Requirement #4 modified: TGA registration will be conducted by Mentholatum
2 new pictures provided to display the pouch
Key Dates/Times changed (See Key Dates below)
T&C #2: Provided clairty regarding shipping cost covered by supplier.
T&C #7: Provided clarity regarding samples needed post-bid, if requested.
The Mentholatum Company - Australasia is accepting bids for Pregnancy Tests. The term of this award covers
an initial 5-year period plus subsequent 2-year extensions, as agreed-to between
Buyer and Seller, provided performance and pricing is on
Please read this complete
all email notices, and the Sorcity Member Agreement, in full, so you understand
the bid guidelines and are properly prepared to bid if your company
qualifies and would like to gain this business.
Although price is an important element of this award, this is not a price-only
decision. Other factors to be considered include: quality, service-levels,
responsiveness, acceptance of Buyer's terms and conditions,
relationship, and testing results. After the bidding ends, the Buyer may contact several low
bidders to further understand their capabilities and additional benefits you
might have to offer, before an award is
made (see Key Dates below). This is also an opportunity to begin
establishing relationships. The anticipated start date for this award is
To ensure the bid process remains fair, any direct contact with the Buying Organization regarding this opportunity,
during or after this bid process, until the Buyer contacts
you, will cause you to be in violation of the bid process and be eligible for
penalties (see Sorcity
In order to obtain details,
part numbers, diagrams, requirements, 12-month order history, and any other
confidential information, someone from your organization with contract signing
authority must sign the following Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) and
email it to Sorcity at
Once received, Sorcity will provide you with an email which will contain links
to the confidential information, which is not to be shared with anyone beyond
your internal personnel related to this bid at any time, nor used in a manner
that violates the NDA.
If you are able to provide and bid on all
items listed, and meet all terms and conditions stated (or exceptions
asked and granted), then you are invited
to bid in this ebid. You may not bid otherwise.
Please perform honorably. Bids will only be
accepted through this ebid.
Bidding in any other manner, or attempting to sell directly to one of the
Buyer's locations will
disqualify you for this business for the term of the award and will
remove you from good standing with the Buyer and Sorcity for future business.
We look forward to your
participation and help in maintaining the integrity of this fair and objective
Please comply with the instructions in the Bid Notice email you were
sent and any reminders and updates
Please note that this is not a commitment
to buy all specified line items or quantities listed, but a good faith
effort to meet or exceed the dollar amount awarded for goods in this general
Upon registration and further qualification by Sorcity, we will provide you
samples of the Pregnancy Test items listed. Please email your complete shipping
Samples Shipping Address.
Due to Supplier optimizations over time, or changes within the Buyer's
process, or other unknown factors, the Supplier should factor in
accommodating a couple of changes during the term, without the change
impacting price, provided that the change needed is relatively equivalent to
the current need. Where the change is not equivalent to the current need,
the price increases or decreases must be equivalent in discount to the
discount provided in this bid and not marked up. Supplier will provide
transparent analysis to support the change and the Buyer maintains the right
to compare that change with the market prices.
Buyer is requesting Bidder's best price in the bid to include:
rebates, allowances, and other incentive programs. The Buyer does not want
these other incentive programs in addition to the price, but rather included
as part a best-price bid. This eliminates tracking and auditing of these
ancillary programs and provides straightforward pricing.
Line Item Worksheet:
You must sign and return the
Mentholatum - Australasia
Non-Disclosure Agreement as
described below in order to receive the Line Item Worksheet, which includes
drawings and specifications.
Sorcity is will provide you with the Line Item
Worksheet as one of the bid documents, once you have sent in your NDA, to list your per unit pricing, which will automatically calculate the
“Total” bid price. Only the “Total” from the Worksheet may be entered as
your bid in the online Event. Do not attempt to enter line item prices online or your bid will be
The estimated quantities listed in the Line
Item Worksheet are three (5) year totals, not annual quantities, and are
expected to be the minimum purchasing requirements during the next 3-years,
based on forecasted market demand.
save the Line Item Worksheet to your desktop first, and then use it to
work up your Bid. This will allow you to promptly return your
completed copy of the
worksheet once the bidding ends.
the instructions, which include filling in all items highlighted in green
such as your Dun & Bradstreet number and Unit Prices where noted, as it is
part of your reply to this bid package.
order to avoid mistakes and ensure that the ebid Opening Bid value
accommodates your pricing, you must email your initial pricing in the Line
Item Worksheet to Sorcity at least 2-days prior to opening bid day online
(see Key Dates below).
COMPLETED FINAL LINE ITEM WORKSHEET IS A REQUIREMENT AND MUST BE RETURNED TO
SORCITY WITHIN (1) HOUR AFTER THE BID ENDS, regardless of your bid position. Failure to do so may render your
bid unacceptable and invoke penalties.
IF BIDDING IN AUSTRALIA DOLLAR, enter your Per Unit
Pricing in the Australia Dollar column. For the
purpose of this bid, the Exchange Rate used for the conversion will be
1.2679 AUDU.S. Dollars dated September 17, 2015
and will calculate the Grand Total automatically. Your Per Unit Pricing will
be in Australia Dollar, however, the Grand Total, which will also be the bid
you place online, will be in U.S. Dollars. This exchange rate is for bidding
purposes only and the actual final price will be adjusted for the current
exchange rate once the award commences.
REQUIREMENTS specific to this purchase:
Pregnancy Test able to detect at least 25 mIU hCG/mL in urine
Meets the classification requirements of a Class 2 IVD Medical Device
Packaged in a sealed foil pouch with batch number and
expiration date marked on each pouch (per the sample you will be sent
once your return the signed NDA)
Supplier must be able to provide supporting data that their product is
approved to allow Mentholatum to gain
approval of product by the TGA. This includes valid conformity
assessment certificate, test data to support hCG detection claims (includes
accuracy, repeatability, performance validation, sensitivity, and
stability), certification of compliance of manufacturing site with ISO 13485.
Pictures(click to enlarge)
(2-new images added 8/29/17)
Do not include pricing for the outside packaging
1a. CM - Test Front
CM - Test Back
2a. CM -
Uncapped Test Front 2b. CM -
Uncapped Test Back
3a. CM -
CM - Test Inside
4a. CM -
Test Outside - (Wick Removed) 4b.
CM - Test Inside - (Wick Removed)
5a. CM - Test
Outside - (Wick & Strip Removed) 5b.
CM - Test Inside - (Wick & Strip Removed)
6a. CM -
Test Wick & Strip Front
CM - Test Wick & Strip Back
KEY DATES: Anticipated for Award (U.S. Central Time)
You may view this in your
time zone from your Supplier Steps page.
Provide Approval Contacts
Return the required Non-Disclosure
Confirm your intent to bid
Register with Sorcity (no cost to join)
Enter questions or request exceptions online
Send Sorcity Initial Line Item Worksheet Pricing
Wait for Access to Bid
Final bid due for Event #4858 - Pregnancy Test
Return final Line Item Worksheet
Samples due, if requested by the Buyer
Buyer will award to best qualified Supplier
Sorcity is committed to
following the Institute for Supply Management’s Ethics Guidelines for
procurement and has therefore implemented the following bid guidelines to ensure
all suppliers are treated fairly. Please comply with the following or you may be
disqualified from bidding on this opportunity.
All questions or exceptions
should be entered above through the [View & Ask Questions] button. Answers
will be posted for all Suppliers to
If you need to speak
directly to a representative, please call Sorcity at the number listed in
the ebid Summary above.
By placing a bid in
this ebid, you represent that your firm agrees to all terms, stated in the
Sorcity Member Agreement, and all content, terms, and conditions contained in
this document, except for any exception Sorcity, or the Buyer, may grant in
writing, or on the Question & Answer page linked above.
understands that no assumptions are to be made, and that content, or clauses,
not contained in this ebid
do not apply, unless approved in writing by the
Buyer and Sorcity.
This bid must be
honored for the duration of your discussions with the purchasing organization,
per the terms stated in the ebid. If you are unable to honor
this bid at any time, you MUST notify
Sorcity immediately. Please read the Sorcity Member Agreement regarding not honoring your
bid and related penalties.
You must include
all shipping costs in your per unit prices. Do not enter a bid without
including all shipping costs in your per unit prices. For example, if your per
unit price is $1.00 and your shipping cost is $.10 cents, then the per unit
price in your bid would be $1.10.
Shipping is CIF Port
Melbourne. (Added 8/29/17)
Orders are typically 100,000
units every 2nd month
Purchase orders will be sent as
with the lead-time. Goods must arrive by the date indicated on the Purchase
prefers payment terms of Net 60 Days
Current lead-time is 120 days
(from order placement to receipt), however special consideration will be
given to those who can improve on lead time
Sample Pregnancy Tests will
be required after the bidding ends for testing and quality assurance, per
the Key Dates above (Requested and Received), if you are not currently
providing this to the Buyer. Buyer will require six (6) Pregnancy Tests for this purpose, which are to be provided at no cost to the Buyer.
The testing process can take
3-4 months before the award can be made. The manufacturers name must
appear on all packaging.
product/service changes that are needed, the Buyer has the right to conduct
a market comparison to
confirm price changes and discounts are consistent. If a change is
found to be inconsistent, or is not in line with the market comparison, it can be grounds
for award termination based on supplier performance.
may terminate this contract, or any part thereof, based on Supplier
performance issues, by written notice (60) days in advance, provided the
issues identified by the Buyer are not corrected to the satisfaction of the
Buyer within (60) days from the occurrence.
Price Fluctuation: Based on the possibilities of price change on the
commodity used in this product, the Buyer agrees to a price
increase/decrease evaluation at each 12-month period, following an initial
12-month period from the date of first order, based upon a mutually
agreeable industry index and formula. Buyer and Supplier (you) will
agree on this formula to be used, before the award is finalized. You
will provide in the Line Item Worksheet, where noted, your proposed
formula used to bid, which may be modified by mutual agreement post-bid
and documented. Price changes proposed must be made to Sorcity and the
Buyer by email no less than 21-days prior to the end of each 12-month
period. Price increases must be based on factors outside of your companys
control, such as government wage increases, tax rate increases, insurance
rate increases, pure commodity price increases, etc., but should be in
alignment with the market at large or may be considered a Supplier
performance problem. Any price change proposed must be accompanied with
verifiable documentation justifying a change. Failure to provide price
decreases on time will result in such decreases to be retroactive to the
beginning of the perspective period where those reductions should have taken
effect and the delay may constitute a Supplier performance problem.
We appreciate your
participation in this ebid opportunity!
PLACE YOUR BID BELOW:
Bid Box appears here on Opening Bid Day for
members once you log into your account, unless:
Following opening bids, the Event has been paused until Bid-End day
The Event is momentarily suspended due to a bid error or technical issue
Your account has been locked due to an unresolved issue (contact Sorcity)
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