Services - 169991-2021

02/04/2021    S65

United Kingdom-Durham: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2021/S 065-169991

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Durham County Council
Postal address: Corporate Procurement, County Hall
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC14 Durham CC
Postal code: DH1 5UL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Kelly Stewart
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Framework Agreement for Engineering Inspections

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 750 000.00 GBP
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance:

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.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Technical questions / Weighting: 30
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 8
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 2
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
II.2.14)Additional information

The documents must be downloaded from and insert reference DN461597 into the supplier area. Any questions must be raised via this system.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 024-055332
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract


Framework Agreement for Engineering Inspections

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 2
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 2
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 2
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Zurich Insurance PLC (UK Branch) t/s Zurich Municipal
Postal address: The Zurich centre 3000 Parkway Whiteley Fareham
Town: Hampshire
NUTS code: UKJ36 Central Hampshire
Postal code: PO15 7JZ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 750 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 750 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: 7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane
Town: London
Postal code: EC4A 1NL
Country: United Kingdom
Internet address:
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: