Aerial Surveillance Contract – Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Aerial Surveillance Contract – Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Non-military aerial surveillance service for a period of 5 years plus potential extension periods.

United Kingdom-Southampton: Aerial and related services

2018/S 169-384919

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom
Contact person: Neil Grant
Telephone: +44 2038172476
E-mail: contracts@mcga.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/mca/web/project/102/register
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/mca/web/project/102/register
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://award.bravosolution.co.uk/mca/web/project/102/register

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Aerial Surveillance Contract

II.1.2)Main CPV code

60440000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

The Authority requires the successful supplier (the “Supplier”) to provide, following an initial mobilisation and acceptance period potentially of 6 to 18 months, a non-military aerial surveillance service for a period of 5 years plus potential extension periods of up to 2 years. The Authority requires an all-weather 24/7 capability to provide aerial surveillance, tracking, detection, observation, transmission of data and support to Search and Rescue (SAR) and counter pollution operations within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (“UKEZZ”) and UK Search and Rescue Region (“UKSRR”). This service shall be interoperable with other Government departments and agencies and neighbouring nations. The Authority, through the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (“ARCC”), will act as the sole tasking authority.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

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)

90740000
90733000
60445000
90715000
79961200
35611600

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Aerial and related services; aircraft operating services; pollution investigation services; services related to water pollution; pollution tracking; aerial photography services; and maritime patrol aircraft. As an Executive Agency of the Department for Transport (DfT), the Authority develops and implements the Government’s maritime safety and environmental protection strategy by, amongst other roles, monitoring the coasts and seas and responding to emergencies. The Authority has two broad objectives: firstly to ensure safety through accident prevention and effective search and rescue coordination and response, improve the safety of ships and people at sea and at the coast; and secondly to protect the environment through monitoring of ships and response to pollution incidents protect the marine environment. The Authority’s vision is to be a world-class organisation that is committed to preventing loss of life, continuously improving maritime safety and protecting the coastal environment. In order to achieve its vision the Authority requires the successful supplier to provide a non-military aerial surveillance service to assist with to Search and Rescue and counter pollution operations. The Authority requires the successful supplier (the “Supplier”) to provide, following an initial mobilisation and acceptance period potentially of six to eighteen months, a non-military aerial surveillance service for a period of five years plus potential extension periods of up to two years. The Authority requires an all-weather 24/7 capability to provide aerial surveillance, tracking, detection, observation, transmission of data and support to Search and Rescue (SAR) and counter pollution operations within the UK Exclusive Economic Zone (“UKEZZ”) and UK Search and Rescue Region (“UKSRR”). This service shall be interoperable with other Government departments and agencies and neighbouring nations. The Authority, through the Aeronautical Rescue Coordination Centre (“ARCC”), will act as the sole tasking authority. In contracting with the Supplier the Authority will be acting on behalf of the Secretary of State for Transport.

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

Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 31/12/2018
End: 31/12/2024
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 6

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

For AWARD support dial 0845 652 0252 / +44 (0)1235 431100 or email AWARD at support@commercedecisions.com

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

The Civil Aviation Authority is the regulatory authority in the UK under the Civil Aviation Act 1982 and the European Aviation Safety Agency is the regulatory authority in the EU under Regulation (EC) No 216/2008.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 30/09/2018

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 09/10/2018

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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

31.7.2024

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

The Authority reserves the right not to continue with this procurement at any time and not to make an award pursuant to this contract notice. The Authority shall not be liable for any costs of any nature incurred by suppliers (or any of is joint venture or consortium members or subcontractors) involved in this procurement exercise and suppliers bid at their own risk and expense including without limitation if the Authority cancels the procurement or makes no contract award.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Maritime and Coastguard Agency
105 Commercial Road
Southampton
SO15 1EG
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

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 along with their debriefing. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers, with sufficient grounds, to consider a challenge against an award before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved prior to the end of the Standstill period 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 bring action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the Award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the (prospective) ineffectiveness of a contract, where certain serious rule breaches have occurred, in addition to any fine. The Court may instead provide for alternative penalties; either contract shortening, fines or both and damages.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/08/2018

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