Supply and Delivery of Laboratory Supplies Belfast

Supply and Delivery of Laboratory Supplies Belfast

The purpose of this procurement is to establish Contracts(s) for the supply and delivery of laboratory supplies which will service the needs of scientific staff throughout AFBI. The contract will be used to replenish product stockholdings on a regular basis.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

2014/S 105-184738

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Agriculture and Rural Development
C/O Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
For the attention of: Alan McConnell
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816678
E-mail: alan.mcconnell@dfpni.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2890816962

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.afbini.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Electronic access to information: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://e-sourcingni.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

General public services

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:

DARD – AFBI – Supply and Delivery of Laboratory Supplies.

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: Newforge Lane, Belfast and Veterinary Sciences Division, Stoney Road, Belfast.

NUTS code UKN

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)

The purpose of this procurement is to establish Contracts(s) for the supply and delivery of laboratory supplies which will service the needs of scientific staff throughout AFBI. The contract will be used to replenish product stockholdings on a regular basis.
AFBI operate two stores over two sites – Newforge Lane in Belfast and Veterinary Sciences Division at Stoney Road in Belfast. Stores staff will create purchase orders detailing the products to be delivered direct to the relevant store.
The schedule of laboratory supply items contains approximately 330 separate items for the Stoney Road Site and approximately 150 separate items for the Newforge Lane site.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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:

Not applicable.

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

As per tender documents (if applicable).

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

As per tender documents (if applicable).

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per 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: As per tender documents (if applicable).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documents (if applicable).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documents (if applicable).

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documents (if applicable).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Selection Criteria:
Company Experience (pass/fail).
Tenderers must demonstrate, using examples, dates and values, that they have experience within the past 3 years of successfully supplying products similar to those listed in the range of pricing schedules. Through the examples provided, the tenderer must demonstrate that in total, they have supplied products of an equal or greater value to that required by AFBI, for the items bid for.
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

Lowest price

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:

project_12201

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: 8.7.2014 – 14:59

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

8.7.2014 – 15:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 8.7.2014 – 15:01

Place:

Clare House.

 

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

Social Sustainability – Placement Opportunity.
The Contractor shall either directly, or through its supply chain, provide for a minimum one (1) 8 x person weeks work-placement opportunity per annum through an appropriate Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) approved scheme in Northern Ireland, or through an equivalent scheme that is acceptable to the Contracting Authority if the Contractor is operating elsewhere in the UK or in another Member State.
The successful contractor’s performance on the contract will be regularly monitored. Contractors not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in Central Procurement Directorate for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance and the contract may be terminated. The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Centres of Procurement Expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once):https://e-sourcingni.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.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.cpdni.gov.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Central Procurement Directorate
303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.cpdni.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into
Regulations (SI 2005 No 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.5.2014