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Services - 486426-2017

06/12/2017    S234

United Kingdom-Truro: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2017/S 234-486426

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Cornwall Council
Postal address: County Hall, Treyew Road
Town: Truro
NUTS code: UKK3 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
Postal code: TR1 3AY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Wayne Rossiter
E-mail: wrossiter@cornwall.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1872322493
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=e17c44f1-b0d9-e711-80e7-005056b64545
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Advert/Index?advertId=e17c44f1-b0d9-e711-80e7-005056b64545
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Provision of Water Testing Services.

Reference number: DN306029
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Cornwall Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced organisation that is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, in accordance with the Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS), by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and can provide the range of water testing requirements for the Neighbourhoods and Public Protection Service and the Waste Service in the Neighbourhoods Directorate at the Council as outlined in the tender documents.

The samples are to be collected from locations in Cornwall and the test results reported to the Council.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 248 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
41000000 Collected and purified water
60600000 Water transport services
71900000 Laboratory services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK3 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Cornwall Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced organization that is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, in accordance with the Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS), by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and can provide the range of water testing requirements outlined in the tender documents.

The tender documents set the parameters of the service provision, and outline the outcomes expected as a result of service delivery. The samples are to be collected from locations in Cornwall and the test results reported to the Council.

It is intended to set up a framework agreement with one supplier to cover the requirements of the Neighbourhoods and Public Protection Service and the Waste Service in the Neighbourhoods Directorate at the Council for a period of up to 4 years commencing on 16.04.18 to enable it to replace an existing framework for the Provision of Water Testing.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 248 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This procurement will be managed electronically via the South West Portal found at https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ (Due North) to manage tender processes.

New users to the system must register on this site to obtain a username and password before gaining access to the system. All interaction with the Council in respect of this requirement will be conducted through the system.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Cornwall Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced organization that is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, in accordance with the Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS), by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and can provide the range of water testing requirements outlined in the tender documents.

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender.

This procurement will be managed electronically via the South West Portal found at https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ (Due North) to manage tender processes.

New users to the system must register on this site to obtain a username and password before gaining access to the system. All interaction with the Council in respect of this requirement will be conducted through the Due North system.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Cornwall Council is seeking to appoint a suitably experienced organization that is accredited to ISO/IEC 17025, in accordance with the Drinking Water Testing Specification (DWTS), by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) and can provide the range of water testing requirements outlined in the tender documents.

Candidates will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations (implementing the Directive) on the basis of information provided in response to the Invitation to Tender.

This procurement will be managed electronically via the South West Portal found at https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ (Due North) to manage tender processes.

New users to the system must register on this site to obtain a username and password before gaining access to the system. All interaction with the Council in respect of this requirement will be conducted through the Due North system. In the event that you need to contact the Council in relation to this opportunity please follow the instructions in the advert, the tender documentation, and guidance provided on the Due North system.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The Framework Agreement with the Terms and Conditions is uploaded onto the South West Portal found at https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ (Due North) together with the other Tender Documents which outline the requirements.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/01/2018
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 17/01/2018
Local time: 11:15
Place:

The Council uses a web-based system on the South West Portal found at https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/ (Due North) to manage tender processes.

The person appointed to the Verifier role for the project on the Due North system will release the tender submissions in Cornwall.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

The person appointed to the Verifier role for the project on the Due North system will release the tender submissions in Cornwall.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

The contract may be renewed in 4 years following a satisfactory business review and if it is renewed details of the project will be advertised and an OJEU Contract Notice or other forms of the advertisement issued relating to the scope of the project.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

This Contract opportunity is also being advertised via the Contracts Finder website as well as the OJEU but the only portal by which the full tender documentation can be freely accessed is https://www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk/.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The Cornwall Council Monitoring Officer, Cornwall Council
Postal address: Cornwall Council, County Hall, Treyew Road
Town: Truro
Postal code: TR1 3AY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: Anne.Brown@cornwall.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1872322120
Internet address: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
05/12/2017