Supply and installation of Extrusion Production Line

Supply and installation of Extrusion Production Line

Brunel University is seeking to procure an Extrusion Production Line for The Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) which is being established at Brunel University as a unique national scale-up facility for light metal casting research, aiming to bridge the gap between fundamental research and industrial applications.

United Kingdom-Uxbridge: Miscellaneous general and special-purpose machinery

2013/S 184-317240

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Brunel University
Kingston Lane
For the attention of: Mayele Yambila
UB8 3PH Uxbridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1895265795
E-mail: mayele.yambila@brunel.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.brunel.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bruneluniversity.

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

Other
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

Supply and installation of Extrusion Production Line.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Brunel University, Kingston Lane, Uxbrdige UB8 3PH.
NUTS code UK
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)

Brunel University is seeking to procure an Extrusion Production Line for The Advanced Metal Casting Centre (AMCC) which is being established at Brunel University as a unique national scale-up facility for light metal casting research, aiming to bridge the gap between fundamental research and industrial applications. Together with the EPSRC Centre for Innovative Manufacturing in Liquid Metal Engineering (LiME) and Brunel Centre for Advanced Solidification Technology (BCAST), the AMCC will provide high performance light alloys, resource efficient casting technologies and component innovations to meet the long- and mid-term needs of UK industry.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42900000

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: 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 machine should be operated in a full automatic cycle. The extrusion machine is a billet required to work with other equipment in a synchronised manner, which includes at least pre-heating, a loading system, a quenching and rollways. Additionally the line must be versatile enough to be configured for research and development applications. In addition, a set of testing die with an extrusion ratio of 50:1 shall be supplied appropriate design and manufacturing for commissioning and training.
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: 12 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

N/A.
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 set out in the Invitation to 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: As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As 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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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
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:

BU/13/10
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: 24.10.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.10.2013 – 12:00
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
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

The tendering exercise is being undertaking through Brunel University’s Tenders Portal (url:https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bruneluniversity). You will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate and registration is free.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Brunel University will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the date when the award decision notification is dispatched to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further de-brief from Brunel University before the contract is entered into. Applicants have until midnight of the second working day of the standstill period for their additional debriefing requests to reach Brunel University. A response to such a request must be provided to the bidder by a minimum 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, Regulations 47 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or are at risk of harm as a consequence of a breach of the procurement rules to bring an action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly and in any event within 3 months of the date when the grounds of complaint first arose.
Where a contract has not been entered into, the court may order the setting 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. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the court to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.9.2013