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United Kingdom-Inverness: Air-traffic control equipment
Contract notice – utilities
Section I: Contracting entity
Section II: Object
Remote Tower Solution
Supplies, services and works necessary to deliver a remote tower air traffic control solution at a Combined Surveillance Centre in Inverness, serving air traffic control airports within the HIAL estate. It is the intention of HIAL that the project will encompass Dundee, Inverness, Kirkwall, Stornoway and Sumburgh airports, but HIAL reserves the right to add or subtract airports and/or to phase the introduction of the remote tower solution at any airport(s). The contract will include the supply and installation of remote tower equipment and associated support and maintenance services. The contract will also include supply of compatible system components, spares and maintenance, for the named airports and any other airports served by the Combined Surveillance Centre (whether or not owned and/or operated by HIAL), for the lifetime of the system. HIAL reserves the right to include in the contract options to acquire future upgrades to the equipment supplied to reflect technological and regulatory change and emerging best practice over the lifetime of the system.
Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd will establish a remote tower air traffic control solution at a Combined Surveillance Centre in Inverness, serving air traffic control airports within the HIAL estate. A contingency and training centre will also be established.
HIAL seeks tenders from suppliers who can deliver, whether or not as part of a consortium:
— the remote tower solution detailed in the tender pack,
— spare parts and consumables for the remote tower solution,
— training as detailed in the tender pack.
The remote tower solution shall be provided on a turnkey basis.
HIAL expects the exact scope of the supplies, services and works to be procured will be determined as part of negotiations, but HIAL currently anticipates that:
— the remote tower solution will include the supply, installation and fit out of remote tower modules within the Combined Surveillance Centre and the Contingency and Training Centre. This will include sensors, displays, communications and processing for aerodrome control, operational support, supervisory and engineering working positions as detailed in the tender pack;
— the remote tower solution will involve the installation of optical sensors on the relevant aerodromes;
— associated support and maintenance services, including training will also be required;
— the solution provider will be required to collaborate with design and construction professionals appointed by HIAL;
— there will be a requirement for technical support and maintenance for the remote tower solution for the life of the system;
— the contract will include requirements related to the need to equip a contingency facility with contingency and simulator positions; options for the supply and fit-out of additional controller positions at the Combined Surveillance Centre and options for the installation of equipment at additional airports (whether or not owned and/or operated by HIAL).
The solution provider will be required to support HIAL's transition from the current operation to the Combined Surveillance Centre.
Every system and piece of equipment provided must be able to meet current and reasonably foreseeable UK and international regulatory requirements.
Subcontracting opportunities must be published on www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
The contract will have an initial period of 10 years, with optional annual renewals thereafter up to a maximum of 25 years (i.e. the assumed maximum life of the system).
As set out in the tender pack.
— spare parts,
— system consumables,
— user training,
— engineer training,
— train the trainer training,
— additional or replacement working positions for controllers, operational support and supervisors,
— additional or replacement masts, cameras and image processing capability,
— equipment refresh and upgrades,
— project management of changes to the system,
— software development,
— extended warranties.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The relevant selection criteria are included in the ESPD Scotland module on Public Contracts Scotland.
Rules and criteria as stated in the tender pack.
Please note there are contractual requirements concerning Cyber Security for this contract. Tenderers will be required to complete an online supplier assurance questionnaire using the Scottish Cyber Assessment Service. A link to SCAS can be found here: https://cyberassessment.gov.scot/
The questionnaire will be aligned to a Cyber Risk Profile that has been established for the contract, based on the contracting authority’s assessment of cyber risk.
Further details will be set out in the procurement documents. A contract condition for this procurement requires the tenderer to comply with security requirements.
The supplier may be required to obtain a payment and/or performance guarantee.
Payment on the achievement of contract milestones as set out in the draft contract.
Groups of economic operations must accept joint and several liability for performance of the contract.
Subcontracting opportunities must be advertised on www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
The supplier will be required to provide community benefits.
The Supplier will be required to measure the carbon footprint of the system and work with HIAL towards minimising carbon emissions for the purpose of helping HIAL to establish the Highlands and Islands as a net zero aviation region by 2030.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
COVID-19 — HIAL wishes to progress this procurement as quickly as possible, but appreciates that potential tenderers may be affected by the COVID-19 situation. HIAL encourages tenderers to note interest in this notice and to request extension of any deadlines (which HIAL will consider carefully, but to which HIAL will not be obliged to agree). The tender process may be subject to a pause until such time as necessary steps, such as tender evaluations or site visits can take place safely.
Supplier briefing — HIAL intends to carry out a supplier briefing using video conference (Skype for Business). All parties who register interest in this notice will be invited to take part in the briefing which is currently scheduled for 7 May 2020.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=582465
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://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.
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Tenderers are required to propose community benefits for inclusion in the contracts, which may include:
— training and education events,
— local supply chain initiatives.
Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=582465