United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Acoustic devices

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Tile United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Acoustic devices
OJEU (High Value) 334732-2019
Type Invitation to tender
Date Published 2019-07-17
Deadline 2019-08-15 12:00:00
Nature Of Contract Supply contract
Awarding Authority Centeral Government
Awarding Criteria The most economic tender
Procedure Open procedure

Description :
CONTRACT NOTICE


Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses:
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB11 9DB
Country: UK
Contact person: Bob McLeod
Telephone: +44 1312443567
E-mail: bob.mcleod@gov.scot
NUTS code: UKM
Main address (URL): http://www.scotland.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile (URL): https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482
I.2.3) The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

Communication
I.3) Procurement documents
(URL):www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Additional Information
I.3.4) Additional information can be obtained from:
I.3.6)Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
I.3.8) to the above mentioned address
I.4) Type of the contracting authority: MINISTRY

Main Activity
I.5.1) Main Activity: GENERAL PUBLIC SERVICES

Section II: Object of Contract


Title:

Broadband Acoustic Loggers and Acoustic Release Systems

Reference number: CASE/216380

II.1.4) Short description

The Scottish Ministers has a requirement to purchase broadband acoustic loggers, for the purposes of long term monitoring of ambient underwater noise, as well as echolocation clicks, whistles, and other vocalisations of marine mammals. These must be capable of being moored for extended periods (several months to a year) underwater and recording data autonomously. The devices will be used as part of a broad scale array monitoring cetaceans and underwater noise levels within Scottish waters. The Scottish Ministers also have a requirement for the supply of medium load acoustic releases, including any other items necessary for the operation of the releases. Equipment will be operated by scientific staff from Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

II.01) Estimated value excluding VAT:
GBP 150000.00

Information about lots
II.1.6) This contract is divided into lots: yes



Description: Item/Lot 1
Title:

Broadband Acoustic Loggers

II.2.1) Lot No: 1
NUTS code: UKM50
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

East coast of Scotland.

II.1.4) Short description

The Scottish Ministers has a requirement to purchase broadband acoustic loggers, for the purposes of long term monitoring of ambient underwater noise, as well as echolocation clicks, whistles, and other vocalisations of marine mammals. These must be capable of being moored for extended periods (several months to a year) underwater and recording data autonomously. The devices will be used as part of a broad scale array monitoring cetaceans and underwater noise levels within Scottish waters. The Scottish Ministers also have a requirement for the supply of medium load acoustic releases, including any other items necessary for the operation of the releases. Equipment will be operated by scientific staff from Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Understanding and delivery of requirements
Weighting: 45

Criteria: Staff competence, knowledge and experience
Weighting: 25

Criteria: Contract management
Weighting: 15

Criteria: Corporate and social responsibilities
Weighting: 10

Criteria: Workforce matters
Weighting: 5
Cost/Price
Weighting: 30
II.2.6) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.7) Start 2019-09-18
II.2.7) End 2019-12-31
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

1 month.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: yes II.2.10.1) Variants will be accepted: yes

II.02.13) The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds)

Euorpean Maritime Fisheries Fund


Description: Item/Lot 2
Title:

Acoustic Release Systems

II.2.1) Lot No: 2
NUTS code: UKM50
II.2.3.2) Main site or place of performance:

East coast of Scotland.

II.1.4) Short description

The Scottish Ministers has a requirement to purchase broadband acoustic loggers, for the purposes of long term monitoring of ambient underwater noise, as well as echolocation clicks, whistles, and other vocalisations of marine mammals. These must be capable of being moored for extended periods (several months to a year) underwater and recording data autonomously. The devices will be used as part of a broad scale array monitoring cetaceans and underwater noise levels within Scottish waters. The Scottish Ministers also have a requirement for the supply of medium load acoustic releases, including any other items necessary for the operation of the releases. Equipment will be operated by scientific staff from Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, Aberdeen.

II.2.5) Award criteria:

Criteria: Understanding and delivery of requirements
Weighting: 45

Criteria: Staff competence, knowledge and experience
Weighting: 25

Criteria: Contract management
Weighting: 15

Criteria: Corporate and social responsibilities
Weighting: 10

Criteria: Workforce matters
Weighting: 5
Cost/Price
Weighting: 30
II.2.6) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.7) Start 2019-09-18
II.2.7) End 2019-12-31
II.2.7.5) This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.2.7.6) Description of renewals:

1 month.

II.2.10) Variants will be accepted: yes II.2.10.1) Variants will be accepted: yes

II.02.13) The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds)

Euorpean Maritime Fisheries Fund


Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1.2.3) List and brief description of selection criteria

This section covers questions 4B1-6 of the ESPD (Scotland).

III.1.2.4) Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

4B1a: Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘specific’ yearly turnover of 150 000 GBP for the last 2 years.

In the event that the bidder does not comply with this requirement, they will not be considered any further in this tendering exercise.

As evidence for the ESPD (Scotland) Question 4B1a, the procurement officer may ask for annual accounts from the bidder.

4B5: it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types of insurance indicated below:

— employers (compulsory) liability insurance = in accordance with the legal obligation for the time being enforced,

— professional indemnity insurance = 1 000 000 GBP,

— public liability insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.

4B6: Bidders must demonstrate a current ratio of greater than 0,8.

Current ratio will be calculated as follows: net current assets divided by net current liabilities.

Please state whether you have applied IFRS15 to your accounts.

There must be no qualification or contra-indication from any evidence provided in support of the bidders economic and financial standing.

III.1.3.2) List and brief description of selection criteria

Details of technical facilities, measures for ensuring quality and quality management procedures.

III.1.3.3) Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required

4C1.2: Bidders will be required to provide three examples over the last 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in the Contract Notice or the relevant section of the site notice.

4C2: Bidders will be required to provide details of the technicians or technical bodies the bidder can call upon in relation to this procurement exercise.

4C3a: Bidders will be required to provide details of the technical facilities and measures for ensuring quality.

4C4: Bidders are required to provide a statement of the relevant supply chain management and/or tracking systems used.

4C5. Bidder will be requested to provide an opportunity for the bidder to check on technical capacity of the bidder and on their quality measures.

4C7: Bidders will be required to confirm what environmental management measures they will employ.

4C9: Bidders should provide details of relevant tools, plant or technical equipment available to you in relation to this procurement exercise.

4C10: Bidders will be required to confirm that whether they intend to subcontract and if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Quality management procedures:

1) The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent); or

2) The bidder must have the following:

A documented policy regarding quality management. The policy must set out the responsibilities for quality management demonstrating that the bidder has and continues to implement a quality management policy that is authorised by their Chief Executive, or equivalent, and is periodically reviewed at a senior management level. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be undertaken and set out responsibilities for quality management throughout the organisation.

III.2.3) Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.02.01) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.02.02) Date 2019-08-15
IV.02.02) Local time 12:00


IV.02.06) Duration in months (from the date stated for receipt of tender): 3
IV.02.07) Conditions for opening of tenders
IV.02.07) Date 2019-08-15
IV.02.07) Local time 12:00
IV.02.07) Place

Aberdeen.


Section V: Complementary information


VI.2.1) Electonic ordering will be used
VI.2.3) Electronic payment will be used

Additional information:

Service type not appropriate for lotting:

ESPD will be scored on a pass/fail basis.

Question scoring methodology for award criteria outlined in invitation to tender.

0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.

2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=538689

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=591235

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:591235)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=591235


Review body:
Official name: Scottish Government
Postal address: Victoria Quay, Leith
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH6 6QQ
Country: UK
Telephone: +44 1312447556
URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Section VI

VI.05.00) Date of dispatch of this notice 2019-07-16

English Language Unavailable

CPV Codes
32342400; 45214630; Acoustic devices; Scientific installations;

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