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25/05/2016    S99    - - Supplies - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Miscellaneous general and special-purpose machinery

2016/S 099-177220

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Wolverhampton
MX Building, Camp Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
WV1 1AD Wolverhampton
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1902321000
E-mail: procurement@wlv.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.wlv.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.wlv.ac.uk

Electronic access to information: www.wlv.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.wlv.bravosolution.co.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:
Additive Layer Manufacturing Powder Bed Laser Melting Machine.
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: Telford, UK.

NUTS code UKG

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 is seeking to procure an industrial/research capable Additive Layer Manufacturing (ALM) Powder Bed Laser Melting Machine (the ‘Machine’) in order to facilitate the manufacture of metal parts and tooling from a variety materials.
In addition to compliance with the Specification it is critical that the proposals offer additional added value in terms of forming a collaborative working partnership between the supplier and the University.
The Machine must be appropriate for a high volume multi-user manufacturing environment, be able to support bespoke engineering research commercial part and tool production and to be used within a teaching environment.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42900000, 42990000, 42000000, 42940000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
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:
The University is seeking to procure an industrial, research capable Additive Layer Manufacturing Powder Bed Laser Melting Machine in order to facilitate the manufacture of metal parts and tooling from a variety materials.
In addition to compliance with the Specification it is critical that the proposals offer additional added value in terms of forming a collaborative working partnership between the supplier and the University.
The Machine must be appropriate for a high volume multi-user manufacturing environment, be able to support bespoke engineering research commercial part and tool production and to be used within a teaching environment.
The Qualification section will be assessed on a pass, fail basis in accordance with the standard qualification questions implemented by the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Cabinet Office.
The requirements here include:
— The Tenderer must have a minimum annual turnover of 800 000 GBP.
— The Tenderer must have a Credit Safe Score of greater than 30.
— The Successful Contractor must have 2 500 000 GBP Public Liability Insurance;
— The Successful Contractor must have 5 000 000 GBP Employer's Liability Insurance;
The specific Machine requirements include:
— That the Machine must be of Powder bed type with a Yb-fiber laser;
— The Laser Power must be 400 W minimum. With a spot size of up to a maximum of 100 microns diameter;
— Integrated nitrogen generator and a touch screen interface;
— Build area,volume must be a minimum of 250 x 250 mm in x and y and 320 mm in the z axis.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 380 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 3.10.2016. Completion 1.11.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As per Tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
As per Tender documentation.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://wlv.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per Tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per Tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per Tender documentation.
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
Envisaged number of operators: 1
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:
16-34
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.6.2016 - 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
6.7.2016 - 10:00
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
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. Please use BravoSolution to access all documentation and correspond with the Contracting Authority. (https://wlv.bravosolution.co.uk)

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:
20.5.2016