Supply Substance Misuse Testing Kits and Training Services

Supply Substance Misuse Testing Kits and Training Services

Police Scotland will carry out pre-employment substance misuse testing for every new probationary officer, special constable, transferee officer or re-joiner.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Medical kits

2015/S 202-366765

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Police Authority
2 French Street, Dalmarnock
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Sarah Walker
G40 4EH Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1786895942

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Public order and safety

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

Provision of Substance Misuse Testing Services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland.


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)

Police Scotland will carry out pre-employment substance misuse testing for every new probationary officer, special constable, transferee officer or re-joiner prior to being appointed to the force. In addition, Police Scotland intend to include an element of random testing throughout the recruitment and selection process to act as a further deterrent.
Police Scotland will also undertake ‘with cause’ substance misuse testing for serving police officers, probationary officers, special constables and, in time, Police Staff. Police Scotland may also include an element of random testing for serving officers and staff to act as a further deterrent.
The successful tenderer will provide Police Scotland with sample kits and training to Police Scotland personnel on how to use the kits and complete the associated paperwork. Police Scotland will collect the samples using kits provided by the successful tenderer. The successful tenderer will receive the samples from Police Scotland and analyse the results.
Test kits will be required to be dispatched by the successful tenderer to different locations across Scotland.
The sample taken will normally be a hair sample however Police Scotland requires the additional ability to test urine and/or oral fluid samples if required.
Police Scotland projected business need will be to test circa 1 100 applicants per annum albeit this number is dependent on the Scottish Government’s commitment to police officer numbers and therefore may be subject to change. There is no guarantee on the number of tests required per annum.
For the full requirement, please register interest in the notice and download the Invitation to Tender pack.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at:

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

33141620, 85148000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Document.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 432 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the Invitation to Tender Document.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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:

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

23.11.2015 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Questions must be asked via the Question and Answer Section on the Public Contracts Scotland website.
Questions may be asked up to 5 business days prior to the tender deadline.
(SC Ref: 416851).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Scottish Police Authority will issue to all tenderers by electronic means a formal award decision notification. The notification will give reasons for the award decision and provide details of the standstill period during which period the Scottish Police Authority will refrain from awarding any Contract, which period shall not be less than ten clear days from the date of the issue of the notification. If proceedings are served on the Scottish Police Authority in relation to a Contract that has not yet been entered into, the procurement process will be automatically suspended. The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. Any proceedings brought under the Regulations (other than proceedings seeking an ineffectiveness order) must be brought within 30 days of the date on which the unsuccessful party knew, or ought to have known, that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen unless the Court considers that there is a good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from that date. Any proceedings seeking an ineffectiveness order must be brought within 30 days of the relevant date under Regulation 47 (8) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (as amended), or, if neither of the circumstances in Regulation 47 (8) apply, within 6 months of the date the Contract was entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: