Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Tender

Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Tender

To secure expert advice on a variety of issues relating to chemical and mechanical aspects of consumer safety.

Provision of Technical and Analytical Chemical Support

UK Shared Business Services Limited

Contract summary



  • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

21 July 2021

Closing date

26 August 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

6 October 2021

Contract end date

5 October 2024

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

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The final date and time for the submission of bids is Thursday 26th August 2021 at 11:00.

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wish to appoint a provider who can provide Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time) (the “Regulations”).

Introduction and Summary of Requirements

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) within the Department is seeking to secure expert advice on a variety of issues relating to chemical and mechanical aspects of consumer safety. OPSS policy areas that fall under this contract relate to non-food and non-medicinal products such as toys, cosmetics, childcare articles, textiles, pyrotechnics and aerosol products.

The programme of work will cover the following areas:
• Advisory role on legislative requirements
• Support for product safety legislation in British Standards and related activities in CEN and ISO
• Ad hoc chemical advice in relation to product safety testing, enforcement and incidents
• International product safety updates and horizon scanning
• Programme management

This particular OPSS advisory requirement will help to address critical questions on chemical and mechanical aspects of product safety, and/or issues that might arise due to future market developments.
The aim of this work is to provide OPSS with robust and objective advice to aid evidence-based decision-making on product safety and ensure timely responses to emerging chemical and mechanical risks, thus strengthening ongoing consumer protection.

A brief summary of the requirement has been provided above, please ensure you review the specification for full details of this requirement. All documents relating to this procurement can be found within the Stage One: Overview Section on the Delta eSourcing Portal.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the RFP document.

How to Apply

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link and follow the instructions to register.

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Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 38W9P3BR5Z

Please note a Prior Information Notice was issued for this tender, the Publication Reference is: 2021/S 000-010956


More information


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All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Procurement Regulations that apply to this opportunity.

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The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:

i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and under no circumstances as part of your organisations participation in this opportunity, will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any organisation as a result. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with any successful organisation(s), this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of your organisation in doing so.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.

For full details of our partner base please review the following link:


How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Rhedyn Griffiths


Polaris House
North Star Avenue