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Title: Specialist Analytical Service
Published by: Natural Resources Wales
Publication Date: 04/05/2021
Deadline Date:
Deadline Time:
Notice Type: 03 Contract Award Notice - Incomplete Procedure
Has Documents: No
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: NRW Analytical Services (NRWAS) provides routine and non-routine analysis of samples for EU Directive reporting, pollution incidents and investigative projects. Where NRW need exceeds NRWAS capability a requirement exists for the analysis of those samples to be sought from an alternative analytical service.
CPV: 71900000, 71900000.

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road


CF24 0TP


Telephone: +44 3000653000



Internet address(es)

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5) Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Specialist Analytical Service

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

NRW Analytical Services (NRWAS) provides routine and non-routine analysis of samples for EU Directive reporting, pollution incidents and investigative projects. Where NRW need exceeds NRWAS capability a requirement exists for the analysis of those samples to be sought from an alternative analytical service.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


Main site or place of performance:

NRW Analytical Services, 2nd Floor, Faraday Building, Swansea University, Singleton Campus, Swansea, SA2 8PP

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

NRW has a requirement to outsource samples for environmental analysis required by WFD, EQSD and Habitats directives, the samples are collected in a range of matrices; including freshwater, trade, treated sewage, saline, biota and sediment. Reporting limits are often required in low, or very low ranges. The relevant tests should also include the Watchlist Dets listed.

The analysis required may include, but is not limited to the following:

NRW Outsourced Tests

- Acid Herbicides

- Active Aluminium

- Alcohol and ketones

- Alkalinity

- Biocides GCMS

- Biota CSEMP Biota WW ug/kg

- Biota OCP CSEMP WW ug/kg

- Biota OTins Biota WW ug/kg

- Bromide and Bromate

- Chromium Hexavalent Dissolved Low

- Cyanide Free

- Cyanide Total

- Detergents Nonionic

- Di-2-(ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)

- Di-2-Phthalate

- Formaldehyde

- Glyphosate and AMPA


- ICPMS NR Saline Dissolved

- ICPMS Routine Dissolved

- ICPMS Saline Dissolved

- ICPMS Saline Silver Dissolved

- ICPMS Total

- Iodide

- IR Oils

- IR Oils Saline

- Low Level Nonylphenols

- MST Marker Analysis

- N Total Saline

- Nonylphenols

- Nutrients Leach

- Nutrients Low Filtered

- Nutrients Saline

- Nutrients Saline Filtered

- Nutrients Saline Very Low Filt

- Nutrients Very Low

- Nutrients Very Low Filtered

- O Tins Low level WFD Saline


- OES Saline Barium Dissolved

- OES Saline Dissolved

- OES Dissolved Freshwater

- OES Total Freshwater

- Oestrogen


- Otins

- OTins Low Level WFD

- P Total Low


- Permanganate Value

- Pesticides WFD


- Phenols

- Pyrethroids

- Pyrethroids Low Level

- Pyrethroids Saline Aqueous

- Quats

- Saline Chromium Hexavalent Dissolved

- Saline Cyanide – Total

- Saline Dissolved Organic Carbon

- Saline Nonylphenols

- Saline Nonylphenols Low Level

- Saline OCP PCB

- Saline ONP

- Saline Otins

- Saline PAH

- Sediment Anions Leach mg/l

- Sediment Mercury DW mg/kg

- Sediment Metals (Extended) ICPOES DW mg/kg

- Sediment Nutrients (KCL ext) DW mg/kg

- Sediment OCP ug/kg

- Sediment Orthophosphate as P DW mg/kg

- Sediment OTins DW ug/kg

- Sediment PAH ug/kg

- Sediment PCBs ug/kg

- Sediment pH & Conductivity Solids

- Sediment Sulphate - Acid Ext mg kg

- Sediment Total Organic Carbon DW%

- Sediment VOCs DW ug/kg

- Soil Hydrocarbon Screen >C5-C44 (TPH) DW

- Soil Volatile Organic Compounds DW ug/kg

- Sulphide

- Suspended Solids Ash

- Total Organic Carbon

- Urocarbs

Watchlist Dets

- Metaflumizone

- Amoxicillin

- Ciprofloxacin

- Sulfamethoxazole

- Trimethoprim

- venlafaxine and O-desmethylvenlafaxine

- clotrimazole (azole compounds)

- fluconazole (azole compounds)

- imazalil (azole compounds)

- ipconazole (azole compounds)

- metconazole (azole compounds)

- miconazole (azole compounds)

- penconazole (azole compounds)

- prochloraz (azole compounds)

- tebuconazole (azole compounds)

- tetraconazole (azole compounds)

- dimoxystrobin

- famoxadone

II.2.5) Award criteria


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 IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union

Justification for selected award procedure:

The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the Directive


This arrangement is in accordance with Regulation 32(b)(ii) of the Public Contract Regulations (2015) which allows for the negotiated procedure without prior publication to be used for public works contracts, public supply contracts & public service contracts where (b) the works, supplies or services can be supplied only by a particular economic operator due to (ii) competition being absent for technical reasons.

IV.1.8) Information about 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:

2021/S 000-006177

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: N/a

A contract/lot is awarded: No

V.1 Information on non-award

The contract/lot is not awarded

Other reasons (discontinuation of procedure)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3) Additional information

(WA Ref:110269)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court

Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand




Telephone: +44 2079477501

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
No further information has been uploaded.
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Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
71900000Laboratory servicesArchitectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
1017Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
1022Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
1015Central Valleys (Merthyr Tydfil, Rhondda Cynon Taf)
1013Conwy and Denbighshire
1020East Wales
1023Flintshire and Wrexham
1016Gwent Valleys (Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly)
1011Isle of Anglesey
1021Monmouthshire and Newport
1014South West Wales (Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion)
1010West Wales and The Valleys

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