Services - 305226-2020

30/06/2020    S124    Services - Contract notice - Competitive procedure with negotiation 

United Kingdom-Abingdon: Engineering support services

2020/S 124-305226

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Culham Science Centre
Town: Abingdon
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Postal code: OX14 3DB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Ben Grainger
E-mail: Ben.grainger@ukaea.uk
Telephone: +44 1235465315

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/72814

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=33019&B=UK
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://uk.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=33019&B=UK
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Scientific Research

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Double Beam Box System Integrator

Reference number: T/BPG040/20
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71336000 Engineering support services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Inspection, testing and installation support in respect of the MAST-U Enhancements Project Double Beam Box.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71336000 Engineering support services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ14 Oxfordshire
Main site or place of performance:

Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14 3DB.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority owns and operates the Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) which is the UK's national laboratory for fusion research. CCFE is based at Culham Science Centre in Oxfordshire.

The UK fusion programme is centred on the innovative MAST (Mega Amp Spherical Tokamak) experiment which is also based at CCFE and employs around 150 people. The programme is funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council and the European Union under the EURATOM treaty.

MAST has led studies into the spherical Tokamak, a compact fusion concept pioneered at Culham. A major upgrade of the MAST machine is currently underway and this will enhance MAST's role in international research to:

• make the case for a fusion component test facility,

• add to the knowledge base for ITER,

• test reactor concepts.

For the MAST upgrade enhancements project there is a requirement for inspection, testing and installation support in respect of the Double Beam Box.

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: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed in the selection questionnaire.

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

The duration at II.2.7) above is an estimate only.

All documents must be in English or with an English translation.

Prices may be stated in tenderers local currency and the contract will be awarded in the tendered currency.

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserves the right not to award a contract.

The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.

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:

Refer to procurement documents for information.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Refer to procurement documents for information.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Refer to procurement documents for information.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Refer to procurement documents for information.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Refer to procurement documents for information.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Refer to procurement documents for information.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
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: 27/07/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 03/08/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Postal address: Culham Science Centre
Town: Abingdon
Postal code: OX14 3DB
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Postal address: Culham Science Centre
Town: Abingdon
Postal code: OX14 3DB
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

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

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the authority before a contract is entered into applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request. Additional debriefing and that information have to be provided within a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be sought from the contact named in this notice.

If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

Any such action must be brought promptly.

(generally within 3 months).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: UK Atomic Energy Authority
Postal address: Culham Science Centre
Town: Abingdon
Postal code: OX14 3DB
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-atomic-energy-authority

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
26/06/2020