High Value Spectroscopy Framework Agreement

High Value Spectroscopy Framework Agreement

HVLE High Value Spectroscopy, Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Spectrometers

2014/S 237-416783

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

NWUPC Ltd
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
For the attention of: Jane Edwards
M1 3HZ Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1612348005
E-mail: jane.edwards@manchester.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1612340989

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.nwupc.ac.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Purchasing Consortia

I.3)Main activity

Environment

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Universities and Organisations with a URL .ac.uk

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

HVLE High Value Spectroscopy, Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
A combination of these
NUTS code

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 12 000 000 and 120 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The NWUPC wishes to establish a multi-provider Framework Agreement for the supply, delivery and installation of High Value Spectroscopy Equipment, including supply of Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables and provision of Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment.
The Framework Agreement will be split into 3 lots:
Lot 1: Atomic Spectrophotometers, Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment.
Lot 2: Molecular Spectrophotometers, Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment.
Lot 3: Raman Spectrophotometers, Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment.
The Framework Agreement put in place will be open to all universities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, including any new and successor institutions with the URL .ac.uk. The Details of the current known Institutions in the UK are available at:http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/invest/unicoll/ and http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/membersMany of the Institutions are members of one of the United Kingdoms higher education purchasing consortia:
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/

The Framework Agreement will also be available for use by all current, and any new and successor members of the above consortia including non-university members.
The term Institution is used within this document to refer to all eligible universities, research councils, consortia members and other Institutions with an .ac.uk URL.
The Framework Agreement may be used by institutions accessing funding streams, including but not limited to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Horizon 2020.
The Framework Agreement is not limited to purchase of new equipment. Institutions may wish to purchase, hire or lease new and or pre-owned equipment through the Agreement put in place.
The estimated spend for the new Agreement for the for supply, delivery and installation of High Value Spectroscopy Equipment, including supply of Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables and provision of Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment ranges at between GBP 3 000 000 and GBP 30 000 000 per annum. Amounting to between GBP 12 000 000 and GBP 120 000 000 over the 4 years of the Framework Agreement.

To express an interest and download the tender documentation visit: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nwupc/

If you are not already registered you will need to register beforehand.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433000, 33114000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Framework Agreement put in place will be open to all universities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, including any new and successor institutions with the URL .ac.uk.
The Details of the current known Institutions in the UK are available at: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/invest/unicoll/ and http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/membersMany of the Institutions are members of one of the United Kingdoms higher education purchasing consortia:
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/

The Framework Agreement will also be available for use by all current, and any new and successor members of the above consortia including non-university members.
The term Institution is used to refer to all eligible universities, research councils, consortia members and other Institutions with an .ac.uk URL.
The Framework Agreement may be used by institutions accessing funding streams, including but not limited to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Horizon 2020.
The Framework Agreement is not limited to purchase of new equipment. Institutions may wish to purchase, hire or lease new and or pre-owned equipment through the Agreement put in place.
The estimated spend for the new Agreement for the for supply, delivery and installation of High Value Spectroscopy Equipment, including supply of Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables and provision of Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment ranges at between GBP 3 000 000 and GBP 30 000 000 per annum. Amounting to between GBP 12 000 000 and GBP 120 000 000 over the 4 years of the Framework AgreThis spend estimate allows for increased business due to take up by Institutions of further funding streams made available through the life of this Agreement. Furthermore this Agreement covers an extended range compared to the previous Framework Agreement again increasing the potential spend throughout.
It should however be noted this is a Framework Agreement and there is no guaranteed level of expenditure through this Agreement. NWUPC cannot mandate this Framework Agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 120 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2015. Completion 31.7.2017

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Atomic Spectrophotometers Equipment, Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment.

1)Short description

See documents for details.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33114000, 38433000

3)Quantity or scope

The Framework Agreement put in place will be open to all universities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, including any new and successor institutions with the URL .ac.uk. The Details of the current known Institutions in the UK are available at:http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/invest/unicoll/ and http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

Many of the Institutions are members of one of the United Kingdoms higher education purchasing consortia:
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/

The Framework Agreement will also be available for use by all current, and any new and successor members of the above consortia including non-university members.
The term Institution is used to refer to all eligible universities, research councils, consortia members and other Institutions with an .ac.uk URL.
The Framework Agreement may be used by institutions accessing funding streams, including but not limited to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Horizon 2020.
The Framework Agreement is not limited to purchase of new equipment. Institutions may wish to purchase, hire or lease new and or pre-owned equipment through the Agreement put in place.
The estimated spend for the new Agreement for the for supply, delivery and installation of High Value Spectroscopy Equipment, including supply of Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables and provision of Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment ranges at between GBP 3 000 000 and GBP 30 000 000 per annum. Amounting to between GBP 12 000 000 and GBP 120 000 000 over the 4 years of the Framework Agreement. This spend estimate allows for increased business due to take up by Institutions of further funding streams made available through the life of this Agreement. Furthermore this Agreement covers an extended range compared to the previous Framework Agreement again increasing the potential spend throughout.
It should however be noted this is a Framework Agreement and there is no guaranteed level of expenditure through this Agreement. NWUPC cannot mandate this Framework Agreement.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Molecular Spectrphotometers, Associated Equipment, Assessories, Consumables, Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment.

1)Short description

See documents.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433000, 33114000

3)Quantity or scope

The Framework Agreement put in place will be open to all universities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, including any new and successor institutions with the URL .ac.uk. The Details of the current known Institutions in the UK are available at:http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/invest/unicoll/ and http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

Many of the Institutions are members of one of the United Kingdoms higher education purchasing consortia:
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/

The Framework Agreement will also be available for use by all current, and any new and successor members of the above consortia including non-university members.
The term Institution is used to refer to all eligible universities, research councils, consortia members and other Institutions with an .ac.uk URL.
The Framework Agreement may be used by institutions accessing funding streams, including but not limited to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Horizon 2020.
The Framework Agreement is not limited to purchase of new equipment. Institutions may wish to purchase, hire or lease new and or pre-owned equipment through the Agreement put in place.
The estimated spend for the new Agreement for the for supply, delivery and installation of High Value Spectroscopy Equipment, including supply of Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables and provision of Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment ranges at between GBP 3 000 000 and GBP 30 000 000 per annum. Amounting to between GBP 12 000 000 and GBP 120 000 000 over the 4 years of the Framework Agreement. This spend estimate allows for increased business due to take up by Institutions of further funding streams made available through the life of this Agreement. Furthermore this Agreement covers an extended range compared to the previous Framework Agreement again increasing the potential spend throughout.
It should however be noted this is a Framework Agreement and there is no guaranteed level of expenditure through this Agreement. NWUPC cannot mandate this Framework Agreement.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Raman Spectrophotometers, associated equipment, accessories, consumables, maintenance and servicing of equipment.

1)Short description

See documents.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33114000, 38433000

3)Quantity or scope

The Framework Agreement put in place will be open to all universities in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, including any new and successor institutions with the URL .ac.uk. The Details of the current known Institutions in the UK are available at:http://www.hefce.ac.uk/whatwedo/invest/unicoll/ and http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/#!/members

Many of the Institutions are members of one of the United Kingdoms higher education purchasing consortia:
Advanced Procurement for Universities and Colleges (APUC)

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW)

http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/about-us-2/

London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC)

http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC)

http://www.neupc.ac.uk/

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC)

http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

http://supc.procureweb.ac.uk/

The Framework Agreement will also be available for use by all current, and any new and successor members of the above consortia including non-university members.
The term Institution is used to refer to all eligible universities, research councils, consortia members and other Institutions with an .ac.uk URL.
The Framework Agreement may be used by institutions accessing funding streams, including but not limited to the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and Horizon 2020.
The Framework Agreement is not limited to purchase of new equipment. Institutions may wish to purchase, hire or lease new and or pre-owned equipment through the Agreement put in place.
The estimated spend for the new Agreement for the for supply, delivery and installation of High Value Spectroscopy Equipment, including supply of Associated Equipment, Accessories, Consumables and provision of Maintenance and Servicing of Equipment ranges at between GBP 3 000 000 and GBP 30 000 000 per annum. Amounting to between GBP 12 000 000 and GBP 120 000 000 over the 4 years of the Framework Agreement. This spend estimate allows for increased business due to take up by Institutions of further funding streams made available through the life of this Agreement. Furthermore this Agreement covers an extended range compared to the previous Framework Agreement again increasing the potential spend throughout.
It should however be noted this is a Framework Agreement and there is no guaranteed level of expenditure through this Agreement. NWUPC cannot mandate this Framework Agreement.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

See documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See documents.
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: See documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See documents.
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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated below

1. Quality. Weighting 70

2. Pricing. Weighting 30

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:

LAB3053 NW

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 135-242101

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: 26.1.2015
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.1.2015 – 13:00
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: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Two members of the NWUPC contracting team.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

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

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The NWUPC will hold a 10 day standstill period prior to awarding the framework agreement for any unsuccessful bidders to appeal.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.12.2014

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