Supplies - 583012-2019

10/12/2019    S238

Ireland-Dublin: Rescue and emergency equipment

2019/S 238-583012

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Dublin City Council
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay
Town: Dublin 8
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Aoife Ni Rathaille
E-mail: aoife.nirathaille@dublincity.ie
Telephone: +353 2226306
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://smartdublin.ie/
Address of the buyer profile: https://irl.eu-supply.com/ctm/Company/CompanyInformation/Index/267
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://irl.eu-supply.com/app/rfq/rwlentrance_s.asp?PID=157991&B=ETENDERS_SIMPLE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Prior Information Notice (PIN) with the Purpose of Inviting Market Consultation Related to the Procurement of the Provision of Smart Technology on Emergency Equipment (Ring Buoys)

Reference number: SD-RingBuoy-PIN
II.1.2)Main CPV code
35112000 Rescue and emergency equipment
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Dublin City Council through its smart city function is promoting a number of so called ‘smart City’ initiatives, partnering with academic institutions and private organizations to improve quality of life, deliver more efficient and responsive city services and increase engagement with citizens.

Dublin City Council is seeking information from service providers for the provision of innovative solutions to better manage the ring buoys in Dublin and across Ireland. This may incorporate low-cost, Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) sensors, alarm systems and associated solutions to provide information on damaged or stolen of ring-buoys in real time. This will also incorporate a mobile-responsive map-based platform to be used by water safety officers to identify which ring buoys are missing.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34996200 Control, safety or signalling equipment for inland waterways
34998000 Control, safety or signalling equipment for port installations
35100000 Emergency and security equipment
35110000 Firefighting, rescue and safety equipment
35113000 Safety equipment
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Main site or place of performance:

IRELAND.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Dublin City Council through its smart city function is promoting a number of so called ‘smart city’ initiatives, partnering with academic institutions and private organizations to improve quality of life, deliver more efficient and responsive city services and increase engagement with citizens.

Dublin City Council is seeking information from service providers for the provision of innovative solutions to better manage the ring buoys in Dublin and across Ireland. This may incorporate low-cost, Low-Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) sensors, alarm systems and associated solutions to provide information on damaged or stolen of ring-buoys in real time. This will also incorporate a mobile-responsive map-based platform to be used by water safety officers to identify which ring buoys are missing.

Dublin City Council manages approximately 130 ring buoys in Dublin. These ring buoys are located on the banks of the canals, the rivers, in the Docklands area and in the City Council beach areas. Unfortunately, approximately 15 of these ring buoys are tampered with or are taken every week.

Dublin City Council's Water Safety Officer and Water Safety Ireland are jointly responsible for the monitoring and maintenance of the ring buoys in Dublin City. As it stands, ring buoy inspectors must manually check each ring buoy and associated equipment. All problems, including missing parts, are logged on a paper filing system. Currently new parts are ordered and deployed on the next visit to that location with some ring buoys missing for weeks at a time, which is not ideal from a water safety perspective. Additionally, ring buoys cost approx. 40 EUR each, so the replacement of approximately 600 in a year costs Dublin City Council in excess of 20 000 EUR per annum.

For further information, please refer the document attached to the e-tenders notice 161158 on the e-tenders website https://www.etenders.gov.ie/

II.2.14)Additional information

Please note that this is a market consultation. We expect to publish the contract notice in mid-February.

For more information, please see PDF document attached to the e-Tenders notice 161158 on the e-Tenders website https://www.etenders.gov.ie/

Interested parties should respond to the questionnaire attached to the e-tenders notice 161158 on the e-tenders website https://www.etenders.gov.ie/

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:
17/02/2020

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

1) Dublin City Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2014. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for the sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material, will in response to the FOI request; be examined in the light of the exemptions provided for in the Acts;

2) Suppliers must register their interest on the eTenders web site (www.etenders.gov.ie) in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications;

3) Please note also that all information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (www.etenders.gov.ie) only. Registration is free of charge. Dublin City Council will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties;

4) Please note that where documents are made available in both PDF and Word format, in the event that there is any discrepancy between the documents, the PDF version will take precedence.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/12/2019