Airborne Geophysical Survey

Airborne Geophysical Survey

The Tellus SW airborne geophysical survey will encompass the county of Cornwall and parts of Devon and Somerset.

UK-Swindon: Research services

2013/S 056-092537

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

RCUK SSC LIMITED
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Allan Norman
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: allan.norman@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ssc.rcuk.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: British Geological Survey
Nicker Hill, Keyworth
For the attention of: Andrew Howard
NG12 5GG Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: ash@bgs.ac.uk
Internet address: www.bgs.ac.uk

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: Airborne Geophysical Survey
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

British Geological Survey
Nicker Hill, Keyworth
NG12 5GG Nottingham
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Airborne Geophysical Survey
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
NUTS code UKK4

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)

Tellus SW is the latest phase of a series of projects that have acquired modern, high resolution airborne geophysical data in the UK and Republic of Ireland. The Tellus SW airborne geophysical survey will encompass the county of Cornwall and parts of Devon and Somerset. The survey will comprise a high resolution TMI and a multichannel (minimum 256) GR survey, with these basic characteristics:
Line spacing
200 m
Line orientation
0 degrees (N-S)
Tie-line spacing
2 000 m
The survey plan provides an estimated 60 000 line-km of geophysical data.
The objective of the airborne survey is to provide high quality data for geological mapping, resource assessment and environmental management. Integrated with the other planned information the data will contribute to the promotion of mineral exploration and environmental research and management in the fields of hydrogeology, soil-carbon/peat inventory, natural radioactivity, radon risk and geo-hazards.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000

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:
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

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

Tenders are to be priced in sterling. Payment schedule will be notified in contract documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liabilities.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details whether your organisation directors or anyone in an equivalent position, any other senior managers who have the power of representation, decision or control have any convictions relating to any of the offences listed under Regulation 23(1), of the public contracts Regulations. If so each conviction with full details should be listed.
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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: 3 years audited accounts and latest company report
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

Envisaged minimum number 2: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In order to be included in the tender process supplier must demonstrate the following:
1. Undertaken work of a similar nature;
2. Have or have access to the relevant aircraft;
3. Have or have access to the relevant equipment to undertake the survey.
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 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:

PS130051
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: 17.5.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.5.2013 – 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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
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:18.3.2013

Requirement: Geophysical Survey