United Kingdom-Manchester: Architectural and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.manchester.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.manchester.gov.uk
Section II: Object
TC975 Drainage Improvement / Repair Works
Manchester City Council Highways Directorate are looking to appoint a contractor to provide a reactive / maintenance / improvement drainage service to the highway network, which includes but is not exclusive to replacing defective gullies, excavating and repairing collapsed pipework, removing tree root infestation, de-silting, CCTV Surveys, concrete pipe lining and all other drainage related matters within the Manchester area.
The Contract will be for a period of 18 months with a option of an additional 2 year extension.
2 year extension available.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council is using the e-business portal known as THE CHEST www.the-chest.org.uk to conduct the procurement exercise. To gain access to the invitation to tender documents / Pre-Qualification Questionnaire, tenderers will need to register their company details at the above website.
Once registered, tenderers will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow them to gain access to the Invitation to Tender documents.
Tenderers will need to electronically submit their completed tender documents and accompanying documentation via the CHEST on-line portal by 11:00 on the 20.8.2018, as referred to in IV.3.4. Any supplier questions queries will also need to be submitted via The Chest website.
The Council welcomes applications from small or medium enterprises.
Under the agreement the provider will be required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of, and surroundings of, the place of delivery of the agreement. Therefore selection and award criteria, specification requirements and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successful resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 nº 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are 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 (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.