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Services - 200942-2016

14/06/2016    S113

United Kingdom-Livingston: Health and safety consultancy services

2016/S 113-200942

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: West Lothian Council
National registration number: 140
Postal address: West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Town: Livingston
NUTS code: UKM28 West Lothian
Postal code: EH54 6FF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Laura Harkins
E-mail: cpu@westlothian.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1506281814
Fax: +44 1506281325
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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:

Asbestos awareness training.

Reference number: CC6319
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71317210 Health and safety consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

2 year contract for delivery of asbestos awareness training to staff of various disciplines across the Authority.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71317200 Health and safety services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM28 West Lothian
Main site or place of performance:

Within West Lothian Council geographical area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

West Lothian Council are seeking to appoint a supplier for the delivery of asbestos awareness training to staff of various disciplines.

The award of a contract shall not obligate the Authority to place any order.

The quantities stated in the tender documents are approximate and provisional and may be used for evaluation purposes only and are not to be held as binding on the Authority in any way.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Method statement / Weighting: 11 %
Quality criterion - Name: Programme management / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery plans / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Contract management / Weighting: 5 %
Quality criterion - Name: Delivery of service / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Workforce matters / Weighting: 4 %
Price - Weighting: 60 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Allowance for 2 12-month extensions.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

With reference to ESPD question 4A.1, if required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

With reference to ESPD question 4B.5, it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below.

West Lothian Council will use the Key Note company reporting system to assess the financial stability of tenderers. Tenderers with a Risk Score of 3 (average risk of failure) or above on the system will be deemed to have evidenced satisfactory financial stability. Please note that 3- (minus) will not be considered as having met this criteria. If a tenderer has a Risk Score of 1 or 2, the tenderer may be required to submit their last 3 years accounts.

In the event that the tenderer is not required to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Key Note or equivalent rating, tenderers should be able to provide financial accounts when requested. The council will then conduct an analysis of the accounts to ensure that there is no significant financial risk. Please note that if you intend on providing 2 years accounts, these must include financial data over a 3 year period.

It is recommended that candidates review their own credit score in advance of submitting their tender. If following this review tenderers consider that the credit score does not reflect their current financial status, details of this should be able to be provided, complete with evidence of a good high street credit rating from a recognised credit referencing agency. The council will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Tenderer's financial status.

In the event that a firm does not meet the financial criteria for consideration but has a parent company that does, the firm may still be eligible for consideration where their Tender Submission is supported by a Parent Company Guarantee.

Should after review of the financial evaluation the tenderer fail, then the tender submission may be rejected.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

With reference to ESPD question 4B.5:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP;

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP;

Professional Indemnity = 2 000 000 GBP;

Motor Vehicle Insurance = Valid.

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

With reference to ESPD question 4B.6, Tenderers with a Score of 3 or above on the Key Note system will be deemed to have evidenced satisfactory financial stability. Please note that 3- (minus) will not be considered as having met this criteria.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

With reference to ESPD question 4C.1.2, bidders will be required to provide 2 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in part II.2.4 of this Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.

With reference to ESPD question 4C.2, bidders will be required to confirm details of the technicians or technical bodies who they can call upon, especially those responsible for quality control.

With reference to ESPD question 4C.4, bidders will be required to confirm that they have (or have access to) the relevant supply chain management and tracking systems used by them to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4) in this Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice.

With reference to ESPD question 4C.7, bidders will be required to confirm that they will employ environmental management measures that meet the following requirements:

The Bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate:

With reference to ESPD question 4C.8a, Bidders will be required to confirm their average annual manpower for the last 3 years;

With reference to ESPD question 4C.8b, Bidders will be required to confirm their and the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years;

With reference to ESPD question 4C.9, Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have (or have access to) the relevant tools, plant or technical equipment to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4) in the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the Site Notice;

With reference to ESPD question 4C.10, Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

With reference to 4C.2, bidders should be a Professional Member of UKATA or equivalent.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Key Performance Indicators:

No of employees who have gone through the training;

Satisfaction scores immediately after the course;

No attendance rate versus optimal numbers;

E-learning course utilized.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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
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.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 15/07/2016
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: 15/07/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Initial Contract Length 2 years.

Contract Extension Period 2 x 12 months.

If the full term is reached this will be re-advertised in April 2020.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Re: ESPD Q2B, complete information for all company directors, using home address.

Re: ESPD Q4D Bidders must hold the certificates or comply with the questions noted in ESPD 4D attached to: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/11428/Changes-to-Public-Procurement-Rules

TUPE — The incoming Contractor is responsible for obtaining legal and professional advice about relevant TUPE implications.

Confidentiality — All information supplied by the Authority must be treated in confidence and not disclosed to third parties except insofar as this is necessary to obtain sureties or quotations for the purpose of submitting the tender. All information supplied by you to the Authority will similarly be treated in confidence except:

(i) For any information required to be disclosed or otherwise provided by the Authority to any person in order to comply with the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and any codes of practice applicable from time to time relating to access to public authorities' information. The Tenderer shall co-operate, facilitate, support and assist the Authority in the provision of this information. In the event the Authority is required to provide information to any person as a result of a request made to it under such Act and/or codes, the Authority shall adhere to the requirements of such Act and/or codes in disclosing information relating to this Agreement, the Project documents and the Contractor.

(ii) That references may be sought from banks, existing or past clients, or other referees submitted by the tenderers;

(iii) For the disclosure of such information with regard to the outcome of the procurement process as may be required to be published in the Supplement to the Official Journal of the European Union in accordance with EU directives or elsewhere in accordance with the requirements of UK government policy on the disclosure of information relating to government contracts.

Note: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.

To access PCS-Tender, record your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk and search for project Code 6232 ITT_13340 under ITTs Open to All Suppliers. Please use the Search/Filter function, then select Project Code from the drop-down. Please note that once you have expressed interest in the ITT it will move to your My ITTs area.

For further information on using PCS-Tender, please read the Supplier Response Guide: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/supplierhelppage/PCS-TSupplierResponseGuide.pdf

If you have already registered on Public Contracts Scotland and PCS-Tender and paired your accounts you can access PCS-Tender through your Public Contracts Scotland Control Panel.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority's economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

Community Benefits proposals will not form part of the award criteria and will not be evaluated but will be contractual obligations. For further procurement information visit the link below: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2023/Doing-Business-With-The-Council

(SC Ref:449370).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: West Lothian Council
Postal address: West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Town: Livingston
Postal code: EH54 6FF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1506281814
Fax: +44 1506281325
Internet address: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/06/2016