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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Laboratory glassware
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
LAB1024AP APUC Framework Agreement for the Supply of Laboratory Consumables and Chemicals
The authority is seeking contractor(s) for the supply of those laboratory consumables and chemicals required for the efficient functioning of laboratories in the Scottish HE/FE sector, NHS Scotland and other Scottish public sector organisations. For the purposes of this exercise, consumables and chemicals include but are not limited to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), glassware, filtration plastics, molecular biology plastics, tissue culture plastics, pipette tips and pipettors, gloves, solvents, fine chemicals, alcohol and acids, bio-chemicals, in-organic chemicals and salts and green chemicals. The framework agreement is Lotted with stock management one-stop-shop provisions included. The supply of all products should include a provision for take-back schemes where possible.
A variety of glassware suitable for a range of laboratory applications are required. Glassware supplied must be fit for purpose, meet descriptions requested, and where required manufactured to withstand the many rigours of laboratory work such as temperature fluctuation and storing volatile compounds.
12 months extension if mutual terms can be met.
Individual call-off contracts under this framework agreement may be financed by European Union Funds.
Plastics for use in general and specialised filtration. Products include but are not limited to: bottle top filters, cell strainers centrifuge filters, filter holders, filter paper, filtration apparatus, accessories, funnels, nitrocellulose membrane filters, other membrane filters, PVDF membranes, powder funnels, syringe filters, vacuum filters, vacuum accessories.
12-month extension if mutual terms can be met.
Molecular Biology Plastics
Plastics for use primarily in molecular biology applications such as: bacteria testing supplies biopress containers blood collection tubes cell culture control system accessories cryogenic tubes culture tubes cuvettes embedding capsules inoculating loops microcentrifuge tubes microtubes Microwell plates PCR Microwell plates PCR tubes PCR tube strips racks test tubes vacutainers.
Tissue Culture Plastics
A combination of treated and non-treated plastics for tissue culture applications including: cell scrapers cell separation products cell spreaders culture tubes dishes media bottles Microwell plates Microwell plate lids Petri dishes Tissue culture apparatus and accessories Tissue culture coverslips Tissue culture flasks tissue culture inserts Tissue culture plates tissue culture trays tube caps and closures.
Laboratory Personal Protective Equipment
220.127.116.11 In order to minimise the risk of injury or illness to laboratory staff and visitors, certain protective garments and implements are required. These include but are not limited to: laboratory coats, coveralls, protective aprons, sleeve protectors, safety shoes, respirators, eye care supplies, safety glasses and eye protection, face masks, head protection, signage and spill kits.
12 months extension if mutually acceptable terms can be met.
Pipettes and Tips
Loose, racked, filter, sterile and non-sterile pipette tips for use in laboratories. Products include but are not limited to: serological pipets combitips electronic pipetors filter membranes filter pipet tips gel loading tips mechanical pipettors micropipets Pasteur pipets Pipet accessories pipettor controllers pipettor controller components pipettor kits tip refill systems volumetric pipets.
A variety of gloves used in the laboratory function, including but not limited to: clean room gloves general purpose gloves glove liners knitted gloves latex gloves neoprene gloves nitrile gloves rubber gloves Safety gloves Vinyl gloves.
General Laboratory Consumables
Any other consumables that may be required for the efficient daily laboratory function. This lot includes a wide range of products such as needles, storage racks and cleaning products. A variety of disposable and reusable plastics for everyday laboratory purposes are also included.
A variety of solvents such as Methyle Sulphoxide-D6, Acetone-D3 and Methanol-D4 suitable for a range of laboratory applications.
Chemical substances prepared to a high degree of purity for use in research. Including chemicals such as Chlorodiphenylphosphine and Methamoxyammonium Chloride.
Alcohols and Acids
A variety of alcohols and acids such as Acetic acid, hydrochloric acid and methylate spirit suitable for a range of laboratory applications.
A variety of bio-chemicals such as organic compounds, Alkane, antibiotics, buffers and supplements suitable for a range of laboratory applications.
In-organic Chemicals and Salts
A variety of in-organic chemicals and salts such as ammonium nitrate, magnesium sulphate and sodium chloride suitable for a range of laboratory applications.
This Lot covers all types of chemicals designed to reduce or eliminate the use of hazardous substances in line with the twelve principles of green chemistry: prevention, atom economy, less hazardous chemical syntheses, designing safer chemicals, safer solvents and auxiliaries, design for energy efficiency, use of renewable feedstocks, reduce derivatives,catalysis, design for degradation, real-time analysis for pollution prevention, Inherently safer chemistry for accident prevention.
Stock Managed One-Stop-Shop for Consumables only
This Lot covers all types of consumables commonly used in laboratories including, but not limited to, those detailed in the Lot descriptions for Lots 1-8. Institutions may use this lot to contract for a fully managed service for laboratory consumables.
Stock Managed One-Stop-Shop for Chemicals only
This Lot covers all types of chemicals commonly used in laboratories including, but not limited to, those detailed in the Lot descriptions for Lots 9 - 14. Institutions shall use this lot to contract for a fully managed service for laboratory chemicals.
Stock Managed One-Stop-Shop for Consumables and Chemicals only
This lot covers all types of consumables and chemicals commonly used in laboratories including, but not limited to, those detailed in the Lots 1 - 14. Institutions shall use this lot to contract for a fully managed service for a mixture of laboratory consumables and chemicals only.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
With reference to SPD question 4B.5, it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequent awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employers (compulsory) liability: GBP 5 000 000 or greater.
Public and Products liability: GBP 5 000 000 or greater.
With reference to SPD question 4B.6 the successful contractors will be required to provide 2 years audited accounts or equivalent if awarded a place on the framework agreement. Alternatively if the contractor is unable to provide the required accounting information e.g. a new business without the required accounts, then they will be required to provide a bankers letter demonstrating their willingness to support the contractors organisation over the term of the framework agreement. The 2 years audited accounts or equivalent will be subject to ratio analysis.
2 years audited accounts or equivalent.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 19076. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The potential to consider social considerations (Community Benefits) in public procurement is firmly established and set out in the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Contractors are required to work with the authority and institutions to deliver community benefits and social value where they are identifiable throughout the term of the framework agreement.
The authority and institutions are particularly interested in measures that contractors propose to take to encourage:
The targeting recruitment and training of new entrants, the long-term unemployed and those further from the job market by way of apprenticeships, work placements, student internships, work experience etc.
Donations to local communities e.g., PPE donations
Educational benefits to communities, including working closely with educational establishments and community groups to maximise educational opportunities that arise through performance of the framework agreement, increasing awareness, skis and digital accessibility. For example, women in STEMED initiatives.
The authority and Institutions will work with Contractors to voluntarily go beyond contractual requirements and the minimum legal requirements in pursuit of environmental and social objectives in their daily business operations.
Contractors are encouraged to have policies in place to address community benefits, social and equality targets.