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Procurement Notice Details

Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security [sales representative services for apros process simulation software]
Various

Purchaser: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Limited

07/02/2018 S26 - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure
I.II.III.IV.VI.
Finland-VTT: Business services: law, marketing, consulting, recruitment, printing and security

2018/S 026-056772

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU
Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)
Name and addresses
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Limited
FI26473754
P O Box 1000
VTT
02044
Finland
Telephone: +358 20722111
E-mail: kilpailutus@vtt.fi
NUTS code: FI
Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.vttresearch.com

I.2)
Joint procurement
I.3)
Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://hanki.tarjouspalvelu.fi/hanki
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://hanki.tarjouspalvelu.fi/hanki?id=151207&tpk=7c49b743-d0e1-41b0-9782-ff7daace8d08
I.4)
Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)
Main activity
Other activity: Research and development
Section II: Object

II.1)
Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)
Title:
Sales representative services for Apros process simulation software

Reference number: Reg. no 3/206/2018
II.1.2)
Main CPV code
79000000
II.1.3)
Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)
Short description:
Apros is a versatile software product for modelling and simulation of thermal and nuclear power plants, energy systems and other processes. Apros is used world-wide by engineering and utility companies, equipment suppliers, safety authorities, universities and research organizations. The objective of the tender process is to find sales representatives to the target regions Europe, Asia (excluding China and India) and North America, offering sales services of Apros software, to promote the sales of the Apros-related offering described in the invitation to tender. The procurement has been divided into 3 parts (lots) according to the target regions:

1. Europe;

2. Asia (excluding China and India);

3. North America.

Tenderers may give separate tenders for one or more parts. The procurement is described in detail in the Invitation to Tender documents.

II.1.5)
Estimated total value
II.1.6)
Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)
Description
II.2.1)
Title:
Europe

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)
Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: FIZ
II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
The objective of the tender process is to find sales representatives offering sales services of Apros software, to promote the sales of the Apros-related offering described in the invitation to tender in Europe. VTT will choose at least 1 and no more than 5 suppliers to provide the service in Europe. The procurement is described in detail in the Invitation to Tender documents.

II.2.5)
Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Preliminary plan for providing the sales representative service / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Simulation case using the demo version / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)
Estimated value
II.2.7)
Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:
The contract period is 3 years. After the fixed 3 year contract period, the agreement will be valid until further notice with 6 months’ notice.

II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:
VTT reserves an option for possible minor collaboration related to other activities, e.g., professional services, which would be agreed case by case.

II.2.12)
Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)
Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)
Additional information
II.2)
Description
II.2.1)
Title:
Asia (excluding China and India)

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)
Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: FIZ
II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
The objective of the tender process is to find sales representatives offering sales services of Apros software, to promote the sales of the Apros-related offering described in the invitation to tender in Asia (excluding China and India). VTT will choose at least 1 and no more than 5 suppliers to provide the service in Asia (excluding China and India). The procurement is described in detail in the Invitation to Tender documents.

II.2.5)
Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Preliminary plan for providing the sales representative service / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Simulation case using the demo version / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)
Estimated value
II.2.7)
Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:
The contract period is 3 years. After the fixed 3 year contract period, the agreement will be valid until further notice with 6 months’ notice.

II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:
VTT reserves an option for possible minor collaboration related to other activities, e.g., professional services, which would be agreed case by case.

II.2.12)
Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)
Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)
Additional information
II.2)
Description
II.2.1)
Title:
North America

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)
Additional CPV code(s)
79000000
II.2.3)
Place of performance
NUTS code: FIZ
II.2.4)
Description of the procurement:
The object of the tender process is to find sales representatives offering sales services of Apros software, to promote the sales of the Apros-related offering described in the Invitation to Tender in North America. VTT will choose at least 1 and no more than 5 suppliers to provide the service in North America. The procurement is described in detail in the Invitation to Tender documents.

II.2.5)
Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Preliminary plan for providing the sales representative service / Weighting: 70
Quality criterion - Name: Simulation case using the demo version / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 0
II.2.6)
Estimated value
II.2.7)
Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:
The contract period is 3 years. After the fixed 3 year contract period, the agreement will be valid until further notice with 6 months’ notice.

II.2.10)
Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)
Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:
VTT reserves an option for possible minor collaboration related to other activities, e.g., professional services, which would be agreed case by case.

II.2.12)
Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)
Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)
Additional information
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)
Conditions for participation
III.1.1)
Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
As stated in the Invitation to Tender documents.

III.1.2)
Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)
Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)
Information about reserved contracts
III.2)
Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)
Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)
Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)
Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)
Description
IV.1.1)
Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)
Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)
Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)
Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)
Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)
Administrative information
IV.2.1)
Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)
Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 04/04/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)
Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)
Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)
Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Tender must be valid until: 31/08/2018
IV.2.7)
Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 04/04/2018
Local time: 12:01
Place:
Espoo, Finland.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:
The given date is preliminary. VTT reserves the right to change the scheduled date. The opening of tenders shall not be a public event.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)
Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)
Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)
Additional information:
VI.4)
Procedures for review
VI.4.1)
Review body
Markkinaoikeus
Radanrakentajantie 5
Helsinki
00520
Finland
Telephone: +358 295643300
E-mail: markkinaoikeus@oikeus.fi
Fax: +358 295643314
Internet address:http://www.oikeus.fi/markkinaoikeus

VI.4.2)
Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)
Review procedure
VI.4.4)
Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)
Date of dispatch of this notice:
06/02/2018

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