Liquid chilling units for RCUK
RCUK SSC Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a contract for the purchase of replacement liquid chilling units for use by or on behalf of UK bodies.
UK-Swindon: heat-exchange units, air-conditioning and refrigerating equipment, and filtering machinery
Section I: Contracting authority
RCUK Shared Servies Centre Ltd
North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Kerry Hammond
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867465
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)
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
RCUK Shared Service Centre Ltd
North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
Section II: Object of the contract
NUTS code UKJ14
These bodies include but are not limited to The Science and Technology Facilities Council, The Medical Research Council, The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, The Economic and Social Research Council, The Natural Environment Research Council, The Arts and Humanities Research Council, The Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, The RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd, Central Government Departments and their Agencies, Non Departmental Public Bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities, voluntary sector charities, and/or other private organisations acting as managing agents or procuring on behalf of these UK bodies. (See Section VI.3, Additional Information).
Each chilling unit shall be suitable for R134A and shall comprise a packaged composite dual circuit model with 4 No. variable speed control magnetic bearing centrifugal serviceable oil free compressors, shell and tube flooded evaporator, air cooled condensers with 20 EC variable speed axial flow fans (or more) providing head pressure set point management, refrigerant liquid circuit inline PHX economisers, refrigerant piping, valves, safety devices and motor/starter control panel complete with all automatic controls, electrical wiring and instruments etc.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 550 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: The government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account. This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money. As part of the transparency agenda, government has made the following commitments with regard to procurement and contracting All new central government ICT contracts over the value of 10 000 GBP to be published in full online from July 2010 All new central government sourcing documents for contracts over 10 000 GBP to be published on a single website from September 2010, with this information to be made available to the public free of charge. New items of central government spending over 25 000 GBP to be published online from November 2010. All new central government contracts to be published in full from January 2011. Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new government contract, the resulting contract between the supplier and government will be published. In some circumstances, limited redactions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security. Service providers must clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments. Potential suppliers will be excluded if one of the following applies the supplier is in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency,compulsory winding up, administration, receivership, composition with creditors or any analogous state,or subject to relevant proceedings has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the business of professional misconduct has committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of business has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying information required by the authority is not in the possession of a licence or not a member of the appropriate trade or other organisation where the law requires it.
Reports from credit bureaux references may be sought in due course.
As per RFQ documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The refrigeration plant shall comply with:
ANSI/ASHRAE 15-1994 safety code for mechanical refrigeration.
British standards BS 4434: specification for requirements for refrigerant safety.
HVCA guide to good practice refrigeration.
The Institute of refrigeration code of practice for the minimisation of refrigerant emissions from refrigerant systems.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: yes
RCUK SSC Ltd.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
RCUK SSC Ltd as the Contracting Authority is putting in place a Contract for the purchase of liquid chiller units to be delivered to the address in sections II.1.22. Detailed on the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd website is a list of all organisations, institutes, centres and bodies (Authorised entities) that may use any appropriately advertised Contract let by the RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd. The full list can be accessed from the following link http//www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk/procure/contracts/Pages/def ault.aspx.
The Procurement Policy Manager
North Star House
SN2 1FF Swindon