UPS Framework for the Met Office

UPS Framework for the Met Office

The Met Office has a requirement for a range of Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) to provide business contingency for its operations in the event of power loss/disruption.

UK-Exeter: Electrical machinery, apparatus, equipment and consumables; lighting

2013/S 121-207071

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Met Office
Fitzroy Road
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Ben Kitchen
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392885062
E-mail: ben.kitchen@metoffice.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1134362431

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Other: Weather
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:

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Exeter, Devon, UK. But also at other UK locations.
NUTS code UKK

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: 10
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP

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

The Met Office has a requirement for a range of Uninterruptable Power Supplies (UPS) to provide business contingency for its operations in the event of power loss/disruption. In addition, UPS’s of various sizes (550VA to 2000kVA) will be required for both HQ and frontline sites.
If you are interested in taking part in this tender then please register your company details on the Met Office’s eTendering portal at the following location:
https://tenders.metoffice.gov.uk/procontract/metoffice/supplier.nsf/frm_supplier_registration_wizard_introduction?openform

If you have already registered your Company on the Met Office’s eTendering portal then please register your interest in this Tender using the ‘Search current tender opportunities’ link at the following location: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/contracts

Once you have registered your Company details and the application has been accepted then please login and update your password and register your interest in this tender. You will then be able to download the ITT – Invitation to Tender document and its Appendices for completion and return by the Tender deadline on 31.07.2013 at 17:00. Please contact Ben Kitchen – ben.kitchen@metoffice.gov.uk with any queries.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

31000000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 000 000 GBP
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

Duration in months: 48 (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:
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
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

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:

DNWD-96LD9E
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

31.7.2013 – 17:00
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Met Office
Fitzroy Road
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM

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:21.6.2013