Tender for Microbiological Analysis of Water Samples

Tender for Microbiological Analysis of Water Samples

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust , wish to appoint suitably experienced and qualified contractor to provide Microbiological Analysis of Water Sample Services.

United Kingdom-Canterbury: Analysis services

2014/S 129-231309

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust NHS
NHS Foundation Trust Headquarters Kent and Canterbury Hospital Ethelbert Road
For the attention of: Clare Thomas
CT1 3NG Canterbury
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ekh-tr.contract@nhs.net

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

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Health

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:

Microbiological Analysis of Water Samples.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Kent.

NUTS code UKJ

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)

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust , wish to appoint suitably experienced and qualified contractor to provide Microbiological Analysis of Water Sample Services.
The provider must be UKAS accredited
and
Testing of the following water samples will be required at the described standard;
— Potable Water (i. Department of Health: Water systems Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Addendum Pseudomonas aeruginosa – advice for augmented care units (March 2013) pages 21-24, ii. ISO 11731:1998 Water quality: Detection and enumeration of Legionella, iii. Methods based on Microbiology of Drinking water, Part 7 The enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria (2012) (pour plate method), pages 7-14).
— Hydrotherapy Pool Water (Methods based on Microbiology of Drinking water: Part 4 Methods for the isolation and enumeration of coliforms and Escherichia coli (2009) (membrane filtration), pages 9-40, Part 7 The enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria (2012) (pour plate method), Part 8 The isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2010) (membrane filtration), pages 16-24).
— Endoscope Rinse Water (Department of Health: Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures 01-06 – Decontamination of flexible endoscopes: Testing methods Version: 1.0: England, pages 36-37).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71620000 – BC38, 45215000507000004521612050710000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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:
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
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) – Browse to the eSourcing Portal:https://commercialsolutions.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: (a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Full details of requirements will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
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.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The provider must be UKAS accredited
and
Testing of the following water samples will be required at the described standard;
— Potable Water (i. Department of Health: Water systems Health Technical Memorandum 04-01: Addendum Pseudomonas aeruginosa – advice for augmented care units (March 2013) pages 21-24, ii. ISO 11731:1998 Water quality: Detection and enumeration of Legionella, iii. Methods based on Microbiology of Drinking water, Part 7 The enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria (2012) (pour plate method), pages 7-14).
— Hydrotherapy Pool Water (Methods based on Microbiology of Drinking water: Part 4 Methods for the isolation and enumeration of coliforms and Escherichia coli (2009) (membrane filtration), pages 9-40, Part 7 The enumeration of heterotrophic bacteria (2012) (pour plate method), Part 8 The isolation and enumeration of Aeromonas and Pseudomonas aeruginosa (2010) (membrane filtration), pages 16-24).
— Endoscope Rinse Water (Department of Health: Choice Framework for local Policy and Procedures 01-06 – Decontamination of flexible endoscopes: Testing methods Version: 1.0: England, pages 36-37).
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
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

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

6.8.2014 – 12:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
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:

3.7.2014

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