Next Generation Sequencing Services

Next Generation Sequencing Services

Kings College London invites tenders to provide a whole genome next generation sequencing service for a cohort of between 250 and 1,000 psychiatric patients for which high quality DNA samples extracted from blood are available.

UK-London: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2013/S 076-127645

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kings College London
Waterloo Road
Contact point(s): http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/orgstructure/ps/purchasing/suppliers/etender.aspx
SE1 8WA London
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.kcl.ac.uk

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:

KCL13-0499 Next Generation Sequencing Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI22

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)

Kings College London invites tenders to provide a whole genome next generation sequencing service for a cohort of between 250 and 1,000 psychiatric patients for which high quality DNA samples extracted from blood are available. This service is required by a research group within the Institute of Psychiatry and the NIHR Biomedical Research Centre for Mental Health at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King”s College London.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000, 73110000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
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

Duration in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Deposits and guarantees may be required and if applicable a Parent Company Guarantees.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As specified in tender documents.
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.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in tender documents.
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:

KCL13-0499.
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: 13.5.2013 – 23:59
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.5.2013 – 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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.5.2013 – 12:05
Place:

Kings College London, Purchasing Services Department.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Procurement Staff, Project Team members.

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

Suppliers are required to register and express interest via the College’s electronic tendering site at the following URL: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/kcl/

The College reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage. The College does not accept any liability for any cost incurred in tendering. Please note all submissions must be made electronically unless otherwise expressed in the tender documents. All submissions will be subject to the College’s conditions of electronic submission found at the following URL:
http://www.kcl.ac.uk/aboutkings/orgstructure/ps/purchasing/suppliers/etender.aspx

All tenders must be priced in sterling and payments under the Contract will be made in sterling.

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

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: comct.registry@hmcourts-service.gsigov.uk
Telephone: +44 2079476112
Fax: +44 2079476245

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10-calendar-day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek such information as included in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). If an appeal regarding the award of this contract cannot be resolved, the regulations provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be taken promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the awards decision. If a contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.4.2013
Requirement: Next Generation Sequencing Services