Professional technical services to United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

Professional technical services to United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

CCFE is seeking to enter into a four year multi-supplier framework agreement for professional technical services in support of its UK domestic and international fusion programme, contributions to the next generation of fusion machines such as ITER and other areas of high technology research.

UK-Abingdon: research and development services and related consultancy services

2012/S 155-259285

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
J20/0/65 Culham Science Centre
Contact point(s): Contracts Manager
For the attention of: Carole Miller
OX14 3DB Abingdon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235464898
E-mail: carole.miller@ccfe.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1235465315

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.uk-atomic-energy.org.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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Fusion Research
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:
Professional technical services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKJ14
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: 4
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: 1 500 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (CCFE) is the United Kingdoms major centre for fusion research and has extensive facilities to confine and study the behaviour of a plasma in the conditions and dimensions approaching those required in a fusion reactor. In addition other areas of high technology design and research are undertaken on the site.
The UK contributes to fusion research through the United Kingdoms own programme and through contributions to the Joint European Torus (JET) project, which is Euratom’s flagship fusion experiment.
As part of the United Kingdoms domestic programme, CCFE undertakes design studies of fusion engineering systems to be built for the International Tokamak Experimental Reactor (ITER) project, of which the UK is a member (via Euratom).
CCFE is seeking to enter into a four year multi-supplier framework agreement for professional technical services in support of its UK domestic and international fusion programme, contributions to the next generation of fusion machines such as ITER and other areas of high technology research.
Professional technical services for the above activities shall include:
Original equipment designs (including, but not excluded to, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation and remote handling) that comply with functional specifications, statutory requirements, recognised international codes and any additional nuclear/fusion specific standards necessary to meet the demanding operational environment.
Undertake advanced thermo-mechanical, magneto-structural, physics and neutronic analysis to substantiate function and structural integrity. The analysis shall be fully auditable and of sufficient detail to satisfy CCFE and third party (statutory) scrutiny.
Provide resources that are of Chartered status including technical and drawing office support with a suitable competency level commensurate with the complexity of the equipment assigned.
Provide in-house resources with a proven record of accomplishment.
These Contractors will complete a succession of discrete technical work packages at their premises, using their established in-house facilities. Each package shall be bid for by a number of pre-selected framework Contractors. The purpose of this specification is to set out the requirements of the contract that will provide the framework through which individual companies can bid for packages of technical work.
The persons shall be sufficiently competent in the technical fields required by the contract and possess at least the following:
Degree with Honours in Engineering or related Science subject.
Minimum 3 years professional experience in an technical area relevant to the role required by the contract of work to which they are being allocated.
Chartered Engineer status as defined by UK Engineering Council or European equivalent Eur Ing as defined by FEANI. At least 12 months service with the engineering services Contractor prior to commencing work on any work package as part of this contract.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73000000

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:
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
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Details provided within the Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details provided within the Invitation to Tender.
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
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: Details provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available upon request.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available upon request.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available upon request.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Details provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available upon request.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details provided within the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available upon request.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Chartered Engineer status as defined by UK Engineering Council or European equivalent Eur Ing as defined by FEANI. At least 12 months service with the engineering services Contractor prior to commencing work on any work package as part of this contract.
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 number of operators: 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:
T/CM001/12
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: 20.9.2012 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.9.2012 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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
Documents.
All documents must be in English or with an English translation.
Payment.
All prices must be stated in tenderers local currency.
Cost of tendering.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right not to award a contract. The costs of tendering shall be the responsibility of tenderers.
English law.
The contract shall be considered as a contract made in England and shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the provisions of English Law.
Annulment.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority reserve the right to annul the tendering process and not award a contract.
Sub-contracting.
The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority work within strict safety guidelines and tenderers will be required to specify and justify any proposals to subcontract.
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:9.8.2012

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