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Supplies Open Procedure Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S) Official name: The Commissioners of Northern Lighthouse operating as the Northern Lighthouse Board, Postal Address: 84 George Street, Town: Edinburgh, Telephone: 0131 473 3100, E-mail: fional@nlb.org.uk, Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: Fiona Lynch, Commercial Manager, Postal Code: EH2 3DA, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 0131 473 2436, General address of the contracting authority (URL): http://www.nlb.org.uk, Address of the Buyer Profile (URL): http://nlb.g2b.info
I.1.1) Further information can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to As in I.1.
I.2.1) Type of contracting authority Body governed by public law
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) Main activity or activities
If 'other' please specify Provision of Aids to Navigation for Scotland and the Isle of Man
I.2.2) 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 UK-Edinburgh: Solar Modules
II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance Purchase
II.1.2.1) Main place of delivery Oban,PA34 4LS, SCOTLAND
NUTS Code UKM.
II.1.3) The notice involves The establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4) Information on framework agreement (if appropriate)
Framework agreement with a single operator
Number
OR, if applicable, maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged
II.1.4.1) Duration of the framework agreement (if appropriate)
Period in year(s) 4
OR month(s)
Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years
II.1.4.2) Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement (give figures only)
Estimated value excluding VAT 90000
OR range: between
and
Currency GBP
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) Solar modules, suitable for use on fixed and floating Aids to Navigation. All fixtures and fittings to be suitable for the marine environment. Dimensions 711x711mm, 50W and 559x559mm, 25W. Weight less than 12Kg. Full specification will be included within the tender.Solar photovoltaic modules.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 09331200.
II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? Yes
II.1.8) Division into lots No
If yes, tenders should be submitted for
Lot No
II 1.9) Variants will be accepted Yes
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable)
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between
and
Currency
II.2.2) Options (if applicable)
If yes, description of these options
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s) (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals (if any):
or Range: between
and
If known, in the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts: in month(s)
and/or days (from the award of the contract)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME PERIOD FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 48
And / or days (from the award of the contract)
Or: Starting
And/or ending

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable)
III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded (if applicable)
Joint and several liability
This contract will be subject to Scots Law and the jurisdiction of the Scottish Courts. No special legal form is required however each supplier will be required to become jointly and severally resonsible for the contract before acceptance. If a group bid is accepted, the group must form itself into one single legally operating entity on acceptance.
III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which performance of the contract is subject (if applicable) Yes
If yes, description of particular conditions Northern Lighthouse Board's Conditions of Contract for the Purchase of Goods
III.2) CONDITIONS FOR PARTICIPATION
III.2.1) Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met All information required will be requested within the tender document.
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) All information required will be requested within the tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.3) Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) All information required will be requested within the tender document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable) No


SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Open procedure.
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1) Award criteria (please tick the relevant box(es)) B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:
B1) the criteria as stated below:
1) Quality status (with regard to ISO or other Quality Standards). Weighting: 5%.
2) Fitness for purpose,Construction, Performance, Environmental and Quality and Suitability of Products (compliance with specification , IEC 61646/IEC6215). Weighting: 60%.
3) Price, Financial Status of the Supplier, Agreeable contract terms and conditions. Weighting: 30%.
4) Delivery. Weighting: 5%.
In descending order of priority: No.

IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used No
If yes, additional information about electronic auction (if appropriate)
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1 File reference number attributed by the contracting entity (if applicable) ENPR/SMOD/0585
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract No
If yes:
IV.3.2.1) Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.2.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents 17/12/2008
Time: 12:00
Payable documents No
If yes, Price (give figures only):
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date 19/12/2008
Time 14:00
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Until
Or months from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
Or days from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.8.1) Date, time and place
Date 19/12/2008
Time 14:30
Place (if applicable)
IV.3.8.2) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (if applicable) Yes
If yes, authorised persons Director of Finance and Procurement & Contracts Manager or their nominated representatives

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable) Yes
If yes, estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2012
VI.2) CONTRACT(S) RELATED TO A PROJECT AND / OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS No
If yes, reference to project(s) and / or programme(s)
VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 08110526/01
VI.4) PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures Official name: Please refer to VI.4.2, Postal Address: , Town: , Telephone: , E-mail: , Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: , Country: , Fax: , General address of the contracting authority (URL): , Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.4.2 OR if need be, heading VI.4.3)
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Northern Lighthouse Board will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such information should be required from the person named at I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) and the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations (SI 2006 No. 1) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland) and the sheriff court, the Court of Session (Scotland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 05/11/2008


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