Automated Guided Vehicles for Glasshouse system
Automated guided vehicle(s) AGVs to transport growth columns within glasshouse. Max weight of soil-filled column with plant: 100 kg.
UK-Nottingham: Industrial robots
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
AGV Automated Guided Vehicles for Glasshouse system (ITT/496).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
NUTS code UKF14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Automated guided vehicle(s) AGVs to transport growth columns within glasshouse. Max weight of soil-filled column with plant: 100 kg. Samples to be collected from glasshouse and transported to (and returned from) the adjacent preparation and root washing area, a transfer system at a minimum time interval of 30 mins. The system will be required to interface with a robotic transfer arm (likely to be a FANUC system) which will load the columns into the scanner, an imaging area within the glasshouse, initial capacity of system 200 columns equally spaced in glasshouse, scope for future expansion desirable. Columns to be raised and lowered into holders with minimal disturbance to contents. Column holder dimensions and design to be determined in collaboration with users to allow secure location of columns in individual holders. To accommodate future designs of holder which may enclose the majority of the height of the column, columns to be manipulated via the top 10 cm.
Design and operation to meet H&S requirements at UoN. Note that it anticipated that untrained glasshouse technicians will be present during operation.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Starting 1.2.2013. Completion 31.7.2013
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Please see tender document.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please see tender document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Please see tender document.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Completion of Questionnaires and various other tender documents. Any supplier may be disqualified who is: a) bankrupt or is being wound up, whose affairs are being administered by the Court, who has entered into an arrangement with creditors or who is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under National Laws and Regulations b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding-up or administration by the Court or for an arrangement with creditors or is the subject of any other similar proceedings under National Laws or Regulations c) has been convicted of an offence concerning his professional conduct by a judgement which has the force of res judicata d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can justify g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under the provisions of the Directive on the criteria for qualitative selection e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority f)has not fulfiled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or those of the country of the contracting authority.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As contained in the Questionnaires and various other tender documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
PROC HF ITT/496.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 7.1.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.1.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 30 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
All correspondence and expressions of interest relating to this project MUST be made through the University of Nottingham e-tendering website:
Non compliant expressions of interest will not be considered or acknowledged.The UoN reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage.The UoN does not accept any liability for costs incurred in tendering. Variation will be accepted where adequately explained by the tenderer and provided that these variations comply with the standards specified in the selection and claims criteria of the the tender document.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The UoN will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.12.2012