The final date and time for the submission of bids is Thursday 26th August 2021 at 11:00.

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UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), wish to appoint a provider who can provide Technical and Analytical Chemical Support Services.

UK SBS is managing this procurement in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended from time to time) (the “Regulations”).

Introduction and Summary of Requirements

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) within the Department is seeking to secure expert advice on a variety of issues relating to chemical and mechanical aspects of consumer safety. OPSS policy areas that fall under this contract relate to non-food and non-medicinal products such as toys, cosmetics, childcare articles, textiles, pyrotechnics and aerosol products.

The programme of work will cover the following areas:
• Advisory role on legislative requirements
• Support for product safety legislation in British Standards and related activities in CEN and ISO
• Ad hoc chemical advice in relation to product safety testing, enforcement and incidents
• International product safety updates and horizon scanning
• Programme management

This particular OPSS advisory requirement will help to address critical questions on chemical and mechanical aspects of product safety, and/or issues that might arise due to future market developments.
The aim of this work is to provide OPSS with robust and objective advice to aid evidence-based decision-making on product safety and ensure timely responses to emerging chemical and mechanical risks, thus strengthening ongoing consumer protection.

A brief summary of the requirement has been provided above, please ensure you review the specification for full details of this requirement. All documents relating to this procurement can be found within the Stage One: Overview Section on the Delta eSourcing Portal.

This contract will be awarded based on the evaluation criteria set out in the RFP document.

How to Apply

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

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Please note a Prior Information Notice was issued for this tender, the Publication Reference is: 2021/S 000-010956