United Kingdom-Didcot: Research and development services and related consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.stfc.ac.uk
Section II: Object
STFC National Satellite Test Facility (NSTF).
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.
Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Harwell Oxford, UK.
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):
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.
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
Section IV: Procedure
Electronically via web based portal.
Section VI: Complementary 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.