Engineering Consultancy to Design and Deliver R and D Programme for SMEs

Engineering Consultancy to Design and Deliver R and D Programme for SMEs

The University of Huddersfields Centre for Precision Technology plans to harness its world class R and D capability in metrology, to deliver a programme of R and D and Process Innovation support to advanced manufacturing SMEs in the Yorkshire Region.

United Kingdom-Huddersfield: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2013/S 154-268827

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Contact point(s): http:www.in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofhuddersfield
HD1 3DH Huddersfield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1484472954
E-mail: a.d.hughes@hud.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1484472682

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.hud.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

Education
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:

Engineering Consultancy to Design and Deliver R and D Programme for SMEs.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: University of Huddersfield
Queensgate
Huddersfield
HD13DH
West Yorkshire
UK
NUTS code UKE4

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 University of Huddersfields Centre for Precision Technology plans to harness its world class R and D capability in metrology, to deliver a programme of R and D and Process Innovation support to advanced manufacturing SMEs in the Yorkshire Region. This will initially be a 2 year ERDF funded programme, which provides regional SMEs with technical consultancy and support, to assist in the characterisation, design, test and manufacture of high-value, complex components for UK and international OEMs.
The University of Huddersfield is seeking an experienced partner to assist in the delivery of this programme. Further details are available within the ITT documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 73000000, 73210000, 72224000, 71621000, 73200000, 73220000

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:

The University of Huddersfields Centre for Precision Technology plans to harness its world class R and D capability in metrology, to deliver a programme of R and D and Process Innovation support to advanced manufacturing SMEs in the Yorkshire Region. This will initially be a 2 year ERDF funded programme, which provides regional SMEs with technical consultancy and support, to assist in the characterisation, design, test and manufacture of high-value, complex components for UK and international OEMs.
The University of Huddersfield is seeking an experienced partner to assist in the delivery of this programme. Further details are available within the ITT documents.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

28 Days Nett of Invoice.
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 liability of bidders.
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
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

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 below

1. Successful track record in managing technical programmes that deliver cost savings through applied metrology in the advanced manufacturing sector. Weighting 25

2. Knowledge of the latest measurement techniques and equipment that can be applied to the advanced manufacturing sector. Weighting 10

3. Evidence of having delivered successful public funded programme work. Weighting 10

4. Turnover of GBP 50m per annum for the last 2 financial years. Weighting 10

5. Cvs of staff with relevant experience.. Weighting 20

6. Method statement including evidence of how onsite diagnostics and follow on support would be delivered to Yorkshires advanced manufacturing sector. Weighting 25

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:

HUD-RAE-008
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: 16.9.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

17.9.2013 – 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

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Funding for this project is kindly provided by the European Regional Development Fund.
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:7.8.2013