HMRC Forensic Analysis Services Tender

HMRC Forensic Analysis Services Tender

Forensic science analytical services that will support investigations when there is no further capacity available from HMRC’s own analytical sites.

United Kingdom-Salford: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2020/S 034-081725

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: HMRC
Postal address: 5W Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: James Drew
E-mail: james.drew@hmrc.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 3000598581

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs
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

Other activity: Direct and Indirect Tax Collection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Forensic Analysis Services — Digital and Communications

Reference number: SR242692997

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71600000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The authority requires the provision of forensic science analytical services that will support investigations when there is no further capacity available from HMRC’s own analytical sites.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71620000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority requires the provision of forensic science analytical services that will support investigations when there is no further capacity available from HMRC’s own analytical sites.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Social, environmental and innovative characteristics / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Merit – Schedule 2.1 (specification) / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion – Name: Technical merit – management activity / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion – Name: Technical Merit – ICT product accessibility / Weighting: 5
Quality criterion – Name: Technical merit – security / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion – Name: Cost / Weighting: 20

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 300 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This contract will be awarded for 1 year, which an optional 1 + 1 available to the contracting authority.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

The contracting authority requires the supplier to possess, for the life of the contract, BSEN ISO 9001, ISO 27001 certification or equivalent. Additionally, the contracting authority also requires the supplier to possess, for the life of the contract, ISO 17025 accreditation for the acquisition of data from computers, mobile devices and external storage media.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

‘As stated in Section VI.3), HMRC is using an eSourcing (eTendering) tool or application for this procurement. Tenders will normally not be fully considered or evaluated unless tenderers have first demonstrated via an online ‘selection questionnaire’ that they have the necessary economic or financial capacity to perform the contract. Actual requirements will vary depending on the particular requirement or contractual opportunity, but, as a minimum, the questionnaire will request the following information:

1) Audited accounts (to include balance sheet and statement of profit and loss) and/or similar financial statements or information;

2) Statement of turnover in respect of the required goods and/or service only; and

3) Details of public liability and employers liability insurance (as applicable) and other relevant insurances. If a company is a subsidiary, a member of a group or a consortium, the above details may also be required in respect of the parent company, other group members or each consortium member as appropriate.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

As stated in Section VI.3), HMRC is using an eSourcing (eTendering) tool or application for this procurement. Tenders will normally not be fully considered or evaluated unless tenderers have first demonstrated via an online ‘selection questionnaire’ that they have the necessary technical capacity to perform the contract. Actual requirements will vary depending on the particular requirement or contractual opportunity, but, as a minimum, the questionnaire will request the following information:

1) Details of the principal business areas(s) in which the company is engaged and its structure, site locations and facilities;

2) Evidence of previous relevant experience in the last 3 years, demonstrating capacity and ability to provide the required goods and/or services, inclusive of dates, size/value of contract and customer address/contact names for reference purposes;

3) Details of quality systems in place, including (if applicable) details and copy certification relating to formal accreditation held, such

As BS, ISO or equivalent;

4) Information relating to compliance with health and safety, equalities and environmental legislation; and

5) A list of professional associations or trade bodies to which the organisation or individuals in the organisation belong. If a company is a subsidiary, a member of a group or a consortium, the above details may also be required in respect of the parent company, other group members or each consortium member as appropriate.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 112-274975

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/02/2020
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 18/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Salford.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

HMRC is conducting this tendering exercise under the OJEU open procedure and is using an eSourcing (eTendering) tool or application. ((Information about the eSourcing application and about supplying to HMRC in general, is available on the HMRC website: www.hmrc.gov.uk/about/supplying.htm.) Economic operators who require access to the online tender documentation must send an email to e.procurement@hmrc.gov.uk any time up to, but no later than 17.00 on 21.2.2020. This email should contain:

(a) the contract reference shown in Section IV.3.1) (File Reference);

(b) a contact email address;

(c) a contact name; and

(d) the company name and contact telephone number.

Economic operators who have complied with the foregoing will receive details of how to access the online tender documentation. (If an email response from HMRC is not received within 1 working day of your request, re-contact e.procurement@hmrc.gov.uk (after first checking your spam in-box) notifying non-receipt and confirming when the request was first made). Online tender documentation must be fully completed (and any requested associated hard-copy documents received by HMRC) no later than 12.00 on 18.3.2020. Tender documentation not submitted in the required form (or containing the requested information) may be rejected. (When requesting access to the online tender documentation, please notify the authority if you have any accessibility issues (disabilities) which may prevent you from providing a high-quality response using the eSourcing application. This will then allow HMRC to agree with you an appropriate format for you to view and respond to the requirements. All communications shall be in English. Tenders, when invited and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from the invitation to tender will be considered as a contract made in England according to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept any tender and reserves the right to accept any part of the tender unless the tenderer expressly stipulates to the contrary.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=471954614

Go reference: GO-2020213-PRO-15985090

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: HMRC
Postal address: 5W Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13/02/2020