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Notice Summary

UK-Stockport: Forensic Toxicology Testing Services
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council
Date Published:
24 October 2018
Deadline Date:
20 November 2018
Document Source:
Alert Profile:

Notice Abstract

Provision of an effective toxicology testing service that shall support the relevant HM Senior Coroner's compliance with the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the named borough’s continual commitment to the bereaved families of Greater Manchester.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council

C/O STAR Procurement

Stockport Town Hall, Edward Street,



Contact person: Mr Michael Sellors

Telephone: +44 7580292661


Fax: +44 1619124272


Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

3516: Provision of Forensic Toxicology Testing Services

Reference number: DN371928 - UID: 3516

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Provision of an effective toxicology testing service that shall support the relevant HM Senior Coroner's compliance with the Coroners and Justice Act 2009, and the named borough’s continual commitment to the bereaved families of Greater Manchester.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 604 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)






II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:




II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The services required under this framework agreement will be for the provision of:

— Standard Drug Test (SDT) (as set out in Annex A),

— Alcohol Only Testing,

— SDT and Alcohol Testing,

— Quantitative Analysis of Drugs Detected.

On samples collected from the above mortuaries.

In addition to the tests listed above, the supplier shall undertake special analytical tests on the samples to test for substances not covered by the tests above as requested by the relevant senior coroner or coroner officer from time to time.

The supplier shall be responsible for arranging the courier of samples from the public mortuary/hospital to the supplier’s premises.

Where requested by the next of kin, the supplier shall be responsible for the return courier of samples to the Public Mortuary.

The supplier is responsible for the disposal of samples where return courier is not required.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Outline / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Key Personnel / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Equipment / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Transportation / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Verification of Samples / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Continuous Improvement / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Social Value Statement / Weighting: 15

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 604 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 20/11/2018

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 20/11/2018

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

STAR Procurement

c/o Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road


M32 0TH


Internet address(es)


VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework Agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the agreement is entered into.

If an appeal regarding the award of the agreement has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly within 30 days. Where an agreement has not been entered into the court may order setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the agreement has been entered into the court may award damages and/or shorten or order the agreement ineffective.

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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