Software Engineering Services Tender

Software Engineering Services Tender

DLS wants to establish a framework agreement with multiple organisations for the supply of suitably qualified and experienced people to undertake and support the development of software.

United Kingdom-Didcot: Software programming and consultancy services

2014/S 241-424515

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Diamond Light Source Ltd
Diamond House, Harwell Science and Innovation Campus
Contact point(s): DLS Procurement
For the attention of: Sue Blake/Alison Roblin
OX11 0DE Didcot
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235778167
E-mail: procurement@diamond.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1235778212

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.diamond.ac.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: scientific research facility

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:

Software engineering services (DLSITT0363).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 7: Computer and related 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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

DLS wants to establish a framework agreement with multiple organisations for the supply of suitably qualified and experienced people to undertake and support the development of software.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

72200000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

This tender will be as part of the development of the distributed control systems or data acquisition systems or data handling systems or other software projects. In general, this work will involve development of software within the established software frameworks. Details of skill sets required for these development activities are outlined in the Technical Specification.

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: 36 (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:
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
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

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

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 below

1. Hourly Rate. Weighting 50

2. Skills, technical capability and experience of staff offered. Weighting 20

3. Evidence of recent relevant experience/track record. Weighting 10

4. Quality of staff. Weighting 10

5. Resource availability. Weighting 10

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:

DLSITT0363

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 20-031320 of 29.1.2014

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: 20.1.2015 – 00:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.1.2015 – 00:00
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 21.1.2015 – 0:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Members of the DLS Procurement Team.

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

To request the tender documents please complete our Registration Form (quoting the reference number DLSITT0363) on the following website location:

http://www.diamond.ac.uk/Home/Procurement/

In order to be considered, your response should arrive no later than midnight on Tuesday 20.1.2015. This can be emailed todiamondtenders@diamond.ac.uk before the tender deadline. An original plus two certified copies of your tender should also be sent to: Sue Blake at the address in I.1.

Please note that Diamond Light Source will be closed for the Christmas break from wednesday 24.12.2014 and we will reopen on monday 5.1.2015.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Diamond Light Source Ltd
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Diamond Light Source will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.12.2014

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