Bristol City Council Housing Delivery manages approximately 28,000 properties ranging in construction styles from pre 1900 through to modern day including traditional and non-traditional construction types as well high rise buildings. The repairs and maintenance service require contractors to supply a full service for the survey and installation of chemical damp proof courses and Timber Treatment of various properties within the city boundary.
Bristol Water is looking to appoint an experienced analytical services provider with an appropriate quality accreditation to analyse approximately 40 000 samples per annum (equating to around 500 000 determinants). This is in order to meet its statutory obligation and operational requirement to monitor the quality of the water it supplies at all stages of treatment and supply. The samples mainly comprise (but are not limited to); potable and process water, surface and underground source water, sludge, waste-water, environmental solids and cryptosporidium filter units for biological, microbiological, physical and chemical determinants.
In general, the service will include as a minimum; sample analysis, electronic communication of test requirements and results (with hard copy reports on request), an out of hours Call Out and fast track analysis service, emergency and incident analysis service, and a comprehensive Contingency Plan to cover the whole service.
Nuclear, Biological, Chemical and Radiological protection equipment. Defence requires a new Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Individual Protective Equipment dermal protection capability that replaces the existing in-service equipment. The procurement strategy and subsequent contract will follow a lots based approach. The requirement is for: lot 1 — suits, lot 2 — gloves and lot 3 — boots and will therefore result in 3 separate contracts (unless the same tenderer wins 2 or more lots, in which case the contracts may be combined). The lots approach does not rule out the possibility that a single company could be contracted to provide two or more lots of the system.
Candidate lots will be tested on their individual performance and for interoperability with in-service defence equipment including respirators. Candidate lots will not be tested in conjunction with other lots, e.g. competing boots and suits will not have their integrated performance tested with each other. The Authority will evaluate the PQQ responses for each lot separately. Therefore, if a potential provider bids for more than one lot, the PQQ response given will be evaluated for each lot in a slightly different context. To ensure the successful integration between winning candidate lots the Authority accepts that minor integration adjustments may have to be made to the winning solution of lot 1 (suits). More information about the expected integration adjustments is contained in Annex B.1 (Lot No 1, Section 3. Quantity or Scope) of this Contract Notice.
For each lot, the contract will involve the purchase of equipment (i.e. suits, boots and gloves), training support and integrated logistic support.
The Authority shall set out the procurement process to be followed for each lot in the relevant Invitation to Negotiate.
The Authority, acting reasonably, may in the Invitation to Negotiate for each lot (whether in the specification or otherwise) preclude bidders from using, or require bidders to restrict or otherwise control the use of, certain chemicals in the manufacture or composition of the equipment or otherwise in the performance of the proposed contract, where and/or to the extent that such chemicals, their manufacture, placing on the market and their use are controlled by the REACH regulations. The Authority may therefore impose the same or stricter requirements than the REACH regulations and/or apply any relevant exemption or derogation from the REACH regulations to all or any part of the requirement.