BBSRC Horticulture Co-ordinator

BBSRC Horticulture Co-ordinator

A Horticulture Co-ordinator is required to support the aims of HAPI and encourage greater collaboration in the research base which underpins horticulture with the aim of increasing the capacity of this community to support innovation in the horticulture industry.

UK-Swindon: Research and development consultancy services

2013/S 082-138065

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Anna Booth
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1793867316
E-mail: anna.booth@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: 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: 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 and Development
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

http://www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk/services/procure/contracts/

Section II: Object of the contract

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

BBSRC Horticulture Co-ordinator(s), Reference PS130073.
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 UK

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)

The UK Shared Business Services Ltd, formerly known as RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd (and referred to throughout this document as RCUK SSC Ltd) is acting on behalf of the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).
The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) continues to support the highly successful Horticulture and Potato Initiative (HAPI). A Horticulture Co-ordinator is required to support the aims of HAPI and encourage greater collaboration in the research base which underpins horticulture with the aim of increasing the capacity of this community to support innovation in the horticulture industry. BBSRC would like appoint a Horticulture Co-ordinator(s) to facilitate the development of research applications, keep industry updated on the HAPIs progress, monitor funded projects and ensure that added value can be gained from the portfolio of funded projects by identifying synergies and looking for opportunities for collaboration. The Co-ordinator(s) will also be required to bring together the wider biosciences research community relevant to horticulture by improving links between the relevant academic groups enabling the development of new collaborations.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 79420000

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 proposed contract period shall be a maximum of 5 years.
The contract will be subject to an initial period of 3 years, plus further options activated by the Authority of 1 year plus a further 1 year period
The range of the Contract Value is estimated at 60,000 – 80,000 GBP per annum. This equates to 300,000 – 400,000 GBP covering the maximum 5 year period.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 300 000 and 400 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The proposed contract period shall be a maximum of 5 years.
The contract will be subject to an initial period of 3 years, plus further options activated by the Authority of 1 year plus a further 1 year period.
The range of the Contract Value is estimated at 60,000 – 80,000 GBP per annum. This equates to 300,000 – 400,000 GBP covering the maximum 5 year period.
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:
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:

Lead contractor with joint and several liability.
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 see tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please see tender documentation.
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 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:

PS130073.
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: 6.6.2013 – 11:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

7.6.2013 – 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

Any EU official language
Other: English
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: 7.6.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of the Organisation.

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 respond to this notice please obtain all documentation from anna.booth@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Michael Horgan
UK Shared Business Services, North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: michael.horgan@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 1793867786

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the relevant sending date when the Alcatel letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenders to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section 1. The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings, and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at a risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland). The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an ineffectiveness claim. There is a six-month long-stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion, and given proper reasons.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Michael Horgan
UK Shared Business Services

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.4.2013