NEUPC Molecular Biology Research Services Framework

NEUPC Molecular Biology Research Services Framework

NEUPC is seeking to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Molecular Biology Research Services. 4 Lots.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Research laboratory services

2018/S 161-368465

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

NEUPC Ltd
NEUPC Ltd, Phoenix House, 3 South Parade
Leeds
LS1 5QX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Michael Hofman
Telephone: +44 1134861759
E-mail: m.hofman@neupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.neupc.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

APUC Limited
Room 4.04, 101 George Street
Edinburgh
EH2 3ES
United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@apuc-scot.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales
8 th Floor, 30-36 Newport Road
Cardiff
CF24 0DE
United Kingdom
E-mail: m.hopkins@wales.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.hepcw.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

London Universities Purchasing Consortium
Shropshire House, 179 Tottenham Court Road
London
W1T 7NZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@lupc.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.lupc.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

North Western Universities Purchasing Consortium Ltd
Albert House, 17 Bloom Street
Manchester
M1 3HZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: andy.woj@manchester.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.nwupc.ac.uk/

I.1)Name and addresses

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Science and Technology Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road
Reading
RG6 6BZ
United Kingdom
E-mail: supc@reading.ac.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.supc.ac.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves 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://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/

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:

Molecular Biology Research Services

Reference number: LAB2002 NE

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73111000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

NEUPC is seeking to award a Framework Agreement for the provision of Molecular Biology Research Services. The Framework Agreement has been split into 4 lots as follows:

Lot 1: sequencing Services

Lot 2: genotyping Services

Lot 3: DNA/RNA Extraction Services

Lot 4: oligonucleotides

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 5
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lot 1: next Gen Sequencing Services.

Lot 2: sanger Sequencing Services.

Lot 3: genotyping Services.

Lot 4: DNA/RNA Extraction Services.

Lot 5: oligonucleotides.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Next Gen Sequencing Services

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement for Next Generation sequencing services will provide a complete workflow from cells to data which could include, but is not limited to, the following types of services:

(i) Whole Genome Sequencing;

(ii) Exome Sequencing;

(iii) RNA-Sequencing;

(iv) RNA analysis;

(v) Targeted Sequencing;

(vi) 16s Microbial Sequencing;

(vii) Small RNA Sequencing;

(viii) Gene Sequencing;

(ix) Methylation Sequencing;

(x) HiC library preparation;

(xi) Long-mate pair preparation;

(xii) Optical Mapping;

(xiii) Bioinformatic Services — Data Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting of sequencing services;

(xiv) ChiP-Seq;

Alternative solutions or processes that can achieve the same outcomes are/will be covered under this framework agreement.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Potential for an extension option of up to 24 months at the end of the initial 2 year term

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:

Sanger Sequencing

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement for Sanger sequencing services will provide a complete workflow from cells to data which could include, but is not limited to, the following types of services:

(i) Sanger sequencing;

(ii) PCR Amplification;

(iii) Cloning;

(iv) Bioinformatic Services — Data Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting of sequencing services.

Alternative solutions or processes that can achieve the same outcomes are/will be covered under this framework agreement.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Potential for an extension option of up to 24 months at the end of the initial 2 year term

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:

Genotyping Services

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Lot 3: Genotyping Services

The requirement for genotyping services will provide a complete workflow from cells to data which will include, but is not limited to, the following type of services:

(i) Genotyping of Single Nucleotide Polymorphysm (SNP);

(ii) Genotyping of simple sequence repeat (SSR);

(iii) Genotyping by Microsatellite;

(iv) Any other Genotyping services;

(v) All-inclusive genotyping service;

(vi) Array-based genotyping;

(vii) Bioinformatic Services — Data Analysis, Interpretation and Reporting of genotyping services.

Alternative solutions or processes that can achieve the same outcomes are/will be covered under this framework agreement.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Potential for an extension option of up to 24 months at the end of the initial 2 year term

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:

DNA/RNA Extraction Services

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement for DNA/RNA extraction services will provide a complete workflow from cells to data which will include, but is not limited to, extraction from the following sources:

(i) whole blood;

(ii) Saliva;

(iii) FTA paper;

(iv) Buccal swabs;

(v) Mammalian cell lines/primary cells (cell pellets);

(vi) Plant and animal tissue;

(vii) FFPE tissue;

(viii) Bacteria;

(ix) Any other source as requested;

(x) Extracted DNA/RNA must be suitable for use in various downstream applications as requested;

(xi) Bioinformatic Services — Data Analysis, Interpretation & Reporting of extraction services

Alternative solutions or processes that can achieve the same outcomes are/will be covered under this framework agreement.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Potential for an extension option of up to 24 months at the end of the initial 2 year term

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:

Oligonucleotides

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

73100000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The requirement for the provision of Oligonucleotides to support basic biological research and applied fields such as diagnostic, biotechnology, forensic biology, biological systematic and varied research projects undertaken by individual Member Institutions will include, but is not limited to, the following:

(i) Standard Oligo synthesis;

(ii) Oligo purification;

(iii) Custom RNA synthesis;

(iv) Molecular beacons;

(v) XS Probes;

(vi) Internal Degenerated bases;

(vii) Full QC analysis of the Oligo sequences provided.

Alternative solutions or processes that can achieve the same outcomes are/will be covered under this framework agreement

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

Potential for an extension option of up to 24 months at the end of the initial 2 year term

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

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
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A

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: 2018/S 025-053628

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

Date: 21/09/2018
Local time: 13:00
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21/09/2018
Local time: 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

April 2022

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.This agreement will be open to universities and their partners regardless of whether or not they are to be defined as contracting authorities for the purpose of the PCR 2015.

It is anticipated that some of the future call off contracts under this framework may be part funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding and (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding assessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Leeds:-Research-laboratory-services./A8GF3EUTZK

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://neupc.delta-esourcing.com/respond/A8GF3EUTZK

GO Reference: GO-2018820-PRO-13045887

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

North Eastern Universities Purchasing Consortium
Leeds
United Kingdom
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:

20/08/2018

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