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Procurement Notice Details

Radiation protection services [radiation protection advisory services for the home office and others - also includes supply of associated equipment, dosimetry service, training, characterisation, transportation and disposal services for radioactive goods]

Purchaser: Home Office

07/11/2015 S216 Member states - Service contract - Prior Information Notice - Not applicable
United Kingdom-London: Radiation protection services

2015/S 216-394162

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC
Section I: Contracting authority

Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Home Office
2 Marsham Street
For the attention of: Estelle Watts
SW1P 4DF London
Telephone: +44 7887651040
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
Main activity
General public services
Public order and safety
Social protection
Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Radiation Protection Advisory Services for the Home Office and others.
Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
United Kingdom, including Northern Ireland, its waters and juxtaposed ports in Europe.
NUTS code UK
Information on framework agreement
Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Home Office requires a radiation protection advisory service across all ports and airports in the UK and its juxtaposed ports in Europe to ensure it meets its legal requirements under the Ionising Radiation Regulations 1999. The requirement also includes provision of associated equipment (and its repair and calibration), a dosimetry service, training of staff on radiation issues, a 24-hour helpline and on-site attendance where requested. It may also include characterisation, transportation and disposal services for radioactive goods.
It will be a framework agreement with only one supplier but potentially multiple Contracting Authorities as users of the framework. HMRC have expressed a wish to use the resulting contract. The framework will be available for use by Central Government Departments and their Agencies.
The estimated value of this framework over its potential four year life is 2 000 000 GBP to10 000 000 GBP.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
This contract is divided into lots: no
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
90721600, 38341000, 38341200, 38341400, 38341500, 38341600, 38527200, 38547000, 38940000, 50411000, 50433000, 90521100, 90521200, 90521300, 90521400, 90521410, 90521420, 90521500, 90521510, 90521520
Scheduled date for start of award procedures
Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
Additional information:
A Supplier Information Meeting will be held on 10.12.2015 in London. Any interested suppliers are welcome to attend to obtain further information on the requirement. Suppliers are only allowed one attendee each due to room size limitations.
Going forward, this procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's eSourcing Suite.
To register an attendee for the Supplier Information Meeting, you must first be registered on the eSourcing Suite.
If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at:
Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest in sending an attendee to the Supplier Information Meeting. This is done by emailing
Your email must clearly state: the name of the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email and the name of the attendee for the event, if different. The email will be processed and then the buyer will enable the supplier to access the event online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done and will be able to confirm a place has been reserved at the event. The time and location of the event will then be provided.
For technical assistance on use of the eSourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk: Freephone: +44 3450103503
If you wish to attend the event, you must register on the eSourcing Suite and send your email by 5 pm on Friday 4.12.2015.
If you are unable to attend the event OR if there are no places left, your ability to respond to the OJEU Contract Notice and participate in the procurement are unaffected. The Contract Notice will be published in early January 2016 and you can register your interest then.
Please do not speculatively attend this event unless you have a keen interest in potentially bidding as spaces are limited. Note the requirements for national coverage and a 24-hour service.
There will be time after the main presentations for networking, with the Home Office team and also with other suppliers, in order that you might form consortia or find subcontractors. We will welcome consortia bids and bids with subcontractors when the tender is issued in early January.
Please indicate in your email to express an interest in attending the event whether you would like your company name and one email address added to our Consortium/Subcontractor List. This list will be shared amongst all suppliers on the list to enable you to form consortia or find a subcontractor in readiness for responding to the tender in early January.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

Conditions relating to the contract
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Conditions for participation
Information about reserved contracts
Section VI: Complementary information

Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
Additional information:
Information on general regulatory framework
Date of dispatch of this notice:
4.11.2015, TED database, © European Communities, 1995-2015.