Environment Agency Telemetry Outstation Framework

Environment Agency Telemetry Outstation Framework

The Agency has a continuing need to purchase new outstations, both to replace old equipment and to meet new and additional requirements.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Telemetry equipment

2015/S 237-430054

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
For the attention of: Mrs Michelle Hingston
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392352236
E-mail: michelle.hingston@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/environment-agency

Electronic access to information: www.sell2ea.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.sell2ea.com

Further information can be obtained from: Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
For the attention of: Mrs Michelle Hingston
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392352236
E-mail: michelle.hingston@environment-agency.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
For the attention of: Mrs Michelle Hingston
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392352236
E-mail: michelle.hingston@environment-agency.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
For the attention of: Mrs Michelle Hingston
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392352236
E-mail: michelle.hingston@environment-agency.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

Environment

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Scottish Environment Protection Agency
Inverdee House, Baxter Street
AB11 9QA Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM

Natural Resource Wales
Cambria House, 29 Newport Road
CF24 0TP Cardiff
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Telemetry Outstation Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 1

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Environment Agency operates a large number of monitoring sites in England. It operates 6 telemetry systems based on old regional boundaries. The management of these systems is via a national service consisting of 3 telemetry hubs each supporting 2 systems. The Agency has a continuing need to purchase new outstations, both to replace old equipment and to meet new and additional requirements. The Agency also has a need to purchase spares/modules as appropriate to repair and maintain equipment purchased under this framework.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

32441000, 32581000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This framework has been divded into three Outstation functionality lots:
— Lot 1 has been designed to meet the Agency requirement for a device with very low battery consumption, low I/O, single communications media and simple alarm functionality;
— Lot 2 has been designed to meet the Agency requirement for a device with the functionality to operate at the majority of the Agency level, flow and rainfall sites;
— Lot 3 has been designed to meet the Agency requirement for a device with the functionality to operate at our more complex sites requiring increased resilience and high I/0.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the tender documentation.
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

Open
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
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

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)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

A4TH-KT1XT8

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2007/S 114-179006 of 28.7.2007

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.1.2016 – 14:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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

VI.3)Additional information

Submission of expressions of interest and procurement specific information: This exercise shall be conducted using the Environment Agency’s eSourcing portal provided by Due North. Candidates shall only be considered by registering their expression of interest on our portal atwww.sell2ea.co.uk

Click on the ‘Suppliers click here’ link and then Register Free on the portal. Login to the portal with the username/password then find this opportunity in the Search Latest Opportunities area and click on the relevant hyperlink relating to this contract. Those published in this area are opportunities open to any registered supplier. Once in the opportunity click the Register Interest button at the bottom of the page. This will then inform the buyer that you have registered an interest and you will receive confirmation of this via a system generated e-mail. Expressions of Interest sent directly to the contact person placing this notice may not be considered and may not be responded to. You may contact this person for advice for information regarding the contracting opportunity but for all portal issues click on the Support area on the supplier registration page.
Right to Cancel: The Environment Agency reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a framework or contract, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the framework or contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary. The Environment Agency shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender.Other Authorities Involved: The Framework Agreement will be available for use by the following UK public sector bodies (and any future successors): DWP, Defra, EA and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) as well as all other Central Government Departments, Executive Agencies, NDPBs and UK Contracting Authorities listed in the following links:http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm and Local Authorities: http://openlylocal.com/councils/allSimilarly the contractor may be required to supply the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Welsh Assembly including its Executive Agencies e.g. Natural Resources Wales.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.12.2015

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