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Services - 493979-2018

09/11/2018    S216

United Kingdom-Swansea: Laboratory services

2018/S 216-493979

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: DVLA
Postal address: Commercial Directorate, C2W, Longview Road, Morriston
Town: Swansea
Postal code: SA6 7JL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Stephanie Leddy
Telephone: +44 1792788438
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Central Government
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of Laboratory Services

Reference number: PS/18/200
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71900000 Laboratory services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) currently have the following contracts:

1) provision of Carbohydrate Deficient Transferrin (CDT) testing and confirmation services; and

2) provision of toxicology services.

These contracts aide DVLA to make licensing decisions. CDT sample screening provides further information of possible alcohol misuse through the analysis of blood samples and Toxicology provides screening and confirmation services for drugs of abuse through the analysis of urine samples.

DVLA are exploring if combining these services is a viable option. Suppliers may consider consortiums and or sub-contracting with Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) to ensure delivery. DVLA encourages fair and transparent procurement and omission from any part of the Department's market engagement exercise shall not be taken into account in any subsequent procurement. It should be noted that responding to this notice does not place any service provider in an advantageous position.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 024 333.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
85111800 Pathology services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

As in Section II.1.4).

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

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:

The purpose of this Prior Information Notice (PIN) is to forewarn interested service providers of this requirements and highlight that we plan to hold a “Supplier Day” for the purpose of market sounding and to enable DVLA to describe and develop our proposed requirements. The Supplier Day has been scheduled for Thursday 13 December and will be held at a location in Swansea. Interested service providers must express their interest via e-mail to the named contact point in Section 1.1) above by 14:00 on Thursday 6 December quoting reference PS/18/200 — Provision of Laboratory Services. Following the supplier day, DVLA will form a strategy and anticipates commencing either a combined procurement or individual procurement's with the publication of an OJEU Contract Notices in June 2019.

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GO Reference: GO-2018117-PRO-13512006

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: