Veterinary services Research Councils UK

Veterinary services Research Councils UK

Research Councils UK small animal health monitoring.

UK-Swindon: veterinary services

2012/S 90-148646

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Research Councils UK Shared Service Centre Ltd
Shared Service Centre, North Star House, North Star Avenue, Wiltshire
For the attention of: Research, Science & Technology Procurement
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: Research.Tenders@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.rcuk.ac.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Scientific Research
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:

Research Councils UK small animal health monitoring.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 5
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

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

RCUK SSC Ltd. as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework agreement for the supply of small animal health monitoring for use by or on behalf of UK bodies.
These bodies include but are not limited to The Science and Technology Facilities Council, The Medical Research Council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic and Social Research Council, The Natural Environment Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The RCUK Shared Services Centre 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)

85200000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

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:
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: 1
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (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:
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
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:

RFI RE120001
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

7.6.2012
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

15.6.2012
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 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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016.
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

RCUK SSC Ltd. as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework agreement for the supply of small animal health monitoring for use by the following bodies summarised in II.1.5 above (and any future successors to these organisations).
The controlling bodies of the contract will be Biological Services Procurement Group members listed as: Research Councils UK (RCUK), Cambridge University, Cancer Research UK (CRUK), Imperial College London, Leeds University, Nottingham University, Sanger Institute, University College London, Wellcome Trust.
Detailed on the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd website is a list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may use any appropriately advertised Contract let by the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd. The full list can be accessed from the following link: http://www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx.

The list includes the following members of Interlab Forum: Animal Health & Veterinary Laboratories Agency (VLA), Centre for Environment, Fisheries & Aquaculture Science (CEFAS), Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL), Environment Agency (EA), Food and Environment Research Agency (FERA), Food Standards Agency (FSA), Health & Safety Laboratory (HSL), Health Protection Agency (HPA), Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB), and Research Councils UK Shared Service Centre Ltd. (RCUK SSC Ltd.).

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:8.5.2012