Supply and Maintenance of Trace Detection Devices – Supplier Engagement Meeting 8 July

Supply and Maintenance of Trace Detection Devices – Supplier Engagement Meeting 8 July

Border Force secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK. BF Officers must be able to detect the presence of drugs in a variety of environments.

United Kingdom-London: Drug detection apparatus

2020/S 110-268494

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Home Office
Postal address: Secretary of State for the Home Department, 2 Marsham Street
Town: London
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Postal code: SW1P 4DF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: John Bowness
E-mail: Detectiontechnologyprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk
Internet address(es):Main address: www.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

Additional information can be obtained from 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

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

The Supply and Maintenance of Trace Detection Devices — PIN

Reference number: C18789

II.1.2)Main CPV code

38544000 Drug detection apparatus

II.1.3)Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4)Short description:

Border Force (BF) secures the border and promotes national prosperity by facilitating the legitimate movement of individuals and goods, whilst preventing those that would cause harm from entering the UK. BF Officers must be able to detect the presence of drugs in a variety of environments. To support this, BF must be able to detect trace levels of narcotics on a variety of items including, but not limited to, personal effects such as suitcases and clothing, cargo and varying surfaces across encountered vehicles.

This opportunity is anticipated to be open to Other Government Departments (OGD) which means there could be a variation in requirements including but not limited to: the drug library data and the targets for testing including the items/materials the equipment must analyse samples from.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Desktop Trace Devices

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38544000 Drug detection apparatus

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to support BF/OGD in the examination process as efficiently and effectively as possible there is a requirement for both desktop and portable Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) trace detection technology:

• the technology must be able to detect and identify trace levels of various narcotics;

• the technology must be able to analyse samples taken from a variety of hard and soft surfaces;

• the technology must be compliant, if applicable, to the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and expects any technology and vendors to be compliant when providing technologies using ionising radiation;

• portable devices must be lightweight and easily transportable;

• equipment must have ability for drugs library to be maintained/updated by either BF/OGD or the supplier remotely and/or on site;

• suppliers will be required to provide detailed evidence of their equipment’s performance of detecting narcotics.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Handheld Trace Detection Devices

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

38544000 Drug detection apparatus

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to support BF/OGD in the examination process as efficiently and effectively as possible there is a requirement for both desktop and portable Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) trace detection technology:

• the technology must be able to detect and identify trace levels of various narcotics;

• the technology must be able to analyse samples taken from a variety of hard and soft surfaces;

• the technology must be compliant, if applicable, to the Ionising Radiation Regulations 2017 (IRR17) and expects any technology and vendors to be compliant when providing technologies using ionising radiation;

• portable devices must be lightweight and easily transportable;

• equipment must have ability for drugs library to be maintained/updated by either BF/OGD or the supplier remotely and/or on site;

• suppliers will be required to provide detailed evidence of their equipment’s performance of detecting narcotics.

II.2.14)Additional information

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

10/08/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

BF require a supplier who can provide this as a commercial system to meet an aspirational order for late 20/21FY.

Companies which are able to offer a solution and provide the required goods and services are requested to send an expression of interest to John Bowness, Home Office Commercial at Detectiontechnologyprocurement@homeoffice.gov.uk

There will be a supplier engagement meeting currently planned for 8th July and conducted using Skype for Business (further details will be provided to those accessing meeting slots). There is no closing date for expressions of interest but please ensure you contact the Authority as early as possible and at least 48hrs prior to 8 July 2020. Any suppliers interested in discussing this opportunity further with the authority should register their interest by emailing John Bowness and requesting access to the information (event) on the eSourcing portal. To access this further information and request a meeting you will need to register on the Authority’s eSourcing portal – https://homeoffice.app.jaggaer.com/web/login.html

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

05/06/2020