 GBP to 32 000 000 GBP for this contract award this is approximate only and the values will be to such level as those purchasing under the Framework Agreement consider necessary to provide suitable requirements.
NHS Supply Chain expects to provide successful suppliers with the opportunity to offer additional savings to customers through the provision of discounted pricing value added offerings and commitment/bulk buy initiatives.
The Framework Agreement will be between NHS Supply Chain and the Supplier however:
1) NHS Supply Chain;
2) Any NHS Trust;
3) Any other NHS entity;
4) Any government department agency or other statutory body and/or;
5) Any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector will be able to enter into a direct contract with the Supplier for any of the supplies and/or services under the Framework.
The Supplier will be required to report to and pay a direct contract management fee to NHS Supply Chain as detailed in the tender documents.
NHS Supply Chain is currently considering the use of lots for this procurement. However it reserves the right not to as part of any future tender process. Further information in respect of the lot strategy will be set out in the notice for the forthcoming procurement.
As part of its pre-tender strategy NHS Supply Chain would also like to engage with Suppliers of these products via a Request for Information (RFI). If you would like to complete the Request for Information document in respect of the products which are the subject of this procurement then please follow the below instructions.
Candidates wishing to complete the Request for Information must register their expression of interest. The Request for Information document will then be sent via the Intenda Messaging Centre.

1. Use URL: to access the NHS Supply Chain Procurement portal.

2. If not yet registered:
- Click on the "Not Registered Yet” link to access the registration page;
- Complete the registration pages as guided by the mini guide found on the landing page.
Portal Access:
If registration has been completed:

- Login with URL:

- Click on the "Supplier Dashboard” icon and select "Prior Information Notice” towards the top right of the screen to open the list of new Prior Information Notices.
Expression of Interest:
- View PIN content by clicking on the "View Notice” button for the procurement event. This opens a PDF document.
- Express an interest by clicking on the "Express Interest” button.
Request for Information Document:
- The Request for Information Document will then be sent to you via the Intenda Messaging Centre.
- Applicants will then have until 24.6.2016 to complete and return the Request for Information document.
Estimated date of publication of Contract Notice - November/December 2016.’

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: