Tender for DNA Sequencing Services

Tender for DNA Sequencing Services

Supply of Oligonucleotides (Oligos) and DNA Sequencing Services.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Research services

2013/S 143-248650

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Research Tenders
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1793867000
E-mail: rcukssc.sourcing@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/Pages/default.aspx

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

Other: Research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Supply of Oligonucleotides (Oligos) and DNA Sequencing Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 500 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) has a requirement to put in place a framework agreement for the supply of Oligoneucleotides (Oligos) and DNA Sequencing services for use or by UK participating bodies.
These bodies include but not limited to Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The UK Shared Buisness Services Ltd, Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these UK bodies. (See section VI.3, Additional Information).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000, 73111000, 24956000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

The framework agreement is for the supply of laboratory research services; supply of Oligoneucleotides (Oligos) and Capillary DNA Sequencing services.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: DNA Sequencing Services

1)Short description

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) has a requirement to establish a new framework agreement for the supply of DNA Sequencing services for use by UK participating bodies and any future successors to these organisations).
These bodies include but not limited to Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic & Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The UK Shared Business Services Ltd, Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these UK bodies.
UK SBS is hereby inviting interested suppliers to submit bids for the tender to supply DNA Sequencing services to all participating bodies listed above.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73111000

3)Quantity or scope

The framework agreement is for the supply of laboratory research services; Capillary DNA Sequencing services.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Supply of Oligonucleotides (Oligos)

1)Short description

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) has a requirement to establish a new framework agreement for the supply of Oligoneucleotides (Oligos) for use by UK participating bodies and any future successors to these organisations.
These bodies include but not limited to Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), Medical Research Council (MRC), Natural Environment Research Council (NERC), Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). The UK Shared Business Services Ltd, Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these UK bodies.
UK SBS is hereby inviting interested suppliers to submit bids for the tender to supply Oligoneucleotides (Oligos) to all participating bodies listed above.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24956000, 73111000

3)Quantity or scope

The contract is intended to ensure the provision of high quality supply of oligo services across UK locations of all participating bodies.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

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: As specified in the RFI document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the RFI document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the RFI document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the RFI document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the RFI document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Appropriate number of qualified potential providers will be invited to participate in the tender stage.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

RE130062
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 70-116308 of 10.4.2013

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: 16.8.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.8.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

4.9.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) has a requirement to put in place a framework agreement for the supply of Oligoneucleotides (Oligos) and DNA Sequencing services for use or by UK participating bodies summarised in II.1.5 above (and any future successors to these organisations).
Detailed on the UK Shared Business Services Ltd website is a list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may use any appropriately advertised Contract let by the UK Shared Business Services Ltd. The full list can be accessed from the following link:
http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.7.2013