Tender for Research into Firearms and Forensics in Europe

Tender for Research into Firearms and Forensics in Europe

Open Tender for a Research and Consultancy Services for Examination of Firearms and Forensics In Europe and across territories (EFFECT) Project.

United Kingdom-Coventry: Research services

2014/S 193-341265

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Coventry University Higher Education Group
Priory Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Directorate
For the attention of: Lorna Caines
CV1 5FB Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2476887392
E-mail: procurement@coventry.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/finance/purchasing/Pages/Purchasing.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Home

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:

Open Tender for a Research and Consultancy Services for Examination of Firearms and Forensics In Europe and across territories (EFFECT) Project.

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

Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services

NUTS code UK

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)

Coventry University have been successful in being awarded a grant co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) Programme of the European Commission to deliver the Examination of Firearms and Forensics in Europe and aCross Territories (EFFECT) Project. Coventry University are the co-ordinating partner and require services from a Supplier in support of the work. The Supplier will assist in developing an understanding of the extent that illegal firearms cross international borders and are used in crimes in different jurisdictions, and in the dissemination of results. The University would like the Supplier to utilise the ballistic intelligence derived from bullets and cartridge cases recovered from crime scenes in the Western Balkan Countries to show how crime guns are being moved between these countries and beyond, and to illustrate the types of crimes that are being committed using the same weapon transnationally. To complete the work pertaining to this Contact, the available budget is up to GBP 125 000, inclusive of all associated costs and VAT.

For more information please log on to the e-tendering site at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Home and see the associated Tender Pack.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73110000, 73400000, 73200000, 73000000, 73210000, 38970000, 73432000, 73410000

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:

Coventry University have been successful in being awarded a grant co-funded by the Prevention of and Fight against Crime (ISEC) Programme of the European Commission to deliver the Examination of Firearms and Forensics in Europe and aCross Territories (EFFECT) Project. Coventry University are the co-ordinating partner and require services from a Supplier in support of the work. The Supplier will assist in developing an understanding of the extent that illegal firearms cross international borders and are used in crimes in different jurisdictions, and in the dissemination of results. The University would like the Supplier to utilise the ballistic intelligence derived from bullets and cartridge cases recovered from crime scenes in the Western Balkan Countries to show how crime guns are being moved between these countries and beyond, and to illustrate the types of crimes that are being committed using the same weapon transnationally. To complete the work pertaining to this Contact, the available budget is up to GBP 125 000, inclusive of all associated costs and VAT. For more information please log on to the e-tendering site at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/coventryuniversity/aspx/Home and see the associated Tender Pack.

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 120 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The contract will run from contract sign off for approximately 13 months, with the option to extend to complete the Project’s outcomes.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 13 (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:

No deposits are required if applicable parent guarantees may be required at a later stage of the tender process.

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

As per the tender documents.

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

If the contract is awarded to a consortium, joint venture or alliance, applicants will be required to contract with joint and several liability under English law either nominate a lead service provider with whom the contracting authority can contract and to whom all communication will be addressed or to form themselves into a single entity before the contract is awarded.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please see tender documents.
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: Please see tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see tender documents.
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

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:

GRANT PD191 Examination of Firearms and Forensics

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: 25.11.2014 – 09:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

25.11.2014 – 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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 25.11.2014 – 12:01

Place:

Procurement Directorate.

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Coventry University Procurement Directorate
Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@coventry.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2476887392
Internet address: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/finance/purchasing/Pages/Purchasing.aspx

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Priory Street
CV1 5FB Coventry
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@coventry.ac.uk
Telephone: +44 2476887392
Internet address: http://wwwm.coventry.ac.uk/finance/purchasing/Pages/Purchasing.aspx

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Coventry University will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.10.2014