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United Kingdom-Durham: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement for Engineering Inspections
This framework is to appoint a single contractor to deliver engineering inspections for Durham County Council in line with statutory requirements.
This contract will cover the provision of engineering inspections for plant and equipment to ensure compliance with current regulations, This contract includes a requirement for an initial audit of properties and equipment to enable the creation of an accurate asset database to facilitate the contract and effective maintenance. The contract is to cover a wide and diverse range of properties, including office accommodation, public buildings, educational establishments, leisure facilities, fire and rescue stations and domestic properties of vulnerable people.
Framework will be available for use by DCC and additional contracting authorities and NFP Community Leisure Organ where they have entered into a SLA with DCC. http://www.durham.gov.uk/dobusinesswithus
The main four service areas (this also has sub areas within the service areas) include:
Area 1 Fleet: vehicles and workshop equipment under the regeneration and local services grouping of the Council;
Area 2: Personal equipment — for example slings, hoists harnesses to name a few under Children and Young People Services (CYPS) and Adult and Health Services (AHS) service grouping of the Council;
Area 3: Building and facilities management – fixed building and equipment under the Regeneration and Local Services Grouping of the Council;
Area 4: Other areas for example school equipment.
The Council reserves the right to add additional areas on throughout the duration of the contract including any extensions taken.
It is the successful contractor’s responsibility to provide a live inventory of equipment at each establishment for this contract, ongoing throughout the duration and before the expiry of the contract. It is expected that all establishments will have had the relevant inspections on site and be suitably equipped, reports and updates for each individual establishment must be continuously updated and forwarded to the allocated officers of Durham County Council as changes or amendments are made. Current status meetings will form part of this monitoring process.
The documents must be downloaded from www.nepo.org and insert reference DN461597 into the supplier area. Any questions must be raised via this system.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority incorporated a standstill period at the point information of the award of the contract was communicated to bidders. That notification provided full information on the award decision. The standstill period which was for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provided time for the unsuccessful bidder to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Regulations 2015 provide the aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England,Wales and Northern Ireland).