Independent certification services Sellafield

Independent certification services Sellafield

Provision of assessment services by a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) or equivalent accredited certification body. Routine surveillance visits and certificate renewal visits to maintain existing approval to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 of management systems.

UK-Warrington: architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2012/S 49-080552

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Sellafield
H410, Hinton House, Birchwood Park Avenue, Risley, Cheshire
For the attention of: Francesca Hunter-Brodie
WA3 6GR Warrington
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1925832503
E-mail: francesca.hunter-brodie@sellafieldsites.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.sellafieldsites.com

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: Nuclear Decommissioning
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:

Independent certification services.
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: Sellafield site.
Magnox sites.
LLWR site.
NDA sites.
NUTS code UK

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: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 GBP

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

Provision of assessment services by a UKAS (United Kingdom Accreditation Service) or equivalent accredited certification body. Routine surveillance visits and certificate renewal visits to maintain existing approval to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 of management systems. Scopes of existing approvals include ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:2007, EU ETS and BCMS.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000

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:

This tender is intended to enable to award of contracts for a number of customers i.e. Sellafield Ltd, Magnox Ltd, LLW Repository Ltd and Nuclear Decommissioning Authority. The contracts will initially be awarded with a duration of 2 years, with options to extend for a further 2 years in increments of 1 year.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 GBP
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

Starting 1.7.2012. Completion 30.6.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company guarantees may be required at Sellafield Ltd’s discretion.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment terms will be as stated in Sellafield Ltd’s tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No legal form is required, but in the event of a group of contractors submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary to provide an undertaking that each company or firm will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at Section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
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: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at Section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at Section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Include the following – Tenderers will be required to provide information as requested via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system or via the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative, details of which are set out at Section I.1 of this notice. These details are a mandatory requirement for being eligible to participate in the tender.
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. Quality assurance. Weighting 18

2. Technical approach. Weighting 21

3. Manpower and management. Weighting 21

4. Price. Weighting 36

5. Commercial. Weighting 4

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: yes
Additional information about electronic auction: If and when this requirement is offered to tender, this may be done in whole or in part via electronic means, and may also be through the medium of an electronic reverse auction.
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

RFQ 5434
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

13.4.2012 – 14:00
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

until: 15.7.2012
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 14.4.2012 – 14:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016.
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

Tenderers must register their interest, obtain further information for this contract and submit their tender response via Sellafield Ltd’s CTM system which can be found at the following address: https://sharedsystems.eu-supply.com/login.asp?B=SELLAFIELD&target=&timeout=.

For guidance on using/registering for CTM please access the training pages from Sellafield Ltd’s website which can be found at the following address: http://www.sellafieldsites.com/.

Use of CTM is not a qualification criteria but is Sellafield Ltd’s preferred method for submissions. Further details can be obtained regarding this contract and/or CTM through the nominated Sellafield Ltd representative detailed in this notice.

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

Please refer to Section VI.4.2
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Court of International Arbitration
70, Fleet Street
EC4 1EU London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: lcia@lcia.org
Telephone: +44 2079367007

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Any appeals should be made in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

As VI.4.1
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

8.3.2012