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United Kingdom-Merseyside: Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Detection and Monitoring Equipment for Gasses and Vapours
The purpose of this prior information notice (PIN) is to inform you that Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority will be carrying out a tender process on behalf of NFCC National Resilience in order to procure suitable detection and monitoring equipment for use by Fire and Rescue Services when responding to incidents involving a release of chemical, biological and radiological substances.
The primary role for this equipment will be the detection of gasses and vapours within the mass decontamination sector in response to a mass casualty contamination event. However, wider use of equipment by emergency services will also be incorporated as a separate lot.
Portable Chemical Detection and Monitoring Equipment — Mass Decontamination Sector
Portable Chemical Detection and Monitoring Equipment — Wider Emergency Services Sector
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The estimated value of the procurement is yet to be determined and will be published in the contract notice. However, as an indicator, it is anticipated that the framework will yield a minimum spend of 1 000 000 GBP.
Description of the Procurement:
The equipment will be portable and provide detection and monitoring to support a safe system of work to both protected and unprotected responders in accordance with a selection of the ASTM list of chemical substances.
As part of this upcoming tender process, manufacturers and suppliers will be required to provide detailed information about the equipment they wish to submit.
Not limited to:
— equipment capability and performance,
— associated consumables,
— compliance testing,
— maintenance requirements,
— whole life costs.
The equipment will also be subject to user trials as part of the tender process.
Interested parties should note that supply and delivery of equipment for Lot 1 will be required within 2020.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority is intending to award the contract under a framework agreement with multiple lots and open to a limited number of authorities within the CBRN Sector. Details of which will be published in the contract notice when advertised.
This PIN is intended for information only and does not signal the launch of a formal procurement procedure. Merseyside Fire and Rescue Authority intends to publish a call for competition via OJEU early in 2020.
If you are interested in participating in the tender process you are advised to register your organisation on the tendering portal: www.supply4nwfire.org.uk
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GO Reference: GO-202016-PRO-15774389