Supply of Traceable Liquid to the Metropolitan Police

Supply of Traceable Liquid to the Metropolitan Police

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime as the contracting authority is tendering for the supply of Traceable Liquids and other associated goods to the Metropolitan Police Service.

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

2014/S 035-056958

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Metropolitan Police
Procurement Services, Floor 8 Empress State Building, Lillie Road
For the attention of: Mr Bob Markham
SW6 1TR Earls Court
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071611571
E-mail: bob.markham@met.police.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
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:

The Supply of Traceable Liquid.
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: London.
NUTS code UKI

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) as the contracting authority is tendering for the supply of Traceable Liquids and other associated goods to the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). The Authority/MPS is seeking through this tendering process to set up a call-off contract with a suitably capable Contractor to provide these goods and support for a term of 36 months.
A proof of concept was undertaken in 2012 by the MPS to determine how effective the deployment was in tackling the reduction in residential burglary. The evaluation and assessment of results following the proof of concept trial have now been completed. This tendering exercise is a separate tender exercise, open to all suppliers.
The contract is for the supply of traceable liquid in support of the MOPAC Police and Crime Plan 2013-16 and will cover a London wide roll out to over 440 000 homes across the 32 London Boroughs.
Our expectation of the traceable liquid product is that it will conform to the following standards.
— Be identifiable and discoverable for a minimum of 3 years.
By that we mean;
— To be identifiable as belonging to an individual residence
— Continue to fluoresce for a minimum of three years, when applied internally on property, using handheld and static scanning equipment.
— Continue to adhere to both electrical and jewellery items for a minimum of 3 years.
The Contractor will be required as part of the Invitation to tender, to provide evidence of accreditation / certification that their product(s) can meet the above criteria.
The proactive and intensive use of signage, leaflet and local publicity has shown to support the use of traceable liquid and its effect on the reduction of crime in and around the associated area, this therefore is expected that various forms of signage and public notices will be erected in target areas and cover between 400 and 1 500 homes and public notices will be published in the local press.
There will be an additional requirement for proactive covert equipment to catch offenders using traceable technology. These would include ‘Sting’ houses, vehicles and cycles. The contractor will be expected to install products and monitor all activities associated with ‘Sting’ operations during the contract. This may include sprayable application of traceable liquid, grease, installation and monitoring of covert cameras and covert tracking.
The Contractor will also be expected to maintain a database of basic household information to identify the original site of installation of their product(s).
The Contractor will also be responsible for the analysis of evidential swabs and may be required to provide expert witness evidence in court as part of the prosecution case.
Full details of the requirements will be included in the Statement of Requirement (SoR) issued in the Invitation To Tender (ITT) documents.
Interested suppliers are advised that it is the intention of the MPS to hold a Supplier Day on 27.2.2014 at Empress State Building, Lillie Road, London SW6 1TR. Suppliers may nominate a maximum of one (1) attendee. Name of the nominee are to be advised to MPS no later than noon on 24.2.2014 via the Bluelight e-tender system. Only persons who have been nominated will be able to attend the supplier day and will be issued with invitation and further details. Attendance is not mandatory but is recommended.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

35000000, 24950000

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:
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: 36 (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:

Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

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

Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

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

Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate , of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

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

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 1
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Specific requirements and information will be provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and subsequently in the Invitation to Tender (ITT) which can be downloaded by accessing via the Bluelight e-tendering portal at www.bluelight.gov.uk.

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:

SS3/13/156
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

31.3.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.5.2014
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

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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 36 months.
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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
Metropolitan Police Service, Procurement Services, 8th Floor, Empress State Building, Empress Approach, Lillie Road
SW6 1TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@met.police.uk
Telephone: +44 2071611571
Fax: +44 2071611403

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
Metropolitan Police Service, Procurement Services, 8th Floor, Empress State Building, Empress Approach, Lillie Road
SW6 1TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2071611571
Fax: +44 2071611403

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

The Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime
Metropolitan Police Service, Procurement Services, 8th Floor, Empress State Building, Empress Approach, Lillie Road
SW6 1TR London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@met.police.uk
Telephone: +44 2071611571
Fax: +44 2071611403

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.2.2014