Supply and Installation of a Flight Simulator

Supply and Installation of a Flight Simulator

The simulator is intended to provide the University with a low-cost entry point into flight simulation and to provide staff with experience in the operation, capabilities and possible integration of simulators in BNU courses. 

United Kingdom-High Wycombe: Flight simulators

2014/S 178-314125

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Buckinghamshire New University
Queen Alexndra Road
For the attention of: Daniel Barry
HP11 2JZ High Wycombe
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1494605246
E-mail: daniel.barry@bucks.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://bucks.ac.uk/

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

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

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:

BNU-1408-9 The Supply, Delivery and Installation of a Flight Simulator(s).

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase

NUTS code UKJ13

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)

Bucks New University (BNU), whose campus is located at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, provides students with a wide range of graduate and post-graduate courses, including those related to Aviation Management. BNU has worked for several years with selected Aviation Training Organizations (ATOs) in the UK to provide linked commercial pilot and degree level academic training. On some courses, students undertake formal pilot training either in parallel or either side of the relevant academic training, and can spend extended periods on campus without the opportunity to practice their flying skills.
It is to this end that the University has a requirement to acquire and operate a flight simulator to be used in support of its aviation courses. The simulator is intended primarily to provide students who are already undertaking flying instruction courses at either Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) level with the opportunity to practice and develop skills acquired during such training whilst they are with BNU. However, the University also requires being able to use the simulator for other courses and for peripheral purposes such PR/Marketing.
It is envisaged that students will be able to use the new facility to practice such skills as cross-country navigation or instrument flying and to consolidate or refresh the basic flying instruction they have previously received at an EASA/CAA approved Aviation Training Organization (ATO).
Whilst it is not initially envisaged that the University will itself offer formal flight training instruction using the simulator, it is possible that some level of formal pilot training might be offered in the future, and it is therefore a requirement that the device should be compatible with the standards set by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for use in support of formal pilot training courses.
To meet the above, the University has specified that the simulator to be procured must be FNPT II or equivalent capable, ideally having already received such approval at an ATO.
The selected device should be supported by desk-top trainers, either provided by the simulator manufacturer or acquired from a separate source.
The simulator is intended to provide the University with a low-cost entry point into flight simulation and to provide staff with experience in the operation, capabilities and possible integration of simulators in BNU courses. This proposed acquisition is not therefore an ultimate goal and suppliers/manufacturers should consider the possibility that additional or more sophisticated simulators could be required by the University in the future.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

34741400

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:

Bucks New University (BNU), whose campus is located at High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, UK, provides students with a wide range of graduate and post-graduate courses, including those related to Aviation Management. BNU has worked for several years with selected Aviation Training Organizations (ATOs) in the UK to provide linked commercial pilot and degree level academic training. On some courses, students undertake formal pilot training either in parallel or either side of the relevant academic training, and can spend extended periods on campus without the opportunity to practice their flying skills.
It is to this end that the University has a requirement to acquire and operate a flight simulator to be used in support of its aviation courses. The simulator is intended primarily to provide students who are already undertaking flying instruction courses at either Private Pilot Licence (PPL) or Commercial Pilot Licence (CPL) level with the opportunity to practice and develop skills acquired during such training whilst they are with BNU. However, the University also requires being able to use the simulator for other courses and for peripheral purposes such PR/Marketing.
It is envisaged that students will be able to use the new facility to practice such skills as cross-country navigation or instrument flying and to consolidate or refresh the basic flying instruction they have previously received at an EASA/CAA approved Aviation Training Organization (ATO).
Whilst it is not initially envisaged that the University will itself offer formal flight training instruction using the simulator, it is possible that some level of formal pilot training might be offered in the future, and it is therefore a requirement that the device should be compatible with the standards set by the UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) for use in support of formal pilot training courses.
To meet the above, the University has specified that the simulator to be procured must be FNPT II or equivalent capable, ideally having already received such approval at an ATO.
The selected device should be supported by desk-top trainers, either provided by the simulator manufacturer or acquired from a separate source.
The simulator is intended to provide the University with a low-cost entry point into flight simulation and to provide staff with experience in the operation, capabilities and possible integration of simulators in BNU courses. This proposed acquisition is not therefore an ultimate goal and suppliers/manufacturers should consider the possibility that additional or more sophisticated simulators could be required by the University in the future.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 350 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: 1 Simulator with the possibility of 2 depending on the room/unit size. Also an Option for 6 additional Desktop Simulators.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.12.2014. Completion 31.7.2015

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:

Any consortia will be required to form a legal entity prior to award of contract in which each member is jointly and severally liable.

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: Please see tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see tender documentation.
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

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

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

BNU-1408-9

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: 23.10.2014 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.10.2014 – 11:00
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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

To receive more information about this tender, including any amendments and/or clarifications and to request any clarifications and/or to respond to this tender, you must register your interest to this tender on the following site: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bucksnewuni Following an expression of interest the tender documentation will be available. The tender must be returned in accordance with the instructions set out in the documentation by the time and date indicated. Buckinghamshire New University does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer and reserves the right to accept an offer in either whole or in part. Bucks New University is not responsible for any costs incurred by bidders in relation to the participation in this process.

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:

12.9.2014