Supply of Composite Centre Heated Press

Supply of Composite Centre Heated Press

This press will be used for curing composite parts.

UK-Sheffield: industrial machinery

2012/S 84-138185

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sheffield
Floor 5, The Arts Tower, Western Bank
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield
For the attention of: Mark Richards
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142224204
E-mail: m.richards@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

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

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:

165/MVT Composite Centre Heated Press
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: University of Sheffield, AMRC, Catcliffe, Rotherham, UK.
NUTS code UKE32

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 University of Sheffield has a requirement for a Composite Centre Heated Press.
This press will be used for curing composite parts. Materials will include epoxy, bismaleimide, polyimide and thermoplastic resins reinforced with carbon, glass and other fibres. In general, parts will be cured/bonded on a tool (steel, invar, aluminium or composite) potentially with a vacuum bag installed over the part during curing/bonding.
An anticipated cycle for a thermoplastic composite laminate would be:
1. heat platens quickly to 390 C;
2. apply 7 bar pressure;
3. hold for 30 mins;
4. cool at 5 to 15 Celsius/min;
5. release pressure and remove part from press.
Another anticipated cycle for condensation curing polyimides would be:
1. apply 0.1bar platen pressure;
2. slowly heat at (0.6 C/min) to 180 C;
3. apply 15bar pressure and heat to 350 C;
4. hold at 350 C and 15bar for 60 mins;
5. slowly cool at 1.5 C/min to 60 C under 7bar.
This is a one stage EU open procurement procedure. The Invitation to Tender (ITT) and specification can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University’s e-tendering system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield. Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.

The closing date for return of tenders is 12 noon on 6.6.2012 (UK time).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

42000000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Supply and installation of Composite Centre Heated Press.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 290 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As per Tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per Tender documents.
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
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: See tender documentation that can only be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See tender documentation that can only be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See tender documentation that can only be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See tender documentation that can only be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See tender documentation that can only be obtained from https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield.

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:

165/MVT
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 103-169031 of 28.5.2011

Notice number in the OJEU: 2011/S 141-234300 of 26.7.2011

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

6.6.2012 – 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 tenders

Date: 6.6.2012 – 14:00
Place:

University of Sheffield Procurement Office.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Representatives from Finance and Procurement.

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

Tender Ref. 165/MVT, tender documentation must be obtained and returned through https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield.

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: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenders. This period allows unsuccessful tenders seek a further debriefing before the contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of contract cannot be resolved, the Public Contracts regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.4.2012