Services - 195208-2019

26/04/2019    S82    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Croft: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2019/S 082-195208

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Leicestershire County Council
Croft Depor, Arbor Road
Croft
LE9 3GE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Sana Mahomed
E-mail: OHPurchasing@leics.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKF22

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.leicestershire.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.eastmidstenders.org/index.html
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
II.1.1)Title:

Highways Testing Framework Contract 2019

Reference number: DN403497
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Leicestershire County Council (the Employer) is seeking to identify and appoint contractors(s) to a highway testing Framework Agreement (Framework). The proposed Framework period is 2 years with potential extensions of a further 2 years in 1 year increments subject to performance.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71600000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF22
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The work involved consists of sampling/testing; site investigation, bridge assessments and presentation of reports to support the employers highways maintenance and capital programmes. The employer may require the contractor to provide other associated services in delivering the service e.g traffic management; carriageway coring.

The estimated annual total spend through the Framework is up to 450 000 GBP per annum. The estimated spend through the Framework is not guaranteed and is dependent on budgets made available to the employer.

The Framework start date is the 1.7.2019.

The employer intends to appoint up to 4 No (four) contractors to the framework.

Testing could be carried out anywhere in the county of Leicestershire.

The selection and quotation procedure for the allocation of work to framework contractors is in Annex 2 of the framework contract data.

Tenderers must price all items in the price schedule.

Tenderers must fully answer the questions in document “004 Quality Questions”.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 25 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social value / Weighting: 5 %
Price - Weighting: 70 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The proposed framework period is 2 years with potential extensions of a further 2 years in 1 year increments subject to performance.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

A stated 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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated within the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 07/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/04/2019
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Leicestershire County Council (LCC) will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants/tenderers who are unsuccessful shall be informed by LCC as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant/tenderer was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by 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. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to review the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/04/2019