Armed Forces Compulsory Drug Testing Programme

Armed Forces Compulsory Drug Testing Programme

The programme is designed to reduce the incidence of drug misuse in the Armed Forces by detection and deterrence.

United Kingdom-Andover: Urologist services

2020/S 222-547386

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Postal address: Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Town: Andover
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SP11 8HJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Kayleigh Lewis
E-mail: kayleigh.lewis116@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381962
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.army.mod.uk

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Defence

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Provision of Compulsory Drug Testing

 

Reference number: 701165433

II.1.2)Main CPV code

85121292 Urologist services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

The Armed Forces have been conducting an Armed Forces Compulsory Drug Testing programme since January 1995. The programme is designed to reduce the incidence of drug misuse in the Armed Forces by detection and deterrence. The programme involves the analysis of urine samples of service personnel.

Samples are collected by Armed Forces (AF) collection teams and transported to the laboratory of the Authority’s urinalysis contractor (hereafter referred to as ‘the Contractor’).

The programme also requires research and scientific support. These areas are included in this contract, which is structured to provide maximum flexibility to cope with change during its life.

Full details can be found within the draft tender documentation which will be made available when the contract is advertised.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

85121292 Urologist services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The Armed Forces have been conducting an Armed Forces Cumpolsory Drug Testing programme since January 1995. The programme is designed to reduce the incidence of drug misuse in the Armed Forces by detection and deterrence. The programme involves the analysis of urine samples of service personnel.

Samples are collected by Armed Forces (AF) collection teams and transported to the laboratory of the Authority’s urinalysis contractor (hereafter referred to as ‘the Contractor’).

The programme also requires research and scientific support. These areas are included in this contract, which is structured to provide maximum flexibility to cope with change during its life.

Full details can be found within the draft tender documentation which will be made available when the contract is advertised.

 

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48
II.2.10)Information about variants

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

The contract duration will be for 3 years with the option to take up 1 additional option year.

 

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

11/01/2021

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

It is the Authority’s view that TUPE is likely to be applicable if this requirement results in a contract being placed, although the Authority shall not be liable for that opinion.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

18/03/2021

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

The authority reserves the right to amend any condition related to the security of information to reflect any changes in national law or government policy. If any contract documents are accompanied by instructions on safeguarding classified information (e.g. a Security Aspects Letter), the authority reserves the right to amend the terms of these instructions to reflect any changes in national law or government policy, whether in respect of the applicable protective marking scheme, specific protective markings given, the aspects to which any protective marking applies, or otherwise. The link below to the Gov.uk website provides information on the Government Security Classification.https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/government-security-classifications Advertising Regime OJEU: this contract opportunity is published in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU), the MoD Defence Contracts Bulletin and www.contracts.mod.uk

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.

The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on http://www.contracts.mod.uk

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GO Reference: GO-2020119-DCB-17344558

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Postal address: Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Town: Andover
Postal code: SP11 8HJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: kayleigh.lewis116@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381962

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Postal address: Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Town: Andover
Postal code: SP11 8HJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: kayleigh.lewis116@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381962

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Procurement timelines will be listed in the tender documentation. Please note that these are subject to change.

 

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Ministry of Defence, C&C, C&C
Postal address: Ramillies Building, Marlborough Lines, Monxton Road
Town: Andover
Postal code: SP11 8HJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: kayleigh.lewis116@mod.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1264381962

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/11/2020