Future opportunity

Laboratory Services Waste Sampling and Analysis Framework Agreement

  • Natural Resources Wales

F01: Prior information notice (prior information only)

Notice reference: 2024/S 000-009516

Published 25 March 2024, 9:01am

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Natural Resources Wales

Ty Cambria House, 29 Newport Road


CF24 0TP




+44 3000653000


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKL - Wales

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at


one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

one.5) Main activity


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Laboratory Services Waste Sampling and Analysis Framework Agreement

Reference number


two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 71900000 - Laboratory services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is looking to conduct pre-tender market engagement with contractors interested in providing laboratory analysis of solid and / or liquid waste samples.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £200,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 79723000 - Waste analysis services

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UKL - Wales

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Natural Resources Wales (NRW) is intending to award a 3 year Framework Agreement / Contract commencing 01 July 2024 that can provide laboratory analysis services of solid and / or liquid waste samples taken by NRW Staff at a variety of sites, e.g., regulated waste facilities, illegal waste sites, sites that hold waste exemptions. Contractors will be required to undertake lab analysis of waste samples. Analysis of waste samples will provide NRW with an improved capability in terms of compliance assessment and evidence gathering for enforcement purposes, where appropriate. Analytical labs will need to UKAS accredited and able to and ability to demonstrate a chain of custody up to evidential standards. Analysis of waste samples will also provide better and more robust information on which to base decisions across multiple regimes. This will also help NRW to meet one of its strategic objectives to minimise pollution.

NRW will be undertaking pre-tender market engagement between 08 April and 13 April 2024 with contractors interested in providing laboratory analysis for NRW.

As part of the pre-tender market engagement period we are inviting suppliers to attend an individual 30 minute meeting online with NRW Procurement and project staff. These meetings will give suppliers an opportunity to learn more about the requirement, ask questions and gain insights into the tendering process and timeframes.

The meetings will be held online via MS Teams.

For further instructions to secure a meeting slot please book online using the link at https://outlook.office.com/bookwithme/user/[EMAILMATCH_0]/meetingtype/AjRkJnUySUG8vrwvCxQCMA2?anonymous

Please note this PIN is not a call for competition.

two.2.14) Additional information

If you have any difficulties in booking an appointment by using the link above please email naomi.hammond@cyfoethnaturiolcymru.gov.uk

two.3) Estimated date of publication of contract notice

20 May 2024

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at https://www.sell2wales.gov.wales/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=140235.

(WA Ref:140235)