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PS130007 - The Bioprocessing Research Industry Club (BRIC) Coordination.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
RCUK SSC Ltd, North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Anna Booth
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867316

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

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

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UH Swindon

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
PS130007 - The Bioprocessing Research Industry Club (BRIC) Coordination.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 8: Research and development services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) continues to support the highly successful Bioprocessing Research Industry Club (BRIC). A BRIC Coordinator is required to facilitate the development of research applications, keep industry members updated on progress of the clubs activities, monitor funded projects and ensure that added value can be gained from the portfolio of funded projects by identifying synergies and looking for opportunities for collaboration over the next three years from 1.6.2013 to 31.5.2016.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 79420000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 108 300 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PS130007 Lot title: PS130007 - The Bioprocessing Research Industry Club (BRIC) Coordination
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 4
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

BioIndustry Association
7th Floor, Southside, 105 Victoria Street
SW1E 6QT London

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: no

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)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd, North Star House
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867786

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the 'relevant sending date' when the 'Alcatel' letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenders to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section 1. The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings, and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at a risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland). The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an 'ineffectiveness claim'. There is a six-month long-stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion, and given proper reasons.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd, North Star House
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867786

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: