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Supplies - 455071-2020

28/09/2020    S188

United Kingdom-Hertford: Motor vehicles

2020/S 188-455071

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure

Supplies

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Hertfordshire County Council
National registration number: United Kingdom
Postal address: County Hall, Pegs Lane
Town: Hertford
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: SG13 8BQ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: tenders@tppl.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1954250517
Internet address(es):
Main address: http://www.hertfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
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
II.1.1)Title:

Hertfordshire County Council and TPPL Vehicle Contract Hire Framework

Reference number: HCC2012224
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34100000 Motor vehicles - PA02
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

Hertfordshire County Council invited tenders for organisations to participate in a 48-month agreement for the supply of vehicles under contract hire. In creating this agreement, the Council will function as a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The Council has made the resulting agreement available for use by all contracting authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK, including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities, subject to said organisation being a current member of TPPL at the time of use.

The agreement is available to all members of the Procurement Partnership Ltd’s (TPPL) buying club. A list of members is available: http://www.tppl.co.uk/about-us/our-members/

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 250 000 000.00 GBP
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Passenger Cars

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34110000 Passenger cars
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contract hire of passenger cars comprising no more than eight passenger seats in addition to the driver. Including petrol, diesel, hybrid, electric, LPG (liquid petroleum gas), hydrogen and biofuels).

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

The framework is for the purposes of maintained/non-maintained contract hire and may also include sale/leaseback of assets under all lots.

As part of any final lease awarded via call-off, the economic operators are able to provide appropriate and relevant ancillary services, including but not limited to livery, telematics, racking, maintenance services and chassis/body conversions.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Light Commercial Vehicles up to 7.0 t

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34131000 Pick-ups
34134000 Flatbed and Tipper trucks
34136000 Vans
34139000 Chassis
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contract hire of light commercial vehicles (LCVs) up to 7.0 t including diesel, petrol, hybrid, electric, LPG, hydrogen and biofuels. The lot also covers vehicles with body conversions including but not limited to tippers, drop-side, Luton, flat, curtain-side, recycling, aerial platform, jetter, cranes, street lighting and any other body type an authority may require, including all vehicle racking.

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

The framework is for the purposes of maintained/non-maintained contract hire and may also include sale/leaseback of assets under all lots.

As part of any final lease awarded via call-off, the economic operators are able to provide appropriate and relevant ancillary services, including but not limited to livery, telematics, racking, maintenance services and chassis/body conversions.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Medium Commercial Vehicles from 7.0 t up to 12.5 t

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34115200 Motor vehicles for the transport of fewer than 10 persons
34120000 Motor vehicles for the transport of 10 or more persons
34130000 Motor vehicles for the transport of goods
34140000 Heavy-duty motor vehicles
34144430 Road-sweeping vehicles
34210000 Vehicle bodies
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK UNITED KINGDOM
Main site or place of performance:

UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Contract hire of medium commercial vehicles (MCVs) from 7.0 t to 12.5 t, to include accessible/non-accessible welfare buses up to 17 seats. Sweepers: subcompact, compact, mid-size, pedestrian and truck/chassis-mounted including diesel, petrol, hybrid, electric, LPG, hydrogen and biofuels. The lot also includes vehicles with body conversions including but not limited to tippers, drop-side, Luton, flat, curtain-side, recycling, aerial platform, jetter, cranes, street lighting and any other body type an authority may require.

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.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Cost criterion - Name: Cost / Weighting: 40
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

The framework is for the purposes of maintained/non-maintained contract hire and may also include sale/leaseback of assets under all lots.

As part of any final lease awarded via call-off, the economic operators are able to provide appropriate and relevant ancillary services, including but not limited to livery, telematics, racking, maintenance services and chassis/body conversions.

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
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 129-318014
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: 1a
Lot No: 1
Title:

Contract Hire of Passenger Cars

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 23
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 10
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 23
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Venson Automotive Solutions Ltd
National registration number: 02714185
Postal address: Venson House, 1 AC Court, High Street
Town: Thames Ditton
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Postal code: KT7 0SR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Agility UK Ltd t/a Agility Fleet
National registration number: 05191342
Postal address: Meridian House, Saxon Business Park
Town: Bromsgrove
NUTS code: UKG1 Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire
Postal code: B60 4AD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: SG Fleet Solutions UK
National registration number: 06143809
Postal address: Station Court, Old Station Road
Town: Hampton in Arden
NUTS code: UKG3 West Midlands
Postal code: B92 0HA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: KINTO UK Ltd
National registration number: 00837940
Postal address: Haven House, Compass Road
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Postal code: PO6 4RP
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: LeasePlan UK Ltd
National registration number: 01397939
Postal address: 165 Bath Road
Town: Slough
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: SL1 4AA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ALD Automotive Ltd
National registration number: 00987418
Postal address: Oakwood Drive, Emersons Green
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK1 Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Bristol/Bath area
Postal code: BS16 7LB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Daimler Fleet Management UK Ltd
National registration number: 03534682
Postal address: Delaware Drive, Tongwell
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK15 8BA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Car Hire (Day of Swansea) Ltd t/a Days Fleet
National registration number: 00571025
Postal address: Swansea Road, Gorseinon
Town: Swansea
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
Postal code: SA4 4LL
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Lookers Leasing Ltd
National registration number: 05654532
Postal address: Lookers House, 3 Etchells Road, West Timperley
Town: Altrincham
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: WA14 5XS
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Southern Motor Contracts Ltd
National registration number: 02267102
Postal address: B2 Endeavour Business Park, Penner Rd
Town: Havant
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Postal code: PO9 1QN
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 1b
Lot No: 1
Title:

Contract Hire of Passenger Cars

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 23
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 10
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 23
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Volkswagen Financial Service UK Ltd
National registration number: 02835230
Postal address: Brunswick Court, Yeomans Drive
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK14 5LR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Grosvenor Contracts Leasing Ltd
National registration number: 01565525
Postal address: Balmoral House, Kettering Venture Park
Town: Kettering
NUTS code: UKF2 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
Postal code: NN15 6XU
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: T C Harrison 1960 Limited T/a TCH Leasing
National registration number: 00648847
Postal address: Milford House, Mill Street
Town: Bakewell
NUTS code: UKF1 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Postal code: DE45 1HH
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: VMS (Fleet Management) Ltd
National registration number: 04443331
Postal address: Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road
Town: Bury St Edmunds
NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
Postal code: IP32 7FA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Sinclair Finance and Leasing Co. Ltd
National registration number: 02063682
Postal address: Hernston Business Park, Bridgend
Town: Bridgend
NUTS code: UKL17 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
Postal code: CF31 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2a
Lot No: 2
Title:

Contract Hire of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) up to 7.0 t

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 25
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 11
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 25
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Venson Automotive Solutions Ltd
National registration number: 02714185
Postal address: Venson House, 1 AC Court, High Street
Town: Thames Ditton
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Postal code: KT7 0SR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Agility UK Limited t/a Agility Fleet
National registration number: 05191342
Postal address: Meridian House, Saxon Business Park
Town: Bromsgrove
NUTS code: UKG12 Worcestershire
Postal code: B60 4AD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: KINTO UK Ltd
National registration number: 00837940
Postal address: Haven House, Compass Road
Town: Portsmouth
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Postal code: PO6 4RP
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Daimler Fleet Management UK Ltd
National registration number: 03534682
Postal address: Delaware Drive, Tongwell
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK15 8BA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: SG Fleet Solutions UK
National registration number: 06143809
Postal address: Station Court, Old Station Road
Town: Hampton in Arden
NUTS code: UKG3 West Midlands
Postal code: B92 0HA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: LeasePlan UK Ltd
National registration number: 01397939
Postal address: 165 Bath Road
Town: Slough
NUTS code: UKJ11 Berkshire
Postal code: SL1 4AA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Southern Motor Contracts Ltd
National registration number: 02267102
Postal address: B2 Endeavour Business Park, Penner Rd
Town: Havant
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Postal code: PO9 1QN
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: ALD Automotive Ltd
National registration number: 00987418
Postal address: Oakwood Drive, Emersons Green
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS16 7LB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: London Hire Ltd
National registration number: 01773149
Postal address: 130 Shaftsbury Avenue, 2nd Floor
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: W1D 5EU
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Lookers Leasing Ltd
National registration number: 05654532
Postal address: Lookers House, 3 Etchells Road, West Timperley
Town: Altrincham
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: WA14 5XS
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 2b
Lot No: 2
Title:

Contract Hire of Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) up to 7.0 t

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 25
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 11
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 25
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Car Hire (Day of Swansea) Ltd t/a Days Fleet
National registration number: 00571025
Postal address: Swansea Road, Gorseinon
Town: Swansea
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
Postal code: SA4 4LL
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: VMS (Fleet Management) Ltd
National registration number: 04443331
Postal address: Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road
Town: Bury St Edmunds
NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
Postal code: IP32 7FA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Grosvenor Contracts Leasing Ltd
National registration number: 01565525
Postal address: Balmoral House, Kettering Venture Park
Town: Kettering
NUTS code: UKF2 Leicestershire, Rutland and Northamptonshire
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Sinclair Finance and Leasing Co. Ltd
National registration number: 02063682
Postal address: Hernston Business Park, Bridgend
Town: Bridgend
NUTS code: UKL17 Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot
Postal code: CF31 3NB
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Volkswagen Financial Services UK Ltd
National registration number: 02835230
Postal address: Brunswick Court, Yeomans Drive
Town: Milton Keynes
NUTS code: UKJ12 Milton Keynes
Postal code: MK14 5LR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 100 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section V: Award of contract

Contract No: 3
Lot No: 3
Title:

Contract Hire of Medium Commercial Vehicles (MCVs) from 7.0 t to 12.5 t

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
02/09/2020
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 16
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 12
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 16
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Agility UK Ltd t/a Agility Fleet
National registration number: 05191342
Postal address: Meridian House, Saxon Business Park
Town: Bromsgrove
NUTS code: UKG12 Worcestershire
Postal code: B60 4AD
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Venson Automotive Solutions Ltd
National registration number: 02714185
Postal address: Venson House, 1 AC Court, High Street
Town: Thames Ditton
NUTS code: UKJ2 Surrey, East and West Sussex
Postal code: KT7 0SR
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: London Hire Ltd
National registration number: 01773149
Postal address: 130 Shaftsbury Avenue, 2nd Floor
Town: London
NUTS code: UKI LONDON
Postal code: W1D 5EU
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: VMS (Fleet Management) Ltd
National registration number: 04443331
Postal address: Abbotsgate House, Hollow Road
Town: Bury St Edmunds
NUTS code: UKH14 Suffolk
Postal code: IP32 7FA
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Car Hire (Day of Swansea) Ltd t/a Days Fleet
National registration number: 00571025
Postal address: Swansea Road, Gorseinon
Town: Swansea
NUTS code: UKL18 Swansea
Postal code: SA4 4LL
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: T C Harrison 1960 Ltd
National registration number: 00648847
Postal address: Milford House, Mill Street
Town: Bakewell
NUTS code: UKF1 Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire
Postal code: DE45 1HH
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Endurance Vehicle Solutions Ltd
National registration number: 11836655
Postal address: Unit 6, New House Farm Industrial Estate
Town: Chepstow
NUTS code: UKL21 Monmouthshire and Newport
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Falcon Self Drive t/a Falcon Vehicle Solutions
National registration number: 02505450
Postal address: Cornishway East, Galmington Trading Estate
Town: Taunton
NUTS code: UKK23 Somerset
Postal code: TA1 5LZ
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Prohire Ltd
National registration number: 01388495
Postal address: React House, Spedding Road, Fenton Industrial Estate
Town: Stoke on Trent
NUTS code: UKG2 Shropshire and Staffordshire
Postal code: ST4 2ST
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: Go Plant Fleet Services Ltd
National registration number: 03337954
Postal address: Jarvis House, 157 Sadler Road
Town: Lincoln
NUTS code: UKF3 Lincolnshire
Postal code: LN6 3RS
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor is an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot: 50 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Council intends to make the agreement available for use by all contracting authorities throughout all administrative regions of the UK (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to government departments and their agencies, non-departmental public bodies, central government, NHS bodies, local authorities, emergency services, coastguard emergency services, educational establishments, registered social landlords and registered charities who have a need to purchase the above services. Please see the original contract notice for the full list of definable groups.

To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=528430911

Go reference: GO-2020923-PRO-17120962

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Royal Court of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Council incorporated a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the framework agreement was communicated to tenderers. This period allowed unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award the framework agreement before it was 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 an agreement has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Council 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.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23/09/2020