Services - 162396-2019

08/04/2019    S69    Services - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Salford: Analysis services

2019/S 069-162396

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: HM Revenue and Customs
Postal address: 5W Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: e.procurement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/hm-revenue-customs

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Direct and indirect tax collection

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

UK-Salford: Forensic Analysis Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71620000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

HMRC are providing early notification of a requirement to provide forensic science analytical services that will support investigations in all operational areas by providing expert testing/examination and reporting on a variety of exhibits. It will be split into 2 lots: questioned documents analysis services and DNA analysis services.

HMRC's current approach to this contract would be a 2 year contract, with 2 x 1 year optional extensions following that how to register for SAP Ariba: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/602155/SAP_Ariba_Sourcing_Professional_Suppliers_Guide_-_March_2017.pdf

Responses to the questionnaire via HMRC's online portal must be submitted by 24.4.2019.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 544 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Lots 1 and 2 may be combined if providers can fulfil requirements of both lots.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Questioned Document Analysis Service

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71620000
71621000
71630000
71900000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HMRC requires a provider to undertake the forensic examination of documents that may include:

(a) determining authorship of hand writing;

(b) identifying artificial or disguised handwriting;

(c) linking documents to printers, copiers or other methods of reproduction including comparison of ink(s);

(d) identifying alterations to documents;

(e) identifying and interpreting indentations in documents;

(f) reconstructing “shredded” documents.

(g) highlighting, to the Client, other evidence that could be obtained from the document, which may prove or disprove allegations relating to the case.

The estimated value of the contract for Lot 1 is approximately 184 000 GBP.

HMRC requires potential providers to possess BSEN ISO/IEC 17025 certification as required by the Forensic Regulator, accredited by UKAS or a comparable body (formerly NAMAS accredited M10 laboratory standard).

II.2.14)Additional information

Suppliers need to register on HMRC SAP Ariba portal to answer a questionnaire.

Suppliers will need to register at: http://hmrc.supplier-eu.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full

Once you have registered, please email e.procurement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk the following:

— AN number,

— contract title in Section II.1.1),

— contact name and details,

— organisation name,

— to access the questionnaire.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

DNA Analysis Service

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71620000
71621000
71630000
71900000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

HMRC officers may recover items that could contain DNA traces of suspects or others that need to be eliminated from an investigation.

HMRC requires a provider to:

(a) determine the identification of DNA profiles and provide results for evidential or intelligence purposes;

(b) provide forensic advice to the Client’s case officers on the identification of material that may be suitable for recovery of DNA and how it should be collected and preserved;

(c) undertake the recovery and examination of DNA traces and for the input of DNA profiles to the UK National DNA Database;

(d) compare some traces with the UK NDNAD; the Contractor must already have, or be in a position to acquire, access to the UK NDNAD;

(e) input DNA profiles, where appropriate to the UK NDNAD.

Estimated value of the contract for Lot 2 is 360 000 GBP.

HMRC requires potential providers to possess BSEN ISO/IEC 17025 certification as required by the Forensic Regulator, accredited by UKAS or a comparable body.

II.2.14)Additional information

Suppliers need to register on HMRC SAP Ariba portal to answer a questionnaire.

Suppliers will need to register at: http://hmrc.supplier-eu.ariba.com/ad/register/SSOActions?type=full

Once you have registered, please email e.procurement@hmrc.gsi.gov.uk the following:

— AN number,

— contract title in Section II.1.1),

— contact name and details,

— organisation name,

— to access the questionnaire.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
05/04/2019

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

GO Reference: GO-201944-PRO-14761127

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
04/04/2019