Maintenance Services for Border Force Legacy X-Ray Systems
The Home Office, acting through Border Force, is procuring new national contracts for the maintenance of its legacy X-ray systems.
United Kingdom-Manchester: Baggage-scanning equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Home Office Commercial, 15th Floor, West Point 501, Chester Road, Old Trafford
For the attention of: Mark Patrick, Janine Melia
M16 9HU Manchester
Telephone: +44 1612610962
E-mail: Mark.Patrick@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk, Janine.Melia@homeoffice.gsi.gov.uk
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Border Force uses a range of X-ray Scanning Equipment in order to carry out its work at the Border. The scope of the Tender will include the following types of X-ray Scanning Systems:
— Freight Pallet Scanners,
— Baggage Scanners — parcels/small cargo,
— Baggage Scanners mounted in a van,
— Baggage Scanners mounted on a Baggage Belt.
The X-ray Scanning Equipment has been purchased from the following manufacturers:
— L-3 Communications Ltd,
— Rapiscan Systems Ltd.
The maintenance provision is required for equipment that is located throughout the UK and within the British Zone in Coquelles, France.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.2)Information about options
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: L-3 Communications Ltd Systems
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Rapiscan Ltd Systems
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or 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 of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(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 with those of the country of the
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money
Revenue compliance checks will be undertaken throughout the tendering exercise using information from HMRC’s records. UK applicants will be required to provide their tax reference numbers, i.e. Value Added Tax registration number, PAYE collection reference, Corporation Tax or Self Assessment reference, as applicable. Overseas or non-UK applicants will be required to submit a certificate of tax compliance obtained from the country in which they are resident for tax purposes. Applicants unable to demonstrate an acceptable revenue compliance record may be excluded from tendering or from further participation in the tendering exercise.
If a company is a subsidiary, or a member of a group, the above details may also be required in respect of the parent company, or other group member as appropriate. Checks will also be made in respect of any
outstanding Civil Penalty actions under the terms of the Immigration and Asylum act 1999, Section 32 and any outstanding penalties may result in applicants being excluded from tendering or from further
participation in this Tendering exercise. If a company is a subsidiary, or a member of a group, the above details may also be required in respect of the Parent Company or other group members.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the Contract for a maximum of the last three (3) financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Company name, registration number, business and registered office address, telephone and facsimile numbers, e-mail address and contact name. Statement of turnover in respect of the required service only.(Tenders from Bidders whose turnover is judged to be insufficient to support the area of interest may be excluded from further consideration). Details of relevant insurances held (with values and copy
certification), to include, as a minimum, and as applicable, Public Liability and Employers Liability Insurance. If a company is a subsidiary, a member of a group or consortium, the above details may also be required in respect of the parent company, other group members or each consortium member as appropriate, and a parent company guarantee may be required (if applicable).
All requirements regarding information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the technical capability requirements are met is included within the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 143-264243 of 28.7.2015
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service e-Sourcing Portal.
To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Portal. If you have not yet registered on the eSourcing Portal, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’.
Please note that, to register, you must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full
instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://gps.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-amsupplier/
respondtender. Once you have registered on the eSourcing Portal, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing the buyer,
i.e.: email@example.com or, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; and the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. The email will be processed and then the buyer will enable the supplier to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Portal. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done.
For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Portal please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk:
Freephone: +44 3450103503
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: