Testing Services Tender North Someset

Testing Services Tender North Someset

The supply of Scientific Laboratory and testing services for the 4 West of England Authorities.

United Kingdom-Weston-super-Mare: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2016/S 142-257652

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

North Somerset Council
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
For the attention of: Mr Geoff Wall
BS23 1UJ Weston-super-Mare
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275884730
E-mail: geoff.wall@n-somerset.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.n-somerset.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

Electronic access to information: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/

Further information can be obtained from: North Somerset Council
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
For the attention of: Mr Geoff Wall
BS23 1UJ Weston-super-Mare
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275884730
E-mail: geoff.wall@n-somerset.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:North Somerset Council
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
For the attention of: Mr Geoff Wall
BS23 1UJ Weston-super-Mare
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275884730
E-mail: geoff.wall@n-somerset.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: North Somerset Council
Town Hall, Walliscote Grove Road
For the attention of: Mr Geoff Wall
BS23 1UJ Weston-super-Mare
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1275884730
E-mail: geoff.wall@n-somerset.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Environment

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Bath and North East Somerset Council
Lewis House, Manvers Street
BA1 1JG Bath
United Kingdom

Bristol City Council
PO Box 3176
BS3 9FS Bristol
United Kingdom

South Gloucestershire Council
PO Box 300, Civic Centre, High Street
BS15 0DS Kingswood
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Scientific Services.

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

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKK12,UKK11

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)

The supply of Scientific Laboratory and testing services for the 4 West of England Authorities to include Statutory Public Analyst and Agriculture Analyst Services and non-food testing to EU accreditation standards.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 90700000, 71620000, 71630000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)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:

The supply of Scientific Laboratory and testing services for the 4 West of England Authorities. Actual volumes of testing cannot be guaranteed and will depend on operational requirements and available budgets. The overall indicative value for the initial 4 years of the contract is given below. Initial term is for 4 years with an option to extend for up to a further 2 years.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 275 000 and 600 000 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)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

N/A.

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

As set out in Agreement within tender documents.

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

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: Laboratory used for the analysis or examination of samples to be accredited to ISO 17025 (Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) by an accreditation body accredited to EN45003. For UK laboratories, this is UKAS accreditation. Public Analyst to be qualified in accordance with the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualification) Regulations 1990. Agricultural Analyst to be qualified in accordance with the Section 67(5) of the Agricultural Act 1970.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the tender documents.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Laboratory used for the analysis or examination of samples to be accredited to ISO 17025 (Competence of Testing and Calibration Laboratories) by an accreditation body accredited to EN45003. For UK laboratories, this is UKAS accreditation. Public Analyst to be qualified in accordance with the Food Safety (Sampling and Qualification) Regulations 1990. Agricultural Analyst to be qualified in accordance with the Section 67(5) of the Agricultural Act 1970.

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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

DN165260
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

30.8.2016 – 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

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
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:

22.7.2016

 

Related Posts

Provide Forensic Analytical Services to East Midlands Police Forces

Provide Toxicology Testing Services to General Medical Council

ESPO Toxicology Services

Pathology Services Tender London

Enjoyed this post? Share it!