Tender for Transportation Services

Tender for Transportation Services

The Natural History Museum Framework Agreement for Specimen Transportation Services.

United Kingdom-London: Transport services (excl. Waste transport)

2016/S 037-060433

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Natural History Museum
Cromwell Road
SW7 5BD London
Telephone: +44 02079425416
E-mail: j.baker@nhm.ac.uk

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

Other: national museum

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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The Natural History Museum Framework Agreement for Specimen Transportation Services.

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

Service category No 20: Supporting and auxiliary transport services

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

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

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

Transport services (excl. Waste transport). The Natural History Museum Framework Agreement for Specimen Transportation Services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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:

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
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
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

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:


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

21.3.2016 – 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

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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.
The Museum has been touring its ground-breaking exhibitions since 1990 and we are currently adding a number of new, specimen-rich shows to our offer, and therefore wishes to set up a 4 year framework agreement to provide specialised specimen crating and/or transport services in 1 or all of the following lots:
Lot 1: Specimen and exhibition moves within the UK;
Lot 2: International moves, coordination of the complete logistics associated with packing and transporting specimens between the Museum’s UK sites and international hosting venues;
Lot 3: Crate production, coordination of the complete logistics associated with crate building according to the Museum’s specification;
Lot 4: Provision of warehousing facilities, for the storage of packed and/or packed crates.
Interested parties are required to complete and submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Once Questionnaires have been evaluated, shortlisted suppliers will be invited to tender. Please note that the Invitation to tender documents are available for download In Draft Form (subject to change before Invitations to Tender are dispatched) and For Information Only at the Pre-Qualification stage and interested parties are only required to submit a completed questionnaire rather than a full tender submission, unless and until they are shortlisted for the next stage.

Submission of Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires. This tender will be managed via the e-tendering service of Delta e-Sourcing. Potential suppliers are required to register at: www.delta-esourcing.com where they may download, complete, and then submit their completed Pre-qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) using the following access code: 5XNG8KDV2P.

To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=190513384

GO Reference: GO-2016219-PRO-7782357.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London

Body responsible for mediation procedures

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square, London
WC1A 2LP London
E-mail: info@ciarb.org
Telephone: +44 02079425416
Internet address: http://www.ciarb.org/
Fax: +44 2074044023

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: