Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Oxfordshire County Council
County Hall, New Road
Contact point(s): Joint Commissioning
For the attention of: David Wood
OX1 1ND Oxford
Telephone: +44 1865323894
Fax: +44 1865783355
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.businessportal.southeastiep.gov.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
Regional or local authority
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Royal Berkshire Fire Authority
103 Dee Road
RG30 4FS Tilehurst, Reading
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Thames Valley Fire Control Service – Mobilising System (CPU688).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 7: Computer and related services
NUTS code UKJ1
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)
Along with many other fire and rescue services, Oxfordshire Fire and Rescue Service (OFRS) and Royal Berkshire Fire and Rescue Service (RBFRS) currently each have their own separate Control functions. Both are staffed by highly trained Control operators who answer 999 calls and send fire engines and other specialist appliances to all kinds of emergencies, including road traffic collisions, chemical spillages, large animal rescues, as well as fires.
OFRS and RBFRS are now working in partnership on proposals for a new, single joint Control function in 2014. This will be a Thames Valley Fire Control Service (TVFCS). As part of this programme the two FRSs aim to procure a joint mobilising system with additional options which include a Gazetteer and GIS.
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: 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:
The scope of the contract will include the identification and implementation of suitable solution(s) including solution design and development, provision of software system(s) and licences, provision of hardware, interfacing of systems, training, software/hardware support and maintenance and project management to support the aims of the TVFCS.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 000 000 GBP
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
Duration in months: 84 (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:
As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per the pre-qualification questionnaire/ tender documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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.3.1)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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
13.11.2012 – 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 tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officers of Oxfordshire County Council and Royal Berkshire Fire Services.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
Oxfordshire County Council is buying the mobilising system on behalf of itself and Royal Berkshire Fire Authority (the Partnership) and any other local authority or fire authority which joins the Partnership in the future. The system will also be used in order to provide services to customers of the Partnership or any of its members.
There is an option to extend the contract for a further 96 months in aggregate.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained