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Environmental decontamination products.

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: Paul Gibbons
WF6 1TL Normanton
Telephone: +44 7770582964

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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:
Environmental decontamination products.
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:
Provision of high level disinfectants for environmental use antimicrobial products hygienic hardware steam disinfectors (not steam cleaning) vapour decontamination equipment chemical free electrical cleaning air purifiers and sanitisers hygiene monitoring systems.
Lots will be as follows:
- Lot No 1: high level disinfectants for environmental use;
- Lot No 2: antimicrobial products;
- Lot No 3: hygienic hardware products;
- Lot No 4: steam disinfectors (not steam cleaners);
- Lot No 5: vapour disinfectors and consumables;
- Lot No 6: chemical free electrical cleaning;
- Lot No 7: air purifiers and sanitisers;
- Lot No 8: hygiene monitoring systems.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 8 000 000,00 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24455000 - DA38, 39811200, 33191000, 39713410, 44316400, 14715000, 39713420, 24455000 - CA17, 39713400, 39330000, 09320000, 24311470, 24455000 - CA55

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 8 000 000 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.
NHS Supply Chain intends to enter into arrangements under which it will be entitled to purchase supplies and/or services which it will make available for purchase by
1. any NHS Trust;
2. any other NHS entity;
3. any government department agency or other statutory body and/or
4. any private sector entity active in the UK healthcare sector. Only NHS Supply Chain can order from the Framework Agreement and enter into contracts under it.
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 anticipates engaging with Applicants of these products. If you would like to speak with NHS Supply Chain in respect of the products which are the subject of this procurement then please contact Paul Gibbons via

NHS Supply Chain would also like to engage with Applicants of these products via a Request for Information (RFI) as part of its pre-tender strategy. 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 to open the list of new procurement events.
Expression of interest:
- View Contract Notice 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 4 weeks from the dispatch of this notice to complete and return the Request for Information document.

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: