Hire of Aircraft with Crew for Environment Agency

Hire of Aircraft with Crew for Environment Agency

Contract for the provision of aircraft, pilots and associated services.

UK-Exeter: Hire of aircraft with crew

2012/S 249-412628

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Manley House, Kestrel Way
Contact point(s): as above
For the attention of: Robin Browne
EX2 7LQ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392352402
E-mail: robin.browne@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.environment-agency.gov.uk

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
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
30860 – Contract for the provision of aircraft, pilots and associated services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UK
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)
The Environment Agency require a Contractor to provide light aircraft and pilots to carry out Remote Sensing operations in England over the next five years. Flying approximately 1 000 hours per year, it is envisaged that two aircraft will be needed to ensure continuity of service. Each aircraft will need to be adapted to accommodate a range of our down-looking remote sensing instruments including LIDARs, cameras and multispectral imagers. The flying program will be operational every day of the year and it is routine to carry out both day and night time flights as part of the program. In addition, as a CAT 1 responder, we also react to emergencies where The Environment Agency requires aerial data including flood mapping. Ideally we are looking for a single supplier for multiple aircraft and pilots, as well as the engineering services and infrastructure to ensure that we can operate efficiently and effectively throughout the UK and occasionally in Northern Europe.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

60424100, 60440000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 5 000 000 GBP
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
Starting 9.10.2013. Completion 8.10.2018

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: Evidence of economic and financial standing and technical competence will be required, each application will be sent a questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
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:
30860
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
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
30.1.2013 – 17:00
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
A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) will be issued to all companies who submit an expression of interest in response to this advert. The PQQ will not be sent out until the advert closes.
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 : This contract/framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to its associated bodies including any Agencies and non departmental public bodies. A full list can be found at:
http://archive.defra.gov.uk/corporate/about/with/delivery/landscape/documents/public-bodies.pdf

Similarly the contractor may be required to supply members of the Interlab Forum, the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Welsh Assembly Government, including its Agencies, and the Forestry Commission, including its Executive Agencies.
On Tuesday 29.11.2011 John Griffiths AM, Welsh Government Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, announced that he will create a Single Environment Body (SEB) for Wales, the vesting date is 1/4/13. This framework or contract will be available for use by the SEB from this date, however, the Environment Agency acknowledges that the SEB may set up their own arrangements in future.

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:24.12.2012

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