Framework for Supply of Metallic Powders

Framework for Supply of Metallic Powders

This requirement for metallic powder feed stocks arises from the technologies employed at both the Mercury Centre and AMRC.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Basic metals

2015/S 099-179194

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Sheffield
Floor 5, Arts Tower, Western Bank
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield
For the attention of: Sylwia Wiaderna
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142227662
E-mail: s.wiaderna@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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)Description

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

258/SW/N/15 Framework for Supply of Metallic Powders.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Catcliffe, Rotherham and Faculty of Engineering, Sheffield.
NUTS code UKE32,UKE31

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 1

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

Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP

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

258/SW/N/15 Framework for Supply of Metallic Powders
The University of Sheffield wishes to invite tenders for supply to the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Catcliffe and to Faculty of Engineering at Sheffield.
Scope of Requirement:
The University of Sheffield wishes to establish a framework agreement with a number of Suppliers to enable requirements for metallic powders to be called off, for supply in the most economically advantageous manner.
This requirement for metallic powder feed stocks arises from the technologies employed at both the Mercury Centre and AMRC; these processes currently include the following:
— Additive Layer Manufacturing
— Metal Injection Moulding (MIM)
— Hot Isostatic Pressing (HIP)
— Spark Plasma Sintering (SPS)
— Diode Laser Cladding (DLC)
Framework will be for initial period from the 1.8.2015 until the 31.7.2016 with an option to extend annually, post review on each anniversary, until 31.7.2018.
Tender Process and Documentation:

This is an EU open exercise. The ITT can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University’s e-tendering system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield.

If you have any questions or comments in relation to this tender they must be submitted via the In-tend System, this can be accessed at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield

Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.
Closing date for receipt of tenders: 22.6.2015 at 12:00 (UK time).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

14700000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

Supply of a range of metallic powders to the University Faculty of Engineering and the Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 400 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2015. Completion 31.7.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per tender documentation.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per tender documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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:

258/SW/N/15

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

no

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: 19.6.2015
Payable documents: no

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

22.6.2015 – 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

English.

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22.6.2015 – 13:00

Place:

Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of the University.

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

The initial term of Contract shall be twelve months from the 1.8.2015.
An option to extend on the anniversary of contract for years 2 and 3 is available to the purchaser on an annual basis, subject to review of requirements and availability of budget.
The anticipated spend over the 3 year period is 1 500 000 GBP.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10-day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek a further debriefing before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of Contract cannot be resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended)provides for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.5.2015

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