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Service and maintenance of chromatography equipment

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Mary Chamberlain
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 776691623

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Scientific Research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Service and maintenance of chromatography equipment
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
In multiple locations across the UK

NUTS code UK

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
RCUK SSC Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework for the service and maintenance of chromatography equipment for use by or on behalf of UK bodies.
These bodies include but are not limited to The Science and Technology Facilities Council, The Medical Research Council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic and Social Research Council, The Natural Environment Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd, Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, Local Authorities, Voluntary Sector Charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these UK bodies. (see section VI.2, Additional Information).


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50000000, 50400000, 50410000, 50420000, 50421000, 38000000, 38400000, 38430000, 38431000, 38432000, 38435000, 38432100, 38432200, 38432210

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:
This notice is to gather information on the market place and to allow a clear strategy to be developed with regards to any planned sourcing exercise. As such, many details within this PIN may be amended before the commencement of a sourcing exercise, one of these may be that the requirement can be split into lots.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
RCUK SSC Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a framework for the service and maintenance of chromatography equipment for use by the following bodies summarised in Section II.C II.3 above (and any future successors to these organisations).
Detailed on the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd website is a list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised Entities) that may use any appropriately advertised Contract let by the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd. The full list can be accessed from the following link:

VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: