Engineering Training Equipment Tender

Engineering Training Equipment Tender

The ATC will be equipped with world class leading edge equipment to facilitate learning in the 21st century.

United Kingdom-Blackpool: Industrial machinery

2015/S 078-137723

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Blackpool and The Fylde College
Ashfield Road
For the attention of: Patrick Condon
FY2 0HB Blackpool
Telephone: +44 1253504200
Fax: +44 1253595507

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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


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

Engineering Training Equipment.

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

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Blackpool United Kingdom.

NUTS code UKD42

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)

Blackpool and The Fylde College is inviting closed sealed bids under the OJEU open Procedure for the provision of an Engineering Training System to the School of Engineering, for inclusion within the new Advanced Technology Centre opening September 2015.
The ATC will be equipped with world class leading edge equipment to facilitate learning in the 21st century.
From their first day students will learn to recognise different elements of hydraulic and pneumatic developments and operations. These elements and then by using the complementary equipment and software, will master many technologies during their learning journey. The equipment encompasses physical Pneumatic and PLC Trainers alongside virtual PLC, Pneumatic and robotic software environments for this. Underpinning knowledge is delivered by blended Learning platforms.
These key pieces of equipment will be an introduction to 21st century engineering. The equipment is developed in line with the discussions with industrial and educational trainees and allows for continuing development and a base for student projects. The system acts as a focus for skills training in a range of engineering disciplines.
The Practical Activities drawn up from the facilities allow the development of skills such as:
— Analysis;
— Maintenance, Diagnosis and fault repair;
— PLC Programming;
— Preparation of documentation;
— Defining procedures;
— Electronic measuring;
— Sensor training;
— Production planning and improvements.
The facilities also integrate the following technologies:
— Pneumatics/Electro-pneumatics;
— Hydraulics/Electro hydraulics;
— Industrial Communications;
— Control Systems;
— Electric Actuators / positioning techniques for ‘X’ – ‘Y’ axis;
— Safety Devices;
— Basic Mechanical Systems;
— PLC Programming.
The focus of the College is to provide individual learning pathways for our students. Local industry is extremely diverse and will provide many opportunities for tailoring skills to a particular task/project. The equipment that has been selected is deemed capable of fitting into most industrial sectors including aerospace, logistics, medical, automotive production and food technology. The generic elements (in the sense that they are the underpinning technologies) can be tailored to the individual sectors by updating the technology as it develops. In this way, a breadth of expertise will be created than can be built on for the next generation of projects.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42000000, 42650000, 42640000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.6.2015. Completion 20.9.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per tender documentation.

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

As per tender documentation.

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

As per tender documentation.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per tender documentation.
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: As per tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

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

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per tender documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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

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

Payable documents: no

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

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: 18.5.2015


Blackpool United Kingdom.

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

The College expressly reserves the rights:
(a) To terminate the procurement process at any time;
(b) To make whatever changes in may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement;
(c) To award a contract covering part only of the College’s requirements;
(d) To disqualify any organisation from the process that canvasses any employee of the College during the procurement process or standstill period if applicable;
(e) Seek clarifications to tender responses on the basis that any clarification sought will not confer any undue competitive advantage in the favour of any supplier from whom such clarifications are being sought;
(f) Where the College perceive that there is a conflict of interest, either personal or in consideration of any organisation bidding for the contract, the College shall have the explicit right to immediately exclude that person or organisation from the tender process entirely;
(g) Where the College has engaged in any pre-market soft testing prior to the commencement of the procurement process, the College reserves the right to name any organisation that has been involved in these discussions and release any and all specifications / discussion documents to the market where appropriate to the subject matter of this procurement; and;
(h) The College reserves the right after contract award in the event of additional equipment being required by the College within a 3 year period to enhance the student learning or curriculum offer, that additional equipment to a maximum of 50 % of the contract value be awarded to the successful contractor under this procurement without the requirement for an additional procurement exercise in accordance with Public Contract Regulation 2015 (72).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Blackpool and The Fylde College
Ashfield Road
FY2 0HB Blackpool
Telephone: +44 1253504008

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The College will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. Bidders who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the College as soon as possible after the decision is made as to the reasons why the bidder was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm by the breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any action must be generally brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the College has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the College 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 College to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract e 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: