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Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) is an Executive Agency within the Department of Justice, providing a wide range of scientific services and expertise to assist in the investigation of crime and the presentation of scientific evidence in ...

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Forensic Service Northern Ireland
C/O 303 Airport Road West
Belfast
BT3 9ED
United Kingdom
E-mail:
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/getHomeDashboard.do
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/getHomeDashboard.do
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

DoJ - FSNI - Supply, Installation and Maintenance of thermocyclers and Blocks.

Reference number: CFT891461
II.1.2)Main CPV code
38000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) is an Executive Agency within the Department of Justice, providing a wide range of scientific services and expertise to assist in the investigation of crime and the presentation of scientific evidence in court. The Agency provides a full range of forensic science services through its operational casework sections. It is anticipated that FSNI will purchase 10 Thermocyclers during the initial 12 months of the contract. These thermocyclers must be single units, which operate independently of each other.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
38000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Forensic Science Northern Ireland (FSNI) is an Executive Agency within the Department of Justice, providing a wide range of scientific services and expertise to assist in the investigation of crime and the presentation of scientific evidence in court. The Agency provides a full range of forensic science services through its operational casework sections. It is anticipated that FSNI will purchase 10 Thermocyclers during the initial 12 months of the contract. These thermocyclers must be single units, which operate independently of each other.

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: 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
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: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract period is for a period of five (5) years with options to extend for two further periods up to and including 60 months each as detailed in clause 3.2 of the Supplementary Standard Conditions of Contract.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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
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.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The successful Tenderers' performance on the contract will be regularly monitored by the. Client and assessed against the Monitoring Schedule included in the Conditions of Contract.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 14/09/2017
Local time: 15:00
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
Tender must be valid until: 31/03/2018
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/09/2017
Local time: 15:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The nature of this contract did not lend itself to being broken into lots. It is anticipated that FSNI will purchase 10 Thermocyclers during. the initial 12 months of the contract. Following award of Contract FSNI will raise a Purchase Order (PO) to the successful contractor for. the purchase of the Thermocyclers. Payment will be made upon satisfactory completion of the delivery, installation and commissioning. of the Thermocyclers as detailed in sections 7 and 8.1 of the specification upon the receipt of a valid invoice. Payment for maintenance will be paid by FSNI on an annual basis following the warranty period by issuing a purchase order for the contracted price of the annual service agreement and upon the receipt of a valid invoice.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The UK does not currently have any such bodies
Belfast
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/08/2017