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24/12/2015    S249

United Kingdom-Swindon: Various chemical products

2015/S 249-454137

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Official name: Uk Shared Business Service Ltd
Postal address: North Star House
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN2 1FF
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Rachel Rose
E-mail: scientificresearch@uksbs.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867330

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uksbs.co.uk

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

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
Official name: Crown Commercial
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Expression of Interest
E-mail: expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: public procurement
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: See V1.3

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Uk SBS Supply of Molecular Biology Products RE150020.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS Ltd), formerly RCUK SSC Ltd, as the Contracting Authority is putting inplace a framework for the supply of Molecular Biology products for use by or on behalf of UK bodies.
These bodies include but are not limited to The Science and Technology Facilities Council, The MedicalResearch Council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic andSocialResearch Council, The Natural Environment Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Council,The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK Shared Business Services Ltd,Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, LocalAuthorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents orprocuring on behalf of these UK bodies.
Within the duration of this framework agreement and during any mini competitions undertaken againstthis framework, UK SBS Ltd may wish to introduce a management charge on suppliers, either at the minicompetition stage or within the supplier performance review process. All bidders submitting a bid will beconfirming their acceptance of and agreement to its incorporation at the appropriate time.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 12 000 000 GBP.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24960000 Various chemical products, 24965000 Enzymes, 33954000 Biological evidence collection kits, 33696500 Laboratory reagents, 24960000 Various chemical products, 24310000 Basic inorganic chemicals, 24320000 Basic organic chemicals, 24950000 Specialised chemical products, 33696000 Reagents and contrast media

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
About UK Shared Business Services
UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our customers improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.
It is our vision to become the leading provider for our customers of shared business services in the UK public sector, continuously reducing cost and improving quality of business services for Government and the public sector.
Our broad range of expert services is shared by our customers. This allows our customers the freedom to focus resources on core activities; innovating and transforming their own organisations.
Core services include Procurement, Finance, Human Resources, Payroll, ISS, and Property Asset Management all underpinned by our Service Delivery and Contact Centre teams.
UK SBS is a people rather than task focused business. It's what makes us different to the traditional transactional shared services centre. What is more, being a not-for-profit organisation owned by its customers, UK SBS' goals are aligned with the public sector and delivering best value for the UK taxpayer.
If UK SBS is procuring the Contract or Framework as a central purchasing body for multiple Customers who are other contracting authorities.This means that other contracting authorities named in this OJEU Notice may use the Contract or Framework.
Detailed on the UK SBS Ltd website is a list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may also use any appropriately advertised Contract let by UK Shared Business Services Ltd The full list is detailed below.
UK SBS Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Framework for the use by or on behalf of UK bodies.
These bodies include but are not limited to The Science and Technology Facilities Council, The Medical Research Council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic and Social Research Council, The Natural Environment Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The UKSBS Ltd, Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these UK bodies.
Central Government Departments, Local Government and Public Corporations that can be accessed at the Public Sector Classification Guide

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-285768

Local Authorities

http://www.openlylocal.com/councils

Agent acting on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council

www.ubico.co.uk

National Parks Authorities

http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk/contact-us

Educational Establishments and Academies in England and Wales, maintained by the Department for Children, Schools and Families including Schools, Universities and Colleges but not Independent Schools.

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk

Police Forces in the United Kingdom

http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

NHS Bodies England

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/MentalHealthTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CCGListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/CareTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AmbulanceTrustListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AreaTeamListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/SpecialHealthAuthorityListing.aspx

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/OtherListing.aspx

Hospices in the UK

http://www.helpthehospices.org.uk/about-hospice-care/find-a-hospice/uk-hospice-and-palliative-care-services/

http://www.hauraki.co.uk/hospice_uk/

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) in England

http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ourwork/registered-provider-information

Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.charitycommissionni.org.uk/

Citizens Advice in the United Kingdom

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/en/Where-We-Are/Bureaus/

http://www.cas.org.uk/bureaux

http://www.citizensadvice.co.uk/en/Where-We-Are/Bureaus/

Scottish Government

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Contacts

Scottish Parliament

http://www.scottish.parliament.uk/abouttheparliament/27110.aspx

Scottish Local Authorities

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/About/Government/councils

http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/AboutUs/OurMembers/AssociateMembers.aspx

Scottish Agencies, NDPBs

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/public-bodies/about/Bodies

Scottish NHS Bodies

http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Health/NHS-Workforce/NHS-Boards

Scottish Further and Higher Education Bodies

http://www.apuc-scot.ac.uk/members.htm

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundUniversities.aspx

http://www.sfc.ac.uk/about_the_council/council_funded_institutions/WhoWeFundColleges.aspx

Scottish Police

http://www.scotland.police.uk/police-stations/

Scottish Housing Associations

http://www.sfha.co.uk/component/option,com_membersdir/Itemid,149/view,membersdir/

The Scotland Office

http://www.scotlandoffice.gov.uk/scotlandoffice/33.30.html

Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations) — Scotland

http://www.esystems.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk/register/reg_pub_dsp.search

Scottish Schools — Primary Schools and Academies

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isprimaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Scottish Schools — Secondary Schools and Academies

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=issecondaryschool&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Scottish Schools — Special Schools and Academies

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishschoolsonline/index.asp?schoolsearchstring=&addresssearchstring=&authority=&strTypes=isspecial&bSubmit=1&Submit=Search

Student loans company

http://www.slc.co.uk/about-us/locations.aspx

Welsh Public Bodies — National Assembly for Wales, Welsh Assembly Government and Welsh Local Authorities, and all bodies covered by:

http://www.assemblywales.org/abthome/abt-links.htm

http://new.wales.gov.uk/about/civilservice/directorates/?lang=en

Welsh Public Bodies — Schools and Academies

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/statistics/about/reference/schooladdress

http://mylocalschool.wales.gov.uk/

Welsh Public Bodies — Universities

http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/english/study/wales_universities/wales_universities.aspx

http://www.wales.com/en/content/cms/english/study/wales_universities/wales_universities.aspx

Welsh Public Bodies — FE Colleges

http://www.collegeswales.ac.uk/en-GB/wales_colleges-42.aspx

Welsh Public Bodies — Welsh Government Sponsored Bodies

http://wales.gov.uk/about/recruitment/ouropportunities/publicapps/pubb

http://wales.gov.uk/about/recruitment/ouropportunities/publicapps/pubb/?lang=en

Welsh Public Bodies — NHS Wales

http://www.wales.nhs.uk/ourservices/directory

http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/Authority/Resources/Resources_Download.aspx?id=15326

Welsh Public Bodies — Social Care Wales

http://www.wlga.gov.uk/authorities

Welsh Registered Social Landlords (Housing Associations)

http://wales.gov.uk/topics/housingandcommunity/housing/publications/registered-social-landlords-in-wales/?lang=en

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Northern Ireland Government Departments

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/gov.htm

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Northern Ireland Public Sector Bodies and Local Authorities

http://www.northernireland.gov.uk/az2.htm

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Schools in Northern Ireland

http://www.deni.gov.uk/index/facts-and-figures-new/education-statistics/32_statistics_and_research-numbersofschoolsandpupils_pg/32_statistics_and_research-schoolleveldata_pg/statistics_and_research-school_enrolment_1112.htm

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Universities in Northern Ireland

http://www.deni.gov.uk/links.htm

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Health and Social care in Northern Ireland

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=hospitals

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=boards

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=agencies

http://www.hscni.net/index.php?link=councils

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Northern Ireland Housing Associations

http://www.nidirect.gov.uk/index/contacts/contacts-az.htm/housing-associations-contact

Northern Ireland Public Bodies — Police Service of Northern Ireland

http://www.psni.police.uk/index.htm

The National Citizen Service (NCS)

https://www.ncsyes.co.uk/contact

Post Office Ltd

http://www.postoffice.co.uk/branch-finder

Public Health England

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

Natural Resources Wales

http://naturalresourceswales.gov.uk/our-work/contact-us/?lang=en

NDPBs

http://www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/ndpb

Fire and Rescue Services in the United Kingdom

http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html

Wales Audit Office

http://www.wao.gov.uk/reportsandpublications/nationalreports.asp

http://www.wao.gov.uk/aboutus/howtofindus.asp

Lot Details
Lot 1: DNA/RNA Enzymes & Reagents
Lot 2: DNA/RNA Kits
Lot 3: Electrophoresis
Lot 4: Vectors & Cloning.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 001 Lot title: DNA/RNA Enzymes & Reagents
1)Short description
Please see the guidance below regarding the items we would expect to see in each Lot. This information is not exhaustive and should not be seen as prescriptive. Suppliers should use their own product knowledge and catalogues to determine what is a relevant offering for each Lot. This will then be ratified by the working group of key Customers.
LOT 1 DNA/RNA Enzymes & Reagents

Restriction enzymes

DNA/RNA Polymerases

Kinases

Nucleases

Phosphatases

Ligases

qPCR reagents

cDNA synthesis kits

PCR reagents.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24960000 Various chemical products, 24965000 Enzymes, 33954000 Biological evidence collection kits, 33696500 Laboratory reagents, 24960000 Various chemical products, 24310000 Basic inorganic chemicals, 24320000 Basic organic chemicals, 24950000 Specialised chemical products

3)Quantity or scope
UK Shared Business Services (UK SBS Ltd), formerly RCUK SSC Ltd, as the Contracting Authority is putting inplace a framework for the supply of Molecular Biology products for use by or on behalf of UK bodies.
These bodies include but are not limited to The Science and Technology Facilities Council, The MedicalResearch Council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic andSocialResearch Council, The Natural Environment Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research
Council,The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, UK Shared Business Services Ltd,Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, LocalAuthorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents orprocuring on behalf of these UK bodies.
Within the duration of this framework agreement and during any mini competitions undertaken againstthis framework, UK SBS Ltd may wish to introduce a management charge on suppliers, either at the minicompetition stage or within the supplier performance review process. All bidders submitting a bid will beconfirming their acceptance of and agreement to its incorporation at the appropriate time.
The Lots are
Lot 1: DNA/RNA Enzymes & Reagents
Lot 2: DNA/RNA Kits
Lot 3: Electrophoresis
Lot 4: Vectors & Cloning.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 002 Lot title: DNA/RNA Kits
1)Short description
Please see the guidance below regarding the items we would expect to see in each Lot. This information is not exhaustive and should not be seen as prescriptive. Suppliers should use their own product knowledge and catalogues to determine what is a relevant offering for each Lot. This will then be ratified by the working group of key Customers.
LOT 2 DNA/RNA Kits

Purification kits

Extraction kits

Cleaning kits.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24960000 Various chemical products, 24965000 Enzymes, 33954000 Biological evidence collection kits, 33696500 Laboratory reagents, 24960000 Various chemical products, 24310000 Basic inorganic chemicals, 24320000 Basic organic chemicals, 24950000 Specialised chemical products, 33696000 Reagents and contrast media

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 003 Lot title: Electrophoresis
1)Short description
Please see the guidance below regarding the items we would expect to see in each Lot. This information is not exhaustive and should not be seen as prescriptive. Suppliers should use their own product knowledge and catalogues to determine what is a relevant offering for each Lot. This will then be ratified by the working group of key Customers.
LOT 3 Electrophoresis

Pre-cast gels

Membranes

DNA intercalants and stain

DNA ladders and standards

Protein ladders and standards

Protein stain and detection reagents.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24960000 Various chemical products, 24965000 Enzymes, 33954000 Biological evidence collection kits, 33696500 Laboratory reagents, 24960000 Various chemical products, 24310000 Basic inorganic chemicals, 24320000 Basic organic chemicals, 24950000 Specialised chemical products, 33696000 Reagents and contrast media

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 004 Lot title: Vectors & Cloning
1)Short description
Please see the guidance below regarding the items we would expect to see in each Lot. This information is not exhaustive and should not be seen as prescriptive. Suppliers should use their own product knowledge and catalogues to determine what is a relevant offering for each Lot. This will then be ratified by the working group of key Customers.
LOT 4 Vectors & Cloning

Competent cells

Expression vectors

Cloning vectors & kits

Expression vectors

Chromosome targeting vectors

Cassette vectors

Sequencing vectors

Library construction vectors

Hybrid system vectors & kits

Plasmid mutagenesis vectors & kits

Fusion vectors

Gene targeting vectors.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

24960000 Various chemical products, 24965000 Enzymes, 33954000 Biological evidence collection kits, 33696500 Laboratory reagents, 24960000 Various chemical products, 24310000 Basic inorganic chemicals, 24950000 Specialised chemical products, 33696000 Reagents and contrast media

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if considered appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Bids to be priced in GBP.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Any consortium, SPV, Partnership should ideally have a designated lead service provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to any contract or framework and any subsequent contracts awarded under the same.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.

Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a suffient amount of time to register.
Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender

Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing expressionofinterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state:
the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for;
Your organisations full name as a registered supplier;
the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.
The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.
Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this oppertunity.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd ): Freephone: +44 3450103503

email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at

http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

Responses must be received by the date in IV.3.4.
Responses received outside or concurrently using the eSourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

The sourcing documents can be accessed at: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)
The sourcing documents can be accessed using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In order to be successful in being awarded a place on any Lot of the Framework, the supplier will need a total score of at least 50 % for that Lot.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
RE150020
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 085-151223 of 2.5.2015

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: yes
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.2.2016 - 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Electronically, via web-based portal

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Electronically, via web-based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right (i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and (ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by any Supplier.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Framework Agreement with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of Bidders.
Any orders placed under this Framework Agreement will form a separate contract under the scope of this Framework between the supplier and the specific requesting other contracting body. The Contracting Authority and other contracting bodies utilising the Framework reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The values provided for a Framework in this notice is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee any business values or volumes.
UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish a Framework Agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):
UK Shared Business Services Ltd will be utilising electronic ordering.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: North Star House, North Star Way
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN1 2FF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk
Internet address: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
21.12.2015