Tender for Maintenance of Air Quality Monitoring Stations

To supply, install, calibrate and maintain (for a period of up to 5 years), 30 continuous air quality monitoring stations.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Air pollution monitoring or measurement services

2016/S 051-085165

 

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highways England
The Cube, 199 Wharfside Street
For the attention of: Laura Mobley
B1 1RN Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 03004703235
E-mail: laura.mobley@highwaysengland.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/highways-england

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

National or federal agency/office

I.3)Main activity

General public 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:

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

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: England.
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)

Highways England is looking for a suitable contractor that is able to supply, install, calibrate and maintain (for a period of up to 5 years), ‘30’ continuous air quality monitoring stations. ‘This figure will increase to 60 (maintenance only) from 1.4.2017 to include for 30 existing monitors currently installed across the Network’.
These standalone units will assist Highways England to form a national monitoring network that will not only provide an overview of air pollution across our network but will enable Highways England to plan future schemes (via the data acquired).
These monitoring units will be required to be positioned across numerous sites, across England that will be adjacent the strategic road network. Each monitoring station/equipment will therefore be required to be integrated within a single cabinet suitable for urban/kerbside use.
Highways England is looking to procure up to 3 types of monitoring units that are fully capable of measuring a combination of Nitrogen Oxide (NOx), Ozone (O3) and Air Particles (Pm). In addition to these measurement capabilities, each unit will be required to have its own data acquisition (both recording and storage) capability (This data will need to be fully accessible by Highways England operatives).— The NO/NO2/NOx measure is required to be compliant to ISO 7996 and CEN EN 14211:2005;— The Ozone measure is required to be compliant to CEN EN 14625:2012;
— The particulates monitor should be MCERTS approved for PM10 and PM2.5.
Each finished unit will need to be delivered and positioned onto a pre-made concrete base, that will have its own integrated power supply (these bases are currently being procured via another source). This procurement is only therefore for the supply of the units (to the required specification); the delivery and installation of the units when designated by the monitoring programme (to be confirmed); commissioning and calibration of the monitoring stations together with ongoing maintenance and continued support (including for emergencies) for up to a 5 year period.
Full details of the all the site locations as identified are to be found within the tender documentation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90731400, 90731000, 50000000, 50411000, 50410000, 50532000, 38344000, 50433000

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:

Only Tenders for the whole service (including supply) will be considered.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 6 000 000 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: 60 (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:

Tenderers will be advised of any guarantees required within the tender documentation.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions:
How to Express Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) — Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://highways.bravosolution.co.ukand click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).

2. To Express an Interest in the Tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the Tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the on-screen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help or contact the eTendering help desk.

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

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

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: 5.4.2016 – 12:00

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

12.4.2016 – 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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
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:

10.3.2016

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