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Title: FM21134 - Provision of Technical and Analytical Chemical Support
Published by: Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
Publication Date: 22/07/2021
Deadline Date: 26/08/2021
Deadline Time: 11:00
Notice Type: Contract Notice
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract:

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wish to appoint a provider who can provide Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time) (the "Regulations").

Introduction and Summary of Requirements

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) within the Department is seeking to secure expert advice on a variety of issues relating to chemical and mechanical aspects of consumer safety. OPSS policy areas that fall under this contract relate to non-food and non-medicinal products such as toys, cosmetics, childcare articles, textiles, pyrotechnics and aerosol products.

The programme of work will cover the following areas:

• Advisory role on legislative requirements

• Support for product safety legislation in British Standards and related activities in CEN and ISO

• Ad hoc chemical advice in relation to product safety testing, enforcement and incidents

• International product safety updates and horizon scanning

• Programme management

This particular OPSS advisory requirement will help to address critical questions on chemical and mechanical aspects of product safety, and/or issues that might arise due to future market developments.

The aim of this work is to provide OPSS with robust and objective advice to aid evidence-based decision-making on product safety and ensure timely responses to emerging chemical and mechanical risks, thus strengthening ongoing consumer protection.

A brief summary of the requirement has been provided above, please ensure you review the specification for full details of this requirement. All documents relating to this procurement can be found within the Stage One: Overview Section on the Delta eSourcing Portal.

This is a Services Contract being procured under Open Procedure Regulations.

See section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

UK SBS will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. The access code is 38W9P3BR5Z

Please note a Prior Information Notice was issued for this tender, the Publication Reference is: 2021/S 000-010956

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

1 Victoria Street

London

SW1H 0ET

UK

Contact person: Rhedyn Griffiths

Telephone: +44 1793425098

E-mail: fmprocurement@uksbs.co.uk

NUTS: UKI

Internet address(es)

Main address: www.uksbs.co.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity

Other: Public Procurement

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

FM21134 - Provision of Technical and Analytical Chemical Support

Reference number: FM21134

II.1.2) Main CPV code

73000000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wish to appoint a provider who can provide Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time) (the "Regulations").

This is a Services Contract being procured under Open Procedure Regulations.

See section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

UK SBS will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. The access code is 38W9P3BR5Z

Please note a Prior Information Notice was issued for this tender, the Publication Reference is: 2021/S 000-010956

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UK

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wish to appoint a provider who can provide Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time) (the "Regulations").

Introduction and Summary of Requirements

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) within the Department is seeking to secure expert advice on a variety of issues relating to chemical and mechanical aspects of consumer safety. OPSS policy areas that fall under this contract relate to non-food and non-medicinal products such as toys, cosmetics, childcare articles, textiles, pyrotechnics and aerosol products.

The programme of work will cover the following areas:

• Advisory role on legislative requirements

• Support for product safety legislation in British Standards and related activities in CEN and ISO

• Ad hoc chemical advice in relation to product safety testing, enforcement and incidents

• International product safety updates and horizon scanning

• Programme management

This particular OPSS advisory requirement will help to address critical questions on chemical and mechanical aspects of product safety, and/or issues that might arise due to future market developments.

The aim of this work is to provide OPSS with robust and objective advice to aid evidence-based decision-making on product safety and ensure timely responses to emerging chemical and mechanical risks, thus strengthening ongoing consumer protection.

A brief summary of the requirement has been provided above, please ensure you review the specification for full details of this requirement. All documents relating to this procurement can be found within the Stage One: Overview Section on the Delta eSourcing Portal.

This is a Services Contract being procured under Open Procedure Regulations.

See section I.3) for access to procurement documentation.

UK SBS will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement. The access code is 38W9P3BR5Z

Please note a Prior Information Notice was issued for this tender, the Publication Reference is: 2021/S 000-010956

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Quality / Weighting: 75

Price / Weighting:  25

II.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 375 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 36

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Contract is to be let on a 1 year + 1 year + 1 year basis - 3 years in total.

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/08/2021

Local time: 11:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2021

Local time: 11:01

Place:

Electronically

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts).

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

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 contract 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.

How to apply

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://uksbs.deltaesourcing.com and follow the instructions to register.

If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: https://uksbs.delta-esourcing.com and the follow the instructions to 'Login'

Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the access code: 38W9P3BR5Z

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

UK Shared Business Services Ltd

Swindon

SN2 1FF

UK

Telephone: +44 1793867005

E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address(es)

URL: www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

21/07/2021


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