Works - 338882-2019

19/07/2019    S138    - - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Hertford: Building construction work

2019/S 138-338882

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Hertfordshire County Council
Pegs Lane
Hertford
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
Telephone: +44 1707292464
E-mail: chris.notley@hertfordshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKH23

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.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: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
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:

HCC 07/19 — Multi-Supplier Framework For Property Works 2019-23

Reference number: HCC1810703
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45210000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council (the ‘Council’) is currently out to procurement for the provision of provision of a property works Framework 2019 - 2023. Further information in regards to this opportunity can be found in II.2.4) Description of the procurement field (OJEU Contract Notice refers). Organisations wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. Please see VI.3) Additional information for further information. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in the e-Tendering system, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 160 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 7
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Window Walling

Lot No: Lot 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45000000
45214300
45214200
45215214
45310000
45216000
45214230
45215220
45215213
45440000
45215215
45214220
45214000
45320000
45215222
45100000
45214610
45210000
45214710
45215221
45214100
45214210
45430000
45450000
45400000
45420000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for works of curtain walling and cladding; sheet cladding; installing pre-fabricated components into existing structures. These components include windows, roof lights and screens; glazed and partially glazed screens; doors shutters and hatches. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 300 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Asbestos

Lot No: Lot 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45262660
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for a full range of asbestos related works both notifiable and non-notifiable. Contractors are required to provide works completion packages detailing the exact extent of asbestos removal including plans and photographs as necessary. It does not include any surveying, sampling and analytical requirement – which is covered by a separate lot. The portfolio includes but is not limited to, schools, libraries, fire stations, adult care facilities, Gypsy sites, rural estate farms, waste management sites and main office accommodation. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the Instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Heat Cool Electric

Lot No: Lot 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
50700000
45315000
50721000
51100000
50712000
50710000
51120000
45312000
45311000
45310000
50711000
50720000
51110000
45330000
45317000
50730000
45313000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for works to gas and oil fired boilers; electrode and direct electric boilers; alternative fuel boilers; combined heat and power units; low temperature hot water heating systems and heat distribution; warm air heating; local heating units, hot and cold water supplies, ventilation systems, air conditioning and heat pumps and temporary heating boilers and hot water systems. In addition this Lot is for Works to electricity generating plant; low voltage supply, distribution and power; general and emergency lighting; uninterruptible power supplies; electric heating and under floor/ceiling heating. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 30 200 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Refurbish, Extension, New Build 200 000 - 1 500 000

Lot No: Lot 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45000000
45450000
45262800
45214200
45215214
45216000
45214230
45215221
45215213
45440000
45215215
45214220
45215222
45214000
45320000
45310000
45100000
45214610
45210000
45262700
45214710
45214300
45214100
45214210
45262690
45430000
45215220
45400000
45420000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the delivery of refurbishment, new build and extension projects including design where required. This will include, but is not limited to, work on occupied sites such as schools, libraries, youth services, fire services, rural estate and adult day services. The scheme may include, the construction of detached buildings linked into existing structures and refurbishment of existing structures to meet service demands. Projects may include working in partnership with developers and other third party stakeholders. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual Orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the Contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 28 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Roofing

Lot No: Lot 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45260000
45261211
45261200
45214200
45215214
45000000
45261213
45450000
45261222
45216000
45214230
45261220
45214300
45261400
45310000
45261000
45440000
45215215
45214220
45261210
45214000
45320000
45215222
45261100
45261300
45100000
45214610
45210000
45261215
45261221
45261320
45215213
45214100
45214210
45215221
45261420
45430000
45261310
45261900
45215220
45261410
45400000
45261212
45420000
45261214
45214710
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for Works (including design where required) of specialist waterproof renders and coating; mastic asphalt roofing and tanking; liquid applied waterproof coatings; built up felt roof coverings; single layer polymeric roof coverings, pitched and metal roof coverings. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual Orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the Contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 700 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Refurbish, Extension, New Build 1 000 000 - 3 500 000

Lot No: Lot 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45000000
45262800
45214200
45215214
45216000
45214230
45215221
45215220
45215213
45440000
45215215
45214220
45215222
45214000
45320000
45310000
45100000
45214610
45210000
45262700
45214710
45214300
45214100
45214210
45262690
45430000
45450000
45400000
45420000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the delivery of refurbishment, new build and extension projects including design where required. This will include but is not limited to work on or new buildings for schools, libraries, youth services, fire services, rural estate and adult day services. The scheme may include, the construction of detached buildings linked into existing structures and refurbishment of existing structures to meet service demands. Projects may include working in partnership with developers and other third party stakeholders. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the Contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 29 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Refurbish, Extension, New Build 3 000 000 - 6 000 000.

Lot No: Lot 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45000000
45214300
45262800
45214200
45215214
45310000
45216000
45214230
45215220
45215213
45440000
45215215
45214220
45214000
45320000
45215222
45100000
45214610
45210000
45262700
45214710
45215221
45214100
45214210
45262690
45430000
45450000
45400000
45420000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the delivery of refurbishment, new build and extension projects including design as required. This will include, but is not limited to, work on occupied sites such as schools, libraries, youth services, fire services, rural estate and adult day services. The scheme may include, the construction of detached buildings linked into existing structures and refurbishment of existing structures to meet service demands. Projects may include working in partnership with developers and other third party stakeholders. The estimated total value of the Framework Agreement is stated in II.1.5) of this notice and is for the initial term, together with the call-off contracts or individual orders and their possible durations. It is anticipated that the term of the call-off contracts or individual orders awarded under this Framework Agreement could be up to three (3) years. For the avoidance of doubt, the estimated annual value of the contract will be approximately 40 000 000 GBP. The Framework Agreement will be awarded for an initial term of four (4) years. Please note that the contract requirements will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. There will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement. This Framework Agreement is open for use by all District and Borough Council’s within Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire Constabulary and all Schools within Hertfordshire, subject to the agreement of the lead authority, Hertfordshire County Council. Full details are provided within the instruction to tenderers document. Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the Services provided, any Framework Agreement formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting their bid, where appropriate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 30 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework Agreement will be reviewed at the end of the Framework Agreement period.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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:

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
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: 42
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

N/A

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: 23/08/2019
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: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 23/08/2019
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. In accordance with Regulation 53 of The Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Council's procurement documents are available within the e-Tendering system. This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: support@in-tend.com or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a Framework Agreement or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the Framework Agreement.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: the Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) 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 a Framework Agreement before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). 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 a Framework 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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Chief Legal Officer
Hertfordshire County Council, County Hall
Hertford
SG13 8DE
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
17/07/2019