Tender to Supply Jet Engines

Tender to Supply Jet Engines

The University of Sheffield is out to tender on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering for two turbofan engines for teaching and research purposes.

United Kingdom-Sheffield: Jet engines

2014/S 173-306075

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, Arts Tower, Western Bank
For the attention of: Ms Y. Everitt
S10 2TN Sheffield
Telephone: +44 1142222173
E-mail: y.everitt@sheffield.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Address of the buyer profile: www.sheffield.ac.uk/procurement

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


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:

177/YE Two turbofan engines.

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

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: University of Sheffield, Diamond Building.

NUTS code UKE32

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 University of Sheffield is out to tender on behalf of the Faculty of Engineering for two turbofan engines for teaching and research purposes. The equipment will provide practical reinforcement of learning and teaching outcomes, with a hardware platform for the curriculum areas of aero engine design and operation. 2 turbofan engines are required:
Lot 1 — strip an rebuild engine,
Lot 2 — test engine and test bench.
Both engines are required of the same make and model and will fulfil different functions. The first engine is to be used for strip and rebuild exercises, and is therefore not required to be ignited. The second engine must be fully operational, capable of ignition, thrust in the range of 200daN-300daN, and sufficiently instrumented to enable monitoring, operation and experimentation using a separate test bench.
The closing date for return of tenders is Thursday 16.10.2014 at 12:00 (UK time).
The full technical specification can be found in the tender documentation which will be sent to you once you have expressed your interest.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all 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:

Supply, installation and commissioning of 2 turbofan engines, including warranty and service contracts for a minimum of 3 years. The requirement is for two engines of the same make and model. Both lots will be awarded jointly to a single supplier using the Most Economically Advantageous Tender criteria detailed in the tender documentation.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 14.11.2014. Completion 1.9.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Strip and rebuild engine

1)Short description

Strip and rebuild engine.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope

One system, of the same make and model as Lot 2.
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:

As per tender documents.

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

As per tender documents.

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

Joint and several liability.

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: As per tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

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:


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: 14.10.2014
Payable documents: no

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

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 16.10.2014


University of Sheffield, Department of Finance.


Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised representative from the department of Finance (e-tender).

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

This is a one stage EU procurement (open procedure). The Invitation to Tender can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University’s e-tendering system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield

Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.

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: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum ten-day standstill period at the point information on the award of Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek a further debriefing before the Contract is entered into. If an appeal regarding the award of Contract cannot be resolved, the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended) provides for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action should be brought promptly (generally within 30 days).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: