Services - 383068-2017

29/09/2017    S187    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Didcot: Research and development services and related consultancy services

2017/S 187-383068

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Science and Technology Facilities Council
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell
Didcot
OX11 0QX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Rona Bryce
Telephone: +44 1925603575
E-mail: rona.bryce@uksbs.co.uk
NUTS code: UKJ14

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.stfc.ac.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://www.contractsfinder.service.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: scientific research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

STFC National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF).

Reference number: UK SBS - PR17104
II.1.2)Main CPV code
73000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF) is a new national facility for the environmental testing of complete satellites (up to 7 tonnes mass) being built at the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

To assist the NSTF Project team throughout the project management, STFC intends to procure facility development support from a Supplier that has built and/or operated/supported similar satellite test facilities. This professional support will encompass a variety of work packages including requirements review, equipment selection support, commissioning and training development.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14
Main site or place of performance:

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, UK.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

STFC intends to procure facility development support from a Supplier that has built and/or operated/supported similar satellite test facilities. This professional support will encompass a variety of work packages including requirements review, equipment selection support, commissioning and training development.

The professional support required needs to encompass a variety of work packages including requirements review, equipment selection support, commissioning and training development.

It is anticipated that the duration of the Contract shall not exceed 30 months from kick-off to end of the activity (commissioning of facilities).

To participate in this procurement, participants shall first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite.

If Bidders have not yet registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/emptoris

by following the above link ‘Supplier e-Sourcing Registration’.

Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Note: registration may take some time please ensure that you allow a sufficient amount of time to register.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/esourcing-tool-guidance-for-suppliers

Once you have registered on the e-Sourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Your email must clearly state: the name and reference II.2.5) Award criteria for the procurement you wish to register for; Your organisations full name as a registered supplier; the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email.

Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite.

The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event.

Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information applicable to this opportunity.

For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk (Not UK SBS Ltd):

email: eenablement@crowncommercial.gov.uk

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx

Responses must be received by the date in IV.2.2.

Responses received outside or concurrently using the e-Sourcing process will not be accepted or considered further for this opportunity.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 30
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

This contract cannot be divided into lots due to the technical complexity of the requirement and the need for an integrated solution.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 01/11/2017
Local time: 14:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 01/11/2017
Local time: 14:00
Place:

Electronically via web based portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

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 the candidates.

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.

UK Shared Business Services Ltd wishes to establish an agreement for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors to these organisations):

Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)

UK Shared Business Services Ltd are able to accept unstructured electronic invoicing.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address:www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
Swindon
SN2 1FF
United Kingdom
E-mail: policy@uksbs.co.uk

Internet address:www.uksbs.co.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/09/2017