National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms in Food and Feed for Northern Ireland

National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms in Food and Feed for Northern Ireland

The appointed laboratory will carry out the provision of services for NI National Reference Laboratory for GMOs.

United Kingdom-York: Research laboratory services

2020/S 247-615620

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The Food Standards Agency
Postal address: Foss House, Peasholme Green
Town: York
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: YO1 7PR
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: fsa.procurement@food.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.food.gov.uk

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://food.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://food.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.html
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

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

FS900109d National Reference Laboratory for Genetically Modified Organisms in Food and Feed for Northern Ireland (NI)

 

II.1.2)Main CPV code

73111000 Research laboratory services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Annex 2 to the Northern Ireland Protocol prevents the UK in respect of NI from establishing an NRL for NI within the UK, including NI. NRL functions in respect of NI will need be carried out by an NRL located in the EU or EEA.

The appointed laboratory will carry out the provision of services for the national reference laboratory for genetically modified organisms in food and feed for NI.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

The appointed laboratory will carry out the provision of services for the national reference laboratory for genetically modified organisms in food and feed for NI for the following areas:

• the appointed laboratory will carry out the provision of services for NI National Reference Laboratory for GMOs. The NRL GMO will provide support to the official control laboratories for NI for GMO control and will be required to identify and participate as an independent expert at international GMO meetings and networks to build expertise and knowledge in the area.

• the NRL will liaise with and, as and when required, provide advice to the FSA appointed laboratory responsible for the scientific assessment and validation of detection methods for GMOs in food and feed as part of the GMO authorisation of regulated products procedure in NI.

 

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

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

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

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

Date: 29/01/2021
Local time: 12:00
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.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/01/2021
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Food Standards Agency
Town: York
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/12/2020