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16/08/2014    S156

United Kingdom-Salford: Detection and analysis apparatus

2014/S 156-280037

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: HMRC
Postal address: 5th Floor West Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: James Power

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Other: Direct & Indirect Taxes
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
PS-2014-Oils Marker Analysers.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance


II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have a requirement to carry out field tests on fuel samples in support of enforcement actions. A portable fuel analyser is required for up to 50 Road Fuel Testing vehicles, the analyser must be able to successfully identify the presence of fuel markers in the field and will operate in compliance with all applicable Health & Safety legislation (Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 1 500 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38430000 Detection and analysis apparatus, 38434560 Chemistry analyser, 38432000 Analysis apparatus, 38432200 Chromatographs, 38432210 Gas chromatographs, 38432100 Gas-analysis apparatus

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

Consideration is being given as to how the service will be provided, it is envisaged that due to the nature of the marker *Accutrace™S10, some form of Gas-chromatography system will be required as a roadside Analyser and the initial specification has been predicated on that basis, however other techniques/systems are not excluded from consideration provided that they can demonstrate that they can meet the requirements and the supplier day is partly to establish the possible alternative solutions available. * Accutrace™S10 = Active Fuel Marker 20% of content by weight:- 20% by weight ((3-(sec-butyl)-4-(decyloxy)phenyl)methanetriyl) tribenzeneSolvent used to stabilise the active material as a liquid form:- 10% by weight of 2-(methylpropyl)phenol – CAS Number 89-72-5- 70% by weight Solvent Aromatic 200 with Naphthalene impurities CAS Numbers 64742-94-5 (Solvent Naphtha) and 91-20-3 (Naphthalene)In order to inform the decision HMRC intend to hold a supplier event day on 12 September 2014. There will be two sessions, 10:00 to 12:30 OR 14:00 to 16:00 (please state a preference) in order to allow potential suppliers to learn more about the requirement and also to assist the Client in scoping the requirement, using feedback from suppliers in the market place. Due to the potential interest and the limitations imposed by the size of the venue, numbers will be restricted to two attendees from each prospective supplier on a first come-first served basis. It is advisable to register your interest by no later than 29 August 2014.How to Register. To receive an invite to the published event you will need to:1.Register your interest by emailing with the following information;— User name,— Company name,— User's position in the company— Email address,— Contact telephone number. New users will receive login details to access sourcing@hmrcSuppliers who already have login details will be able to use these to access the system (as below).To log in to sourcing@hmrc1.Log on to HMRC eSourcing User.i.Enter your user name in the Name field. (case sensitive)ii. Enter your password in the Password field. (case sensitive)iii.Click the Login button.Iv. Provide the information requested in the ‘PS-2014-Oils Marker Analyser PIN'

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GO Reference: GO-2014813-PRO-5920255
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: