Published date: 1 June 2021

Awarded opportunity - This means that the contract has been awarded to a supplier.



Closing: 25 March 2020, 12am

Contract summary

Industry

  • Disposable gloves - 18424300

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract

£311,686,528.33

Procurement reference

2021/S 103-272633 Supermax

Published date

1 June 2021

Closing date

25 March 2020

Closing time

12am

Contract start date

1 April 2020

Contract end date

15 March 2021

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Negotiated procedure without prior publication (OJEU)

The opportunity was not advertised, because for example only one supplier is capable of delivering the requirement, or due to extreme urgency brought about by unforeseen events.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP) acting on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd. Supply Chain Coordination Limited (SCCL) is a company Registered in England and Wales, with company number 10881715, Registered office address: Skipton House, 80 London Road, London, United Kingdom. [the 'Authority'] has awarded a contract for Supermax to meet the urgent demand for PPE across the NHS and public sector as a result of the Corona Virus pandemic


More information

Additional text

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European
Union in the cases listed below
• Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with
the strict conditions stated in the directive
Explanation:
1. The Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is a serious infectious respiratory disease and its consequences pose a
risk to life. The COVID-19 outbreak is a Public Health Emergency of International Concerns as declared by the
World Health Organisation on 30 January 2020.
The WHO Director General characterised COVID-19 as a pandemic on 11 March 2020, by this stage Europe
was the centre of the pandemic.
2. The use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is critical in safeguarding the health and lives of the
healthcare professionals treating patients with COVID-19. Delays in procuring the PPE, poses a risk to life of
those on the front line and the likelihood of significantly increased death toll.
3. In March the NHS experienced severe shortages of PPE, modelling based the trajectory of other European
countries forecast the need for significant and extremely rapid increase in the UK PPE capacity. Similar
shortfalls in PPE stocks were identified globally. There was immense demand for PPE, requiring the need to
actively seek and create new supply chains rapidly to meet that demand. In these circumstances, a procurement
following the usual
timescales under the PCR 2015, including accelerated options, was impossible. PPE manufacturers and supply
chains were under immediate and unprecedented global pressure to provide products. A delay in engaging with
the market by running a usual procurement process ran the risk of failing to acquire the necessary stock of PPE
equipment and presenting a significant risk to life. Collaborative Procurement Partnership LLP (CPP LLP) acting
on behalf of Supply Chain Coordination Ltd (SCCL) is content the tests permitting use of the Negotiated procedure
without prior publication are met:
1 The purchasing of PPE was identified as strictly necessary to meet anticipated demand.
2 It is responding to COVID-19 immediately because of public health risks presenting a genuine emergency.
3 The events that led to the need for extreme urgency were unforeseeable: The Commission itself confirmed:
"The current coronavirus crisis presents an extreme and unforeseeable urgency - precisely for such a situation
our European rules enable public buyers to buy within a matter of days, even hours, if necessary."
4 There was no time to run an accelerated procurement under the open, restricted or competitive procedures
with negotiation that would secure products within the required timescales.
5 The situation is not attributable to the contracting authority: It has not done anything to cause or contribute to
the need for extreme urgency.


Award information

Awarded date

1 April 2020

Contract start date

1 April 2020

Contract end date

15 March 2021

Total value of contract

£311,686,528.33

This contract was awarded to 1 supplier.

Supermax Healthcare Ltd

Address

Unit 12-16 Titan Drive, Fengate, Peterborough, PE1 5XN

Reference

Companies House number: 07894144

Value of contract

£311,686,528.33

Supplier is SME?

No

Supplier is VCSE?

No


About the buyer

Address

2150 CENTURY WAY
Leeds
LS158ZB
England

Email

cppt2procurementteam@supplychain.nhs.uk


Closing: 25 March 2020, 12am