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16/03/2016    S53

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Surveying, hydrographic, oceanographic and hydrological instruments and appliances

2016/S 053-088498

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Heriot Watt University
Postal address: Edinburgh Campus, Riccarton
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH14 4AS
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Services
For the attention of: Tony Newjem, Chief Procurement Officer
E-mail: A.E.Newjem@hw.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1314513702
Fax: +44 1314513119

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://intranet.hw.ac.uk/ps/gls/procurement/Pages/default.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00307

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Benthic Chamber and Microprofiling landers and associated equipment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Heriot-Watt University, Riccarton, Edinburgh, postcode EH14 4AS.

NUTS code UKM25 Edinburgh

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The University has a requirement for 3 items of oceanographic research equipment, which are being tendered as separate lots. These comprise: (1) a deep-sea (6 000 m rated), 3-legged benthic chamber lander with 21 Nautilus floats and 2 acoustic releases; (2) a 4-legged benthic micro-profiling lander with 12 Nautilus floats and 2 acoustic releases, also deep-sea (6 000 m rated); and (3) a deep-sea (6 000 m rated) digital stills camera system, all as more particularly described in the Invitation to Tender.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=436509

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38290000 Surveying, hydrographic, oceanographic and hydrological instruments and appliances, 33157500 Hyperbaric chambers, 38651600 Digital cameras, 35125100 Sensors

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
3 Lots, one item in each.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Benthic Chamber Lander
1)Short description
A deep-sea (6 000 m rated), 3 legged benthic chamber lander with 21 Nautilus floats and 2 acoustic releases. The lander should have 3 benthic chambers (400 cm²) capable of collecting sea-floor mud. Each chamber must be capable of being programmed on its own, with the possibility to inject algal material into the chamber, and sample water from the chamber with a syringe sampler. The water in each chamber should also be stirred by an electronic stirring mechanism. All components must be rated to 6 000 m depth.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38290000 Surveying, hydrographic, oceanographic and hydrological instruments and appliances

3)Quantity or scope
One.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Benthic Microprofiling Lander
1)Short description
A deep-sea (6 000 m rated), 4 legged benthic microprofiling lander with 12 Nautilus floats and 2 acoustic releases. The lander should have a deep-sea microprofiling platform capable of connecting 8 microsensors (O2, pH, sulphide) and logging microsensor data. The microprofiler must be capable of making profiles through the benthic boundary layer, sediment water interface and into seafloor sediments at a spatial resolution of 0.02 mm. All components must be rated to 6 000 m depth.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38290000 Surveying, hydrographic, oceanographic and hydrological instruments and appliances

3)Quantity or scope
1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Digital Stills Camera System
1)Short description
A deep-sea (6 000 m rated) digital stills camera system with a Nikon 24.1 Mpixel Nikon D7100 (or equivalent) Digital SLR Camera housed in a titanium housing. The camera system should feature a strobe and programmable computer system with 2 remote flash heads, lasers (and attachments) for size measurements at the sea-floor, 3 x rechargeable batteries and a charger. The port of the camera housing should be a dome port. A bottom contact switch is also required. The camera system should be capable of being programmed to photograph in time-lapse mode (at the sea-floor) over a range of time intervals (30 seconds — >1yr), and be capable of being used as a drop camera system with the bottom contact switch. All housing and external components are needed to be manufactured from titanium, and the whole system needs to be capable of being deployed to water depths of 6 000 m. Electronic cables should include: an interconnect cable between camera and strobe system, an interconnect cable between the strobe and 2 remote flash heads, and an interconnect cable between the camera and bottom contact switch.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38651600 Digital cameras

3)Quantity or scope
1.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
A parent company guarantee or irrevocable standby letter of credit may be required to protect any significant up-front payment by the University.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Staged payments for receipt of purchase order, delivery of goods, and satisfactory completion of customer acceptance testing.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability is required of joint or consortium bids.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice must be at least twice the value of the proposed contract.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
(2) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided
(3) A statement of the candidate's technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;
(4) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(5) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
HWU/1620/002
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
25.4.2016 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 25.4.2016 - 14:00

Place:

Procurement Services, Heriot-Watt University.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(SC Ref:436509).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
14.3.2016