Framework agreement for supply of ARGO compatible floats and sensors

Framework agreement for supply of ARGO compatible floats and sensors

The agreement will be placed with a single supplier with a minimum of 4 years experience in the supply of Argo floats, such that independent evidence of float performance collected through the international Argo community can be verified.

UK-Exeter: meteorological instruments

2012/S 218-359146

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Met Office
Fitzroy Road
Contact point(s): Miss Elizabeth Spedding
For the attention of: Miss Elizabeth Spedding
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392885070
E-mail: elizabeth.spedding@metoffice.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contracts

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Framework agreement for supply of ARGO compatible floats and sensors.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Met Office.
National Oceanography Centre.
University of Southampton.
Waterfront Campus.
European Way.
Southampton.
SO14 3ZH.
NUTS code UKJ3

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Met Office has been operating as a Trading Fund since 1996, originally as an Executive Agency of the UKMinistry of Defence (MoD). As part of a Machinery of Government change in July 2011 the Met Office becamean Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS). The Met Office occupies aworld-leading position in meteorology, climatology and environmental science with an expanding and increasingglobal customer base.
This tender is to put in place a framework agreement for the provision of Argo compatible profiling floats and sensors.
The agreement will be placed with a single supplier with a minimum of 4 years experience in the supply of Argo floats, such that independent evidence of float performance collected through the international Argo community can be verified.
The initial term of the agreement will be three years from date of contract signature, with an option to extend for a further 12 months. After fulfilling an initial order for 15 floats (stated minimum quantity, amount may be subject to increase pending confirmation), orders will be placed on a call-off basis over the remainder of the agreement term.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

38120000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
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

Duration in months: 36 (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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.12.2012 – 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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

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

8.11.2012