Laboratory Analysis Services Dounreay

Laboratory Analysis Services Dounreay

The scope of the services required is for the provision of chemical and radiological analysis of samples of water,

UK-Thurso: laboratory services

2012/S 130-216361

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited
D2003/Zone 10
Contact point(s): Contract Officer
For the attention of: Emma Gordon
KW14 7TZ Thurso
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1847806331
E-mail: emma.gordon@dounreay.com
Fax: +44 1847802521

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dounreay.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Nuclear Decommissioning
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:

Laboratory Analysis Services.
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: Contractors premises.
NUTS code UKM61

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)

The scope of the services required is for the provision of chemical and radiological analysis of samples of water, Aqueous waste, soil, rock and demolition rubble including concrete and masonry, associated with contaminated land and decommissioning on a nuclear-licensed site. The appointed laboratory will be expected to arrange suitable licensed transport for samples and returned material, including radioactive samples, from Dounreay to the laboratory location and vice versa. The range of analytical methods required (including specific determinands and limits of detection) will be listed in detail in the Tender Documentation. However, nothing is anticipated which falls out of the range of methods and analytes that laboratories would expect to provide for the analysis of ground water and materials for chemical and radiological analysis, necessary for environmental restoration considerations. Subcontracting arrangements for certain analysis suites may be acceptable as long as the terms and conditions of service are maintained; in particular UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation is a key requirement.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71900000

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:

The scope of the services required is for the provision of chemical and radiological analysis of samples of water, Aqueous waste, soil, rock and demolition rubble including concrete and masonry, associated with contaminated land and decommissioning on a nuclear-licensed site. The appointed laboratory will be expected to arrange suitable licensed transport for samples and returned material, including radioactive samples, from Dounreay to the laboratory location and vice versa. The range of analytical methods required (including specific determinands and limits of detection) will be listed in detail in the Tender Documentation. However, nothing is anticipated which falls out of the range of methods and analytes that laboratories would expect to provide for the analysis of ground water and materials for chemical and radiological analysis, necessary for environmental restoration considerations. Subcontracting arrangements for certain analysis suites may be acceptable as long as the terms and conditions of service are maintained; in particular UKAS ISO 17025 accreditation is a key requirement.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The service contract will be awarded for an intial period of 4 years with the option of 3 further 2 year extensions which, with the satisfactory performance of the contractor, could lead to a 10 year contract duration.
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: 3
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.11.2012. Completion 31.10.2016

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 Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) within the CTM System.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) within the CTM System.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability required.
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: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) within the CTM System.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) within the CTM System.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) within the CTM System.
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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
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 below

1. Commercial. Weighting 70

2. Technical. Weighting 30

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

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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.8.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://uk.eu-supply.com/dsrl.asp.

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

Dounreay Site Restoration Limited Board of Directors
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

5.7.2012