Provision and Maintenance of Generator Sets to GMP

Provision and Maintenance of Generator Sets to GMP

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester is establishing a Framework for the maintenance of Generator Sets (engines and alternators) in various sizes up to 2MVa one step 100 % acceptance. Requirements are for maintenance and servicing of our existing generator sets.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Repair and maintenance services of generators

2013/S 151-262923

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Greater Manchester Police Authority
Procurement, Nexus House, Alexandria Drive, Ashton-under-Lyne
For the attention of: Tony Maher
OL7 0QN Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1618561140
E-mail: tony.maher@gmp.police.uk

Further information can be obtained from: See Annex 1
UNITED KINGDOM

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: See Annex 1
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Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: How to obtain PQQ document
Suppliers/Contractors wishing to express an interest in this tender opportunity, and obtain tender documentation, should go to www.bluelight.gov.uk/opportunities, and enter the following reference number in the search criteria “contains:” box: QTLE-99XHWJ then click on the tender opportunity Title and select the “Login and Register Interest” button, and enter their username and password.If not already registered on the Bluelight ProContract eTendering system, suppliers/contractors will need to do so by going to www.bluelight.gov.uk and clicking on the “Register Company” link in the Supplier menu, and filling in the company registration form. It is free to register on the system and there are no subscription charges or additional costs for using the system. Once the registration has been processed (which can take up to 48 hours), two separate emails containing the username and password will be sent to the email address registered with. Suppliers/Contractors will need to return to the tender opportunity, to express their interest electronically. If the tender documents have already been published, suppliers/contractors will be able to access them by going to www.bluelight.gov.uk and selecting “Supplier Login”. If the tender documents are not yet published suppliers/contractors who have expressed an interest will be notified via email when the documents are available.
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I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Provision and Maintenance of Generator Sets.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
NUTS code UKD

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 2
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 10 000 000 GBP

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

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester is establishing a Framework for the maintenance of Generator Sets (engines and alternators) in various sizes up to 2MVa one step 100 % acceptance. Requirements are for maintenance and servicing of our existing generator sets. The contractor will take on the role of the ‘principal contractor’. The contract as awarded by GMP is to be awarded to a single contractor, however a further two or more contractors may be awarded Framework Status in the event that new / replacement installations are required, in which case Further Competition will be conducted between Economic Operators awarded contract / Framework Status to ensure Best Value is being obtained.
The above stated values are based on a four year contracted duration, assuming all options are taken to extend. The estimated value of expenditure for GMP is GBP 125 000 per annum, (or GMP500000 over a four year period).but does not include any expenditure on new / replacement generator sets (engines and / or alternators). The framework limit is set at GMP10000000 to allow for any new or replacement installations, and also to allow usage of the contract / framework by our PFI building provider (see below), however interested parties should note that the current expenditure is approximately GBP 125 000 per annum, as we have no planned replacement generator sets, nor is the contract used by our PFI Provider.
No values or volumes will be guaranteed under any resulting framework / contract awards.
Economic operators should note that the Transfer of Undertakings Protection of Employment Rights may apply. Details, if appropriate, will be provided within the Invitation to Tender.
The framework is proposed to run for two years, with options to extend for up to a further two years.
Contracts awarded through the framework may also be open to GMPs PFI (Private Finance Initative) Building Provider should that option offer Best Value to the force, therefore any successful Economic Operator must understand and accept that their prices / rates may be shared with the PFI Provider to allow an assessment to be made in relation to achieving Best Value.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50532300, 31120000

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:

GMP will award to a single provider to cover Lot 1, with a further two or more economic operators being awarded framework status in the event that new installations / replacement generators are required, thereby ensuring Best Value to the Force.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework will be awarded for an intial 2 year period with options to extend for up to a further 2 years.
Full financial appraisals may be conducted as part of any subsequent further competition. GMP retain the right to conduct a full financial appraisal during the ITT stage.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (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:

As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(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 May 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 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past 3 years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issues or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(g) for public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, and indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract;
(k) with regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so request; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognized competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the pre qualification and/or tender documents.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Technical Experience and References, Health and Safety, Financial Status (however in depth financial analysis will only be conducted during the evaluation of tenders), Equality and Diversity, Environmental Policy, Professional Conduct, Insurance, Sustainability, Business Continuity. There are also published criteria for discretionary rejection of submissions.
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:

0385
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 23.8.2013 – 23:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.9.2013 – 23:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

30.8.2013
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 6.10.2013 – 09:00

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

The Contracting Authority does not bind itself to accept any tender and reserves the right to cancel the tendering process at any point. The Contracting Authority is not liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in tendering for this contract opportunity.
How to obtain a pre qualification questionnaire:
Documentation relating to this procurement activity is only available via the Emergency Services e-Tendering system at: www.bluelight.gov.uk

The specific contract reference for this procurement is:
QTLE-99XHWJ. Further details can be found in Annex A of this contract notice.
NB To clarify: The deadline for requesting the Pre Qualification Questionnaire is 23.8.2013, and the deadline for receipt of completed submissions is 1.9.2013.

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

GMP Assistant Branch Head, Contracts and Procurement
Procurement Section, Nexus House, Alexandria Drive, Ashton-under-Lyne
OL7 0QN Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@gmp.police.uk
Telephone: +44 1618561140
Internet address: www.gmp.police.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 working day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to
tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested through the Bluelight e-Procurement system. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.8.2013