Contract Summary

  • Published Date: 4 January 2022

  • Tender Status: active

  • Tender Opening Date: 4 January 2022

  • Tender Closing Date: 17 January 2022

  • Award Date: n/a

  • Contract Start Date: n/a

  • Contract End Date: n/a

  • Contract is suitable for SMEs: Yes

  • Contract is suitable for VCSEs: No

  • Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) Contract Type: Services

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Description

The final date and time for the submission of bids is Monday 17th January 2022 at 11:00

DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender information MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing Portal.

Brief Description of Requirement

The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS); Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is an appointed market surveillance authority, responsible for (via the Secretary of State) enforcing the General Product Safety Regulations (GPSR) within the UK.

Suppliers are strongly encouraged to read the text at the following link in order to gain a full understanding of the enforcement services role within OPSS:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/national-regulation-enforcement-services

The test results stemming from this tender will form part of a larger testing programme currently being undertaken by OPSS. The aim of this testing programme is to establish the baseline levels of non-compliance across a range of products. This tender is focusing on one product from that range. The results of this testing programme will help to inform future OPSS decision-making and aid impact measurement.

The successful bidder is to provide test results for 50 different examples of the below electrical product to verify their compliance against the Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations. The test house will therefore receive 50 x 3 multiples of each sample to allow for the full suite of tests to be carried out. Therefore, the test house will receive 150 items in total. 50 x 3 = 150.

Kettle Samples:

Standards set out requirements in EN 60335-2-15:2016+A11:2018 to be carried out to the following selected clauses

• Clause 7: Marking and instructions and

o Regulation 39 CE/UKCA marking

o Regulation 8 or 18 Postal address of economic operator

• Clause 8: Protection against access to live parts

• Clause 13: Leakage current and electric strength at operating temperature

• Clause 21: Mechanical strength

• Clause 22: Construction (except clause 22.32 aging test, 22.46 PEC, and 22.103 endurance test)

• Clause 27: Provision for earthing

• Visual check

Please ensure you review all attached information to ensure a full understanding of this requirement. All attachments can be found with the Document Uploads tab within the Delta eSourcing Portal. This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria as set out in the ITQ document.

How to Apply

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) will be using the Delta eSourcing Portal for this procurement.

To register on the Delta eSourcing portal please use the link https://www.delta-esourcing.com/ and follow the instructions to register.

If you are already registered on the Delta eSourcing Portal and wish to participate in this procurement, please use the link: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/ and the follow the instructions to 'Log in'

Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: 55KCVU63B4

About the Buyer

Contact name: Thomas Ellis

Address: Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SWINDON
SN2 1FF
England

Telephone: n/a

Fax: n/a

Email: Scientific.research@uksbs.co.uk

Value of Contract

Price Range: £50,000