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Services Restricted 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
Other
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? Yes

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1) DESCRIPTION
II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority UK-Edinburgh: Parliamentary Services
II.1.2) Service Category 27.
II.1.2.1) Main place of performance Scotland & Isle of Man
NUTS Code UKM.
II.1.3) The notice involves A public contract
II.1.4) Information on framework agreement (if appropriate)

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)
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
OR range: between
and
Currency
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) A full information, intelligence and advisory service to highlight public affairs issues directly or indirectly affecting the work of the Northern Lighthouse Board. This service will cover analysis of the proceedings and work of the Scottish Parliament, its Committees, the Scottish Government and the political parties in Scotland; the Houses of Parliament, its Committees, the UK Government and the political parties in the United Kingdom; the European Parliament, its Committees, the European Commission; Tynwald and the Manx Government. Any resulting contract(s) will be available for use without committment by the Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond and the Commissioners of Irish Lights.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 79411000.
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) Parliamentary Services are required for the period of five (5) years commencing September 2010 with the option to extent of a further one (1) year
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between
and
Currency
II.2.2) Options (if applicable) Yes
If yes, description of these options Option to extend the contract from September 2015 for a further one (1) year
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s)
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 60
And / or days
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 Services
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 A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) detailing all information required to be submitted with expressions of interest can be requested from the person named at I.1. Only completed PQQ's will be considered for an invitation to tender.
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) detailing all information required to be submitted with expressions of interest can be requested from the person named at I.1. Only completed PQQ's will be considered for an invitation to tender.
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) A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) detailing all information required to be submitted with expressions of interest can be requested from the person named at I.1. Only completed PQQ's will be considered for an invitation to tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable) No

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession No
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service Yes

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1) TYPE OF PROCEDURE Restricted procedure.
IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators that will be invited to tender or to participate (when applicable)
Envisaged number of operators
Or Envisaged minimum number 5
and, if appropriate, maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1) Award criteria (please tick the relevant box(es)) B) The most economically advantageous tender in terms of: B2) the criteria as stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.
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) HQTR/PARL/0672
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract No
If yes: Notice on a Buyer Profile
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 16/06/2010
Time: 14:00
Payable documents
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 17/06/2010
Time 14:00
IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates 05/07/2010
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.8.1) Date, time and place
Date 17/08/2010
Time 14:30
Place (if applicable) 84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, Scotland
IV.3.8.2) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (if applicable) Yes
If yes, authorised persons Director of Finance & Commercial Manager or their appointed deputies.

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable) Yes
If yes, estimated timing for further notices to be published: Further notices will be published at the end of the contract no earlier than September 2015
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) The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). For the avoidance of doubt, the contracting authority confirms that no weight will be attached to whether or not an economic operator is an SME in selecting economic operators to participate or in assessing the most economically advantageous tender. GO reference: GO 10051426/01
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 14/05/2010


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