Supply and Install of Mass Spectrometer Systems

Supply and Install of Mass Spectrometer Systems

Supply and Install of x2 Gas Chromatography Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometer Systems.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2016/S 134-241442

Contract notice – utilities


Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Water
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Cumbernauld Road, Stepps
United Kingdom
Contact person: Andrew Neilson
Telephone: +44 7875873072
NUTS code: UKM
I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.6)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Supply and Install of x2 Gas Chromatography Triple Quadruple Mass Spectrometer Systems.

Reference number: SW16 / LAB / 1044

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The supply and installation of up to 2 Gas Chromatography Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (GCMS/MS) systems, as well as on-going warranty / servicing / maintenance agreement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 350 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM25
Main site or place of performance:

Juniper House, Riccarton Research Park, Herriot Watt University, Edinburgh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Installation of up to 2 Gas Chromatography Triple Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer (GCMS/MS) systems, as well as on-going warranty / servicing / maintenance agreement. Additional systems which can prepare samples and standards online or offline will be considered.

The instruments will be used for the determination of organochlorine pesticides, organophosphorous pesticides and pyrethroid insecticides to meet the Priority substances (PS) / Priority Hazardous Substances (PHS directive), The Water Supply (Water Quality) (Scotland) Regulations 2001.

The instruments must be able to cope with the high level of interference present in final effluent, crude sewage and trade effluent samples while still meeting the accuracy (maximum RSD of 10 %) and precision targets (maximum bias of 10 %) required for this analysis.

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: 350 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Applicants will be expected to be of sufficient financial and economic standing to support the anticipated contract value. All applicants must complete the financial questions within the pre-qualification questionnaire and tender documents. Financial standing relevant to the anticipated contract value will be determined by Scottish Water based on the response to the pre-qualification questionnaire and any further financial checks deemed necessary.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts

III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

Scottish Water reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

All prices quoted shall be in Sterling (UK) and all payments shall be made in Sterling (UK). “Payment shall be made on the basis of completed services in accordance with the agreed contract rates, schedules and conditions of contract”.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

In the event of a group of companies submitting an accepted offer it will be necessary for each member of the group to sign an undertaking that each company in the group will be jointly and severally liable for the satisfactory performance of the contract.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Bidders must comply with modern slavery act and operate an ethical supply chain.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

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 a single operator
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

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

Date: 11/08/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 12/09/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


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

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:

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender please visit and search for project Code 6419 under PQQs Open to All Suppliers. Use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Once you have expressed interest in the PQQ it will move to your My PQQs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Water
The Bridge, Buchanan Gate Business Park, Cumbernauld Road, Stepps
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1414147990Internet
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with regulation 33 of The Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 as amended (the Regulations) Scottish Water will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar day standstill period between the communication of the award decision and the decision to enter into the contract with the successful tenderer. A breach of any duty owed under the Regulation is actionable by any economic operator which, in consequence of the breach, suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage and such proceedings may be brought either the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any such action must be brought within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from that date.

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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