Data and Weather Station Management.

Publication reference: 2021/S 000-006100
Publication date: 25 March 2021

F03: Contract award notice

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Department for Infrastructure

Clarence Court, 10-18 Adelaide Street

BELFAST

BT2 8GB

Email

pb2@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk

Telephone

+28 90540540

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code

UKN0 - Northern Ireland

Internet address(es)
Main address

https://www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/

one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority

one.5) Main activity

General public services


Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Data and Weather Station Management.

Reference number

DAC-0125

two.1.2) Main CPV code
  • 50410000 - Repair and maintenance services of measuring, testing and checking apparatus
two.1.3) Type of contract

Services

two.1.4) Short description

Data Management (Bureau) and Calibration/ Maintenance Service

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.1.7) Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)

Value excluding VAT: £138,313

two.2) Description

two.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
  • UKN0 - Northern Ireland
Main site or place of performance

Northern Ireland

two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Data Management (Bureau) and Calibration/ Maintenance Service

two.2.5) Award criteria

Price

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No


Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the cases listed below

  • The services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

Explanation:

The Department currently owns 23 weather stations which have been purchased from Vaisala. Since Vaisala are the original manufacturers of the various elements making up the various weather stations, only they can currently provide the management and maintenance that is required for these stations without considerable cost to the Department of replacing the stations or at least replacing many of the separate elements which go to make up a weather station. Regulation 32 (2) (b) (ii) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 enables contracting authorities to award public contracts by a negotiated procedure without prior publication where the services can be supplied only by a particular economic operator for technical reasons

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes


Section five. Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: Yes

five.2) Award of contract

five.2.1) Date of conclusion of the contract

24 March 2021

five.2.2) Information about tenders

Number of tenders received: 1

The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: No

five.2.3) Name and address of the contractor--

Vaisala Ltd

Elm House, 351 Bristol Road

BIRMINGHAM

B5 7SW

Telephone

+44 1216831200

Country

United Kingdom

NUTS code
  • UK - UNITED KINGDOM
National registration number

01487125

The contractor is an SME

Yes

five.2.4) Information on value of contract/lot (excluding VAT)

Total value of the contract/lot: £138,313


Section six. Complementary information

six.3) Additional information

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=581384022

GO Reference: GO-2021325-PRO-17982840

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body--

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice

Chichester Street

BELFAST

BT1 3JF

Country

United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures--

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice

Chichester Street

BELFAST

BT1 3JF

Country

United Kingdom

six.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained--

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice

Chichester Street

BELFAST

BT1 3JF

Country

United Kingdom