Appointment of public analyst for food and agricultural services

Appointment of public analyst for food and agricultural services

Warwickshire County council is seeking the provision of analysis and reporting services in respect of food and agricultural products. The successful company will provide advice on technical and sampling issues and labelling.

UK-Warwick: technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2012/S 179-294775

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Warwickshire County Council
Strategic procurement Unit, PO BOX 3, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwickshire
Contact point(s): +44 1926736140
For the attention of: Raj Sandhu
CV34 4RH Warwick
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1926736140
E-mail: procurement@warwickshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.warwickshire.gov.uk/procurement

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/warwickshire

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/warwickshire

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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Appointment of public analyst for food and agricultural services – open process.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Warwickshire County Council’s boundaries.
NUTS code UKG,UKG13,UKG1,UK

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)

Warwickshire County council is seeking the provision of analysis and reporting services in respect of food and agricultural products.
The successful company will provide advice on technical and sampling issues and labelling.
The successful company could be called upon to make site visits and/or expert witness if required.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 71610000, 71620000, 71621000, 71630000, 71631000, 71632000, 71900000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This contract is for an initial term of four (4) years with the option to extend by a further period/s not exceeding two (2) years. Subject to funding and Warwickshire County Councils discretion.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000,00 and 150 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Council reserves the right to extend the contract by a further period not exceeding twenty four (24) months at the discretion of Warwickshire County Council and subject to satisfactory performance by the successful tenderer/s.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: Range: between 3 and 24
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:

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

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

As detailed in the invitation to tender.
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: Evidence required as stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Evidence required as stated in the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Evidence required as stated in the tender documentation.
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: no
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
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:

3976
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 20.11.2012 – 13:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.11.2012 – 13:00
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 tenders

Date: 21.11.2012 – 10:00
Place:

Warwickshire County Council, Shire Hall, Market Place, Warwick CV34 4RH, UNITED KINGDOM.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Officers of Warwickshire County Council and/or their appointed agents.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 72 months from contract commence unless the available option periods are taken.
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

Warwickshire County Council are seeking tenders for the provision of analysis and reporting services in respect of food and agricultural products. The successful tenderer will provide advice on technical and sampling issues including labelling. The successful tenderer could be called upon to make site visits or be an expert witness if required.
The contract will be for an initial term of four(4) years with the option to extend by a further period of no more than twenty four (24) month period subject to Warwickshire County Councils discretion and funding.
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:13.9.2012