Supply of Chemicals to Ministry of Defence

Supply of Chemicals to Ministry of Defence

This is a 48 month requirement to supply a range of chemicals on-demand, in order to provide tri-service support to operational and non-operational units in the UK and overseas.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Basic inorganic and organic chemicals

2015/S 080-140909

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ministry of Defence, IMOC
General Supplies (GS), Logistic Commodities & Services, #4226, Elm 2b, MOD Abbey Wood
Contact point(s): DESCommodities-MGS-Comrcl-3E
For the attention of: Callum Johnstone
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3067986864
E-mail: descommodities-mgs-comrcl-3e@mod.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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Defence

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:

The Supply of Chemicals.

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

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 12 000 000 GBP

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

Basic inorganic and organic chemicals. This is a 48 month requirement to supply a range of chemicals on-demand, in order to provide tri-service support to operational and non-operational units in the UK and overseas. The range of chemicals will be broken down into 5 (five) lots: 1. Domestic Cleaning, 2. Dessicants, 3. Workshop, 4. Specialist Cleaning, 5.Laboratory and Water Purification.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24300000

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: 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:

This is a 48 month requirement to supply a range of chemicals to both UK and overseas operational and non-operational units. These products are divided into 5 (five) lots: 1. Domestic Cleaning, 2. Dessicants, 3. Workshop, 4. Specialist Cleaning, 5.Laboratory and Water Purification.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 12 000 000 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)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Domestic Cleaning

1)Short description

General janitorial items including general purpose detergents, soaps, hand cleaners, waxes.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39830000, 24000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Largely generic cleaning items, non-specialist, off the shelf type.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Dessicants

1)Short description

Desiccants, silica gel, De-humidity Indicators.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39830000, 24000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 700 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Workshop

1)Short description

Inspection Penetrants, active particle inks, emulsifiers, cold start fluid.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39830000, 24000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Family concept applies to certain items in this Lot.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Specialist Cleaning

1)Short description

Aircraft polish, electrical contact cleaners, impregnated wipes.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

39830000, 24000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

Items with specific uses and/or in specific environments, will contain some Proprietary items.

Lot No: 5Lot title: Laboratory and Water Purification

1)Short description

Chemical Reagents, acids, acetones, MEK, Glycerol and water purification chemicals.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24000000

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Authority reserves the right to ask for an indemnity, guarantee or bank bond if the supplier does not meet the required standard for economic and financial standing.

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

Payment on delivery in Pounds Sterling. The MOD is progressively moving towards electronic purchasing using the Purchase to Payment (P2P) system operated over the Defence Electronic Commerce Service (DECS). Any resultant contract may also require the supplier to trade via the P2P system. Details of the P2P system can be found at www.d2btrade.com

The winning Contractor will be expected to comply with DEFCON 522J with regards to the use of P2P.

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

If a group of economic operators submits a bid, the group must nominate a lead organisation to deal with the Authority. The Authority shall require the group to form a legal entity before entering into the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: Potential suppliers must note the mandatory requirement for electronic trading using the Ministry of Defence’s standard Purchase to Payment (P2P) system operating under the Defence Electronic Commerce Service, which shall be a special condition for the performance of this Contract. You can find details on the P2P system at www.d2btrade.com The Contractor shall be required to sign DEFFORM 30 (Electronic Transaction Agreements) and unconditionally accept DEFCON 5J (Unique Identifiers), DEFCON 129J (The Use of Electronic Business Delivery Form); and DEFCON 522J (Payment under P2P).

Please note that the requirement to which this notice relates comes under Logistic Commodities and Services (LCS), formed on 1.8.2011. LCS is determining the future strategy for all commodities and services within its remit and may in the future place a contract for the supply of services which may include the provision of articles (or services) which are covered by this notice. In this event the Authority may satisfy its requirement from the LCS service contract and no further orders will be placed against any framework arising from this notice. Alternatively, the Authority may appoint a Managing Agent to operate the framework/contract arising from this notice; novate the Agreement to a Managing Agent or third party; or assign the benefit of the Agreement to a Managing Agent. Further details will be provided in the tender documentation.

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 Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.

A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.contracts.mod.uk/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#dspr

Candidates will be required to sign a declaration confirming whether they do or do not have any of the listed criteria as part of the pre-qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
Please see Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Applicant’s (individual companies or members of potential alliances) financial ability to meet this requirement will be assessed on a risk basis and the Applicant’s financial accounts may be evaluated by the Cost Assurance and Analysis Service’s (CAAS) Financial Analysts. Factors that will be taken into consideration when evaluating the accounts include: Turnover; Profitability; Liquidity and Working Capital; Debt; and Cashflow. CAAS will also examine the financial health of any parent company where appropriate. When assessing the financial health of an organisation the Authority will also take into consideration any Auditor’s opinion, for example Qualifications or Emphasis of Matter Statements. The Authority’s opinion may be validated using financial credit agencies such as Company Watch and Dun and Bradstreet. If examination of the financial accounts exposes potential for an applicant to experience financial difficulty, then the Authority will determine the level of risk that it is willing to bear in fulfilling the requirement. Evaluation of the accounts will attract an acceptable or non-acceptable risk marking. A non-acceptable risk marking will constitute a fail and no further tender assessment will be undertaken. Further information will be provided in the ITT question set.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Affirmative responses given to Commercial Compliance Questions and Question Set included with the Invitation to Tender with supporting evidence as required.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
ISO 9001:2008 certification by a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited body, or evidence that this is being worked towards. Further information contained within the ITT question set.
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

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
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: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: A Reverse Auction, conducted using electronic means, may be used as part of the procurement process for this requirement. Specific relevant information on Reverse Auction usage will be given in the Invitation to Tender.
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

MEDGS/00274

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

10.6.2015 – 10:00
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: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 10.6.2015 – 10:00

Place:

Tender Board, Neighbourhood 2, MOD Abbey Wood

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Suppliers interested in working with the Ministry of Defence should register on the MOD Supplier Information Database (SID) Register, available at www.contracts.mod.uk The MOD SID is a database of active and potential suppliers available to all MOD and UK Defence procurement personnel, and is the main supplier database of MOD Procurement organisations. Please note: the registration and publication of a company profile on the MOD SID does not mean or imply that the supplier has in any way been vetted or approved by the MOD. Suppliers wishing to compete for advertised MOD contracts must respond to any specific call for competition by submitting a separate expression of interest in accordance with the instructions of the purchasing organisation.

From 2.4.2014 the Government is introducing its new Government Security Classifications Policy (GSC) to replace the current Government Protective Marking Scheme. A key aspect of this is the reduction in the number of security classifications used. All suppliers to the Department are encouraged to make themselves aware of the changes as it may impact on this Requirement. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the new GSC.

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications

The Authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the Authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise.

Advertising Regime OJEU: This contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU),the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

When expressing an interest in this requirement bidders are also to provide the following information:
Full name of bid manager / point of contact at the Company.
Full address for all correspondence relating to this requirement – postal and e-mail.
Contact Telephone No.
Company Registration No.
LOTs tendering for:
The Authority will have six days from the date of an expression of interest within which to issue an Invitation to Tender. Bidders are to note that there will be an opportunity to attend a bidders conference in MOD Abbey Wood, Bristol on 13.5.2015.

Discount the paragraph below; please email descommodities-mgs-commercial-3e@mod.uk in order to respond to this opportunity.

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk.

You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.
Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: YX2X2B94VU.
Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is detailed within this contract notice, you will also have visibility of the deadline date, once you have added the Access code via DCO as the opening and closing date is visible within the opportunity.
Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this opportunity prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.

If you experience any difficulties please refer to the online Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s) or the User Guides or contact the MOD DCO Helpdesk by emailing support@contracts.mod.uk or Telephone +44 800282324.

GO Reference: GO-2015421-DCB-6537611.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Ministry of Defence, IMOC
General Supplies (GS), Logistic Commodities & Services, #4226,, Elm 2b, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: descommodities-mgs-comrcl-3e@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067986864

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Ministry of Defence, IMOC
General Supplies (GS), Logistic Commodities & Services, #4226,, Elm 2b, MOD Abbey Wood, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: descommodities-mgs-comrcl-3e@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067986864

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Ministry of Defence, IMOC
General Supplies (GS), Logistic Commodities & Services, Elm 2B, #4226, MOD Abbey Wood
BS34 8JH Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: descommodities-mgs-comrcl-3e@mod.uk
Telephone: +44 3067986864

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

21.4.2015

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