Blood Analysis Tender

Blood Analysis Tender

We are inviting tenders from laboratories which have the capacity to undertake Blood analysis of relatively large numbers of blood samples to produce the analytes listed below.

United Kingdom-Colchester: Blood analysis services

2013/S 134-232619

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Essex
Central Purchasing Unit (Estates Management Section), Wivenhoe Park
Contact point(s): Central Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Adrian Woodmore
CO4 3SQ Colchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1206872068
E-mail: procure@essex.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1206872937

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.essex.ac.uk/purchasing/unrestricted/contracts.shtm

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/index.html

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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

T476 Understanding Society: Blood Analysis Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 25: Health and social services
NUTS code UKH3
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)

Blood analysis services. We are inviting tenders from laboratories which have the capacity to undertake Blood analysis of relatively large numbers of blood samples to produce the analytes listed below. A key concern is that all of the analysis is conducted as effectively as possible (i.e. using minimal amounts of blood) to maintain the best stock for future use. ISER will organise and cover the costs of transport of samples from the storage facility to the selected laboratory. The results of the analysis should be returned to ISER together with an identifier associated with each sample and any quality issues encountered.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

85111810

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
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:

There are approximately 13,500 samples to be tested. It is envisaged that a minimum of 8 tests will be performed on all of the samples, but there are also a further 4 tests that are desired and whether these extra desired tests are also performed is dependent on overall costs due to a finite budget for the project, and the quantity of blood sample used.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 750 000 and 1 000 000 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

Starting 1.10.2013. Completion 30.9.2014

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The right is reserved to require a parent company guarantee and or suitable performance bond or bank guarantees to secure any advance payments/warranty or maintenance as felt appropriate or any other form of guarantee that the University may deem necessary.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

The University requests that the bidders form a single legal entity at all times including in the event of a consortium in order that the roles and liabilities are clear and that the correct relevant insurance is obtained as detailed within the PQQ element of the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: This contract must conform to the European Regulations for Blood Tissue of which information is contained within the Tender documents.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcrCandidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
The Tender documents detailed the minimum score required in the PQQ and ITT sections in order for a submission to be fully evaluated. The University reserves the right to reject any submission which fails to meet the minimum criteria set out in the documents without any further evaluation being made to reach a final score of any section.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
As detailed fully within the PQQ section of the Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed fully within the PQQ section of the Tender document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past 5 years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct.
(c) 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.
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
As detailed fully within the PQQ section of the Tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed fully within the PQQ section of the Tender document.
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: As per European Directive 2002/98/EC. An extract as follows:
Personnel directly involved in the collection, testing, processing, storage and distribution of blood and blood components need to be appropriately qualified and provided with timely and relevant training, without prejudice to existing Community legislation on the recognition of professional qualifications and on the protection of workers.
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:

T476
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: 23.8.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.8.2013 – 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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 27.8.2013 – 12:00
Place:Colchester.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Manager, Principle Investigator and representative of Finance responsible for budget.

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

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Colchester:-Blood-analysis-services./T7848V5958To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/T7848V5958

GO Reference: GO-2013710-PRO-4943553.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
CO43SQ Colchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procure@essex.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1206872068
Internet address: www.essex.ac.uk/purchasing

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of a standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contract Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.7.2013