UK-Swindon: Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services.

UK-Swindon: Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
UK Research & Innovation
UK Research & Innovation, Polaris House, Swindon, SN2 1FL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1793867000, Email:
Contact: STFC Procurement
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
NUTS Code: UKJ14
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5) Main activity
Other activity:

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: UKRI-3509 Provision of STFC Cranes, Hoists and Associated Services Maintenance Contract
Reference Number: UKRI-3509
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
50800000 - Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services.

II.1.3) Type of contract: SERVICES
II.1.4) Short description: The aim of this procurement is to contract with a Supplier to complete all Planned, Preventative Maintenance (PPM), reactive and remedial works pertaining to Cranes, Hoists and Associated Services owned STFC Estates. The contract is for an initial period of two years with the option to extend for a further one year period. The total value is £142,000 for the three year term.
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 142,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
Not Provided
II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKJ14 Oxfordshire

II.2.4) Description of procurement: This contract will cover all Cranes, Hoists and Associated Services maintenance, reactive and remedial works at
•The Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire (RAL)
•Chilbolton Observatory in Hampshire
•The Cosener’s House, in Abingdon

Crane and Hoist Maintenance and associated minor works services will encompass, but not limited to, routine and reactive maintenance, statutory testing and planned system maintenance under permit control, installing new systems or modification to existing systems, supporting Safety Insurance Inspection, Repair & Replacement.

The Supplier is expected to provide service support 365 days per annum and 24 hrs per day. An emergency phone number must be made available in advance for weekend work and Christmas breaks.

It is a condition of appointment to this Agreement that the Supplier employs on the Client’s sites, only persons (direct employees and sub-contractor employees) who have satisfactorily completed a Basic Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) clearance.

All reactive, remedial works, and costs associated with new assets are an estimate and they are not guaranteed. Whilst it is STFC’s intention to purchase the majority of its requirements under this Contract Arrangement from the Supplier appointed, this does not confer any exclusivity on the appointed Supplier. STFC reserve the right to purchase any requirements (including those similar to this and covered by this procurement) from any Supplier outside of this Contract.

Planned PPM’s is the only guaranteed element of the contract with that value being between £60k and £72k throughout the 2+1 Year lifecycle of the contract. All other elements are not guaranteed, see specification extract below. This is further clarified within the specification document.

The anticipated start date of the contract is 1st February 2024.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical Criteria / Weighting: 70

Cost criterion - Name: Cost Criteria / Weighting: 30

II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: 142,000
Currency: GBP
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Duration in months: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: No
Description of options: Not provided
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
Not Provided
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1) Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Not Provided
III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Not Provided
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: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description OPEN
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
Notice number in the OJ S: Not provided
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 19/12/2023 Time: 14:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
Duration in month(s): 3

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 19/12/2023
Time: 14:00

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used No
Electronic invoicing will be accepted No
Electronic payment will be used No
VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)
Polaris House, North Star Avenue, Swindon, SN2 2BQ, United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 14/11/2023

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