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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Weather-forecasting services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO230 Weather Forecasting Services
NEPO seeks to establish a framework contract for weather forecasting services, which will support NEPO Contracting Authorities in delivering their winter service management requirements. The forecasting service provider will utilise road weather data, which is collected and made available under an existing NEPO Framework (NEPO217 Weather Bureau and Helpdesk Service with upgrade and maintenance of outstation equipment). Weather forecasting services are required to be provided in conjunction with the utilisation of the collected data and the development of forecasting information, which is to be made available to Contracting Authorities via upload to the existing Bureau system.
NEPO are using an Open procedure for the procurement of this framework contract. The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO e-tendering system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, suppliers should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/Register
Tender responses must be submitted using the link above. Tender responses submitted via postal or email methods will not be accepted. If you require time-critical assistance on submitting your tender response please contact the System Support Team on 03300050352
For not time-critical issues, such as passwords, general account queries and location of information, etc., please contact Proactics Supplier Support Helpdesk Ticketing System (http://proactis.kayako.com/) and select ProContract V3 support. You will then need to log in or submit a ticket to register your issue. Alternatively, you can email ProContractSuppliers@proactics.com
This will automatically log a support ticket on the Proactics Supplier Support Helpdesk. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents. The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of services which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the framework contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof.
Upon expiry of the the framework duration of (47 months with an option to extend for a further 24 months), a renewal process will take place.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Legal representatives from Gateshead Metropolitan Borough Council will be responsible for opening tender responses.
Section VI: Complementary information
NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities.
The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the about section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org
This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list
NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase services.
Please see the following websites for further details:
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org