Nationwide Toxicology Services Framework

Nationwide Toxicology Services Framework

We are looking to appoint a number of Service Providers to provide public sector bodies, and their departments, with access to toxicology services.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Technical testing services

2016/S 230-419304

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

ESPO
Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Leicester
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr David Maylin
Telephone: +44 1162944005
E-mail: tenders@espo.org
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.espo.org/

Address of the buyer profile: www.eastmidstenders.org

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://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=e17ae2d7-ff94-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=e17ae2d7-ff94-e511-8105-000c29c9ba21

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: local authority services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

3057_16 Toxicology Services.

Reference number: DN79939

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71632000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

We are looking to appoint a number of Service Providers to provide public sector bodies, and their departments, with access to toxicology services .This framework will be split into 2 lots: Lot 1 Toxicology Services, Lot 2 Toxicology Services for Leicestershire and Lincolnshire County Councils and Nottingham City Council. Lot 1 will be split by 12 sub-lots covering the 12 UK regions. The number of Service Providers offered a place onto Lot 1 will depend upon the number and nature of bids received, but the objective will be to ensure that Lot 1 offers choice of at least 4 to 6 Service Providers within each Sub-Lot. This number is not fixed and the final composition of Lot 1 will be decided by ESPO, the aim is to ensure choice and diversity is offered, whilst avoiding diluting economies of scale the Framework should bring about

To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity 3057 d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Toxicology Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71620000
71621000
71630000
71900000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 1 will further be split by 12 sub lots covering the 12 UK regions. Full details on the lots are provided in the invitation to tender.

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

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

Start: 01/02/2017
End: 31/01/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section OJEU II.1.5 includes the option period.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Toxicology Services for Leicestershire County Council, Lincolnshire County Council and Nottingham City Council

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71620000
71621000
71630000
71900000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Full details provided in the Invitation to Tender.

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

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

Start: 01/02/2017
End: 31/01/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 12 months. The total estimated value stated in Section OJEU II.1.5 includes the option period.

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

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
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

Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 101-180623

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

Date: 16/12/2016
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16/12/2016
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

VI.3)Additional information:

As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the Framework Agreement is open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and Agencies and Local Government Departments and Agencies; Police, Fire and Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; Any Public Body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal

An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

ESPO Barnsdale Way Grove Park Enderby
Leicester
Leicestershire
LE19 1ES
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25/11/2016

 

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