NOE CPC Medical Cylinder Gases

  • North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2021/S 000-031784

Published 20 December 2021, 2:31pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC) (hosted by and acting through Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.)

Don Valley House, Savile Street East


S4 7UQ




United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

NOE CPC Medical Cylinder Gases

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 24111500 - Medical gases

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Medical Cylinder Gases are a high spend area within the NHS. The NOE CPC are undertaking a full procurement tender for a one stop shop provider for the provision of Medical Cylinder Gases including but not limited to:
— Medical Carbon dioxide,
— Medical air,
— Medical helium and oxygen mixture,
— Specialty gases,
— Medical nitrous oxide,
— Medical oxygen,
— Any specialised "prescription" gases.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £22,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 24111500 - Medical gases

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance

United Kingdom and any of the crown dependencies (including but not limited to, the Isle of Man).

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

The below-listed Authorities (plus those entities listed at Section II.2.11 and Section VI.3) are eligible to access the resulting framework – subject to NOE CPC approval.

Barnsley Facilities Services Limited
Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale And Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Calderdale And Huddersfield Solutions Limited (Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust)
Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Community Health Services NHS Foundation Trust
Derbyshire Support and Facilities Services Limited (Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust)
Doncaster And Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate And District NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate Healthcare Facilities Management Ltd (T/A Harrogate Integrated Facilities Ltd)
Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust
Isle Of Man Department of Health
Leeds And York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust
Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Locala Community Partnerships CIC
Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust
Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Health & Social Care NHS Foundation Trust
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
York And Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
York Teaching Hospital Facilities Management (York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)
Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust

NOE CPC member bodies as listed at: http://www.noecpc.nhs.uk/current-members
and any additional new NOE CPC members including wholly owned companies and subsidiaries, may utilise this framework agreement during the contract term.

See Section II.2.11 and VI.3 for list of entities eligible to utilise any resulting framework, subject to the approval of NOE CPC.

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £22,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


Description of renewals


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: Yes

Description of options

The entities eligible to utilise this framework agreement, subject to approval of NOE CPC, includes but will not be limited to Acute; Foundation; Ambulance; Community; Care; Primary Care; Clinical Commissioning Groups, Mental Health Trusts, Integrated Care Systems (ICS’s), Community Interest Companies (CIC), associated wholly owned companies and subsidiaries and successor bodies.
Acute Trusts:
Clinical commissioning groups (CCGs):
Mental Health Trusts:
Ambulance Trusts:
Care Trusts:
NHS Trust Development Authority (TDA):
Special Health Authorities:
Integrated Care Systems (ICS’s) and the contracting authorities which make up those ICS’s, a listing of which can be found at; https://www.england.nhs.uk/integratedcard/integrated-care-in-your-area/
Arms Length Bodies:
Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) and their individual constituent organisations, as identified at:
NHS England:
http://www.england.nhs.uk/ourwork/d-com/ and other organisations involved in commissioning of primary care services via Clinical Commissioning Groups – CCGs supported by the Commissioning Support Units – CSU’s which will be responsible for commissioning most aspects of NHS care (or equivalent body/bodies established pursuant to legislation enacted as a result of, or in connection with, the White Paper, Equity and Excellence: Liberating the NHS published July 2010.
CCG: https://www.england.nhs.uk/resources/ccg-directory
The Clinical Commissioning Board, Area Teams:
http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx and other organisations involved in commissioning and/or overseeing General Practitioner services and GP consortia and GP Practices:
and any other provider of primary medical services:
a) who are a party to any of the following contracts:
- General Medical Services (GMS),
- Personal Medical Services (PMS),
- Alternative Provider Medical Services (APMS) and/or
b) Commissioned by NHS England or other organisations involved in commissioning or overseeing General Practitioner services, as described above.
Social Enterprises:
Local Authority Councils in England, Scotland and Wales: county, unitary, district, borough, and metropolitan councils (parish and community councils)
Local Councils in England, Scotland and Wales:
Local Authority Councils in Northern Ireland:
NHS Wales (National Health Service for Wales) including but not limited to: Welsh Health Boards, Primary care services - GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
NHS Scotland (National Health Service for Scotland) including but not limited to: NHS Boards, Hospitals, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:

Continued at Section VI.3 Additional Information

two.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

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

two.2.14) Additional information

This procurement exercise will be conducted on the Atamis Health Family Single eCommercial System at: https://health-family.force.com/login

For any support in submitting your response please contact the Atamis helpdesk on 0800 995 6035 or email support-health@atamis.co.uk

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions


three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

four.1.6) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used

Additional information about electronic auction

Participating Authorities reserve the right to undertake electronic auctions in the awarding of call-offs under this framework agreement.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2021/S 000-009372

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


27 January 2022

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


27 January 2022

Local time


Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

six.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic invoicing will be accepted

Electronic payment will be used

six.3) Additional information

NHS Northern Ireland (National Health Service for Northern Ireland) including but not limited to: Health and Social Care Trusts, Primary care Services GPs, pharmacies, dentists and optometrists, Hospital services, social care services and community services, including those provided through community health centres and mental health services:
Isle of Man (IoM) Government and associated IoM based public bodies, including all IoM Government Departments and Cabinet Office, including but not limited to: Department of Health & Social Care, as listed at:
Educational Establishments in England & Wales listed on the Department for Education’s Register EduBase (to be superseded by GIAS (Get Information about Schools) including establishments providing compulsory, higher and further education:
Schools in England
Education Trusts
Schools in Wales
Further Education and 6th Form Colleges in the UK
Higher Education Recognised or listed bodies in the UK offering degree-level courses:
Schools in Scotland including primary, secondary and special schools:
Educational Establishments in Scotland:
Schools and Educational Establishments in Northern Ireland:
Higher Education Universities and Colleges in Northern Ireland:
UK Police Forces in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales including National Special Police Forces.
England Fire and Rescue Services
Scottish Fire & Rescue Services
Welsh Fire & Rescue Services
Northern Ireland Fire & Rescue Service
UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency
Registered charities in England and Wales:
Registered charities in Scotland:
Registered charities in Northern Ireland:
Ministry of Defence (MOD):
Royal Navy - https://www.royalnavy.mod.uk/
British Army - http://www.army.mod.uk/
Royal Air Force - https://www.raf.mod.uk/
Registered social landlords: government funded not-for-profit organisations that provide affordable housing. They include housing associations, trusts and cooperatives.
Northern Ireland
Any other public sector and government organisations, including, but not limited to, those listed at; Departments, agencies and public bodies

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)

Savile Street East,


S4 7UQ


United Kingdom

Internet address


six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

North of England Commercial Procurement Collaborative (NOE CPC)

Savile Street East,


S4 7UQ


United Kingdom

Internet address


six.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures

NOE CPC will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers, in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Any tenderer wishing to appeal the decision to award the contract, or after the award of the contract appeal the award of the contract, shall have the rights set out in Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

Bidders should note that the NOECPC retain absolute discretion as to whether to accept any offer following evaluation. The NOE CPC is not bound in any way to accept any and reserves the right to make no further contract award under this procurement process. The NOE CPC shall not be held liable for any liability or cost or expense incurred by any bidder in relation to this project whatsoever, including, without limitations, in relation to the preparation of their tender and any subsequent clarification or any legal or other expenses.