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Notice Summary

Title:
UK-Aberdeen: Provision of GPS tags with Mobile Data Transfer for assessing bird movements and behaviour
Document Ref:
TED32SOCT370525
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Scottish Government
Date Published:
31 October 2019
Deadline Date:
28 November 2019
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
No
Alert Profile:
Labels:

Notice Abstract

The Scottish Ministers wish to purchase a maximum of 60 GPS tags with GSM (mobile network) data transfer capability. The principle requirement of the tags will be to track the movement of piscivorous birds (primarily goosanders (Mergus merganser), but potentially also red-breasted mergansers (Mergus serrator) and great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in riverine environments.

Notice Details

Contract Notice (below OJEU threshold)

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Scottish Government

Marine Scotland, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road, Torry

Aberdeen

AB11 9DB

UK

Contact person: Bob McLeod

Telephone: +44 1312443567

E-mail: bob.mcleod@gov.scot

NUTS: UKM

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10482

I.2) Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5) Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Provision of GPS tags with Mobile Data Transfer for assessing bird movements and behaviour

Reference number: CASE/216380

II.1.2) Main CPV code

32342400

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Supplies

II.1.4) Short description

The Scottish Ministers wish to purchase a maximum of 60 GPS tags with GSM (mobile network) data transfer capability. The principle requirement of the tags will be to track the movement of piscivorous birds (primarily goosanders (Mergus merganser), but potentially also red-breasted mergansers (Mergus serrator) and great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in riverine environments.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 62 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

35121600

77700000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM

Main site or place of performance:

Scotland

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

The Scottish Ministers wish to purchase a maximum of 60 GPS tags with GSM (mobile network) data transfer capability. The principle requirement of the tags will be to track the movement of piscivorous birds (primarily goosanders (Mergus merganser), but potentially also red-breasted mergansers (Mergus serrator) and great cormorants (Phalacrocorax carbo) in riverine environments.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Understanding and Delivery of Requirements / Weighting: 50

Quality criterion: Staff Competence, Knowledge and Experience / Weighting: 20

Quality criterion: Contract Management / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Corporate & Social Responsibilities / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Workforce Matters / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  30

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 31/12/2019

End: 31/03/2020

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: Yes

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: Yes

Identification of the project:

European Maritime Fisheries Fund

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions for participation

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

4B1a: Bidders will be required to have a minimum "specific" yearly turnover of 100,000 GBP for the last two 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 Million GBP

Public Liability Insurance = 5 Million 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) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

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

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

4C1.2: Bidders will be required to provide three examples over the last five 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) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 28/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28/11/2019

Local time: 12:00

Place:

Aberdeen

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.2) Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3) 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 Web Site 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 Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=602723.

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:602723)

Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=602723

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Scottish Government

AREA 3A SOUTH, VICTORIA QUAY, THE SHORE

Edinburgh

EH6 6QQ

UK

Telephone: +44 131

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.scotland.gov.uk

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

31/10/2019

Current Notes