Tobacco Testing 2013 -2015 for Department of Health
The Service Provider will manage the testing and surveillance of test samples of cigarettes on sale in the UK on behalf of the Authority (the Department of Health, DH) and provide expertise in the area of testing tobacco and its associated products.
UK-London: research services
Section I: Contracting authority
Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road, Elephant & Castle
For the attention of: Sue Mulcock
SE1 6LH London
Telephone: +44 2079726014
General address of the contracting authority: www.dh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.dh.gov.uk/en/Procurementandproposals/Tenders/Informationaboutprocess/index.htm
Electronic access to information: ttp://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm
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 8: Research and development services
The provider must meet the following requirements:
— Demonstrate their independence from the tobacco industry,
— Have the capacity to carry out the skill requirement in terms of human resources, technical expertise, quality systems, smoking and analytical instruments, electronic reporting systems and provide evidence to show that it is capable of executing a programme of work of the magnitude required,
— Hold national accreditation in respect of the smoking and analyses it requires to undertake, in order to satisfy the outputs of the skill requirement,
— Fulfil the requirements of an independent testing laboratory as set out by the European Commission,
— Take part in annual collaborative (round robin) tests,
— Demonstrate work-based experience of tobacco (in particular cigarette) technology and the principles of cigarette manufacture,
— Have an up-to-date knowledge of the main types of instrumental chemical analysis, smoking methodologies and their limitations.
73110000, 73300000, 73111000, 73100000
Range: between 1,00 and 400 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: The Contract will be initially for a period of three years from 1.1.2013 to 31.12.2015, with standard DH break clauses at the end of each year and an option to extend for a maximum of two years from 31.12.2015 depending on successful delivery of the 3-year Contract.
Number of possible renewals: 1
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT document.
Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT document.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The Department reserves the right to extend the contract by a further period up to maximum of 2 years. Potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the Invitation to Tender (ITT) document, and the text of any Framework Agreement/Contract awarded subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. Further information on transparency can be found at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/content/transparency-overview.
Note: The following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Departments BMS system (etendering portal). http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm.
Instructions for Conditions of Participation:
All participants must complete an Invitation to Tender Document (ITT) which covers Economic and Financial.
Capacity and Technical Capacity.
This procurement exercise will be conducted on the DH eTendering portal at: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMs/index.htm
We call this system BMS (Business Management Systems).
Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register and download and complete an ITT through the DH eTendering portal (BMS).
Registration is a simple one-step process:
The supplier must register as a company/organisation, then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual.
Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register and download this tender.
Note: Standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender.
If you require the tender to be seen by multiple users we suggest using a centralised e-mail address (eg. firstname.lastname@example.org).
Log on instructions are as follows:
Stage 1 – New Suppliers.
Those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered in the system.
a) Go to the link above.
b) Click on ‘New Supplier’.
c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail address that appears.
d) Within 3 working days, you will receive an email with your login information; a unique username and password.
Note: standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to fuction as individual’s username.
Once registered, candidates must express interest as follows.
a) Go to the link above.
b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’.
c) Select sourcing home page and enter ITT number 58592 in search field provided.
d) Select radio button and click on quick link to intent to participate, review documentation and upload your response.
e) You must then publish your reply using the publish button.
For any support in submitting your ITT, please contact the eTendering Helpdesk at +44 1132545777. This helpdesk is available from 10:00am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday.
Please Note: Registration on the DH secure portal is not entering onto a preferred supplier list. Registeration is solely to be able to interact with the Department electronically.
The closing date for receipt of tenders will be 15.10.2012 at 12:00pm.
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VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:17.8.2012