Provide Toxicology Services Across Derbyshire

Provide Toxicology Services Across Derbyshire

Provision of Toxicology Services for HM Coroner for Derbyshire and Derby.

United Kingdom-Matlock: Pathology services

2016/S 096-172575

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
Contact point(s): procurement@derbyshire.gov.uk
For the attention of: Julia Apperley
DE4 3AG Matlock
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1629536854
E-mail: julia.apperley@derbyshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.derbyshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.sourcederbyshire.co.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

Regional or local authority

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:

CTP 773 Provision of Toxicology Services for HM Coroner for Derbyshire and Derby.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKF1

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)

Derbyshire County Council is responsible for providing the coroner services for the jurisdiction of Derbyshire and Derby. It is therefore seeking bids for the provision of an effective toxicology service which will support HM Senior Coroner for Derbyshire and Derby. The contract is for the collection of samples from the 2 mortuaries in the Derbyshire and Derby jurisdiction, undertaking of required tests and production of formal reports on test result to the HM Senior Coroner. Toxicologists may be required to attend inquests to provide witness testimony if required to do so by HM Senior Coroner for Derbyshire and Derby.
The proposed contract is for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111800, 85111810, 85145000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Derbyshire County Council is responsible for providing the coroner services for the jurisdiction of Derbyshire and Derby. It is therefore seeking bids for the provision of an effective toxicology service which will support HM Senior Coroner for Derbyshire and Derby. The contract is for the collection of samples from the 2 mortuaries in the Derbyshire and Derby jurisdiction, undertaking of required tests and production of formal reports on test result to the HM Senior Coroner. Toxicologists may be required to attend inquests to provide witness testimony if required to do so by HM Senior Coroner for Derbyshire and Derby.
The proposed contract is for a period of 2 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 360 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 48 (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:

As detailed in the original tender documentation.

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

As detailed in the original tender documentation.

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

As detailed in the original tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: The author of the Toxicology Report must be externally accredited by either the Clinical Pathology Accreditation (CPA) or UKAS and operate in accordance with ISO 17025:2005 and at least 1 member of the toxicology unit must be medically qualified.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the original tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the original tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the original tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the original tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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 below

1. Technical. Weighting 70

2. Price. 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:

CTP 773

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: 13.6.2016 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

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

13.6.2016 – 16:00
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: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.6.2016 – 11:00

Place:

Matlock.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Senior Officers of the County Council.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months.

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Derbyshire County Council
County Hall
DE4 3AG Matlock
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement @derbyshire.gov.uk
Internet address: www.derbyshire.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Derbyshire County Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days (or 15 if non-electronic or fax methods used) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to the relevant economic operators. Debriefing by the Council shall be in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulation 2015 (as amended) (the Regulations). Such information should be requested from the addressee in Section 1.1). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Regulations provide for the aggrieved parties who are of the opinion that they have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought as soon as possible.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16.5.2016

 

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