Tender for Portable Signs and Cones

Tender for Portable Signs and Cones

Illuminated signs and nameplates. Variable message signs. Signs and illuminated signs. Road signs.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Illuminated signs and nameplates

2013/S 151-262450

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Vehicle and Operator Services Agency
Berkeley House, Croydon Street
For the attention of: Nigel Bailey
BS5 0DA Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1179543285
E-mail: nigel.bailey@vosa.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1179543413

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dft.gov.uk/vosa

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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Transport
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:

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

Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 150 000 GBP

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

— Illuminated signs and nameplates.
— Variable message signs.
— Signs and illuminated signs.
— Road signs.
— Street signs.
— Police signs.
— Signs and related items.
— Road cones. Signage.
For the supply of portable signs and cones. These are required to fulfil 3 main requirements:
1. Following policy guidelines to prevent ‘entrapment’ allegations (eg camera signs);
2. Health and safety purposs, staff and public;
3. Direct traffic into the Enforcement sites.
The signs and cones must be easily transported in the boot of a saloon motor car (e.g. Skoda Octavia, Ford Mondeo). They must comply with the Manual Handling Regulations in particular weight and sizes suitable for deployment by a single operaive and Health and Safety Legislation. All finished panels must comply with the ‘Traffic Signs Regulatons and General Directions 2002’ unless otherwise stated.
The sign and cones must have a stand that provides a stable base, able to withstand the effects of traffic passing at 70 mph and/or high winds. In order to comply, the addition of suitable weighs to the stand legs will be acceptable in high wind environments.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31523000, 34924000, 34992000, 34992200, 34992300, 35260000, 44423400, 34928460, 34928470

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:

This framework agreement will be for a period of four years. The estimated value for the 4 years is between GBR 100 000 and GBR 150 000. This framework agreement is primarily for the use of VOSA but it is also available for use by other Contracting Authorities which make up the Department of Transport and its associated bodies, which include its executive agencies. Additionally, other Government Departments , Public Sector Bodies and other non- Departmental Public Bodies, that are publicly funded, will be able to use this/these framework agreements.
Should other parties utilise this/these framework agreement(s) it is not envisaged to exceed GBR 1 000 000. At the time of placing this advertisement VOSA has not received notifiction of interest from any other party.
II.2.2)Information about options
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:

N/A
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:

N/A
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes.
Description of particular conditions:
Subject to the Department for Transport’s following terms and conditions:
1. General Conditions of Contract for Services;
2. General Conditions of Contract for Goods and Associated Services.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.

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 3 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 on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past 5 years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct.
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work.
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities.
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate.
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract.
(h) A statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

016/005/3
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: 20.9.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.9.2013 – 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

Date: 27.9.2013 – 12:00
Place:

VOSA, Bristol.

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=69289791

GO Reference: GO-201381-PRO-5002633

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:1.8.2013