Services - 83994-2020

19/02/2020    S35

United Kingdom-Salford: Analysis services

2020/S 035-083994

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: HM Revenue and Customs
Postal address: 5W Ralli Quays, 3 Stanley Street
Town: Salford
Postal code: M60 9LA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Bhavina Patel
Telephone: +44 7815438343
Internet address(es):
Main address:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Direct Tax

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

UK-Salford: Forensic Analysis Services

Reference number: SR183695870
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71620000 Analysis services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

HMRC are tendering for forensic science analytical services that will support investigations in all operational areas by providing expert testing/examination and reporting on a variety of exhibits. The requirements are for questioned documents and DNA analysis services.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 544 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71620000 Analysis services
71621000 Technical analysis or consultancy services
71630000 Technical inspection and testing services
71900000 Laboratory services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The authority intends to award a single supplier contract for the provision of forensic analysis service. The service consists of 2 elements:

1) HMRC requires a provider to undertake the forensic examination of documents that may include:

(a) determining authorship of hand writing;

(b) identifying artificial or disguised handwriting;

(c) linking documents to printers, copiers or other methods of reproduction including comparison of ink(s);

(d) identifying alterations to documents;

(e) identifying and interpreting indentations in documents;

(f) reconstructing ‘shredded’ documents;

(g) highlighting, to the authority, other evidence that could be obtained from the document, which may prove or disprove allegations relating to the case.

2) HMRC officers may recover items that could contain DNA traces of suspects or others that need to be eliminated from an investigation.

HMRC requires a provider to:

(a) determine the identification of DNA profiles and provide results for evidential or intelligence purposes;

(b) provide forensic advice to the authority’s case officers on the identification of material that may be suitable for recovery of DNA and how it shall be collected and preserved;

(c) undertake the recovery and examination of DNA traces and for the input of DNA profiles to the UK National DNA Database (NDNAD);

(d) compare some traces with the UK NDNAD; the supplier must already have, or be in a position to acquire, access to the UK NDNAD;

(e) input DNA profiles, where appropriate to the UK NDNAD;

(f) carry out other forensic techniques on an ad-hoc basis that may be required.

HMRC requires potential providers to possess BSEN ISO/IEC 17025 certification as required by the forensic regulator, accredited by UKAS or a comparable body.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Social, environmental and innovative characteristics / Weighting: 3
Quality criterion - Name: Technical merit — service requirements / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Technical merit — management activity / Weighting: 7
Quality criterion - Name: Technical merit — security and business continuity / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 20
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

Suppliers need to register on HMRC SAP Ariba portal.

Suppliers will need to register at:

Once you have registered, please email the following:

AN number;

Contract title in Section II.1.1);

Contact name and details;

Organisation name;

To access the event.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 069-162396
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: SR183695870
A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Eurofins Forensic Services Ltd
Postal address: I54 Business Park, Valiant Way
Town: Wolverhampton
Postal code: WV9 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 544 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 544 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

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GO Reference: GO-2020218-PRO-16018046

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: HM Revenue and Customs
Town: Salford
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 7815438343
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: