Published date: 14 October 2020

Last edited date: 7 March 2021

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

Closing: 12 March 2023, 11am

Contract summary


  • Medical equipments - 33100000

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

  • Research and development services and related consultancy services - 73000000

Location of contract

United Kingdom

Value of contract


Procurement reference


Published date

14 October 2020

Closing date

12 March 2023

Closing time


Contract start date

13 March 2023

Contract end date

14 March 2023

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Restricted procedure (above threshold)

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

This procedure can be used for procurements above the relevant contract value 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 High Value Laboratory equipment; range £200,001 upwards

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 Supplies DPS.

The DPS will be broken down into 41

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 an 'initial joining stage' deadline for bidders to submit responses. The closing date and time for the' initial joining stage' is Thursday 19th November 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 7th December 2022 (with the potential to extend +1 and +1).

Call off contracts under this DPS will be available from 8th December 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: W3FD5MB374

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

More information



Additional text


All submissions will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, for procurement values that exceed Regulation 5 (Threshold amounts)

Responses must be received by the date in the tender documentation; responses received outside of the deadline or not sent via the Delta eSourcing portal will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

As a user of the Delta eSourcing Portal you will have access to the Delta messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific tender event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these messages on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:

i. not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and

ii. to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement; and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by any supplier. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of bidders.

About UK Shared Business Services

UK Shared Business Services Ltd (UK SBS) brings a commercial attitude to the public sector; helping our contracting authorities to improve efficiency, generate savings and modernise.

Where UK SBS is not named as the Contracting Authority within the documentation, UK SBS will be acting as an agent on behalf of the Contracting Authority.

How to apply

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

About the buyer

Contact name

James Mills


Polaris House


01793 867965