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Procurement Notice Details

Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services [framework agreement for consultancy services — high power laser operation and manufacturing development]
Sheffield, UK

Purchaser: The University of Sheffield

25/08/2015 S163 Member states - Service contract - Contract notice - Open procedure
I.II.III.IV.VI.
United Kingdom-Sheffield: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2015/S 163-298701

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC
Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)
Name, addresses and contact point(s)
The University of Sheffield
Procurement Office, Floor 5, Arts Tower, Western Bank
Contact point(s): https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield
For the attention of: Sylwia Wiaderna
S10 2TN Sheffield
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1142227662
E-mail: s.wiaderna@sheffield.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority: https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/sheffield
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:
1245/277/SW/N/15 Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services — High Power Laser Operation and Manufacturing Development.
II.1.2)
Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 8: Research and development services
NUTS code UKE31
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: 5
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 300 000 GBP
II.1.5)
Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
1245/277/SW/N/15 Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services — High Power Laser Operation and Manufacturing Development
The University of Sheffield wishes to invite tenders for supply to The Nuclear Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre at Catcliffe in Rotherham.
Scope of Requirement:
Specialist consultants are required with specific experience and knowledge of utilizing a high power laser for manufacturing. Manufacturing activities may be related to cladding, additive manufacturing, welding, cutting, surface treatment and others. Consultants with specific experience in utilizing a high power diode laser for manufacturing are especially invited to tender.
Our intention is to create a multi-supplier framework agreement initially for 24 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months on the anniversary of the contract.
Tender Process and Documentation:
This is an open EU exercise. The ITT can be downloaded by registering and expressing your interest on the University's e-tendering system https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield.
If you have any questions or comments in relation to this tender they must be submitted via the In-tend System, this can be accessed at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/Sheffield
Completed tenders must be returned through the same e-tendering system.
Closing date for receipt of tenders: 22.9.2015 at 12 noon (UK time).
II.1.6)
Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71600000, 73000000, 73210000, 73220000, 73200000, 71621000
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:
This Framework Agreement will be for the initial period of 24 months with an option to extend for a further 12 months on the anniversary of the contract.
The annual value is anticipated to be in the region of GBP 100 000.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 150 000 and 300 000 GBP
II.2.2)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: An option to extend for 1 year on the anniversary of the contract.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
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
Starting 1.10.2015. Completion 30.9.2017
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 documentation.
III.1.2)
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As per 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
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: Financial Information.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Pass = Audited accounts for past 2 years can be examined.
Fail = No Financial Information can be examined.
III.2.3)
Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Three references are requested.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
References provided must evidence supplier's previous experience of service delivery in similar environment.
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
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 below
1. Method Statement 2. Weighting 40
2. Method Statement 3. Weighting 10
3. Method Statement 4. Weighting 40
4. Method Statement 5. Weighting 10
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:
1245/277/SW/N/15
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: 21.9.2015
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
22.9.2015 - 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
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)
Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 22.9.2015 - 13:00
Place:
Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, Wallis Way, Catcliffe, Rotherham, S60 5TZ
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised Officer of the University of Sheffield.
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
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 10 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 2015 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:
20.8.2015



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