Supply of Laboratory Consumables

Supply of Laboratory Consumables

The scope of the Framework Agreement is to provide supplies of laboratory consumables, which includes general laboratory consumables, solid and liquid chemicals used in the laboratory.

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

2015/S 115-209238

Contract notice – utilities

Supplies

Directive 2004/17/EC

Section I: Contracting entity

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

United Utilities Water Ltd
Thirlmere House, Lingley Mere Business Park, Lingley Green Avenue, Grat Sankey
Contact point(s): Supply Chain Management
For the attention of: Mrs A Whitehurst
WA5 3LP Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925678086
E-mail: alex.whitehurst@uuplc.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting entity: www.unitedutilities.com

Electronic access to information: http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp

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:

Supply of Laboratory Consumables including consignment stock.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: North West England.

NUTS code UKD

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: 2

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
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

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

The scope of the Framework Agreement is to provide supplies of laboratory consumables, which includes general laboratory consumables, solid and liquid chemicals used in the laboratory. The initial term of the Framework Agreement is for 3 years with an option to extend up to an additional 2 years.
The Framework Agreement will be divided into 2 lots:
Lot 1 Laboratory Consumables (Consignment Stock)To include for all Laboratory consumables, including general laboratory consumables, microbiological media and organics. This Lot will include the requirement for the Supplier to be responsible for replenishing the stock, which will include the physical restocking of the stock held on UU Site
Lot 2 Laboratory Consumables (Non consignment stock)
To Include for the Supply and delivery of general laboratory consumables to UU both to Lingley Mere site and across the company sites in North West England.
Further information is specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 33000000, 24300000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Lot 1 Laboratory Consumables (Consignment Stock) To include for all Laboratory consumables, including general laboratory consumables, microbiological media and organics. This Lot will include the requirement for the Supplier to be responsible for replenishing the stock, which will include the physical restocking of the stock held on UU Site
For further information please refer to the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Lot 2 Laboratory Consumables (Non consignment stock)
To Include for the Supply and delivery of general laboratory consumables to UU both to Lingley Mere site and across the company sites in North West England
Further information is specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial Framework Agreement term will be for a period of 3 (three) years. The agreement will contain an option to extend the term for up to an additional 2 (two) years (maximum term of the agreement will be 5 (five) years.
The option to extend shall be at the sole discretion of UUW.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes

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

Duration in months: 60 (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:

Further information is specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided.

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

If required this will be included in the invitation to tender documents.

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

Further information is specified in the pre-qualification questionnaire. Applicants can access this through the web link provided.
If applicants may also wish to consider the formation of a Consortium or Joint Venture (JV) and in this case a condition of the pre-qualification process is that all members shall have joint and several liability.

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: Applicants are required to fully complete the pre-qualification questionnaire which can be downloaded from the following location

http://uukft.uudataroom.com/login.asp

Username: PRO001862
Password: labcon
Note both the Username and Password are case sensitive
Note the username is letter O Please note Internet explorer is the only browser that will open the data room.

Interested parties are required to email their initial expression of interest to alex.whitehurst@uuplc.co.uk.

Applicants should confirm their expression of interest as soon as possible and no later than Thursday 9.7.2015
This should include the Applicants name, the nominated single point of contact details including address (both postal and email) together with contact telephone numbers.
This is so that any updates as a result of any clarification questions that could alter the pre-qualification exercise can be provided to applicants.
For their application to be considered applicants are required to download the questionnaire and fully respond to the questionnaire and submit their response as instructed by the due date and time specified in this notice.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested parties should refer to the pre-qualification questionnaire and ensure they respond accordingly.
Applicants can access this through the web link provided.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested parties should refer to the pre-qualification questionnaire and ensure they respond accordingly.
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

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:

PRO001862

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

16.7.2015 – 10:00
IV.3.5)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
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
VI.3)Additional information:
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:

12.6.2015

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