United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Hire of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment with operator
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement for the Hire of Plant with Operator
The City of Edinburgh Council require to hire a variety of plant machinery with operators on an ad-hoc basis for use by Edinburgh Road Services to assist with construction operations. The requirement also includes gritters required to carry out winter maintenance throughout the City of Edinburgh.
City of Edinburgh.
The service includes the provision of 18 000 kg road sweeper as fully detailed within the tender package.
The contract will be re-tendered in line with this framework expiry.
The service includes the provision of: 1,0 m road planer; 0,35 m road planer as fully detailed within the specifications. Typically vehicles and plant will be hired as a package order to assist road services with carriageway planing works. Equipment may be hired collectively or individually as the need arises.
The contract will be re-tendered in line with this framework expiry
The service includes the provision of 6 x 4 tipper and 8 x 4 tipper as fully detailed in the tender documentation.
The Road Services Team seeks to establish a contract agreement with a supplier for the provision of gritter vehicles with associated drivers, to assist in the delivery of the winter maintenance service.
It is a mandatory criteria that the Contractor has the minimum capacity of 4 18 tonne (6 cubic metres) gritters to service this contract, and that these vehicles are made available to Edinburgh Road Services when required. Standby payments will be made for this provision of the agreed number of vehicles at the start of each year’s winter maintenance period.
The Council may also require during the contract period the use of 7,5 tonne (3 cubic metres) and 26 tonne (9 cubic metres) gritter vehicles. Rates for these shall be provided with your tender, however no standby payment will be made for these vehicles and these items will be hired on a spot hire basis if required.
The service is to provide 24/7 coverage during prolonged periods of severe winter weather and sufficient staff will be required to cover gritter availability on both am and pm shifts. For the avoidance of doubt this is to provide 2 nr 12 hour shifts for each of the 4 gritters in a full 24-hour period.
The service includes the provision of the following equipment as detailed in the tender documentation — 6 x 2 flatbed with lorry loader crane, 8 x 2 flatbed with lorry loader crane.
The service includes the provision of a road finisher with an operator as detailed in the tender documentation.
The service includes the provision of a 44 000 kg low loader vehicle as detailed in the tender documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to the ESPD Scotland module and tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
The City of Edinburgh Council, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street, EH8 8BG Edinburgh.
Commercial and Procurement Services.
Section VI: Complementary information
This opportunity will be re-advertised to align with framework expiry.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=569929.
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Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Community benefit information is contained with the tender documentation.
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Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=569929
Internet address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may:
1) Award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose;
2) Be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the contract award notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.