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Digital Scanner and Capital Build Investment - Expression of Interest for Concession Contract

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
3rd Floor (South), City Hall, Market Street
For the attention of: Andrew Gale
BD1 1HY Bradford

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

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

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Digital Scanner and Capital Build Investment - Expression of Interest for Concession Contract
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
Bradford District.

NUTS code UKE41

II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
City of Bradford Metropolitan Council (The Council) has raised this voluntary PIN to seek expressions of interest from organisations interested in participating in a tender exercise to supply, install and operate a digital scanner in addition to providing capital investment for the building of an extension at the Public mortuary, from which to house and operate the scanner. This could lead to be a service concession and works concession contract to which the EU rules are not applicable. The successful Supplier shall be given the right to exploit the services by obtaining income from third parties, in addition to any income received from the provision of data and the technologies developed.
The Council holds a Human Tissue Authority (HTA) licence which covers the licensable activities (autopsies and forensic post-mortems) on behalf of HM Coroner of the Western Division of West Yorkshire. These take place at the Forensic science centre, the Pubic Mortuary, based at Burnham Avenue, Bierley, Bradford, West Yorkshire.
The services and works required under this concession contract include the following:
- Supply, install and operate digital, or equivalent technology, to be used to conduct autopsies, using modern high definition imaging and visualising without the need for invasive body dissection and to ensure that the system is able to have a greater accuracy in establishing the cause of death.
- Provision to construct an extension to house the system. The Council shall organise the construction and obtaining of planning permissions. All costs including but not limited to the build, ongoing maintenance and all utilities shall be met by the successful Supplier. The Supplier shall agree to make available a pre determined budget, and finances being made available in an account for payment of the building costs. These costs are approximately GBP 550,000.
Indicative potential volumes are approximately 1800 - 2000 routine post-mortems and 50 forensic post - mortems per annum users from the current Bradford/Calderdale and Kirklees areas. No guaranteed volume levels can be given. The anticipated Contract duration for this opportunity is 10 years.
Estimated cost excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP


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

33900000, 33111800, 33920000

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:

Interested parties are requested to download, complete and submit an expression of interest form no later than 4.9.2013 at 14:00 using the link attached Following the expressions of interest stage, the Council may enter into a formal tender process to appoint a successful supplier based upon specified evaluation criteria. or shall reserve the right not to proceed with any formal tender exercise.

Should you require any further information relating to this opportunity please contact

This opportunity is a Service Concession and as such this is a voluntary notice, the Council shall apply and observe Treaty principles however, strict compliance with the Public Contract Regulations is not required due to the nature of the Contracting opportunity.

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