Hydrometric Chart Digitising and Scanning

Hydrometric Chart Digitising and Scanning

Scottish Environment Protection Agency. They are from five types of chart recorder; each chart type has different dimensions and scales. There is around 120 years worth of weekly charts, some 6200 charts exist.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL

SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Procurement , Erskine Court, Castle Business Park,

Stirling

FK9 4TR

UK

Fiona Kemp

+44 1786457700
www.sepa.org.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained


Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Procurement , Erskine Court, Castle Business Park,

Stirling

FK9 4TR

UK

Fiona Kemp

+44 1786457700
www.sepa.org.uk

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:


Scottish Environment Protection Agency

Procurement , Erskine Court, Castle Business Park,

Stirling

FK9 4TR

UK

Fiona Kemp

+44 1786457700
www.sepa.org.uk

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Hydrometric Chart Digitising and Scanning

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

To digitise the plots from an archive of automated river level charts to create a digital dataset. This should be in ASCII text format that can be transferred to SEPA for addition to its existing digital archive. Each chart shoudl also be scanned into a PDF file. The archives must be transported securely from and to SEPA’s office in East Kilbride.

Relevant information on the charts includes:

– They are from five types of chart recorder; each chart type has different dimensions and scales

– There is around 120 years worth of weekly charts, some 6200 charts exist

– A proportion of the older charts are scaled in feet.

There are a number of complexitites to the chart plots that requires some hydrometric experience and familiarity with chart recorders for successful interpretation. The digitised data must be an accurate representation of the original paper chart to SEPA’s specifified accuracy levels. A quality assurance procedure must be created and deployed throughout.

The chart archive is valuable and unique. Precautions must be taken to ensure their safe transport and storage. Suitable secruity and data protection measures must be in place.

All work and must completed and invoices submitted for payment by 15 march 2013.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=252083.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

279999 other Information Communication Technology

150 … Glasgow & Strathclyde

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Dual stage – Candidates must first pass a selection procedure before being invited to tender or negotiate.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

R12116

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

b) Deadline for requests to participate
05-02-2013  Time  13:00

c) Dispatch of invitations to tender  08-02-2013

d) Estimated award date  22-02-2013

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

AT THIS STAGE ONLY EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE REQUIRED FROM SUITABLY QUALIFIED AND EXPERIENCED CONTRACTORS. A PQQ WILL NOT BE CARRIED OUT. THE ITT WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ONCE EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST ARE RECEIVED.

(SC Ref:252083)

5.2

Additional Documentation

5.3

Publication date of this notice

24-01-2013

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