By browsing our site you agree to our use of cookies. You will only see this message once. Find out more

HiPER is a proposed High Power laser Energy Research facility dedicated to demonstrating the feasibility of laser driven fusion (Laser Energy) as a future energy source. CALTA is the Centre for Advanced Laser Technology & Applications, a technology ...

Contract award notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

RCUK Shared Services Centre Ltd
Building R71, 1.10, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxfordshire
Contact point(s): Jonathan Smith
For the attention of: Jonathan Smith
OX11 0QX Harwell
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1235446394
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1235778372

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: Scientific Research & Development
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
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
PS110041 - Provision of Project Communications & Stakeholder Management.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 11: Management consulting services [6] and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: UK.
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
HiPER is a proposed High Power laser Energy Research facility dedicated to demonstrating the feasibility of laser driven fusion (Laser Energy) as a future energy source. CALTA is the Centre for Advanced Laser Technology & Applications, a technology centre recently established by the Science & Technology Facilities Council to develop and exploit high peak power, high average power laser systems. There is a requirement for a specialist Contractor in media and communications to deliver the HiPER communications plan, assist with the management of high-influence HiPER stakeholders and to develop the CALTA brand in its start-up phase.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

73200000, 79400000

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 contract(s)

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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction has been used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
PS110041
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: PS110041 Lot No: 1 - Lot title: Provision of Project Communications & Stakeholder Management.
V.1)Date of contract award decision:
19.4.2012
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 2
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Starsmead (Production) Ltd
23 Park Road
Gloucester

V.4)Information on value of contract
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: 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:
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Michael Horgan
RCUK SSC Ltd, North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 1793867786

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will notify suppliers knocked out at PQQ stage and not invited to tender why they were unsuccessful (if relevant to this procurement). The Contracting Authority will incorporate a 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the 'relevant sending date' when the 'Alcatel' letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1. The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breah of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an 'ineffectiveness claim'. There is a six month long-stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion, and given proper reasons.
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Michael Horgan
RCUK SSC Ltd, North Star House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail:
Telephone: +44 1793867786

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
6.6.2012