Food Sampling Tender for Process Contaminants

Food Sampling Tender for Process Contaminants

Food Standards Agency – Framework for Sampling of Food at Retail and Analyses Lot 4 Analyses of Process Contaminants in Food.

UK-York: research and development services and related consultancy services

2012/S 212-350475

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Food Standards Agency
1-2 Peasholme Green
YO1 7PR York
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: fsa.procurement@foodstandards.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.food.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://fsa-esourcing.eurodyn.com

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
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:

Food Standards Agency – Framework for Sampling of Food at Retail and Analyses Lot 4 Analyses of Process Contaminants in Food.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 100 000,00 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Lot 4 Analyses of process contaminants in food This is the 4th of 5 Lots under the proposed framework. General: 1. The aim of this Framework tender is to appoint a single preferred contractor per Lot for the retail sampling of food and for the analyses of inorganic contaminants, organic environmental contaminants and process contaminants. 2. Many of the Food Standards Agency’s sampling and analytical needs are similar in nature and appointing preferred contractors would mean that a separate tender would not be needed for each project that required sampling and/or analyses of inorganic, organic environmental and process contaminants. This approach would provide for greater efficiency and flexibility in setting up new surveys and research projects, especially where there are time constraints. 3. Contracts setting out the standard terms and conditions and price per sample would be set up between the Agency and the preferred contractors for a period of four years. 4. Individual projects would be ‘called off’ these contracts by the Agency, as required, by agreeing a scope of work and pricing schedule with the appointed contractors for each specific survey. 5. These ‘call-off contracts’ would not place an obligation on the Agency to use the preferred contractors for all sampling and analyses and no funding would be guaranteed by the Agency to these contracts.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000, 73300000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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:

FW001/ A56 Lot 4
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.12.2012 – 17:00
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
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 19.12.2012

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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:31.10.2012