Supply Liquid Chromatograph

Supply Liquid Chromatograph with a Triple Quad Mass Spectrometer

Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of a Liquid Chromatograph with a Triple Quad Mass Spectrometer.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Spectrometers

2016/S 013-018326

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

FSNI — Forensic Service Northern Ireland
c/o 303 Airport Road West
Contact point(s):
BT3 9ED Belfast

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Body governed by public law

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

FSNI: Supply, Delivery, Installation and Maintenance of a Liquid Chromatograph with a Triple Quad Mass Spectrometer (UHPLC/UPLC).

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

NUTS code UKN0,UKN01

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)

Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) is seeking to establish a contract for the supply, installation and maintenance for at least 1 fully automated bench top UHPLC/UPLC Triple Quad Mass Spectrometer (LC-QQQ) system for the routine analysis and quantitation of drugs in toxicology samples submitted to the organisation, for the Analytical Services Team.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38433000, 38433100, 38432200, 38430000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

It is anticipated that FSNI will purchase 2 LC-QQQ systems during the first year of this contract. A further machine may be purchase during the 10 year period following the award of this Contract in accordance with the modification clause as set out in Section 15.0 within the specification.
It is anticipated that the life expectancy of each of the new LC-QQQ systems will be 10 years. Following on-site commissioning at FSNI, each machine purchased is to be supported by the Contractor in accordance with the Warranty Package which will run until the end of the 10th year.
At the end of the 10 year rolling Warranty Package support, the Contractor shall be required to provide the option of an extended Warranty Package for a further period of 60 months.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Up to a period of 60 months after the last LC-QQQ is purchased.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Duration in months: 120 (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:


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

Payment for maintenance will be paid by FSNI on an annual basis following the warranty period by issuing a purchase order for the contracted price of the annual service agreement and upon the receipt of a valid invoice.
Any additional charges for maintenance and repairs must be approved by FSNI prior to undertaking further work. FSNI endeavour to pay all invoices submitted within 10 working days in accordance with the Government’s prompt payment procedures.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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

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:


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


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: 22.2.2016 – 15:00

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

22.2.2016 – 15:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22.2.2016

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The UK does not currently have any such bodies with responsibilities for appeal/mediation procedures

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The UK does not currently have any such bodies with responsibilities for appeal/mediation 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:


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