APUC Laboratory Equipment Framework

APUC Laboratory Equipment Framework

The Authority is seeking to put in a place a Framework Agreement for the supply of commonly purchased laboratory equipment in Scottish HE/FE.

United Kingdom-Stirling: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2018/S 032-069436

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930
E-mail: bdearden@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKM

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Laboratory Equipment

Reference number: LAB1021 AP

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority is seeking to put in a place a Framework Agreement for the supply of commonly purchased laboratory equipment in Scottish HE/FE.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38000000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority is creating a Framework Agreement to facilitate the purchasing of laboratory equipment by Scottish HE/FE Institutions.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

2 x 12 month renewals

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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 III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

With reference to ESPD question 4B.5 — It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability — 5 000 000 (or greater) (GBP).

Public and Products Liability — 5 000 000 (or greater) (GBP).

With reference to ESPD question 4B.6 — The successful Contractors will be required to provide two years audited accounts, or equivalent if awarded a place on the Framework Agreement. Alternatively, if the Contractor is unable to provide the required accounting information e.g. new business without the required accounts, then they will be required to provide a bankers letter demonstrating their willingness to support the Contractor’s organisation over the term of the Framework Agreement.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Employer’s (Compulsory) Liability — 5 000 000 (or greater) (GBP).

Public and Products Liability — 5 000 000 (or greater) (GBP).

Two years audited accounts or equivalent.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

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

Date: 16/04/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/04/2018
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

With reference to ESPD questions 1.19 3A to 1.73 4C:

Information provided for Part 3 and 4 will be assessed on a Pass/Fail basis, where:

PASS = meets requirements as stated in Contract Notice.

FAIL = does not meet requirements as stated in Contract Notice.

Form of Tender (Appendix A).

Tenderers must sign the “Form of Tender Appendix A” which can be found in the attachments section of the tender prior to award to.

Confirm that their Tender Response is a complete, true and accurate submission.

Freedom of Information (Appendix B).

Please confirm that you will be in a position to complete (prior to award) “Freedom of Information Appendix B” in the Technical.

Questionnaire in PCS-Tender. This document should only be submitted at point of award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

Supply Chain Code of Conduct (Appendix D).

In partnership with Institutions, the Authority has developed “Supply Chain Code of Conduct Appendix D” which can be found in the.

Attachment section of the tender. This document sets out the Authority’s expected standards for it supply chain in social, ethical and environmental compliance. This documents should only be submitted at point of award. It is for information only and will not be scored.

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 10067. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Contractor will work with the Authority to deliver Community Benefits or social value where there are identifiable throughout the term.

Of the Framework Agreement. Examples of community benefits or social value are providing training opportunities to staff and students,

Apprenticeships and investment in the local community etc.

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The Authority is committed to delivering Framework Agreements on behalf of its client Institutions that demonstrate and meet its.

Sustainable procurement objectives, driving through positive social, environmental and economic impacts wherever possible.

In partnership with Institutions, the Authority has developed a Supply Chain Code of Conduct – Appendix D which sets out its expected.

Standards for its supply chain in social, ethical and environmental compliance.

Tenderers are encouraged to complete the Supply Chain Code of Conduct on completion of award to assist in achieving its objectives.

For more detail on our Supply Chain Sustainability project please see the website http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/susproc.php

The Contractor(s) will be encouraged to participate in the Authority’s Sustainable Supply Chain Audit Programme to determine their.

Compliance with the Code of Conduct. This will involve completion of an on-line assessment questionnaire, provision of documentary.

Evidence and supporting/facilitating potential site visits by the Authority or a nominated third party to assess site(s) compliance. The.

Authority is carrying out this audit programme on behalf of its client Institutions in order to assess the social, ethical, economic and.

Environmental compliance of its suppliers and supply chain and will seek to eliminate poor/non-compliant practise and exploit good.

Practice/opportunities where possible.

(SC Ref:527140).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

APUC Limited
Unit 27, Stirling Business Centre, Wellgreen
Stirling
FK8 2DZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1314428930Internet address:http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk
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:

13/02/2018

 

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