United Kingdom-Leicester: Highway materials
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.espo.org/
Section II: Object
231_18 asphalt, aggregate and pre-mixed concrete
In this instance, ESPO is working on behalf of Leicestershire County Council and Nottingham City Council (the customers) to undertake a procurement process to identify and appoint a number of suppliers to supply asphalt and aggregate materials to Leicestershire County Council and asphalt, aggregate and premixed concrete to Nottingham City Council.
To tender: (a) Go to www.eastmidstenders.org, (b) Register (c) Search for tender opportunity ‘231_18’ d) Express an interest (e) Download the tender from the website.
Asphalt materials; based on a load size of 20 ton for Leicestershire County Council
Lot 1A covers the supply of asphalt materials to be collected from the Supplier’s production site/quarry or for delivery within the county of Leicestershire.
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in Section II.1.5 includes the option period.
Stone, aggregates and topsoil; Based on a load size of 20 ton for Leicestershire County Council
Lot 1B covers the supply of stone, aggregates and topsoil to be collected from the Supplier’s production site/quarry or for delivery within the County of Leicestershire.
Surface dressing chippings for Leicestershire County Council
Lot 1C covers the supply and delivery of surface dressing chippings to Leicestershire Highways Delivery (LHD), a division of Leicestershire County Councils Environment & Transport department.
Aftercare of chippings for Leicestershire County Council
Lot 1D covers the recycle, storage and resale of aftercare chippings to LHD’s Battram Depot.
Asphalt materials; Based on a load size of 16 ton for Nottingham City Council
Lot 2A covers the supply of asphalt materials to be collected from the Supplier’s production site/quarry or for delivery within the geographical boundaries of Nottingham City.
Stone, aggregates and topsoil; Based on a load size of 16 ton for Nottingham City Council
Lot 2B covers the supply of roadstone, concrete aggregates and topsoil to be collected from the Supplier’s production site/quarry or for delivery within the geographical boundaries of Nottingham City.
Premixed concrete for Nottingham City Council
Lot 2C covers the supply of premixed concrete to be collected from the Supplier’s production site or for delivery within the geographical boundaries of Nottingham City.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This contract will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained.
Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Limited.
Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.