UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: Research services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Organisation: 
Main activities: 
Education
NUTS Code: 
Type: 
Contract notice
Market: 
Service contract
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Deadline: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 - 12:00
Tender ID: 
2013/S 116-198350

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

Section II: Object of the contract

  • II.1) Description

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

      (NU/0811) Framework Agreement for the provision of next generation sequencing services using low quantities of DNA.

    • 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 UKC22

    • 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 a single operator

      Duration of the framework agreement

      Duration in months: 48

      Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

      Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

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

      Newcastle University wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of nucleic acid sequencing services.

      This tender is for a framework agreement for the provision of next generation sequencing services. We require the following services:

      1) Sequencing of long read length DNA fragments from low quality, low concentration/amount DNA using Roche 454 technology;

      2) Sequencing using Ilumina MiSeq or equivalent technologies for low quality, low concentration/amount of DNA.

    • II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

      73110000, 73000000

    • 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: 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:

      Newcastle University wishes to establish a framework agreement for the provision of nucleic acid sequencing services.

      This tender is for a framework agreement for the provision of next generation sequencing services. We require the following services:

      1) Sequencing of long read length DNA fragments from low quality, low concentration/amount DNA using Roche 454 technology;

      2) Sequencing using Ilumina MiSeq or equivalent technologies for low quality, low concentration/amount of DNA.

    • 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: 4

      In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:

      in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

  • II.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

    Duration in months: 12 (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:

      Not provided

    • III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

      Not provided

    • III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

      Not provided

    • 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

      Not provided

    • III.2.2) Economic and financial ability

      Not provided

    • III.2.3) Technical capacity

      Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

      As detailed in the Invitation to Tender obtained from

      https://www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/procontract/newcastle/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

    • III.2.4) Information about reserved contracts

      Not provided

  • 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

      Open

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

      Not provided

    • 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:

      NU/0811

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

      no

    • 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: 25.7.2013 - 12:00

      Payable documents: no

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

      30.7.2013 - 12:00

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

      Not provided

    • 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

      Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

    • IV.3.8) Conditions for opening of tenders

      Date: 30.7.2013 - 14:00

      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

    Not provided

  • VI.4) Procedures for appeal

    • VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

      Newcastle University
      King's Gate
      Newcastle upon Tyne
      NE1 7RU
      UNITED KINGDOM
      Email: purchasing@ncl.ac.uk
      Tel: +44 1912226298
    • VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals

      Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1.

    • VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

      Not provided

  • VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:

    13.6.2013