Services - 551983-2019

21/11/2019    S225

United Kingdom-Crawley: Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment

2019/S 225-551983

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Civil Aviation Authority
Postal address: Aviation House, Beehive Ring Road
Town: Crawley
Postal code: RH6 0YR
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jo Cottell
Telephone: +44 1293573826
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Other type: Aviation Regulator
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Aviation Regulator

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Provision of a Third Party Certifier and Quality Assurer of Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs)

Reference number: 2796
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35000000 Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Requirements for the provision of a Third Party Certifier and Quality Assurer of Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 160 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
75000000 Administration, defence and social security services
75222000 Civil defence services
73000000 Research and development services and related consultancy services
79710000 Security services
72225000 System quality assurance assessment and review services
73431000 Test and evaluation of security equipment
24600000 Explosives
38546000 Explosives detection system
73100000 Research and experimental development services
73400000 Research and Development services on security and defence materials
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Requirements for the Provision of a Third Party Certifier and Quality Assurer of Free Running Explosive Detection Dogs (FREDDs) — Regulated under the UK National Aviation Security Programme (NASP).

Under the National Aviation Security Programme (NASP), the UK has an Explosive Detection Dog (EDD) capability which requires dog and handler teams to be certified and a commitment to regular Quality Assurance (QA) to maintain standards. It is proposed that in future the certification and QA functions should be carried out by a third party accredited by the CAA on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT). Under this arrangement, CAA will maintain oversight of the third party certification/QA provider on a continuous basis and will be responsible for ensuring that the process operates effectively. The overall policy on the use of EDD will continue to be owned by DfT.

There will be additional expert input from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) who currently undertake FREDDs certification and QA on behalf of DfT

The certification and quality assurance activity is moving from a proof of concept stage and into the commercial market where, based on levels of interest already indicated by FREDDs teams, are expected to show considerable growth. There are also the potential benefits of anticipated expansion of regulated EDD provision in the UK to be considered.

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: 160 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Initial period of 2 years (reviewable annually) with optional further 12-month periods, which must not exceed 7 years in total.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As stated in the standard selection questionnaire (SQ) instructions to tenderers.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

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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
List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the standard selection questionnaire (SQ) instructions to tenderers.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 075-178163
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 18/12/2019
Local time: 11:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 06/01/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

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GO Reference: GO-20191119-PRO-15579347

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Centre for Dispute Resolution
Postal address: International Dispute Resolution Centre, 70 Fleet Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC4Y 1EU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2075366000
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: