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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Reading: Laboratory Consumables and Chemicals
169804-2019
Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)
11 April 2019
30 April 2019
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Yes

Notice Abstract

The supply and distribution of a wide range of laboratory and medical consumables and laboratory chemicals including:— plastic and glass beakers, tubes, flasks, vials, pipette equipment, pipette service and pipette tips,— syringe filters, filter papers, growth chambers, well-plates and petri dishes,— gloves, lab coats and specs,— autoclave bags, thermal label printers,— swabs, razors, catheters, scalpels, blood collection sets and general purpose chemicals.These products are intended for use in research and education. This tender is not for products used exclusively by Life Sciences. SUPC is acting as the lead organisation on behalf of its members and also members of the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW), the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), The North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC).

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

Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC)

Reading Enterprise Centre, University of Reading, Earley Gate, Whiteknights Road

Reading

RG6 6BZU

UK

Contact person: Dani Sweeney

Telephone: +44 1189357081

E-mail: supc@reading.ac.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.supc.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://In-tendhost.co.uk/supc/aspx/home

I.3) Communication

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

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc


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


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Education

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

IRLA — Laboratory Consumables and Chemicals

Reference number: tbc

II.1.2) Main CPV code

19520000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

The supply and distribution of a wide range of laboratory and medical consumables and laboratory chemicals including:

— plastic and glass beakers, tubes, flasks, vials, pipette equipment, pipette service and pipette tips,

— syringe filters, filter papers, growth chambers, well-plates and petri dishes,

— gloves, lab coats and specs,

— autoclave bags, thermal label printers,

— swabs, razors, catheters, scalpels, blood collection sets and general purpose chemicals.

These products are intended for use in research and education. This tender is not for products used exclusively by Life Sciences. SUPC is acting as the lead organisation on behalf of its members and also members of the Higher Education Purchasing Consortium Wales (HEPCW), the London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUPC), The North East Universities Purchasing Consortium (NEUPC) and the North West Universities Purchasing Consortium (NWUPC).

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 220 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

[insert info re one stop shop once conf by legal].

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1a

II.2.1) Title

Plastic Consumables — Teaching/Non Branded (Generic Specification)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

19520000

33169400

39226220

39225700

39226000

38437110

39221150

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of plastic consumables — teaching/non branded (generic specification)including: tubes, containers, flasks, well plates, petri dishes, etc. includes pipette tips.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence.

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 1b

II.2.1) Title

Consumables – Research/Branded Defined by Research Protocols:

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

19520000

33169400

42514300

15994200

39225700

42910000

38437110

39221150

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of Consumables – Research/Branded (or equivalents) defined by Research Protocols: Plastic and Filtration ranges from: Axygen, Becton Dickinson, Corning, Eppendorf, Millipore, Sterilin, Nalgene, Nunc. Includes Pipette Tips.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 7a

II.2.1) Title

Chemicals - Solvents Analytical Grade (Mass Spec Grade, HPLC Grade)

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

24000000

24321222

24321200

24323300

24321120

24322210

24322510

24322000

24321300

24322320

24322500

24323210

24326000

24322220

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of General Purpose Chemicals - Solvents Analytical Grade (Mass Spec Grade, HPLC Grade)

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 7b

II.2.1) Title

Chemicals - Solvents other

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

24000000

24321222

24324000

24321200

24323300

24321120

24322210

24323210

24322510

24322000

24321300

24327000

24322310

24322320

24322500

24311400

24300000

24326000

24322220

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of General Purpose Chemicals - Solvents other, i.e. not Analytical Grade (Mass Spec Grade, HPLC Grade)

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 7c

II.2.1) Title

Chemicals - Inorganic Chemicals

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

24000000

24324000

24311410

24310000

24311470

24311521

24311000

24313320

24311420

24212620

24300000

24313310

24311411

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of General Purpose Chemicals - Inorganic Chemicals

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 7d

II.2.1) Title

Chemicals - Organic Chemicals

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

24000000

33698100

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of General Purpose Chemicals - Organic Chemicals

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Pipettes Sets

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

38437000

38437100

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of pipette sets including equipment, spares and parts for the same brand.

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Gloves

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

18424300

18424000

18424500

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of gloves to a generic specification.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Personal and Laboratory Protection Consumables

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

35113400

35113000

18142000

35113410

33141118

39831200

33141123

34928480

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of Personal and Laboratory Protection Consumables including: aprons, coats, wipes, overshoes, surface cleaning, sharps bins, spill kits, respirators, safety specs and goggles.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Filtration Consumables

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

15994200

42514300

42910000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of Filtration Consumables including: syringe filters, filter papers, bottle top filters and filter sets.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Glass Consumables

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

33790000

44111300

39225710

39225700

33793000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of Glass Consumables including: Beakers, Capillaries, Flasks, Bottles, Vials, Containers and tubes.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Price

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 8

II.2.1) Title

Miscellaneous Consumables

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

19520000

33140000

33141411

33190000

44618300

33000000

18523000

33141000

33141310

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The supply of Miscellaneous Consumables -

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

Lot No: 9

II.2.1) Title

Multi Purpose Lot

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

19520000

33141000

24322220

33141610

24311411

24311470

38437000

18523000

18424500

35113400

33141310

44618300

33790000

24311410

18424300

34928480

24322000

24212620

24000000

33141411

24310000

24326000

33000000

18424000

24324000

44174000

33169400

24900000

39226000

38437110

33793000

24323300

24311000

24321222

35113410

33141600

24322320

38400000

38000000

19640000

30216130

24311521

24311420

24322500

24322310

42910000

33141300

33698100

39225700

30199780

24322510

44111300

35113000

33141118

33141117

42514300

18100000

38437100

24321120

24455000

33141123

39221150

33192500

33734000

24322210

24327000

24300000

15994200

33721100

33140000

18142000

24321200

38340000

33190000

24323210

30199760

39225710

32354800

39831200

44832000

24311400

24313310

24313320

24321300

39830000

30199761

39226220

31711140

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK


Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The the supply of a wide range of Laboratory Consumables and Chemicals product as described across all other lots (i.e Lots 1a, 1b, 2,3,4,5,6,7a,7b,7c,7d, and 8)

II.2.5) Award criteria

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

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

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

See VI.1) Information about recurrence

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: Yes

II.2.14) Additional information

It is anticipated some of the future call-off contracts under this framework will be part or fully funded from external streams, including European Union (EU) funding (ERDF/ESF) and potentially other research bodies. All funding accessed under this framework will be considered compliant for the purposes of external funding by the named participants.

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:

As included in the tender documentation.

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

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 several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20

Justification for any framework agreement duration exceeding 8 years: The framework is not intended to exceed four years. The only justification for an extension beyond four years were if there were to be an unforeseeable delay in tendering or awarding for any future framework

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S:

2019/S 019-040203

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

Date: 30/04/2019

Local time: 15:04

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

EN

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

Tender must be valid until: 02/09/2019

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/06/2019

Local time: 15:04

Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

January 2022 or 2023 dependent on extension to framework period.

VI.3) Additional information

SUPC awards and manages Framework Agreements on behalf of its members and the members of participating purchasing consortia. The framework will be awarded for 36 months plus 1 option to extend by up to 12 months. Spend through the existing SUPC agreement is approximately 50 000 000 GBP per annum. There is however no guaranteed level of expenditure on this Agreement; the competitiveness, level of service offered, and marketing effort of the chosen suppliers will be a large factor in determining how many institutions support the Agreement. The tender is split into 12 lots as detailed in the background Information section of the Invitation To Tender (ITT). Bidders should read this documentation and the Instructions tab of each relevant Appendix carefully before completing the tender documentation. Bidders should make certain to comply with the process requirements for completion and submission of the tender response as non-compliant tenders will be rejected. The entire tender process will be conducted electronically and suppliers will need to register their interest online at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/supc. All documents will be issued and will need to be returned online. Therefore suppliers are reminded to be careful that they submit all correspondence and their returns for the right tender as there may be multiple SUPC tenders on In-tend. The Southern Universities Purchasing Consortium (SUPC) is an operating unit of Southern Universities management services, a company limited by guarantee. Registered in England and Wales No 2732244. Registered Charity No 1042175. Some institutions are not public bodies within the meaning of the PCR 2015. They may advertise their contracts in the OJEU on a voluntary basis and without prejudice to their freedom to depart from the rules set out in the procurement legislation. Their aim is to apply best tendering practice and secure the best value outcome for the institution. The approach to calling-off from the Framework Agreement will vary but must be in accordance with the guidance set down in the Framework Agreement and the Public Contract Regulations 2015. It is anticipated that call-off from this Agreement could be made in a number of ways: undertaking a further competition to select the most economically advantageous tender when the Member has specific requirements for any or all lots (members may use an electronic auction as part of their further competition). This includes aggregated further competition Here requirements from multiple members may be grouped together and issued to suppliers by way of a further competition — where the terms laid down in the Framework Agreement are sufficiently precise, members can award directly to the highest scoring bidder without re-opening competition — by undertaking a “desktop” exercise to determine the most economically advantageous tender for any or all lots (by adjusting the award criteria weightings according to their individual requirements within the limits set within the Framework Agreement) volume and the exact identity of the products will be identified by the buyer as and when required. Scope is estimated, however there is no commitment under this Framework Agreement. This contract is related to a project and/or programmer financed by European funds: bidders should note that individual transactions made by universities through framework suppliers may be funded by EU funds.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

TBC

TBC

UK

VI.4.3) Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

08/04/2019