Published date: 18 December 2018

Closed opportunity - This means that the contract is currently closed. The buying department may be considering suppliers that have already applied, or no suitable offers were made.



Closing: 31 January 2019

Contract summary

Industry

  • Aeroplanes - 34711100

Location of contract

East of England

Value of contract

£0 to £5,500,000

Procurement reference

UK SBS PR18087

Published date

18 December 2018

Closing date

31 January 2019

Contract start date

29 April 2019

Contract end date

28 April 2020

Contract type

Supply contract

Procedure type

Open procedure (OJEU)

Any interested supplier may submit a tender in response to an opportunity notice.

OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union) procedures are valued above a certain financial threshold.

Contract is suitable for SMEs?

Yes

Contract is suitable for VCSEs?

No


Description

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS IS 31st JANUARY 2019 14:00PM (GMT) PLEASE DONT CONTACT THE BUYER DIRECTLY MAXIMUM BUDGET FOR THE PROJECT IS £5,500,000 (GBP). CONTRACTING AUTHORITY HAS DECIDED TO NOT SPLIT THIS TENDER INTO LOTS
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), an institute of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) - part of UK Research & Innovation (UKRI) - delivers and enables world-leading interdisciplinary research in the Polar Regions. Through its extensive logistic capability and experience, BAS facilitates access for the international science community to the UK polar research operation. Numerous national and international collaborations, combined with an excellent infrastructure, help sustain a world-leading position for the UK in Antarctic affairs.
BAS is currently carrying out a major programme of Antarctic infrastructure and logistics modernisation. This is placing increasing demand on the existing intercontinental supply chain.
To build resilience and redundancy into the supply chain, BAS is seeking to augment its existing fleet with an additional passenger aircraft. This aircraft will work alongside the de Havilland Canada DHC-7 Series 110 (Dash 7) aircraft on the intercontinental airbridge operation between Rothera Research Station on the Antarctic Peninsula and Punta Arenas, Chile. The aircraft will be capable of transporting passengers.
BAS has a maximum budget of £5.5M (excluding VAT) to purchase an aircraft. This will cover the cost of an aircraft plus any necessary modifications required to meet the specification.
Bids will be accepted from either the following options:
Option 1
Suppliers who can provide an aircraft complete with any necessary modifications to meet the specification and mission statements. This could include the supplier sub-contracting modification works. Bidders are to provide:
• Comprehensive details on the modifications needed to meet the specification and mission statements
• Full and firm breakdown of pricing.
OR
Option 2
Suppliers who wish to provide an aircraft but, cannot undertake the required modifications. Bidders are still required to provide:
• Comprehensive details on the modifications needed to meet the specification and mission statements
• Accurate and comprehensive breakdown of indicative pricing and suggested suppliers.
In such an event, BAS would seek to appoint another party to undertake the modification works.


More information

Additional text

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF BIDS IS 31st JANUARY 2019 14:00PM (GMT) PLEASE DONT CONTACT THE BUYER DIRECTLY MAXIMUM BUDGET FOR PROJECT IS £5,500,000. CONTRACTING AUTHORITY HAS DECIDED TO NOT SPLIT THIS TENDER INTO LOTS.
I would like to notify you that this procurement opportunity is currently live on Tenders Electronic Daily, a copy of the Notice is attached and, if you have not already taken the opportunity to register, instructions are detailed below on the process for registration and expression of interest via Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service's e-Sourcing Suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the e-Sourcing Suite. If Bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing Suite, this can be done online at https://gpsesourcing.cabinetoffice.gov.uk by following the link 'Register for CCS eSourcing'. Please note that, to register, Bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which you are registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at http://ccs.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/i-am-supplier/respond-tender Once you have registered on the eSourcing Suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement. This is done by emailing ExpressionOfInterest@ccs.gsi.gov.uk. Your email must clearly state: the name and reference for the procurement you wish to register for; the name of the registered supplier; the name and contact details for the registered individual sending the email. Crown Commercial Service (CCS) will process the email and then enable the Bidder to access the procurement online via the e-Sourcing Suite. The registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the e-Sourcing Suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFX event. Please note it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure you have sight of all relevant information. For technical assistance on use of the e-Sourcing Suite please contact Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Helpdesk : Freephone: 0345 010 3503 email: supplier@ccs.gsi.gov.uk Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at http://www.uksbs.co.uk/services/procure/Pages/supplier.aspx


About the buyer

Contact name

Belinda Field

Address

North Star House
SWINDON
SN21FF
England

Telephone

01793 867000

Email

majorprojects@uksbs.co.uk


Closing: 31 January 2019