Supply Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Supply Self Contained Breathing Apparatus to Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The provision of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, associated equipment and services, including but not limited to:  purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (including SCBA Sets, SCBA Cylinders, ADSU Facilities, Communication Equipment).

United Kingdom-Perth: Security, fire-fighting, police and defence equipment

2014/S 082-143155

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
Headquarters, 5 Whitefriars Crescent
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Joan McCluskey
PH2 0PA Perth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224788671
E-mail: joan.mccluskey@firescotland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://firescotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA19543

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Scottish Fire and Rescue Service
North SDA Headquarters, 19 North Anderson Drive
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Joan McCluskey
AB15 6TP Aberdeen
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1224788671
E-mail: joan.mccluskey@firescotland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://firescotland.gov.uk

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

Public order and safety
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:

Provision of Self Contained Breathing Apparatus and Associated Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Various Locations Throughout Scotland.
NUTS code UKM

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 provision of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, associated equipment and services, including but not limited to:
— purchase self-contained breathing apparatus (including SCBA Sets, SCBA Cylinders, ADSU Facilities, Communication Equipment) with associated services relating to maintenance, testing and repair.
The equipment provided must:
a) Supply the wearer with respirable air independent of the external environment
b) be capable of operating in all fire and rescue environments when used by operational firefighters.
It is essential that the equipment provided must be compliant with UK legislation in force at the time that the equipment enters operational service.
It shall be possible to upgrade the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus and associated equipment during the life of the contract, subject to new wearer requirements and technological innovations. These upgrades will be subject to assessment before acceptance.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=294900.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35000000, 35111100, 35110000, 50000000, 50413200

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:

The actual quantities are not known at this time, but it is envisaged that between 2 000 and 3 000 SCBA sets and associated equipment and services shall be required over the term of the contract.
It shall be possible to review the provision of Self-contained Breathing Apparatus and associated services throughout the life of the contract, subject to new wearer requirements, technological innovations and continuous improvement (including benefits realisation and product innovation). To facilitate this, the initial 9 year contract period shall be structured in blocks of 3 years/3 years/3 years. 6-months prior to the end of each 3-year period the Contractor shall be required to produce a benefits realisation plan and best value review which will be agreed by SFRS.
Continous contract management and review of contract progress and contractor performance shall be linked to the term of the contract and product refresh.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract shall be for an initial period of nine (9) years plus further extension periods to a maximum contract period of 12 years, applied at the discretion of SFRS on the basis of the offers submitted for these particular requirements.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details withing the tender document.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Details within tender document.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: candidates shall be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and/or environmental or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details of these shall be set out in the invitation to tender documentation.
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 detailed within Tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed within Tender Documents
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed within 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:

0184-1114
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: 30.5.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.6.2014 – 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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of 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: January 2022
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s preliminary view is that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Collective Redundancies and Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment)(Amendment) Regulations 2014) (“TUPE”) and the Transfer of Undertakings Acquired Rights Directive 2001/23/EC (“the Directive”)may apply to this contract.
However, applicability will depend ultimately on a consideration of any proposals submitted by a tenderer, and tenderers may put forward proposals with different implications. Prospective tenderers must take their own advice on this matter and tender accordingly, and must not rely on the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service’s view being correct in law.
Current service providers have been requested to provide relevant information relating to staff employed in connection with the provision of the service and, where this is available, it has been included within the Invitation to Tender.
All submissions must be completed and submitted electronically, in accordance with the instructions in the ITT.
SFRS shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. Bidding and bid costs are entirely at the risk of bidders and will not be refunded by SFRS under any circumstances.
All dates and times specified in this notice are only provisional and the SFRS reserves the right to change these.
SFRS reserves the right not to award any or part of this requirement.
(SC Ref:294900)
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: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/1) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:24.4.2014