UK-London: health services
The requirement is for toxicological expertise.
Section I: Contracting authority
Department of Health
Skipton House, 80 London Road
For the attention of: Nike Akinde
SE1 6LH London
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm
Electronic access to information: http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 25: Health and social services
The requirement helps the DH to fulfil all three of the primary objectives of tobacco control activity. These objectives are:
1. To stop people taking up smoking in the first place;
2. To help those that do smoke to quit and
3. Protecting people from the harms of tobacco, as more becomes known about the constituents of tobacco products, which are added by manufacturers to increase their toxicity, attractiveness or addictiveness.
The specific skill requirements is that the service provider must have a knowledge of tobacco (in particular cigarette) technology and the principles of manufacture; knowledge of toxicology in a related subject area and the ability to assess complex toxicological data; and up-to-date knowledge of the main types of instrumental chemical analysis and their limitations. The contract will be awarded for a three year period, commencing on 1.4.2012, with standard DH break clauses at the end of each financial year, with the possibility of up to two year extension at the end of the initial 3 years dependent on performance.
The service provider will help DH to manage its contract with the accredited UK tobacco manufacturers and sharing that data with the European Commission and the public.
The services required are Part B services and the procurement will be conducted accordingly. For further information on the requirement, please see web site: http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/+/www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publichealth/Healthimprovement/Tobacco/Tobaccogeneralinformation/DH_4083845.
85100000, 85140000, 15992000, 85148000
Estimated value excluding VAT: 225 000,00 GBP
Description of these options: The Department may extend the contract after the initial contract period of 3 years for an additional period of up to 2 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to ITT document.
Please refer to ITT document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to ITT document.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Transparency: potential suppliers should note that, in accordance with the Government’s policies on transparency, DH intends to publish the invitation to tender (ITT) document, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of DH. Further information on transparency can be found at http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/transparency.
Note: the following link will take you to the guidance documentation for using the Department’s BMS system (e-tendering portal) http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Aboutus/Procurementandproposals/BMS/index.htm. The system is called BMS (business management system). Candidates wishing to be considered for this contract must register their details, download, and complete an ITT through the DH e-tendering portal (BMS). Registration is a simple one-step process; the supplier must register as a company/organisation; then each employee who may undertake a tendering exercise must then register as an individual. Once this stage is completed, it is then possible to register an expression of interest for this tender. Note: standard BMS functionality will only acknowledge one recipient per supplier for each individual tender. If you require the tender to be viewed by multiple users, we suggest using a centralised e-mail address [email@example.com]. Log on instructions are as follows:
Stage 1 – new suppliers: those who have not previously contracted with DH will first need to ensure that their company details are registered on the system.
a) Go to the link above;
b) Click on ‘New Supplier’;
c) Complete and send the details in the automated e-mail that appears;
d) Within 2 working days, you will receive an e-mail with your login information: a unique username and password.
Note: Standard BMS functionality requires the registered e-mail address to function as individual’s username.
Post registration once registered, candidates must express interest as follows:
a) Go to the link above;
b) Select ‘Login into e-Tendering System’;
c) Select sourcing home page and enter invitation to tender (ITT) number 58379 in search field provided.
The services required are part B services and the procurement will be conducted accordingly.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.1.2012