Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
London Fire Brigade
Contracts Section, 169 Union Street
For the attention of: Mrs Janet Finn
SE1 0LL London
Telephone: +44 2085551200-31152
General address of the contracting authority: www.london-fire.gov.uk
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
The provision of de-polluted vehicles for fire-fighter training.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Greater 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)
The Authority requires a single contractor to supply and deliver de-polluted vehicles to approximately 101 fire stations and other premises within the Greater London area. The vehicles will be required for extrication training and realistic scenario simulations to enable the continuing professional development of fire-fighters. The types of vehicles required should be representative of those using the streets of London. The bulk of the vehicles required will be standard cars with 2/4 doors with smaller numbers of cars/vans with a minimum of 7 seats up to a maximum of 16 seats, LGVs/HGVs of flat bed or box back construction, alternative fuel vehicles and vehicles with pre-determined deformities. All vehicles should be less than 8 years old and be de-polluted. The supplier is required to collect the vehicles once the training has completed and return them to an Authorised Treatment Facility.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
34100000 – FA04, 34115300
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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:
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)
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 will 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: yes
Description of particular conditions: The operating entity must have a current environmental permit and vehicles must be treated at an Authorised Treatment Facility (ATF).
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 are required to express an interest through the Bluelight Portal to be able to access the invitation to tender documents.
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 invitation to tender documents.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The information is set out in the invitation to 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: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 20.10.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
27.10.2014 – 10:00
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
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 4 years
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
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 e-mail filters. Please note that the Portal is currently being supported by two supply systems and you will need to register on to both. However the Authority is only using the Due North supported system at present to advertise its opportunities. Once all police and fire services have migrated over to the new EU Supply system the old Due North system will become obsolete, but in the meantime you will need an account on both sites to have access to any tenders carried out by any of the police and fire services. The contracting authority reserves the right at any time to cease this tendering process and not to award a contract.
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
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: