Supply Analytical Laboratory Equipment to Northumbrian Water

Supply Analytical Laboratory Equipment to Northumbrian Water

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years. 5 Lots.

United Kingdom-Durham: Instruments for checking physical characteristics

2020/S 190-460197

Periodic indicative notice – utilities

This notice is a call for competition

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Northumbrian Water Ltd
National registration number: 02366703
Postal address: Boldon House, Wheatlands Way, Pity Me
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: DH1 5FA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lewis Timmins
E-mail: lewis.timmins@nwl.co.uk
Telephone: +44 7802676701

Internet address(es):Main address: www.nwl.co.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.ariba.com
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.6)Main activity

Water

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Scientifc Services Capex Framework

 

Reference number: NW2142

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38400000 Instruments for checking physical characteristics

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

 

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

The incumbent supplier is Thermo Fisher Scientific. They were awarded a framework contract in October 2015.

Using information from the AMP7 capex replacement programme, prices would be sought up front, and a strategic partner or partners would be awarded a 5-year framework.

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography / Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography;

2) colorimetry (including discreet and continuous flow);

3) physical chemistry (pH, conductivity, alkalinity and fluoride);

4) ion chromatography;

5) gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and thermal desorption).

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography

 

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38432200 Chromatographs
38432210 Gas chromatographs
38433000 Spectrometers
38433100 Mass spectrometer
38434000 Analysers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

The incumbent supplier is thermo fisher scientific. They were awarded a framework contract in October 2015. Prior to the award of this framework, Northumbrian Water Scientific Services procured specialist analytical items individually. This was generally done by running a mini-competition between known suppliers for each capital purchase. Servicing was then negotiated and agreed for the instrument being purchased. Using information from the AMP7 capex replacement programme, prices would be sought up front, and a strategic partner or partners would be awarded a 5-year framework.

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography;

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 100 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2025
II.2.10)Information about variants

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

 

The period of any contract(s) resulting from this procurement will be 36 months from the contract start date.

The length of the contract may be extended by negotiation with the supplier for a further 24 months.

Prices as submitted in the Proposal shall be fixed for a minimum of 5 years from the commencement of the contract.

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow)

 

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38432200 Chromatographs
38432210 Gas chromatographs
38433000 Spectrometers
38433100 Mass spectrometer
38434000 Analysers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

The incumbent supplier is thermo fisher scientific. They were awarded a framework contract in October 2015. Prior to the award of this framework, Northumbrian Water Scientific Services procured specialist analytical items individually. This was generally done by running a mini-competition between known suppliers for each capital purchase. Servicing was then negotiated and agreed for the instrument being purchased. Using information from the AMP7 capex replacement programme, prices would be sought up front, and a strategic partner or partners would be awarded a 5-year framework.

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography;

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Dlow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2025
II.2.10)Information about variants

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

 

The period of any contract(s) resulting from this procurement will be 36 months from the contract start date.

The length of the contract may be extended by negotiation with the supplier for a further 24 months.

Prices as submitted in the proposal shall be fixed for a minimum of 5 years from the commencement of the contract.

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride)

 

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38432200 Chromatographs
38432210 Gas chromatographs
38433000 Spectrometers
38433100 Mass spectrometer
38434000 Analysers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

The incumbent supplier is thermo fisher scientific. They were awarded a framework contract in October 2015. Prior to the award of this framework, Northumbrian Water Scientific Services procured specialist analytical items individually. This was generally done by running a mini-competition between known suppliers for each capital purchase. Servicing was then negotiated and agreed for the instrument being purchased. Using information from the AMP7 capex replacement programme, prices would be sought up front, and a strategic partner or partners would be awarded a 5-year framework.

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography;

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2025
II.2.10)Information about variants

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

 

The period of any contract(s) resulting from this procurement will be 36 months from the contract start date.

The length of the contract may be extended by negotiation with the supplier for a further 24 months.

Prices as submitted in the proposal shall be fixed for a minimum of 5 years from the commencement of the contract.

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Ion Chromatography

 

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38432200 Chromatographs
38432210 Gas chromatographs
38433000 Spectrometers
38433100 Mass spectrometer
38434000 Analysers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

The incumbent supplier is thermo fisher scientific. They were awarded a framework contract in October 2015. Prior to the award of this framework, Northumbrian Water Scientific Services procured specialist analytical items individually. This was generally done by running a mini-competition between known suppliers for each capital purchase. Servicing was then negotiated and agreed for the instrument being purchased. Using information from the AMP7 capex replacement programme, prices would be sought up front, and a strategic partner or partners would be awarded a 5-year framework.

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography;

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2025
II.2.10)Information about variants

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

 

The period of any contract(s) resulting from this procurement will be 36 months from the contract start date.

The length of the contract may be extended by negotiation with the supplier for a further 24 months.

Prices as submitted in the Proposal shall be fixed for a minimum of 5 years from the commencement of the contract.

 

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption)

 

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38432200 Chromatographs
38432210 Gas chromatographs
38433000 Spectrometers
38433100 Mass spectrometer
38434000 Analysers

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

Northumbrian Water Ltd wish to purchase some major items of analytical laboratory equipment over the next 5 years.

The incumbent supplier is thermo fisher scientific. They were awarded a framework contract in October 2015. Prior to the award of this framework, Northumbrian Water Scientific Services procured specialist analytical items individually. This was generally done by running a mini-competition between known suppliers for each capital purchase. Servicing was then negotiated and agreed for the instrument being purchased. Using information from the AMP7 capex replacement programme, prices would be sought up front, and a strategic partner or partners would be awarded a five year framework.

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography;

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

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

Start: 01/01/2021
End: 31/12/2025
II.2.10)Information about variants

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of options:

 

The period of any contract(s) resulting from this procurement will be 36 months from the contract start date.

The length of the contract may be extended by negotiation with the supplier for a further 24 months.

Prices as submitted in the Proposal shall be fixed for a minimum of 5 years from the commencement of the contract.

 

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:

 

Suppliers who have experience and ability to deliver one, more or all of the following lots:

The equipment required is split into five lots as follows:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation

List and brief description of rules and criteria:

 

Suppliers who have experience and ability to deliver one, more or all of the following lots:

1) Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS); Liquid Chromatography

2) Colorimetry (Including Discreet and Continuous Flow);

3) Physical Chemistry (pH, Conductivity, Alkalinity and Fluoride);

4) Ion Chromatography;

5) Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC, GCFID, GCMS and Thermal Desorption).

 

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

This will be set out in the tender documents available from lewis.timmins@nwl.co.uk

 

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Negotiated procedure with prior call for competition

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.2)Time limit for the receipt of applications for an invitation to tender or to negotiate / Time limit for receipt of expressions of interest

Date: 19/10/2020
Local time: 10:00

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

English
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

 

Applicants are asked to note that this procurement process will be conducted electronically with all documents and communication being managed through the Northumbrian Water e-Sourcing Spend Management portal called ‘Ariba’.

Expressions of interest must be sent to the e-mail address lewis.timmnins@nwl.co.uk before the deadline date of 19 October 2020. Once expression of interest has been received containing the details below, applicants will be given access to the Ariba portal within 48 hours from request (where possible). This portal will contain all the tender documents associated with this procurement that are available at the time. An email link will also be provided to the email address you provide to access the portal. The deadline for return of the completed RFP is 6 November 2020 at 12.00.

When sending expression of interest, applicants must provide the following information:

1) full company name;

2) main contact details of the person who will be given access to the Ariba portal — Name, job title, email address and telephone number.

 

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: TBC
Town: TBC
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:

25/09/2020