IUPC Gases

The IUPC Gases group oversees the provision of contracts, and possible other systems, for the efficient procurement of those compressed, liquefied and solidified gases commonly used on behalf of all Institutions in the UK Higher Education sector, including those of the Research Councils.

Gases Tender (updated 21st February 2013)

The present iteration of the IUPC Gases framework with BOC, Air Liquide, Swagelok (London) and FTI commenced on the 1st March 2013 and applies for a period of three years with a potential one-year extension. New price files, terms, supplier Buyers' Guides and other details are presently being updated to the site.

The framework agreement was tendered in full accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (sometimes referred to as the ‘EU Directives’) and so, for call-off requirements, institutions do not need to go through the full procedural steps of these regulations again.

It has been awarded across eleven different ‘Lots’, giving a choice of supplier for those Lots where an economically advantageous offer (one giving value for money) was made by more than one supplier. For those institutions that spend over the Public Sector Threshold [c.£174,000] during the period of a contract, the way that the appropriate supplier should be chosen by the customer from the framework agreement is regulated. Further information on this is contained within the Framework Guidance document.

Award

The suppliers listed below have been awarded the various Lots on the agreement.  Where a supplier’s name is shown in bold, this is the supplier giving clearly the best value for money for that Lot according to the tender evaluation against the award criteria.

Lots

Suppliers Awarded

Lot 1 – Industrial Gases

Air Liquide

BOC Gases

Lot 2 – Medical Gases

BOC Gases

Lot 3 – Special Gases, Research Gases & Gas Mixtures

BOC Gases

Air Liquide

Lot 4 – Dry Ice (Solid CO2)

Air Liquide

BOC Gases

Lot 5 – Liquid Helium

BOC Gases

Air Liquide

Lot 6 – Liquid Nitrogen in Small Vessels

BOC Gases

Lot 7 – Liquid Nitrogen in Bulk

BOC Gases

Air Liquide

Lot 8 – Gas Regulators and Handling Equipment

Air Liquide

BOC Gases

Lot 9 – Assorted Fixtures and Fittings

Swagelok (London)

FTI Ltd

Lot 10 – Dispensing Gases and Systems

BOC Gases

Air Liquide

Lot 12 – Safety Training Courses

BOC Gases

Air Liquide

No award was made for Lot 11, lecture bottles.

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