Tender for Drug Testing Services
Provision of Drug Testing Kits, Portable Drug Testing Machines and Laboratory Sample Testing Services.
UK-Kidderminster: Laboratory services
Section I: Contracting authority
West Mercia Probation Trust
Stourbank House, 90 Mill Street
For the attention of: Andrew Langdon-Ellis
Telephone: +44 2392454545
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.westmerciaprobation.org.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Across England and Wales.
NUTS code UK
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
The above public sector bodies have a need for the provision of drug testing services to facilitate the enforcement of community sentences issued by the courts and for community based management of substance misuse and rehabilitation programmes. The services are required primarily in England and Wales, although the framework may also be used by UK Contracting Authorities in Scotland and Northern Ireland. The Contracting Authority considers that this opportunity may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). For the avoidance of doubt, the Contracting Authority points out that no weight will be attached to whether or not an economic operator is an SME in selecting economic operators or in assessing the most economically advantageous tender.
The Framework Agreement will have an initial term of 2 years, with the option to extend for 2 further terms each of up to 1 year’s duration.
Framework suppliers will be expected to offer all the services listed either across the UK or on a more localised basis, either directly or through sub-contractors. The detailed services to be delivered will be more fully definedin the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
71900000, 33124100, 33124130
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the contract documents accompanying the invitation to tender.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The value provided in section II.1.4 is only an estimate. The Contracting Authority cannot guarantee to successful suppliers any business through this framework agreement. Spend and volumes may vary throughout the life of the framework agreement from those anticipated levels given in this notice.
Potential bidder’s should note that West Mercia Probation Trust reserves the right to:
– cancel this procurement at any stage and not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice,
– accept all or part of any tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates otherwise,
– make any changes it sees fit to the procurement process; and remove and/or amend element(s)from the scope of the requirements.
If West Mercia Probation Trust decides to enter into a framework agreement with successful suppliers, this does not guarantee subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers and in no circumstances will West Mercia Probation Trust be liable for any costs incurred by candidates associated with the compilation and submission of tenders.
Any orders placed under any framework agreement entered into as a result of this procurement process will form a separate contract under the scope of this framework between the supplier and the requesting contracting body.
Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the UK Government’s policies on transparency, West Mercia Probation Trust intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any Framework Agreement awarded, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of West Mercia Probation Trust. The terms of the proposed Framework Agreement will also permit a public sector contracting authority, awarding a contract under this Framework Agreement, to publish the text of that contract, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the contracting authority.
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (a) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (b) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a framework agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. Any orders placed under this framework agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. West Mercia Probation Trust wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations:
English and Welsh Probation Trusts
Third Sector and Charities.
Scottish Local Authorities.
Welsh Public Bodies National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh LocalAuthorities.
Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities.