Exotic antivenoms for NHS for emergency use

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-012378
Publication date: 2 June 2021

F03: Contract award notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Public Health England

Manor Farm Road, Porton Down

Salisbury

SP2 0QT

Email

nirula.sethi@phe.gov.uk

Telephone

+44 83276919

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)
Main address

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

National or federal Agency/Office

one.5) Main activity

Health


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Exotic antivenoms for NHS for emergency use

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 33000000 - Medical equipments, pharmaceuticals and personal care products
two.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

two.1.4) Short description

Public Health England (PHE) is responsible for the provision of public health stocks of exotic antivenoms for NHS emergency use in the UK. The antivenoms are used in the event of someone being bitten or stung by an exotic venomous animal.

This requirement is to source 24 different highly specialist exotic antivenoms from national and international Suppliers.

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £309,173.57

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
two.2.4) Description of the procurement

This purchase will entail obtaining 24 different highly specialist exotic antivenoms from national and international Suppliers. There are 11 different suppliers, each of whom supplies a very small volume of antivenoms. PHE will communicate with suppliers and place orders following an exchange of e-mails with the supplier to confirm price per dose, shelf life and delivery timescales.

The UK hub sites based across the country are required to hold specified minimum volume on likely treatment dosage. This will allows delivery to be made within 5 hours (best endeavours) from when the request is received to any hospital location within the UK.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Cost criterion - Name: None / Weighting: None

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the regulations

Explanation:

As there are 11 different suppliers for this purchase, each of whom supplies a very small volume of antivenoms, Public Health England will communicate with suppliers and place orders following an exchange of e-mails with the supplier to confirm price per dose, shelf life and delivery timescales. The UK hub sites based across the country are required to hold specified minimum volume on likely treatment dosage. This allows delivery to be made within 5 hours (best endeavours) from when the request is received to any hospital location within the UK.

As there are very limited suppliers in the Aativenom market we are using Reg 32(2)(b)(ii) to award the contract to 11 Suppliers, based mainly internationally. The total contract value specified per supplier cannot be confirmed, as this is dependant on different expiry date of stocks held across various sites across UK. Additionally, the selection of each antivenom will be based on the opinion of the Advisory Group.

Note that under "Section V: Award of contract" no tenders were received; however, for the purpose of populating the field "11" has been entered as the contract is being awarded to 11 suppliers. A value needed to be entered as the field was mandatory.

Also under the same section "Total value of the contract/lot" is appearing as £309173.57, however, the total value to be awarded during the contract term may be low as this is dependant upon factors mentioned above. A value needed to be entered as the field was mandatory.

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

South African Vaccine Producers (SAVP)

2131 Sandringham

Country

South Africa

NUTS code
  • ZA - South Africa
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USD


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Instituto Clodomiro Picado Universidad de Costa Rica

San Jose

Country

Costa Rica

NUTS code
  • CR - Costa Rica
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

MicroPharm Ltd

Carmarthenshire

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £309,173.57


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

National Antivenom and Vaccine Production Centre

Riyadh

Country

Saudi Arabia

NUTS code
  • SA - Saudi Arabia
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USD


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Razi Vaccine & Serum Research Institute

Kraj

Country

Iran

NUTS code
  • IR - Iran
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USD


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Haffkine BioPharmaceutical Corp Ltd

Mumbai

Country

India

NUTS code
  • IN - India
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Queen Saovabha Memorial Institute

Bangkok

Country

Thailand

NUTS code
  • TH - Thailand
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Centers for Disease Control

Taipei City

Country

Taiwan

NUTS code
  • TW - Taiwan
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Seqirus

Victoria

Country

Australia

NUTS code
  • AU - Australia
The contractor is an SME

No

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Instituto Butantan

Av. Vital

Country

Brazil

NUTS code
  • BR - Brazil
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

25 May 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 11

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor

Serb-labo

Av. Louise

Country

Belgium

NUTS code
  • BE1 - Brussels Region
The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: 309,173.57 USN


Section six. Complementary information

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Public Health England

London

Country

United Kingdom