United Kingdom - Swindon: Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses)

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Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)

Name, addresses and contact point(s)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Sally Barbato
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793867965
E-mail: research.tenders@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.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: Crown Commercial Services
E-mail: expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk
Internet address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Crown Commercial Services
E-mail: ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk
Internet address: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris/sso_login.jsp#/login/loginPage

I.2)

Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law

I.3)

Main activity
Other: public procurement

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
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)

Description

II.1.1)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK SBS RE160396 Supply of Laboratory Consumables Request for Proposal.

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: 30 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)

Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
UK Shared Business Services Ltd. as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Pan Government Collaborative Framework Agreement for use by UK public sector bodies identified at VI.3 (and any future successors to these organisations), which include Central Government Departments and their Arm's Length Bodies and Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies and Local Authorities.

The above Public sector Bodies have a need for Laboratory Consumable supplies that will be provided under the framework agreement.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the ‘Regulations’).

This is a Supplies Contract.

The award of this Contract will be based on nine Lots:

Lot 1 — Plastics Major;

Lot 2 — Tissue Culture;

Lot 3 — Centrifuge bottles, Tubes & Containers (Sterile and Non-Sterile);

Lot 4 — Filter Paper & Membranes;

Lot 5 — Histology & Microscopy Glassware;

Lot 6 — Laboratory Glassware & Bottles;

Lot 7 — Storage Boxes & Racks;

Lot 8 — Syringes, Needles and Blood Collection;

Lot 9 — Disposable Pipettes & Tips.

This Framework will be made accessible for use on a pan government basis. This will facilitate the greater aggregation of public sector demand and enable public sector to leverage greater efficiencies.

The duration of this framework will be 3 years + 1 Year potential extension. The estimated start date for this framework is 28.5.2017 and the end of the contract will be 27.5.2020, if the 1 year extension is agreed this contract will terminate on 27.5.2021.

See Section III.2.1) for access to procurement documentation.

II.1.6)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 19520000, 33141310, 33192500, 38437000, 44617000, 38000000, 39299000, 33141000, 15994200, 30199760, 32354800, 33141118, 33141123, 33141300, 33141600, 33721100, 38437110, 39225700, 39225710, 39226000, 39226220, 42514300, 42910000, 44174000, 33790000, 38950000, 38436150, 42931100, 35331500, 33141411, 39221160, 33141320, 33793000

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:
About UK Shared Business Services.

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

It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector.

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.

Core services include Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS, and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams.

UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It's what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS' goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer.

UK SBS is procuring the Contract as a central purchasing body for itself and Customers who are Other Public Bodies (OPB's). This means that OPB's referred to in the OJEU Notice may also participate in the Contract.

A full list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may also use this framework agreement can be found through the link below:

http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx

UK SBS wishes to establish a Contract for the provision of Laboratory Consumables.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the ‘Regulations’).

This is a Supplies Contract.

The award of this Contract will be based on nine Lots:

Lot 1 — Plastics Major;

Lot 2 — Tissue Culture;

Lot 3 — Centrifuge bottles, Tubes & Containers (Sterile and Non-Sterile);

Lot 4 — Filter Paper & Membranes;

Lot 5 — Histology & Microscopy Glassware;

Lot 6 — Laboratory Glassware & Bottles;

Lot 7 — Storage Boxes & Racks;

Lot 8 — Syringes, Needles and Blood Collection;

Lot 9 — Disposable Pipettes & Tips;

It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.

Lotting Structure.

UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this framework and subsequent sub lots:

Lot 1 — Plastics Major.

Sub Lot 1.1 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— PCR (Multi-well plates, tubes, sealing film, strips and lids).

Sub Lot 1.2 (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Spreaders & Loops;

— Petri Dishes;

— Reservoirs;

— Weigh Boats;

Lot 2 — Tissue Culture.

Sub Lot 2.1 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Flasks;

— Tubes;

— Dishes;

— Multiwell plates;

— Roller bottles;

— Cell Scrapers and lifters.

Sub Lot 2.1 (Envisaged 5 Suppliers):

— Cell culture surfaces and inserts.

Lot 3 — Centrifuge Bottles, tubes & containers (sterile and non-sterile).

Sub Lot 3.1 (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Centrifuge Bottles;

— Centrifuge tubes.

Sub Lot 3.2 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Caps;

— Tubes (Inc. microcentrifuge tubes);

— Containers;

— Pots;

— Cylinders — Plastic

— Vials (including cryogenic vials);

— Bottles;

— Universals — Plastic.

Sub Lot 3.3(Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Cling film, tin foil, Para film;

— Autoclave bags;

— Tapes and Labels.

Lot 4 — Filter Paper & Membranes.

Sub Lot 4.1 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Filter paper;

— Membranes (nitrocellulose, PVDF and Nylon);

— Blotting paper & Benchcote;

— Filtration units.

Sub Lot 4.2 (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Cartridges.

Lot 5 — Histology & Microscopy Glassware (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Coverslips;

— Slides;

— Pens;

— Mounting medium;

— Cassettes;

— Blades (scalpel, Microtome etc.).

Lot 6 — Laboratory Glassware & Bottles (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Beakers;

— Measuring Cylinders;

— Universals — Glass;

— Bottles;

— Caps;

— Flask;

— Pasteur pipettes.

Lot 7 — Storage Boxes & Racks (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Racks;

— Storage boxes;

— Trays;

— Tube holders.

Lot 8 — Syringes, Needles and Blood Collection (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Syringes;

— Needles,

— Vacutainers & Blood collection tube.

Lot 9 — Disposable Pipettes & Tips (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Disposable Pipettes (including aspirating pipettes);

— Tips;

— Pastettes.

See Section III.2.1) for access to procurement documentation.

II.2.2)

Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework will be awarded for an initial period of 3 years with a review to extend for a further period of 1 year up to a maximum of 4 years subject to performance.

II.2.3)

Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: Plastics Major

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 1 — Plastics Major.

Plastics Major covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) PCR (Multi-well plates, tubes, sealing film, strips and lids);

b) Spreaders & Loops;

c) Petri Dishes;

d) Reservoirs;

e) Weigh Boats.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 38436150, 19520000, 38950000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot and subsequent sub lots:

Lot 1 — Plastics Major.

Sub Lot 1.1 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— PCR (Multi-well plates, tubes, sealing film, strips and lids).

Sub Lot 1.2 (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Spreaders & Loops;

— Petri Dishes;

— Reservoirs;

— Weigh Boats.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Tissue Culture

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 2 — Tissue Culture.

Tissue Culture covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Flasks;

b) Tubes;

c) Dishes;

d) Multiwell plates;

e) Roller bottles;

f) Cell Scrapers and lifters;

g) Cell culture surfaces and inserts.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 39226220, 33192500, 39221220, 39225710

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot and subsequent sub lots:

Lot 2 — Tissue Culture.

Sub Lot 2.1 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Flasks,

— Tubes,

— Dishes,

— Multiwell plates,

— Roller bottles,

— Cell Scrapers and lifters,

Sub Lot 2.1 (Envisaged 5 Suppliers).

— Cell culture surfaces and inserts.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above,

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Centrifuge bottles, Tubes & Containers (Sterile and Non-Sterile)

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 3 — Centrifuge Bottles, tubes & containers (Sterile and Non-Sterile)

Centrifuge Bottles, tubes & containers (Sterile and Non-Sterile) covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Centrifuge Bottles;

b) Centrifuge tubes;

c) Caps;

d) Tubes (Including micro centrifuge tubes);

e) Containers;

f) Pots;

g) Cylinders — Plastic;

h) Vials including cryogenic vials;

i) Bottles;

j) Universals — Plastic;

k) Cling film, tin foil, Para film;

l) Autoclave Bags;

m) Tapes and Labels.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 42931100, 32354800, 33191110, 30199760, 19520000, 33141123, 33141118, 44174000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot and subsequent sub lots:

Lot 3 — Centrifuge Bottles, tubes & containers (sterile and non-sterile).

Sub Lot 3.1 (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Centrifuge Bottles;

— Centrifuge tubes.

Sub Lot 3.2 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Caps;

— Tubes ( Inc. microcentrifuge tubes);

— Containers;

— Pots;

— Cylinders — Plastic;

— Vials (including cryogenic vials);

— Bottles;

— Universals — Plastic.

Sub Lot 3.3(Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Cling film, tin foil, Para film;

— Autoclave bags;

— Tapes and Labels.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Filter Paper & Membranes

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 4 — Filtration & Membranes

Filtration & Membranes covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Filter paper;

b) Membranes (nitrocellulose, PVDF and Nylon);

c) Blotting paper & Benchcote;

d) Filtration units;

e) Cartridges.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 15994200, 35331500, 42514300, 42910000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot and subsequent sub lots:

Lot 4 — Filter Paper & Membranes

Sub Lot 4.1 (Envisaged 10 Suppliers)

— Filter paper;

— Membranes (nitrocellulose, PVDF and Nylon);

— Blotting paper & Benchcote;

— Filtration units.

Sub Lot 4.2 (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Cartridges.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Histology & Microscopy Glassware

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 5 — Histology & Microscopy Glassware.

Histology & Microscopy Glassware covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Coverslips;

b) Slides;

c) Pens;

d) Mounting medium;

e) Cassettes;

f) Blades (scalpel, Microtome etc.).

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 33793000, 33141411, 33721100, 33141000, 33141300, 39299000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot:

Lot 5 — Histology & Microscopy Glassware (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Coverslips;

— Slides;

— Pens;

— Mounting medium;

— Cassettes;

— Blades (scalpel, Microtome etc.).

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Laboratory Glassware & Bottles

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 6 — Laboratory Glassware & Bottles.

Laboratory Glassware & Bottles covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Beakers;

b) Measuring Cylinders;

c) Universals — Glass;

d) Bottles;

e) Caps;

f) Flask;

g) Pasteur pipettes.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 33793000, 33790000, 39225700, 39225710, 39226000, 39226220, 39299000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot:

Lot 6 — Laboratory Glassware & Bottles (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Beakers;

— Measuring Cylinders;

— Universals — Glass;

— Bottles;

— Caps;

— Flask;

— Pasteur pipettes.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Storage Boxes & Racks

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 7 — Storage Boxes & Racks.

Storage Boxes & Racks covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Racks;

b) Storage boxes;

c) Trays;

d) Tube holders.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 39221160, 44617000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot:

Lot 7 — Storage Boxes & Racks (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Racks;

— Storage boxes;

— Trays;

— Tube holders.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Syringes, Needles and Blood Collection

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 8 — Syringes, Needles & Blood Collection.

Syringes & Needles covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Syringes;

b) Needles;

c) Vacutainers & Blood collection tube.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 33141310, 33141320, 33141300, 33141000

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot:

Lot 8 — Syringes, Needles and Blood Collection (Envisaged 6 Suppliers):

— Syringes;

— Needles;

— Vacutainers & Blood collection tube.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.
Lot No: 9 Lot title: Disposable Pipettes & Tips

1)

Short description
Lot Specific Requirements: Lot 9 — Disposable Pipettes & Tips.

Disposable Pipettes & Tips covers a broad range of Goods Categories, for the purpose of this framework these are defined as:

a) Disposable Pipettes ( including aspirating pipettes);

b) Tips;

c) Pastettes.

2)

Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38000000, 38437000, 38437110

3)

Quantity or scope
UK SBS envisages appointing the following number of suppliers to this Lot:

Lot 9 — Disposable Pipettes & Tips (Envisaged 10 Suppliers):

— Disposable Pipettes (including aspirating pipettes);

— Tips;

— Pastettes.

4)

Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)

Additional information about lots
It is intended that multiple providers will be appointed for each of the Lots detailed above.

Potential Providers are invited to tender for one or more Lots on an individual basis.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)

Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)

Deposits and guarantees required:
Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if considered appropriate.

III.1.2)

Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Bids to be priced in £GBP.

III.1.3)

Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Any consortium, SPV, Partnership should ideally have a designated lead service provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to any contract or framework and any subsequent contracts awarded under the same.

III.1.4)

Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing regulatory needs and law, plus the protection of national security.
Suppliers (including SPV's, Consortia and Partnerships) may be required to clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments.

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: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk.

Your email must clearly state:
— The name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
— Your organisations full name as a registered supplier;
— The name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Help desk (Not UK SBS Ltd ): Freephone: 0345 010 3503

email: supplier@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

Responses must be received by the date in IV.3.4.
Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

III.2.2)

Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

III.2.3)

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

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

Project specific requirements.

The Contracting Authority requires all interested parties to sign a Non Disclosure Agreement prior to being able to access the sourcing documents.

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
Open

IV.1.2)

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

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:
RE160396

IV.3.2)

Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

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: 10.3.2017 - 11:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)

Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
10.3.2017 - 14:00

IV.3.5)

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)

Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10.3.2017 - 14:00

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal

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
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 in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any Supplier.

If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, 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 Bidders.

Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.

The values provided for the Framework Agreement in this notice is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee any business values or volumes.

UK SBS is procuring the Framework Agreement as a central purchasing body for itself and Customers who are Other Public Bodies (OPB's). This means that OPB's referred to in the OJEU Notice may also participate in the Contract.

A full list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may also use this framework agreement can be found through the link below: http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/contracts/Pages/default.aspx

UK Shared Business Services Ltd will be utilising electronic ordering.

See Section III.2.1) for access to procurement documentation.

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FL Swindon
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)

Date of dispatch of this notice:
31.1.2017