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 7th November 2016)

The latest iteration of the IUPC Gases framework with BOC, Air Liquide, Air Products, Swagelok (London) and FTI commenced on the 1st November 2016 and will conclude 31st October 2019. The tender evaluation has been completed as has likewise the statutory 10-day standstill period. Subject to contract, details of the awarded suppliers for each Lot are shown below. The agreement commences for an initial period of 3 years and there is also a permitted 12-month extension period.

The framework agreement was awarded across twelve 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 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 (update in progress for latest agreement).

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 first ranked supplier as determined by the evaluation and established as giving best value for money for that Lot according to 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

Air Products

Lot 7 – Liquid Nitrogen in Bulk

BOC Gases

Air Liquide

Air Products

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 11 – Gas Monitoring and Detection Equipment

BOC Gases

FTI Ltd

Lot 12 - Safety Training Courses                                          

  Air Liquide

  BOC

  FTI Ltd                  

  Swagelok (London)                

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