United Kingdom-Hertford: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
HCC — 10/18 — The Provision of Core Sampling and Testing
This procurement is an Open (one stage process). Suppliers 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. To be considered as a Bidder you must complete and submit a Bid by the deadline of 12:00 noon on 9.11.2018. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
The Council is out to procurement for a Core Sampling and testing Service. The purpose of this undertaking is to ensure that street works within the area of influence of the Council will be completed to minimum specified requirements of relevant specification and legislation. This will assist in ensuring stakeholders are less likely to bear cost of remedial actions as a result of poor or sub-standard reinstatement efforts, some of which may only present themselves long after works have been completed. At its discretion, the Council may call upon this contract to undertake minor core sampling and testing on it’s highway network.
The Council will review and the end of the contract period.
Option to extend for up to one (1) further year.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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. 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 Closing date and time. Tenders cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time. Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the e-Tendering system. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via email email@example.com or telephone +44 (0)114 407 0065 for any website/technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 5:30 pm. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract 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 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 applicant 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 companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract.
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 contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract 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 contract 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 contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.