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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Grounds-maintenance equipment
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO and TPPL Purchase of Grounds Maintenance Equipment and Plant Framework
The Association of North East Councils Limited trading as the North East Procurement Organisation is inviting tenders for organisations to participate in a 48 month Agreement for the supply of Grounds Maintenance Equipment and Plant on a purchase basis. The Agreement will be used by NEPO, and may also be used by all Local Authorities and other contracting authorities located in the United Kingdom.
The Agreement will be available to all current and future members of the Procurement Partnership Limited's (TPPL) buying club. A list of TPPL members can be obtained from http://www.tppl.co.uk/about-us/our-members/.
The Agreement is also available to all members and associate members of the North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO). A list of members of NEPO is available here https://www.nepo.org/about and a full list of associate members is available here http://nepo.org/associate-membership/list.
Grounds Maintenance Equipment
Purchase of variety of grounds maintenance equipment, including but not limited to walk behind mowers, ride on mowers, walk behind/ride-on rollers, tractor driven mowers, utility vehicles/quad bikes, spreaders/sprayers, compact tractors, trailers, wood chippers/shredders, stump grinders, pressure washing machines (including graffiti removal washers) both towed and vehicle-mounted, golf course maintenance equipment (and golf buggies). All types of agricultural equipment including, but not limited to, combined harvesters, bailers, agricultural trailers, tractors, implements, and attachments may also be purchased.
The framework will be renewed in 4 years.
Equipment and associated services that may not be easily identifiable as part of this tender document can be specified by individual Eligible Bodies during their call-off processes. Therefore other equipment types and associated services that are related to the focus of this Agreement are expected to be provided as part of this Agreement within the closest relevant Lot(s).
Purchase of a variety plant equipment including, but not limited to dumpers, loaders, rubber ducks, excavators (compact, mini, midi), tracked excavators, backhoe loaders, wheeled loaders, telescopic handlers. All types of industrial and all-terrain fork lifts to include gas, electric and gasoline. Wheeled excavators, skidsteer loaders and all types of static, mobile and vehicle mounted generators. Access platforms wheel, mechanical and vehicle mounted. Site cabins/buildings/toilets, lighting, static and mobile platforms. Air conditioning and heating units static, both mobile and vehicle mounted.
Handheld tools including electrical and mechanical items
Purchase of a variety of handheld tools, including but not limited to all electrical and mechanical (e.g. chainsaws, blowers, strimmers, rollers).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Gateshead Council Legal Services.
Authorised NEPO and TPPL officers, opening conducted via the Proactis tender system.
Section VI: Complementary information
48 months from publication of this contract notice.
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.NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities. The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org.
This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list.
NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services. Please see the following websites for further details:
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.
The Agreement is available to current and future members of The Procurement Partnership Limited club. A list of members of can be obtained from http://www.tppl.co.uk/about-us/our-members/.
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GO Reference: GO-2018511-PRO-12400503.
NEPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Framework Agreement is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award the Framework Agreement before it is executed / signed.
The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (‘Regulations’) provide for 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). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where an agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Framework Agreement has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the Framework Agreement ineffective.