Services - 120601-2019

14/03/2019    S52    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Inverness: Technical inspection services

2019/S 052-120601

Contract notice – utilities


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd
Head Office, Inverness Airport
United Kingdom
Contact person: J Marshall
Telephone: +44 1463701680
Fax: +44 1667464300
NUTS code: UKM6

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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 electronically via:
I.6)Main activity
Airport-related activities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Aeronautical Flight Inspection Services

Reference number: HIA-01159
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Flight inspection of navigation aids, Aeronautical Ground Lighting and PAPI/APAPI

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
NUTS code: UKM71
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Service requirements:

Periodic routine flight inspection of all applicable navigational aids and AGL, within the regulatory timelines, to maintain regulatory compliance at all times. Details of navigation aids are set out in the procurement documents.

Coordinate the schedule for flight inspections, in consultation with HIAL, to ensure that all facilities are inspected within the regulatory timeframe and in the most cost effective manner.

Non-routine and emergency flight inspections of all applicable navigational aids and AGL, as required by HIAL, in accordance with an agreed mobilisation criteria for non-routine/emergency inspections.

HIAL may request Service Providers to carry out commissioning flight inspections of new navigational aids. The ability to carry out commissioning flight inspections is not mandatory.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 34
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The contract term may be extended by 2 periods of 12 months each.

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

The contract will include options for HIAL to purchase emergency flight inspection services, non-routine flight inspection services, and commissioning flight inspections.

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

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:


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.1.4)Objective rules and criteria for participation
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.1.6)Deposits and guarantees required:

HIAL does not undertake to accept any tender where the financial health of the tenderer would, in the opinion of HIAL, pose too high a risk. HIAL may seek independent financial and market advice to assist in the evaluation of economic and financial standing. Where a tenderer does not meet the minimum required standards of economic and financial standing, the tenderer may still be eligible for consideration where their submission is supported by a parent company, bank or other appropriate third party guarantee in form and substance satisfactory to HIAL.

III.1.7)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Delivery payment as set out in the procurement documents.

III.1.8)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Fight inspection of certain navigation aids is reserved to flight inspection organisations approved by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) under Civil Aviation Publication 670 (CAP670) published in support of the CAA discretionary powers contained in the Air Navigation Order 2009 (as amended).

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

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: 18/04/2019
Local time: 12:00
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:
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: 18/04/2019
Local time: 12:00

HIAL HQ, Inverness

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Further notices will be published in 3 - 5 years.

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at

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.

(SC Ref:576917)

Download the ESPD document here:

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd
Head Office, Inverness Airport
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1667462445
Fax: +44 1667464300

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: