Servicios - 451575-2020

25/09/2020    S187

Ireland-Dublin: Weed-clearance services

2020/S 187-451575

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Dublin City Council
National registration number: N/A
Postal address: Civic Offices, Wood Quay
Town: Dublin 8
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Country: Ireland
Contact person: Ksawery Hession
Telephone: +353 12226196
Fax: +353 12222689
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
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

Single Party Framework Agreement for a Service Provider for the Control of Weeds on Roads in Dublin City Council 2020-2023

II.1.2)Main CPV code
77312000 Weed-clearance services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Dublin City Council proposes to award a framework agreement for four years, for the provision of weed control service. The successful tenderer will treat visible growth as specified within the contract.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 EUR
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77312100 Weed-killing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Main site or place of performance:

Dublin City Council Administrative Area.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Dublin City Council proposes to award a framework agreement for 4 years, for the provision of weed control service. The successful tenderer will treat visible growth as specified within the contract.

Dublin City Council are seeking tenders for alternatives methods for the control of weeds other than the use of glyphosate.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Methodology for delivery of the service / Weighting: 70 %
Cost criterion - Name: Ultimate cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

Dublin City Council wishes to establish a single-party framework agreement for the provision of a service for the control of weeds on public roads, laneways, footways, medians and other areas taken in charge by Dublin City Council for a one year period initially to cover 2020 which will be subject to demand and budget availability. There will be an option to renew the framework agreement for three periods of 1 year to cover 2021, 2022 and 2023. Following expiry of the first year (and subsequent years) of the framework agreement, matters such as service performance and the continued strategic appropriateness of the agreement will be assessed in order to determine whether subsequent framework agreement(s) will be renewed.

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

Please consult the associated documentation, which contains full instructions regarding the submission of tenders and is available from using RFT IP 159338.

Section IV: Procedure

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
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 006-008756
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1

Single Party Framework Agreement for a Service Provider for the Control of Weeds on Roads in Dublin City Council 2020-2023

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 4
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 4
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 4
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Greentown Environmental Ltd
Postal address: 65a Marble Arch Road, Florence Court
Town: Enniskillen
NUTS code: IE061 Dublin
Postal code: BT92 IDE
Country: Ireland
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 1 200 000.00 EUR
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

1) Dublin City Council is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2014. If you consider that any of the information supplied by you is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for the sensitivity specified. In such cases, the relevant material, will in response to the FOI request; be examined in the light of the exemptions provided for in the Act.

2) It will be a condition for the award of any contract by Dublin City Council that the successful tenderer and all subcontractors (if applicable) produce a valid tax clearance certificate from the Revenue Commissioners in compliance with Circular (43) 2006 (or as amended) and that the certificate will be maintained for the duration of the contract and will be on a 12-month basis. In the case of a non-resident tenderer, a statement of suitability from the Revenue Commissioners will be required.

3) Suppliers must register their interest on the eTenders website ( in order to be included on the mailing list for clarifications.

4) Please note in relation to all documents, that where reference is made to a particular standard, make, source, process, trademark, type or patent, that this is not to be regarded as a de facto requirement. In all such cases it should be understood that such indications are to be treated strictly and solely for reference purposes only, to which the words ‘or equivalent’ will always be appended.

5) Please note also that all information relating to attachments, including clarifications and changes, will be published on the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal ( only. Registration is free of charge. Dublin City Council will not accept responsibility for information relayed (or not relayed) via third parties.

6) The framework agreement is primarily for use by the road maintenance services division but other departments within Dublin City Council may use it.

7) Suppliers should note the following when making their submission:

• to enable submission of multiple documents concurrently, download and install the ‘Upload Manager ActiveX’ facility to your eTenders user profile;

• when using the ‘Upload Manager’ facility do not use the ‘Schedule’ option;

• instead, use only the ‘Upload’ option, which will enable monitoring of the upload;

• suppliers who do not use the Upload Manager can upload individual files, however please ensure to allow sufficient time for upload;

• there is a maximum upload limit of 2GB per document. Documents larger than this should be divided into smaller files prior to upload;

• should you experience difficulty when uploading documents please contact the eTenders Support Desk for technical assistance. Email or telephone: 353 (0) 212439277 (9 a.m.-17.30 p.m. GMT).

8) Tenders may be submitted in English or in the Irish language.

9) Please note that OJEU contracts are covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA).

10) Appeals procedure: the body to whom appeals should be addressed is — the High Court, Four Courts, Inns Quay, Dublin 7.

11) All queries regarding this tender must be submitted through the Irish Government Procurement Opportunities Portal (RFT 159338) as a specific question. Responses will be circulated to those candidates/tenderers that have registered an interest in this notice on the Irish Government procurement opportunities portal The details of the party making the query will not be disclosed when circulating the response. All queries must be submitted by 12.00 noon on 27 January 2020 to enable issue of responses to all interested parties.

12) Please note that where documents are made available in both PDF and Word format, in the event that there is any discrepancy between the documents, the PDF version will take precedence.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Chief Registrar, High Court, Inns Quay
Town: Dublin 7
Country: Ireland
Telephone: +353 18886000
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: