Supply Substance Misuse Testing Kits and Training Services
Police Scotland will carry out pre-employment substance misuse testing for every new probationary officer, special constable, transferee officer or re-joiner.
United Kingdom-Glasgow: Medical kits
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Scottish Police Authority
2 French Street, Dalmarnock
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Sarah Walker
G40 4EH Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1786895942
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.spa.police.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA19762
Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Police Scotland will also undertake ‘with cause’ substance misuse testing for serving police officers, probationary officers, special constables and, in time, Police Staff. Police Scotland may also include an element of random testing for serving officers and staff to act as a further deterrent.
The successful tenderer will provide Police Scotland with sample kits and training to Police Scotland personnel on how to use the kits and complete the associated paperwork. Police Scotland will collect the samples using kits provided by the successful tenderer. The successful tenderer will receive the samples from Police Scotland and analyse the results.
Test kits will be required to be dispatched by the successful tenderer to different locations across Scotland.
The sample taken will normally be a hair sample however Police Scotland requires the additional ability to test urine and/or oral fluid samples if required.
Police Scotland projected business need will be to test circa 1 100 applicants per annum albeit this number is dependent on the Scottish Government’s commitment to police officer numbers and therefore may be subject to change. There is no guarantee on the number of tests required per annum.
For the full requirement, please register interest in the notice and download the Invitation to Tender pack.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at:http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=416851
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 432 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Document.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
Questions may be asked up to 5 business days prior to the tender deadline.
(SC Ref: 416851).
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: