Published date: 16 September 2020

Open opportunity - This means that the contract is currently active, and the buying department is looking for potential suppliers to fulfil the contract.

Closing: 8 November 2022, 11am

Contract summary


  • Laboratory, optical and precision equipments (excl. glasses) - 38000000

  • Repair and maintenance services - 50000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

16 September 2020

Closing date

8 November 2022

Closing time


Contract start date

9 November 2022

Contract end date

10 November 2022

Contract type

Service contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (OJEU)

A two-stage procedure, where the first stage is used to select suppliers, who are then invited to bid in the second stage.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?



DO NOT apply directly to the buyer.

All tender documentation MUST be submitted through the Delta eSourcing portal.

UK SBS wishes to establish a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for the provision of the maintenance, servicing and repair of laboratory and scientific equipment.

UK SBS is managing this procurement process in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as may be amended from time to time) (the "Regulations")

This is a Services DPS.

The DPS will be broken down into 41 categories:

1. Microscope, Optical
2. Microscope, Electron
3. Microscope, X-ray
4. Microscope, Other
5. Imaging and quantification
6. Plate Readers
7. Spectrometers
8. Camera systems
9. Chromatography, Liquid
10. Chromatography, Gas
11. Chromatography, Other
12. Diffractometers
13. Local Exhaust Ventilation
14. Media Kitchen/ Glass wash
15. Sterilisation/Purification Systems
16. Flat optics
17. Lenses
18. Curved mirrors (parabolas, spherical etc.)
19. Gain media
20. Active optical components
21. Autoclaves/ Incubators/ Ovens
22. Shakers
23. Thin Film Coating Plants
24. Critical point dryer
25. Biochemistry, Electrophoresic
26. DNA preparation, amplification and analysis
27. Cold storage
28. Centrifuges & Rotors
29. General Lab
30. Micromachining Systems
31. Medical Equipment
32. Clinical specimen analysis
33. Animal measurements
34. Cell handling equipment
35. Radiation monitoring equipment
36. Pulsed Lasers
37. Electronic Equipment
38. BioPhysics
39. Vacuum Equipment
40. Natural Environment Analysers
41. Weighing Equipment

UK SBS will be setting and 'initial joining stage' deadline for bidders to submit responses. the closing date and time for the 'initial joining stage' is Wednesday 28th October 2020 at 11:00hrs BST

Following the review of the initial responses it is then intended that the DPS will be re-opened and potential suppliers will be able to apply to join right up until the closing date of the 11th November 2022 (with the potential to extend +1 and +1).

Call off contracts under this DPS will be available from 11th November 2020.

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 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: and the follow the instructions to 'Login'

Once you are logged into the system you will be able to link yourself into this procurement using the Access Code: A88SW9YPGH

Please disregard any content in this notice that requests your organisation "to apply directly to the buyer" as this unfortunately a system generated error, that is outside of the Contracting Authorities control.

More information



How to apply

Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer


North Star House


Closing: 8 November 2022, 11am