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04/06/2014    S106

United Kingdom-Leicester: Grounds-maintenance equipment

2014/S 106-186067

Prior information notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Eastern Shires Purchasing Organisation (see www.espo.org)
Postal address: Barnsdale Way, Grove Park, Enderby
Town: Leicester
Postal code: LE19 1ES
Country: United Kingdom
For the attention of: Ms Laura Maitland
E-mail: l.maitland@espo.org
Telephone: +44 1162657947
Fax: +44 1162944384

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
Other: Local Authority Services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
274_14 Grounds Maintenance Machinery.
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Supplies

NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The framework is for the provision of Grounds maintenance machinery, spare parts and maintenance of grounds maintenance machinery. ESPO wish to establish, by means of a competitive tender exercise, a national framework for the provision of grounds maintenance machinery. Tenderers will be invited to supply a wide range of motorised and handheld grounds maintenance machinery to include, but not limited to, mowers and associated equipment, strimmers, hedge cutters, chainsaws and associated equipment, spreaders and sprayers, compact tractors, trailers, quad bikes, woodchippers and shredders, rollers, water pumps and miscellaneous machinery.
Whilst initially for use by local authorities served by ESPO (see www.espo.org for further details), being a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Combined Procurement Directive 2004/18/EC, the Framework Agreement may also be open for use by the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); Central Government Departments and their Agencies; Police, Fire & Rescue and Coastguard Emergency Services; NHS and HSC Bodies, including Ambulance Services; Registered Charities; Registered Social Landlords; Full details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas is available on: http://www.espo.org/about-us/ojeu-permissible-users.aspx
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the Framework Agreement.
In order to express an interest in tendering for this opportunity, please see details below and please ensure you refer to instructions and guidance available:
—Go to www.eastmidstenders.org
— (If you are not already registered) Register your company by selecting the ‘Register' box on the top of the home page.
— Once registered visit the home page and search for the tender ‘274_14 Grounds Maintenance Machinery' by selecting ‘View Opportunities'
— Express an interest by selecting the ‘Register Interest' box at the bottom of the screen
You should receive a notification email confirming your expression of interest.
If you experience any problems with registration or expression of interest, please refer any queries on Portal operation to support@due-north.com or telephone +44 1670597136.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

Lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

43325100 Grounds-maintenance equipment, 16000000 Agricultural machinery, 16310000 Mowers, 16311100 Lawn, park or sports-ground mowers, 16700000 Tractors, 16140000 Manure spreaders, 16150000 Lawn or sports-ground rollers, 42122130 Water pumps, 34223300 Trailers, 34913000 Miscellaneous spare parts, 50800000 Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
12.6.2014
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Information about lots

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Lot No: 1 Lot title: Grounds Maintenance Machinery
1)Short description:
The framework is for the provision of Grounds maintenance machinery, spare parts and maintenance of grounds maintenance machinery. ESPO wish to establish, by means of a competitive tender exercise, a national framework for the provision of grounds maintenance machinery. Tenderers will be invited to supply a wide range of motorised and handheld grounds maintenance machinery to include, but not limited to, mowers and associated equipment, strimmers, hedge cutters, chainsaws and associated equipment, spreaders and sprayers, compact tractors, trailers, quad bikes, woodchippers and shredders, rollers, water pumps and miscellaneous machinery.
Full details on Lots will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

43325100 Grounds-maintenance equipment, 16000000 Agricultural machinery, 16310000 Mowers, 16311100 Lawn, park or sports-ground mowers, 16700000 Tractors, 16140000 Manure spreaders, 16150000 Lawn or sports-ground rollers, 42122130 Water pumps, 34223300 Trailers, 34913000 Miscellaneous spare parts, 50800000 Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services

3)Quantity or scope:
The framework is for the provision of Grounds maintenance machinery, spare parts and maintenance of grounds maintenance machinery. ESPO wish to establish, by means of a competitive tender exercise, a national framework for the provision of grounds maintenance machinery. Tenderers will be invited to supply a wide range of motorised and handheld grounds maintenance machinery to include, but not limited to, mowers and associated equipment, strimmers, hedge cutters, chainsaws and associated equipment, spreaders and sprayers, compact tractors, trailers, quad bikes, woodchippers and shredders, rollers, water pumps and miscellaneous machinery.
Full details on Lots will be provided in the Invitation to Tender.
5)Additional information about lots:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
VI.2)Additional information:
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
For an informal discussion about the framework or the tendering process, please make contact with the ESPO Buyer, Joseph Dempsey on +44 1162657864.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice:
30.5.2014