Public Relations for Nuclear Industry

Public Relations for Nuclear Industry

Consultancy/public relations services in relation to global acceptance activities relating to international nuclear services and PNTL shipments.

UK-Warrington: public relations consultancy services

2012/S 123-203560

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

International Nuclear Services Limited
INS Procurement, Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley
For the attention of: Ann McGuinness, Contract Specialist
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925835133
E-mail: [email protected]

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.innuserv.com

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: Nuclear Fuel Transport Services
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:

Global acceptance activities.
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
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)

Consultancy/public relations services in relation to global acceptance activities relating to international nuclear services & PNTL shipments.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79416200

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:

Consultancy/public relations services in relation to global acceptance activities relating to international nuclear services and PNTL shipments.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 512 500,00 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

Duration in months: 41 (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:

Parent company guarantees and/or bank guarantees may be required at international nuclear services limited’s discretion.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be as stated in International Nuclear Services Limited’s tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No legal form is required, but in the event of a group of contractors submitting an acceptable offer it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly and severally liable for the due performance of the contract.
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: a) An independent statement proving that the applicant is not bankrupt or being wound up; that its affairs are not being administered by the court; that it has not entered into an arrangement with creditors; it has not suspended business activities or that it is not in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations or that it is not the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order of compulsory winding up or administration by the court for an arrangement with creditors, nor is it the subject of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
b) An independent statement from the appropriate authority in the country of origin in which the applicant is established to the effect that all obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions have been paid in accordance with the legal provisions of the said country;
c) An independent statement from the appropriate authority in the country of origin in which the applicant is established to the effect that all obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the said country;
d) A statement from the applicant that it is willing to enter into a contract under English Law;
e) A statement from the applicant that the applicant or any of its officers is not subject to criminal proceedings in any jurisdiction;
f) A statement from the applicant that, in the past 3 years, it has not had a contract terminated or failed to receive contract renewal on the basis of unsatisfactory performance;
g) Applicant shall confirm that, to the best of its knowledge, it is not in breach of any of the provisions of Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicant shall provide audited Company and Parent Company Annual Report & Financial Statements for the previous 2 years plus, if available, the latest interim results. (Where applicable similar information shall be provided for each joint venture/consortium partner) tenderers shall be of acceptable financial strength based on conventional company performance/liquidity ratio analysis that is appropriate for the value of the contract to be awarded and shall not pose a high commercial risk to INS if it were awarded the contract. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable):
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
a) Applicant to confirm that he is willing to sign a confidentiality agreement in respect of this proposed agreement;
b) Applicant shall provide evidence that they have experience in dealing with political and media issues in the United States, Panama, Caribbean, South America, South Africa, New Zealand and Pacific Island Forum Countries;
c) Applicant to provide evidence of their hazard/risk assessment process;
d) The tenderer shall provide details of their Health and Safety and Environmental Management System or processes (whether documented or not);
e) Provide a copy of applicable ISO 9001:2008 certificate/s or other management system certifications and details of any non conformances noted by the certification body during the last 10 years.
Note: certificate/s to be valid for the duration of the contract. Where a certificate expires within the duration of the contract, an undertaking must be given to provide a copy of the replacement certificate on receipt from the certification body.
Where applicant has no formal third party certification to ISO 9001:2008 (or equivalent) but operates to formal management systems, details of the systems being applied shall be provided for consideration.
f) Outline how the Competency of personnel performing work or providing a service which would affect conformity to requirements is determined, and how the effectiveness of any training given is evaluated
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

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 below

1. Technical. Weighting 43

2. Commercial. Weighting 15

3. Price. Weighting 40

4. Ethics. Weighting 2

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:
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

8.8.2012 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 8.8.2012 – 12:00

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

International Nuclear Services Ltd
Birchwood Park Ave, Risley
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 1925835331

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Court of International Arbitration
70 Fleet Street
EC3 7EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +44 2079367007
Fax: +44 2079367008

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:27.6.2012