Tender for Underwater Locator Beacon System

Tender for Underwater Locator Beacon System

The systems will be used to assist the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) in the underwater searching and localisation of aircraft flight recorders following a crash in water.

United Kingdom-Hastings: Sonars

2015/S 099-180092

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

DFT
Group Procurement Division, Zone D/06 Ashdown House, Sedlescombe Road North
TN37 7GA Hastings
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079448482
E-mail: ian.richardson@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2079448440

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dft.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: http://tenders.dft.gov.uk/ppro-04-23-19/index.html

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

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

I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport

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:

Towed Flight Recorder Underwater Locator Beacon System.

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

Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services

NUTS code UKI

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)

Sonars. Flight recorders. The Department for Transport (DfT) is seeking to award a contract for the provision of two towed flight recorder underwater locator beacon detection systems, consisting of an Acquisition and Recording system and a Signal Processing system. The systems will be used to assist the Air Accidents Investigations Branch (AAIB) in the underwater searching and localisation of aircraft flight recorders following a crash in water.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38113000, 34997100

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The AAIB requires a new towed detection system that is intended to replace the current AAIB system. Improved performance, reliability, ease of maintenance and access to spare parts, portability and ease of deployment are all essential requirements of the new system for it to be of use in the challenging task of searching for Underwater Locator Beacons in the harsh offshore environment. The supplier is to deliver the services for a 12 month period with an option for a 12 month extension.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by the Agent if considered appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Tenders are to be priced in GBP and payment will only be made in GBP.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The group will be required to nominate a lead partner with whom the Authority can contract, or form themselves into a single legal entity before the contract is 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to Invitation to Tender Documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to Invitation to Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to Invitation to Tender Documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to Invitation to Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to Invitation to Tender Documents.
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 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:

PPRO 04/23/19

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: 8.7.2015 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

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

9.7.2015 – 11:00
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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 9.7.2015 – 11:00

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Potential tenderers are required to download the Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation via the following linkhttp://tenders.dft.gov.uk/ppro-04-23-19/index.html in time to allow bids to be returned by 11:00 on 9.7.2015. A bidder’s day is scheduled to take place on 4.6.2015 please refer to the ITT documents for further information.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=144478829

GO Reference: GO-2015520-PRO-6615722.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

DFT
Group Commercial Services
TN37 7GA Hastings
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ian.richardson@dft.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2079448482
Internet address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-transport

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The DfT will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the DfT as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

20.5.2015

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