Supply Graphic Design Software and Graphic Design Services

Supply Graphic Design Software and Graphic Design Services

The Met Office, as the UK’s leading provider of weather and climate information, requires a partner with world-class visualisation capabilities to communicate complex scientific data and information, to the general public and commercial customers.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Graphics software package

2014/S 129-231340

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Met Office
Procurement, Fitzroy Road
For the attention of: Mrs Elizabeth Barry
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392885070
E-mail: elizabeth.barry@metoffice.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contracts

Further information can be obtained from: Met Office Supplier Portal
Internet address: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contracts

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Met Office Supplier Portal
First time users register at: https://tenders.metoffice.gov.uk/procontract/metoffice/supplier.nsf/frm_supplier _registration_wizard_introduction?openform returning users access at: https://tenders.metoffice.gov.uk/procontract/metoffice/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ope nForm
Internet address: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contracts

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions

I.3)Main activity

Other: National Meteorological Service

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:

Met Office Weather Graphics Service.

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom.

NUTS code UKK

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 a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

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

The Met Office, as the UK’s leading provider of weather and climate information, requires a partner with world-class visualisation capabilities to communicate complex scientific data and information, to the general public and commercial customers.
The visualisation system required will integrate with the existing service delivery infrastructure at the Met Office, to supply the highest quality visualisation of weather forecasts to market-leading media partners in the United Kingdom for dissemination on broadcast channels, online and mobile devices. The Met Office intends to act as a super-user of the system supplied, with the ability to offer the capability as part of its own media product portfolio (including particular levels of support and maintenance for customers, using existing Met Office infrastructure), as well as the ability to undertake its own development of the capability from time to time with the supplier’s support. The Met Office is interested in all available service delivery options for the system, with a preference that customers of the Met Office are able to access the visualisation capability online.
The required system will also support Met Office online and mobile output for the general public. Furthermore, it is anticipated that the visualisation capability will, over time, be integrated as part of Met Office product offerings within other commercial sectors such as Road, Rail and/or Aviation to name but a few.
The Met Office requires a super-user licence of the system to support the ambitions outlined above and deliver the requirements documented in this Invitation to Tender, as well as clearly defined service levels to support the Met Office and its customers. The Met Office requires on-site installation of the system, but intends to procure required hardware separately. As the super-user, the Met Office requires bespoke training and documentation for both use of, and development of, the system. Training documentation is also required for Met Office customers using the system. Finally, the Met Office requires access to supplier’s resources for design and development activity.
The Met Office requires its supplier to be available to respond with the Met Office to media customers that it is anticipated will tender their own requirements for weather services in September 2014. The Met Office requires installation of, and super-user training on, the system in Q4 2014. The Met Office requires a live, operational system by February 2015.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

4832200072212300722123227221000079822500

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
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(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 compulsory winding up the 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 contract 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 contracting authority;
(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 organization, 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 laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capabilities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so request; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

9LED-A6FY2G

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

no
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

15.8.2014 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Met Office
Procurement Team Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

4.7.2014

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