New Building-Independent Commissioning Consultant

New Building-Independent Commissioning Consultant

The NMO require an experienced Commissioning Consultant to inspect, witness and report on aspects of the installations, then manage the commissioning activities and carry out the actual commissioning, testing and validation of the pre-commissioned systems with the objective being to achieve a successful outcome.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Consultative engineering and construction services

2013/S 177-305695

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Construction Procurement Team
For the attention of: John Foy
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: john.foy@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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Scientific Research
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

The National Measurement Office
TW11 0JZ Teddington, Middlesex
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

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

New Building-Independent Commissioning Consultant.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKI23

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)

The National Measurement Office, NMO, an Executive Agency of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, BIS, located at Teddington, Middlesex wishes to procure the services of a Mechanical and Electrical Commissioning Consultant and an independent Commissioning Engineer for their new Advanced Metrology Laboratory at the National Physical Laboratory.
The NMO require an experienced Commissioning Consultant to inspect, witness and report on aspects of the installations, then manage the commissioning activities and carry out the actual commissioning, testing and validation of the pre-commissioned systems with the objective being to achieve a successful outcome.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71310000, 71630000, 71631300

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:

See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 30 (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:

See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See the RFI/RFQ documents issued to all expressing an interest.
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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

CON13013
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Notice on a buyer profile

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 87-148224 of 4.5.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 21.10.2013 – 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

28.10.2013 – 09:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

E-mail expressions of interest must be sent to john.foy@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk.

A combined Request for Information (RFI) Request for Quotation (RFQ) package will then be issued within six calendar days of receipt of the expression of interest.

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

The Procurement Policy Manager
E-mail: sscltd.procurementpolicy@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will notify suppliers knocked out at Questionnaire/RFQ stage and not invited to bid why they were unsuccessful. The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the relevant sending date when the Alcatel letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section I.1.The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and
prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings, and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by The Public Contracts (Amendment)
Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at a risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland).The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an ineffectiveness claim. There is a 6 month long stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion,and given proper reasons.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.9.2013