Nucleic Extraction Machines Tender

Nucleic Extraction Machines Tender

The purchase of Nucleic Extraction Machines which can be used in high throughput laboratories, processing at least 96 samples in a single run. As part of the tendering process the instruments must be evaluated on the HPA premises at Colindale against a known set of samples.

UK-London: diagnostic systems

2012/S 209-343937

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Health Protection Agency
61 Colindale Avenue
For the attention of: Norma Robinson
NW9 5EQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2083276675
E-mail: norma.robinson@hpa.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hpa.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.hpa.bravosolution.co.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

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

Health
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The purchase of Nucleic Extraction Machines which can be used in high throughput laboratories, processing at least 96 samples in a single run. As part of the tendering process the instruments must be evaluated on the HPA premises at Colindale against a known set of samples.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout England.
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

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The chosen equipment is likely to have bespoke maintenance and consumable requirements that will need to be provided for the lifetime of the agreement.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 GBP

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

The purchase of Nucleic Extraction Machines which can be used in high throughput laboratories, processing at least 96 samples in a single run. As part of the tendering process the instruments must be evaluated on the HPA premises at Colindale against a known set of samples.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33124110

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The requirement will include equipment, maintenance and bespoke consumables.
It is proposed to purchase 4 machines from the agreement. However additional machines may be required over the course of the agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 GBP
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: 60 (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:

Please see tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please see tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see tender documents.
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://hpa.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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:

BSP 341
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 152-254380

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: 3.12.2012 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.12.2012 – 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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
This framework agreement can be used by Department of Health, including their regional or local sub-divisions, specifically referring to:
Health Protection Agency.
NHS Blood and Transplant.
Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency.
And other Department of Health Arms length Bodies (ALBs) and any other bodies pursuant to the Health and Social Care Bill (in its form which receives Royal Assent), including, but not limited to:
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence.
National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.
Care Quality Commission.
General Social Care Council.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority.
Human Tissues Authority.
Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.
NHS Business Services Authority.
National Patient Safety Agency.
NHS Litigation Authority.
Health and Social Care Information Centre.
NHS Appointments Commission.
Monitor.
Alcohol Education and Research Council.
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:24.10.2012