FSNI Provision and Maintenance Support of a GCMS System

FSNI Provision and Maintenance Support of a GCMS System

FSNI wishes to establish a contract for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of an automated GCMS system for use within the forensic toxicology and drugs sections.

UK-Carrickfergus: Drug detection apparatus

2012/S 238-392353

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Forensic Science Northern Ireland
151 Belfast Road
BT38 8PL Carrickfergus
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: dojprocure.cpd@dfpni.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
FSNI Provision and Maintenance Support of a GCMS System(s).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Carrickfergus, Northern Ireland.
NUTS code UKN
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
FSNI wishes to establish a contract for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of an automated GCMS system for use within the forensic toxicology and drugs sections. The instrument will be used to analyse extracts for a wide range of drugs encountered in forensic casework. It will be used to carry out qualitative and quantitative analysis.
At present, FSNI only have a requirement for the supply, delivery, installation and maintenance of one (1) GCMS system, however reserve the right to purchase up to a maximum of 2 further GCMS systems.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38544000, 38432200, 38432210, 38433000, 38433100

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
FSNI wishes to establish a contract for the Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of an automated GCMS system for use within the forensic toxicology and drugs sections. The instrument will be used to analyse extracts for a wide range of drugs encountered in forensic casework. It will be used to carry out qualitative and quantitative analysis. At present, FSNI only have a requirement for the supply, delivery, installation and maintenance of 1 GCMS system, however reserve the right to purchase up to a maximum of 2 further GCMS systems during both the initial 2 years of this contract and any of the 3 optional years. Any further purchases will be subject to approved funding. There is a potential for 8 further annual extensions for maintenance, consumables and extended warranty. Prices must be fixed for the Initial Contract Period. The system procured will be used to analyse (a) biological extracts for a wide range of drugs and metabolites, and (b) confirmation and quantitation of bulk drugs submitted to FSNI.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 85 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form is required. One member of a consortium shall be required to accept prime contractor responsibility for the other member(s), and a consortium may be required to form a legal entity with appropriate parent compnay guarantees as a condition of award.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Project 9969.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 23.1.2013 – 14:59
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
23.1.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23.1.2013 – 15:01

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.cpdni.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.12.2012

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