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Laboratory services

Sikkerhedsstyrelsen | Published February 16, 2017  -  Deadline March 22, 2017
cpvs
71900000

The Danish Safety Technology Authority is a public authority under the Ministry of Business and Growth, where the focal point is technical safety in a number of legal fields.

The tendered services include laboratory services about the Contracting Authority's control of tobacco and related products in Denmark. Article 20 concerning electronic cigarettes in the Tobacco Products Directive are not part of this tender.

The Contracting Authority carries out control of tobacco and related products in accordance with the requirements in the Tobacco Products Directive t (TPD) and the Danish Act on Tobacco products etc., primarily about compliance with maximum limits for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes, content of additives on the priority List in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, possible content of characteristic flavours and labelling of the tobacco products.

The Contracting Authority carries out control of tobacco and related products in accordance with the requirements in the Tobacco Products Directive t[1] (TPD) and the Danish Act on Tobacco products etc. [2], primarily about compliance with maximum limits for tar, nicotine and carbon monoxide yields of cigarettes, content of additives on the priority List in cigarettes and roll-your-own tobacco, possible content of characteristic flavours and labelling of the tobacco products. Controls are typically carried out by the Contracting Authority who will select products for compliance assessment.

[1] Directive 2014/40/EU of The European Parliament and of The Council of 3 April 2014 on the approximation of the laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States concerning the manufacture, presentation and sale of tobacco and related products and repealing Directive 2001/37/EC.

[2] Act No. 608 on tobacco products etc. of 7.6.2016.

The control of tobacco products is intended to ensure that:

— Tobacco products comply with the requirements regarding content and emissions.

— The labelling and health warnings are accurate.

— That they are not dangerous to use.

Part of the control is expected to be carried out in the form of campaigns. A campaign could e.g. be control of nicotine concentrations combined with the content of characteristic flavours.

The Contracting Authority also carries out controls of products based on notifications and enquiries from consumers and the business community.

Duration of contract:

This contract will run for 2 years and 7 months, from 1.6.2017 to 31.12.2019. The contract can be extended for up to 2 x 12 months, so the total contract length can be maximum 4 years and 7 months. The contract is irrevocable for both parties, unless there is a breach of contract.

Content of Contract

The Supplier must:

— comply with the specified test and delivery terms in this contract, unless otherwise agreed about the ordering of the specific test.

The Supplier must, if the amount of service is above 10 000 EUR:

— on request of the Contracting Authority, submit a quote for standard tests of the requested products within 3 working days upon receipt of the request for quotes. Quotes must, unless otherwise stated, include a price per product, the number of cigarettes/cigars/cigarillos or amount of tobacco required to deliver the requested results as well as a delivery date for the test report.

— on request of the Contracting Authority, submit a quote on non-standard tests of the requested products within 5 working days following receipt of the request for quotes. The quote must include a price per product, general hourly rates, as well as delivery times and a description of the test method and reporting.

If the amount of service is below 10 000 EUR:

— the contract is awarded directly to the supplier, who is ranked highest due to the award criteria in the tender (primary supplier). If a supplier is not able to deliver at that specific moment, the contract is awarded to the next one in the ranking list.

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