Services - 445868-2018

12/10/2018    S197    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Hertford: Construction work

2018/S 197-445868

Contract notice

Services

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 1707292463
E-mail: zoe.upson@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: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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 — 10/18 — The Provision of Core Sampling and Testing

Reference number: HCC1810712
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 425 500.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 66
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Council will review and the end of the contract period.

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

Option to extend for up to one (1) further year.

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:

Please refer to the tender documentation.

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
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
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: 09/11/2018
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/11/2018
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
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. 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 support@in-tend.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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
n/a
n/a
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
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 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.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
Hertford
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/10/2018