Requirement for Scientific Services for London Fire Brigade

Requirement for Scientific Services for London Fire Brigade

Scientific Services; analysis, consultancy, support and associated services.

United Kingdom-London: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2013/S 168-291806

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Fire Brigade
Corporate Procurement, 169 Union Street
For the attention of: Mr Ian McDonell
SE1 0LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2085551200-31176
E-mail: ian.mcdonell@london-fire.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Other: Fire and Rescue Services Authority
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:

Scientific Services; analysis, consultancy, support and associated 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: London.
NUTS code UKI

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)

Provision of a 24 hour scientific advice and support service, to include; general scientific advice; advice on hazardous substances including chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear (CBRN), analysis of substances, scientific support to assist in fire investigations, service support of the Authority’s specialist equipment, testing and evaluation of new equipment, attendance at court hearings and enquiries and response to incidents within Greater London within defined attendance times.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 71620000, 71900000, 90711100, 90520000

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:

The main scope of the contract is the provision of scientific support services to London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority and the Metropolitan Police Service.
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

Duration in months: 36 (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:

A performance bond or guarantee including a parent company guarantee if the contractor is part of a group may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payment shall be made in accordance with the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Members of any consortium shall be jointly and severably liable. Legal bodies shall be companies or partnerships.
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: Firms wishing to be considered for inclusion on the tender list are required to complete the pre-qualification questionnaire which will be made available through the Bluelight Portal.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The information is set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The information is set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.9.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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

Bidders are required to register and express their interest through the Bluelight Portal (www.bluelight.gov.uk). It is free to register and bidders should receive notification of acceptance of their registration within 48 hours. Please be aware emails from the Portal may be quarantined by email filters. The Metropolitan Police Service may utilise the services during the lifetime of this contract. The contract is for 36 months, the contracting authority may wish to extend the contract for a further period or periods up to 24 months.

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

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Proceedings may not be brought unless the economic operator bringing the proceedings has informed the contracting authority of the breach or anticipated breach of duty owed to it by the contracting authority and of its intention to bring proceedings and unless those proceedings are brought promptly, and in any event within 3 months from the date when grounds for the bringing of proceedings first arise, unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings can be brought.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

28.8.2013