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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Kingston upon Thames: SCC VF — Forensic Testing Services Framework
88292-2019
Surrey County Council
25 February 2019
25 March 2019
Contract Notice - Restricted Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

Surrey County Council must meet a range of statutory obligations to ensure that decisions about children are made using robust information. Often this information is obtained through a range of forensic tests and expert assessments to support care planning decisions. Forensic testing (a term used to cover DNA, drug and alcohol testing) are used to help inform decision making, particularly in regards to the safeguarding of children. These tests are typically carried out before going to court, during care proceedings or are ordered by the court. The Framework will be broken down as follows:Lot 1: DNA Testing;Lot 2: Drug Testing;Lot 3: Alcohol Testing.Surrey County Council is looking to appoint 3 suppliers who must be able to carry out all forensic testing services (DNA, Drug and Alcohol) across the whole of Surrey.

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

Surrey County Council

County Hall, Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2DN

UK

Contact person: Victoria Fern

E-mail: victoria.fern@surreycc.gov.uk

NUTS: UKJ2

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.surreycc.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing

I.3) Communication

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

https://www.sesharedservices.org.uk/esourcing


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

SCC VF — Forensic Testing Services Framework

Reference number: SCC - 024940

II.1.2) Main CPV code

85000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Surrey County Council must meet a range of statutory obligations to ensure that decisions about children are made using robust information. Often this information is obtained through a range of forensic tests and expert assessments to support care planning decisions. Forensic testing (a term used to cover DNA, drug and alcohol testing) are used to help inform decision making, particularly in regards to the safeguarding of children. These tests are typically carried out before going to court, during care proceedings or are ordered by the court. The Framework will be broken down as follows:

Lot 1: DNA Testing;

Lot 2: Drug Testing;

Lot 3: Alcohol Testing.

Surrey County Council is looking to appoint 3 suppliers who must be able to carry out all forensic testing services (DNA, Drug and Alcohol) across the whole of Surrey.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Lot 1: DNA Testing

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ2


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Surrey County Council is looking to appoint 3 suppliers who must be able to carry out all forensic testing services (DNA, Drug and Alcohol) across the whole of Surrey.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2019

End: 31/07/2021

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend for up to 36 months.

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: Yes

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Lot 2: Drug Testing

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ2


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Surrey County Council is looking to appoint 3 suppliers who must be able to carry out all forensic testing services (DNA, Drug and Alcohol) across the whole of Surrey.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2019

End: 31/07/2021

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend up to 36 months.

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: Yes

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Lot 3: Alcohol Testing

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

85000000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKJ2


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Surrey County Council is looking to appoint 3 suppliers who must be able to carry out all forensic testing services (DNA, Drug and Alcohol) across the whole of Surrey.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 250 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 01/08/2019

End: 31/07/2021

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Option to extend up to 36 months.

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: Yes

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

II.2.14) Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 3

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years: Light Touch Regime

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: 25/03/2019

Local time: 12:00

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

EN

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

Surrey County Council

County Hall, Room 412, Penrhyn Road

Kingston upon Thames

KT1 2DW

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

20/02/2019