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UK-Edinburgh: Helicopters.

Section I: Contracting Authority
Title: UK-Edinburgh: Helicopters.
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Northern Lighthouse Board
84 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 3DA, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1314733131, Fax. +44 1314732436, Email:, URL:, URL:
Attn: Fiona Lynch, Commercial Manager
Electronic Access URL:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority:
Body governed by public law

I.3) Main activity:
Other: Provision of Aids to Navigation

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities:
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: Yes

Section II: Object Of The Contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: GLA Helicopter Services 2015
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works:

Service Category: 3

II.1.3)Information about a framework or a dynamic purchasing system:
Not Provided
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
Helicopters. Support helicopters. Hire of air transport equipment with crew. Provision of helicopter services for the General Lighthouse Authorities in the UK and Republic of Ireland. This will be a collaborative provision. The services required include the transportation of staff, contractors and approved passengers between shore bases, ships, lighthouse stations and other sites together with personal effects, equipment, materials and other required cargo which involves under slung loads.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary:
34711500 - Helicopters.
35612300 - Support helicopters.
60424000 - Hire of air transport equipment with crew.
II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Yes

II.2)Total Final Value Of Contract(s)
II.2.1) Total final value of the contract(s)
Value: 13,000,000
Currency: GBP
Excluding VAT: Yes

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open
IV.2)Award Criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria: The most economically advantageous tender in terms of:

Criteria - Weighting

Technical Evaluation - 40
Financial Evaluation - 60
Interviews - 15

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No

IV.3)Administrative Information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority: GLA/HELI/0857
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: Yes

Notice on a buyer profile
Notice number in OJ: 2013/S 116 - 198630 of 13/06/2013

Contract notice
Notice number in OJ: 2014/S 8 - 9689 of 09/01/2014

Other previous publications: Yes
Notice number in OJ: 2014/S 34 - 55547 of 13/02/2014

Section V: Award Of Contract

1: Award And Contract Value
Contract No: GLA/HELI/0857

V.1)Date Of Contract Award: 04/09/2014
V.2) Information About Offers
Number Of Offers Received: 4
Number Of Offers Received By Electronic Means: 3
V.3)Name And Address Of Economic Operator To Whom The Contract Has Been Awarded:
Official name: PLM Dollar Group Ltd trading as PDG Helicopters
Postal address: The Heliport, Dalcross Industrial Estate, Inverness
Postal code: IV2 7XB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 667462740
Fax: +44 667462376
Internet address:
V.4)Information On Value Of Contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract
Value: 13,000,000
Currency: GBP

V.5)Information about subcontracting:
The contract is likely to be subcontracted: No

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1)Information about European Union funds:
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

VI.2)Additional Information:
To view this notice, please click here:
GO-2014103-PRO-6062818 TKR-2014103-PRO-6062817
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided
VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals: NLB will incorporate a minimum 10 working day standstill period (electronic transmission) or 15 working days (by postal service) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all Tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful Tenderers to seek further debriefing from NLB 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/debriefing has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. If this does not happen the standstill period must be extended by 3 working days from the date of the last debrief. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2992), The Public Contracts and Utilities Contracts (Scotland) Amendment Regulations (SI 2009 No. 428) and The Public Procurement (Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2011 (SI 2011/2053) 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 within the time limit of 30 days from the day on which you first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen ¿the date of knowledge¿. The Court has the discretion to extend the time limit where there is good reason for doing so, but only to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.4)Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 03/10/2014

I) Address of the other contracting authority on behalf of which the contracting authority is purchasing
1: Contracting Authority
The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond
Trinity House, Tower Hill, London, EC3N 4DH, United Kingdom

2: Contracting Authority
The Commissioners of Irish Lights
Harbour Road, Dun Laoghaire, County Dublin, Ireland

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