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Delivery of Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery to Hywel Dda UHB.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hywel Dda University Health Board
Glangwilli General Hospital, Dolgwilli Road
For the attention of: Mr Steven Thomas
SA31 2AF Carmarthen
Telephone: +44 1267227636

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from: Hywel Dda University Health Board
Glangwilli General Hospital, Dolgwilli Road
For the attention of: Mr. Steven Thomas
SA31 2AF Carmarthen
Telephone: +44 1267227636
Internet address:

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: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Delivery of Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery to Hywel Dda UHB.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Hospital Locations within Hywel Dda UHB.

NUTS code UKL14

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
Hywel Dda University Health Board is seeking costed proposals from suitably qualified and registered independent Health Care providers for the delivery of ophthalmic services within HDUHB facilities.
These will primarily include the provision of cataract procedures including but not limited to pre-operative assessment, cataract surgery and post operative assessment.
At the date of issue of this PIN the expected number of procedures is potentially circa 700. A list of the procedures and activities are set out below although the Health Board does not commit to any firm volumes of activity arising from this procurement exercise:
- One stop cataracts Pre-operative assessment.
- Cataract Surgery.
- Cataract Post-operative assessment.
At this stage it is envisaged that a sole supplier arrangement will be established with a service provider. Given the nature of the services being provided, it will be a requirement for services to be delivered from Hywel Dda University Health Board facilities.
Any agreement is likely to be in place initially until 30.6.2016, although there may be scope to deliver services after this date.
It is proposed to run an open tender with the Invitation to Tender document consisting of 2 main parts:
a. Part 1 - Pre Qualification Questionnaire (service providers will only be evaluated on their Part 2 ITT submission if they are successfully evaluated at the PQQ stage.
b. Part 2 - Invitation to Tender.
To complete your formal proposal, in this notice, please access the ITT via the Bravo E Tender Wales portal where you will find a full suite of tender documentation, reference - itt_TBC- Delivery of Ophthalmology Cataract Surgery for HDUHB as per the instructions below.
Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):
- Browse to the eSourcing portal: and click the link to register - Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’.
- Enter your correct business and user details.
- Note the username you chose and click ‘save’ when complete.
- You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender:
- Login to the portal with the username/password.
- Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs open to all suppliers’ link. (these are pre-qualification questionnaires or invitations to tender open to any registered supplier).
- Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content.
- Click the ‘express interest’ button at the top of the page.
- This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘my PQQs/ my ITTs’ page. (this is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘buyer attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender:
- Click ‘my response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT details’, you can choose to ‘create response’ or to ‘decline to respond’ (please give a reason if declining)
- You can now use the ‘messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification - Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT
- There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘submit response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the e-Tendering help desk.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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:

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:
As set out in the ITT Documents. Credit worthiness of the bidder will be assessed. Payment on delivery of suitably delivered services.
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:
The closing date for receipt of completed PQQ and ITT responses, via Bravo E Tender Wales, is 18.1.2016.
(WA Ref:39145).
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: