Scientific Services Capex Framework

Scientific Services Capex Framework

Northumbrian Water Scientific Services wish to purchase some major analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

United Kingdom-Durham: Chromatographs

2015/S 051-089349

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

Northumbrian Water Limited
Boldon House, Wheatlands Way, Pity Me
For the attention of: Philip Carvel
DH1 5FA Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8706084820
E-mail: philip.carvel@nwl.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.nwl.co.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for 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)Main activity

Water

I.3)Contract award on behalf of other contracting entities

The contracting entity is purchasing on behalf of other contracting entities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

NW1482 Scientific Services Capex Framework.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKC

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 683 000 GBP

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

Northumbrian Water Scientific Services wish to purchase some major analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years. These items range from 20 000 GBP to 200 000 GBP each and will replace existing equipment currently in use in the lab. The equipment required includes Gas Chromatography equipment, Liquid Chromatography equipment, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometers and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers. It is expected that each of these items will be purchased with a five year service contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38432200, 38432210, 38433210, 38433100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Information about 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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Northumbrian Water Scientific Services wish to purchase some major analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years. These items range from 20 000 GBP to 200 000 GBP each and will replace existing equipment currently in use in the lab. The equipment required includes Gas Chromatography equipment, Liquid Chromatography equipment, Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometers and Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometers. It is expected that each of these items will be purchased with a 5 year service contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 683 000 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: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Gas Chromatography

1)Short description:

Gas Chromatography (including GCQQQ).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38432210

3)Quantity or scope:

There are expected to be 6 items in this Lot, all relating to Gas Chromatography (including GCQQQ).
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 380 000 and 570 000 GBP

Lot No: 2Lot title: Liquid Chromatography

1)Short description:

Liquid Chromatography (including Ion Chromatography).

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38432200

3)Quantity or scope:

There are expected to be 4 items in this Lot, all related to Liquid Chromatography (including Ion Chromatography).
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 447 000 and 670 500 GBP

Lot No: 3Lot title: Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry

1)Short description:

Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433210

3)Quantity or scope:

There are expected to be 2 items in this Lot, all related to Inductively Coupled Plasma Optical Emission Spectrometry.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 125 000 and 187 500 EUR

Lot No: 4Lot title: Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry

1)Short description:

Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433100

3)Quantity or scope:

There are expected to be 2 items in this Lot, all related to Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometry.
Estimated value excluding VAT
Range: between 170 000 and 255 000 EUR

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Performance Bonds or parent company guarantees may be required. This will be advised if invited to tender.

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

This will be advised if invited to tender.

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

Joint and several liability agreement under English Law with designated lead entity.

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: This will be set out in the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This will be set out in the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: This will be set out in the 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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures): no
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications or in the invitation to tender or to negotiate

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 entity:

NW1482

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents

Payable documents: no

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

25.3.2015 – 23:59

IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:

Applicants are asked to note that this procurement process will be conducted electronically with all documents and communication being managed through the Northumbrian Water e-Sourcing Spend Management portal hosted by Ariba.

Expressions of interest must be sent to the e-mail address philip.carvel@nwl.co.uk before the deadline date of 25.3.2015 by 23:59. Each party submitting an expression of interest by providing all the information detailed below will be given access to the tender documents as soon as they are made available on the Ariba portal. All the requirements of the tender, including the deadline for submission, will be available via the Ariba portal.

When sending an expression of interest, applicants must provide the following information:
1) Full company name;
2) Which Lot(s) you wish to bid for (can be 1 or more of the 4 Lots);
3) Main contact details of the person who will be given access to the Ariba portal:
— Name;
— Job title;
— E-mail address;
— Telephone number.
All applicants, whether single applicants or part of a Joint Venture/ Consortium, must apply on an individual basis, with reference made to the proposed Joint Venture/ Consortium partners where this applies. Dates and estimated values shown in this Contract Notice are indicative only at this stage.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.3.2015

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