Research Consultancy Civil Aviation Authority

Research Consultancy Civil Aviation Authority

The provision of consultancy services for the Civil Aviation Authority’s Regulatory Policy Group.

UK-Gatwick: research consultancy services

2012/S 118-195331

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Civil Aviation Authority
Aviation House, Gatwick Airport South
For the attention of: Clive Gilbert
RH6 0YR Gatwick
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: clive.gilbert@caa.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.caa.co.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: Aviation Regulator
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:

The provision of consultancy services for the Civil Aviation Authority’s Regulatory Policy Group.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
NUTS code UKI11

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is inviting expressions of interest from organisations wishing to enter into a framework agreement with the CAA to provide advice on a range of work to be undertaken by the CAA’s Regulatory Policy Group (RPG). The CAA plans to enter into a framework agreement with a number of organisations that will provide advice to the CAA on topics, as they arise, coveriing the following Lots:-.
Lot 1: Financial analysis (for both airports and air traffic services) which includes advice on aspects of the cost of capital, financeability issues and financial modelling.
Lot 2: Competition and market analysis which includes advice on the degree of market power enjoyed by the airports and terminal air traffic navigation services, potential harm, protections afforded by competition law and potential remedies, and assessment of competition law cases.
Lot 3: Comparative performance including one or more of:
— Commercial revenue benchmarking which includes benchmarking and advice on future trajectories on retail and property and car parking revenues;
— Staff cost benchmarking which includes advice on one or more of: wage and total staff costs, and pensions advice; and.
— Other benchmarking which includes benchmarking of airport and air traffic operations or the costs of central functions such as finance, human resources and advice on specific areas of business such as IT, rates, utilities and insurance and scrutiny of cost allocation processes.
Lot 4: Technical analysis which includes one or more of the following:-.
— review and benchmarking of capital expenditure (including both civils and IT based expenditure);
— review and benchmarking of asset management; and.
— scrutiny of regulatory compliance which could include consultation requirements or measurement of service quality (including delays).
Lot 5: Demand forecasting and passenger research.
Lot 6: Regulatory, economics, strategy and finance advice. This could include advice on the development of airport and air traffic service licence framework and strategy and the licences themselves.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Financial analysis

1)Short description

Financial analysis (for both airports and air traffic services) which includes advice on aspects of the cost of capital, financeability issues and financial modelling.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Competition and market analysis

1)Short description

Competition and market analysis which includes advice on the degree of market power enjoyed by the airports and terminal air traffic navigation services, potential harm, protections afforded by competition law and potential remedies, and assessment of competition law cases.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Comparative performance

1)Short description

Comparative performance including one or more of:
— commercial revenue benchmarking which includes benchmarking and advice on future trajectories on retail and property and car parking revenues;
— staff cost benchmarking which includes advice on one or more of: wage and total staff costs, and pensions advice; and.
— other benchmarking which includes benchmarking of airport and air traffic operations or the costs of central functions such as finance, human resources and advice on specific areas of business such as IT, rates, utilities and insurance and scrutiny of cost allocation processes.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Technical analysis

1)Short description

Lot 4: Technical analysis which includes one or more of the following:-.
— review and benchmarking of capital expenditure (including both civils and IT based expenditure);
— review and benchmarking of asset management; and.
— scrutiny of regulatory compliance which could include consultation requirements or measurement of service quality (including delays).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Demand forecasting and passenger research

1)Short description

Demand forecasting and passenger research.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Regulatory, economics, strategy and finance advice

1)Short description

Regulatory, economics, strategy and finance advice. This could include advice on the development of airport and air traffic service licence framework and strategy and the licences themselves.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73210000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: Interested parties must request copies of the CAA Pre-Qualification Questionnaire from Clive Gilbert at the email address in I.1 quoting the reference 1778. In their completed Questionnaires, the interested parties must specify which of the Lots they are intested in. The Questionnaires must be completed and returned to Clive Gilbert at the email address in I1 by 27.7.2012.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

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 below

1. Added value. Weighting 25

2. Price. Weighting 25

3. Quality. Weighting 25

4. Service. Weighting 25

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:

1778
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

27.7.2012
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

27.8.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.6.2012