Mobile Data Terminals
Supply, Management and Installation of Mobile Data Terminals and Associated Infrastructure.
UK-West Malling: radio, television, communication, telecommunication and related equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Kent County Council, on behalf of The Kent and Medway Towns Fire Authority
Procurement -Commercial Services, Gibson Drive, Kings Hill, Kent
Contact point(s): Please see advert on www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk
ME19 4QG West Malling
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the County of Kent.
NUTS code UKJ
— supply and installation of mobile data terminal hardware,
— installation of the mobile data terminal hardware in the authority’s fleet of front line fire engines, height vehicles, command and control vehicles and new dimension vehicles based across the service area,
— mobile data software,
— supply of support infrastructure (gateways etc),
— integration into the mobilising systems,
— options for either a fully managed service or partially managed service,
— training and operating instructions.
KMTFA operates a 24-hour service currently across 66 Fire Stations (14 whole-time, 9 day-crewed and 43 part-time), a Training Centre, 4 Fire Safety Offices, 5 Group Offices an Urban Search & Rescue Centre and a Service Headquarters (subject to the Authority’s current integrated risk management plan – www.kent.fire-uk.org).
The Mobile Data Terminal hardware is to be installed in KMTFA’s fleet of Front Line Fire Engines (including Fire Engines, Height Vehicles, Command and Control Vehicles and New Dimension Vehicles) based across the Service Area. The requirement is for a mobile data solution, each with the necessary vehicle mounting hardware to allow use by the operational crew (not including the driver) whilst the vehicle is in motion. Risk Data available on the Mobile Data Terminal will be required to be accessible anywhere on the incident ground following vehicle arriving and booking ‘in attendance’.
The purpose of the fire engine Mobile Data system is to enhance the safety of the public of Kent and KMTFA fire-fighters. It achieves this by reliably providing the following key functions:-.
1. Route, receive, display and alert crews on the receipt of a mobilising message from the mobilising system.
2. Transmit and route status update messages from mobile resources back to the mobilising computer.
3. Replicate, store and display of up to date data from central databases to mobile data terminals (e.g. risk data, hazardous chemicals, standard operating procedures, hydrants etc.). When necessary, these to be displayed via a mapping screen.
4. Regular transmission of appliance location data (e.g. Geographical Positioning System) to the mobilising computer, to ensure that the location is known to sufficient accuracy (e.g. 100m) to enable location based mobilising.
5. Provide fire-fighter crews with fastest routing information and instructions to get to the location of the incident mobilised to, from the appliances current location, using an up to date road network calibrated for fire appliances.
It is KMTFA’s intention to award a seven year contract with an option to extend for a further two years. The tender will be accepted based on the application of the most economically advantageous tender. KMTFA anticipates awarding to no more than two Suppliers but preferably to one supplier.
Range: between 750 000 and 2 500 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26.5.1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10.6.1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The criteria in respect of the selection of the limited number of candidates will be disclosed within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be available following the closure date for expressions of interest.
Section VI: Complementary information
Any questions or clarifications relating to the PQQ must be submitted through the South East IEP Business Portal (ProContract) by the date stated in the PQQ.
This opportunity, which includes the PQQ and subsequent tender process, will be completed electronically via ProContract in its entirety, a site run by Due North. Interested organisations should go to www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.uk to register and then express interest in this particular opportunity.
Following the closure date for receipt of expressions of interest all applicants will be able to view the PQQ document via the Portal.
It should be noted that all submissions (ie PQQ, Tender and clarification questions) must be made via ProContract, no other submission route is permitted. Failure to follow this path may result in the application/tender being rejected.
Kent & Medway Towns Fire Authority anticipate awarding to no more than two Suppliers but preferably to one Supplier.
It should be noted that the Contract will run for an initial period of 84 months but may be extended, subject to the agreement of all parties, by a further 24 months making a total of 108 months.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.1.2012