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Purchase of Hip and Knee Orthopaedic implants.

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
NWSSP - Procurement Services - Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board
Residences Block A, Neath Port Talbot Hospital, Baglan
SA12 7BX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Helen James
Telephone: +44 1639684438
NUTS code: UKL18

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Purchase of Orthopaedic Implants.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Purchase of Hip and Knee Orthopaedic implants.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL18
Main site or place of performance:

Within the geographical boundary of Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The purchase of the following Implant-cast orthopaedic implants and associated components/consumables:

Ecofit stem - un-cemented;

Ecofit stem - cemented;

ACS TKR - un-cemented and cemented;

CCI femoral stem heads;

MUTARS system;

Custom Acetabular components.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Associated components and consumables that can only be supplied by the Orthopaedic Implant's supplier.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

The Ecofit stems are unique to one particular supplier and is used elderly THR's and Hemis.

The ACS TKR are the only truly mobile bearing knees available in the market that are coated in TiN, and are ODEP 10B rated.

CCI Femoral Heads are coated in TiN and are only available from one supplier.

MUTARS System has Activ Silver coating, with low pH during infections and is only available from one supplier.

Custom Acetabular components with 3D printed implants, 1 off CT generated space filling cups for massive defects.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract/concession award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Implantcast UK Ltd
3 Vicarage Croft, Baschurch
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7787229665
NUTS code: UK
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 400 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 400 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref: 62128).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
4-5 Charnwood Court, Heol Billingsley, Parc Nantgarw
CF15 7QZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1443848585

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: