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Title: Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes - R&D Services Call
Published by: Wave Energy Scotland Limited
Publication Date: 15/07/2016
Deadline Date: 08/09/2016
Deadline Time: 12:00
Notice Type: 02 Contract Notice
Has Documents: Yes
Has ESPD: No
Abstract: Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland and Islands Enterprise and is taking an innovative approach to supporting the commercialisation of the wave energy sector until the technical and commercial risks are low enough for the private sector to re-enter the sector.
This call is for Engineering Design Studies into Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes, specifically on the construction of the WEC structure and prime mover and whether it is possible to make a step change impact in LCOE by constructing typical WEC devices from alternative materials. The call will take the form of a three stage programme with applications limited to Stage 1 at this time.
Proposals are invited for Engineering Design Study proposals relating to one of the following material categories:
- Hybrid Structures using rotational moulding of polymers
- Elastomers
- Concretes
- Other alternative materials
CPV: 71320000.

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Section I: Contracting Change authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Wave Energy Scotland Limited

An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus

Inverness

IV2 5NA

UK

Telephone: +44 1463245245

E-mail: wes@hient.co.uk

NUTS: UK

Internet address(es)

Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk/growth-sectors/energy/wave-energy-scotland/2015.html

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA24283

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


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:

www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk


I.4) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local agency/office

I.5) Main activity

Economic and financial affairs

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes - R&D Services Call

II.1.2) Main CPV code

71320000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Services

II.1.4) Short description

Wave Energy Scotland (WES) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Highland and Islands Enterprise and is taking an innovative approach to supporting the commercialisation of the wave energy sector until the technical and commercial risks are low enough for the private sector to re-enter the sector.

This call is for Engineering Design Studies into Structural Materials and Manufacturing Processes, specifically on the construction of the WEC structure and prime mover and whether it is possible to make a step change impact in LCOE by constructing typical WEC devices from alternative materials. The call will take the form of a three stage programme with applications limited to Stage 1 at this time.

Proposals are invited for Engineering Design Study proposals relating to one of the following material categories:

- Hybrid Structures using rotational moulding of polymers

- Elastomers

- Concretes

- Other alternative materials

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKM6

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

WES can offer up to 100% of project costs via a contract for Engineering Design Studies for Stage 1 activities.

This includes up to GBP250k (excluding VAT) per project of up to 12 month duration, with applicants free to contribute further funds if desired.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Criteria below:

Quality criterion: Technical Credibility of Applicant / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Material Readiness and Opportunity / Weighting: 20

Quality criterion: Absolute Long-Term Levelised Cost of Energy Potential / Weighting: 12.5

Quality criterion: Project Plan / Weighting: 2.5

Quality criterion: Proposed Methodology / Weighting: 10

Quality criterion: Work Packages / Weighting: 15

Quality criterion: Project Outputs / Weighting: 3

Quality criterion: Project Milestones / Weighting: 2

Quality criterion: Project Management / Weighting: 5

Quality criterion: Project Team / Weighting: 5

Price / Weighting:  15

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12

This contract is subject to renewal: No

II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

II.2.11) Information about options

Options: 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

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:

Details are provided in the procurement documents.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents


III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Joint and several liability


III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 08/09/2016

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 08/09/2016

Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

This Contract Notice is for the procurement of R&D services and is, accordingly, exempt from the requirements of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015. This Notice is, therefore, published in the OJEU on a voluntary basis.

Although this Notice indicates that the open procedure will be followed, WES are not bound by the timescales or any other requirements of the Regulations and will conduct this competition as set out in the accompanying call documents, or as otherwise indicated by WES to all parties who have recorded an interest in relation to the process.

In order to participate in the competition, applicants should register, for free, on the Public Contracts Scotland PCS) website (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk), record their interest in this contract and download and complete all relevant documentation.

This free process also gives suppliers access to an on line Question & Answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously), and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.

Applications must be submitted via the PCS Postbox and be received by the date and time indicated with all questions answered. Hard copy responses will not be accepted.

A Webinar (22/07/16) and a Brokerage event (04/08/16) will be held to support the application process. The webinar will allow potential applicants an opportunity to hear about WES and the call itself. The Brokerage event will allow potential applicants the opportunity to meet with members of Scottish industry and investigate partnerships.

Registration will be required for both the Webinar and Brokerage Event for those who wish to participate and/or attend the event.

All relevant information and documentation (including a link to the webinar itself and any questions and answers) will be uploaded to PCS following both events.

Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.

WES will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract.

Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.

Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland.

WES reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.

Successful entities will be required to enter into the contractual documents and licence arrangements specified in the accompanying documents.

Bidders which enter this Stage of the Call and complete that stage with outputs that meet the required performance expectations and satisfy the stage gate criteria can apply for further funding to progress to the next development stage. This application will be a competitive process involving the other entities admitted to the framework which have also achieved the requirements referred to above.

Applicants should note that with reference to Section II.1.4 relating to Framework Agreements, as this competition has 3 separate Programme Stages, the figures entered in the Contract Notice are estimates and indicative only.

Details provided in the Call Guidance Document, Application Form and/or Questionnaire.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=453926.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

(SC Ref:453926)

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Wave Energy Scotland Limited

An Lòchran, 10 Inverness Campus

Inverness

IV2 5NA

UK

Telephone: +44 1463245245

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.hie.co.uk/growth-sectors/energy/wave-energy-scotland/2015.html

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

13/07/2016


Information added to the notice since publication.

Additional information added to the notice since it's publication.
DateDetails
28/07/2016 14:10REPLACED FILE: SM&MP - Call Guidance Document 20160715

SM&MP - Call Guidance 20160715
28/07/2016 14:11REPLACED FILE: SM&MP - Competition Application Form 20160715

SM&MP - Application Form 20170715
28/07/2016 14:18New versions of Call Guidance document and Application Form

Please note that both the Call Guidance and the Application Form have been revised and new versions uploaded to PCS.
"Call Guidance document Revision 1" has been updated in section 2.1 and 10.
"Application Form version 1.0" has been updated in section 8.0. Bidders must ensure that they note these changes and complete and upload the new version of the Application Form as part of their submission.
28/07/2016 14:54ADDED FILE: Webinar Transcript

Webinar Transcript
28/07/2016 14:55ADDED FILE: Webinar Q&A

Webinar Q&A
28/07/2016 14:56ADDED FILE: Webinar power point slides

Webinar power point slides
29/07/2016 14:26REPLACED FILE: SM&MP Call - Webinar Q&A

Webinar Q&A
29/07/2016 14:32Webinar Q&A

Please note that the "Webinar Q&A Revision 1.0" has been updated to include additional information in the answer to Question 5.
01/08/2016 11:42ADDED FILE: SM&MP Terms and Conditions

SM&MP Terms and Conditions
12/08/2016 12:43ADDED FILE: WES Brokerage Event Presentation

WES Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/16
12/08/2016 12:44ADDED FILE: ETI Brokerage Event Presentation

ETI Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/16
12/08/2016 12:45ADDED FILE: SDI Brokerage Event Presentation

SDI Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/16
12/08/2016 12:46ADDED FILE: ETP Brokerage Event Presentation

ETP Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/16
Main Contact: wes@hient.co.uk
Admin Contact: N/a
Technical Contact: N/a
Other Contact: N/a

Commodity Categories

Commodity Categories
IDTitleParent Category
152300Technical and Feasibility ConsultancyConsultancy

Delivery Locations

Delivery Locations
IDDescription
120Highlands and Islands

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The following additional documents have been attached to this notice. To obtain these documents please select the individual file names below.

Alternatively, you can download all current documents (Zip File)

Current Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSizeDownloads
15/07/2016 SM&MP - Competition - Forms for Signature Forms for Signature77.88 KB0
15/07/2016 SM&MP - Project Summary Slide Q2.3 Project Summary Powerpoint Slide450.00 KB0
15/07/2016 SM&MP - Team Details Q2.1 Team Details17.41 KB0
15/07/2016 Additional Organisations Q5.7 Additional Organisations75.50 KB0
15/07/2016 SM&MP - Cost Breakdown & Payment Schedule Q6.1 Cost Breakdown and Payment Schedule19.64 KB0
15/07/2016 SM&MP - Econcomic & Financial Standing Economic and Financial Standing Information42.05 KB0
15/07/2016 WES_LS01_ER_Materials Materials Landscaping Study4.36 MB4
15/07/2016 WES_LS02_ER_Forces Structural Forces and Stresses Study6.60 MB0
15/07/2016 SM&MP - Questionnaire 20160715 SM&MP - Questionnaire 20170715141.22 KB0
28/07/2016 SM&MP - Call Guidance Document Revison 1 SM&MP - Call Guidance 20160715966.41 KB2
28/07/2016 SM&MP - Competition Application Form Revision 1 SM&MP - Application Form 20170715159.97 KB0
28/07/2016 SM&MP - Webinar Transcript Webinar Transcript170.81 KB0
28/07/2016 SM&MP - Webinar Slides Webinar power point slides551.50 KB0
29/07/2016 SM&MP Call - Webinar Q&A Revision 1 Webinar Q&A96.89 KB0
01/08/2016 SM&MP - Terms and Conditions SM&MP Terms and Conditions141.83 KB1
12/08/2016 1. WES Materials Call Brokerage Event - Introduction WES Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/161.42 MB1
12/08/2016 2. Wave Energy Converters and Engineering Materials ETI Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/161.07 MB1
12/08/2016 3. SDI Wave Energy Scotland Brokerage SDI Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/161.84 MB1
12/08/2016 4. Energy Technology Partnership Intro ETP Presentation from Brokerage Event 09/08/16285.57 KB1

Replaced Documents

CreatedNameDescriptionSize
15/07/2016SM&MP - Call Guidance Document 20160715SM&MP - Call Guidance 20160715960.63 KB
15/07/2016SM&MP - Competition Application Form 20160715SM&MP - Application Form 20170715160.39 KB
28/07/2016SM&MP Call - Webinar Q&AWebinar Q&A88.14 KB

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