Services - 477520-2017

29/11/2017    S229    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Ashford: Landscape architectural services

2017/S 229-477520

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Ashford Borough Council
Civic Centre, Tannery Lane
TN23 1PL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1233333311
NUTS code: UKJ4

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Parks for People Design Team.

Reference number: DT/17/1
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Ashford Borough Council are starting work on our second-round application to the Heritage Lottery Fund Parks for People programme for Victoria Park and Watercress Fields in Ashford, Kent.

To help us develop the project and support our second round bid we would like to appoint an experienced historic landscape design team to work with us to develop and prepare plans for the restoration and improvement of the site.

We expect the lead consultant to be a chartered landscape architect but the team should also be able to provide services across architecture, structural and services engineering, hydrology, quantity surveying and the principal designer role.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 220 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ44
Main site or place of performance:

Ashford, Kent.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Victoria Park and Watercress Fields Parts for People Design Team, including Landscape Architect (lead consultant), Architect, Quantity Surveyor and associated services.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Project Specific Questions / Weighting: 70
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 220 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 46
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015

Discretionary Exclusions

(1) Contracting authorities may exclude from participation in a procurement procedure any economic operator in any of the following situations:

(a) where the contracting authority can demonstrate by any appropriate means a violation of applicable obligations referred to in regulation (56(2);

(b) where the economic operator is bankrupt or is the subject of insolvency or winding-up proceedings, where it's assets are being administered by a liquidator or by the court, where it is in an arrangement with creditors, where its business activities are suspended or it is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under the laws and regulations of any State;

(c) where the contracting authority can demonstrate by appropriate means that the economic operator is guilty of grave professional misconduct, which renders it's integrity questionable;

(d) where the contracting authority has sufficiently plausible indications to conclude that the economic operator has entered into agreements with other economic operators aimed at distorting competition;

(e) where a conflict of interest within the meaning of regulation 24 cannot be effectively remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;

(f) where a distortion of competition from the prior involvement of the economic operator in the preparation of the procurement procedure, as referred to in regulation 41, cannot be remedied by other, less intrusive, measures;

(g) where the economic operator has shown significant or persistent deficiencies in the performance of a substantive requirement under a prior public contract, a prior contract with a contracting entity, or a prior concession contract, which led to early termination of that prior contract, damages or other comparable sanctions;

(h) where the economic operator –

(i) has been guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required for the verification of the absence of grounds for exclusion or the fulfilment of the selection criteria; or

(ii) has withheld such information or is not able to submit supporting documents required under regulation 59; or

(i) where the economic operator has –

(i) undertaken to -

(aa) unduly influence the decision-making process of the contracting authority, or

(bb) obtain confidential information that may confer upon it undue advantages in the procurement procedure; or

(ii) negligently provided misleading information that may have a material influence on decisions concerning exclusion, selection or award.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

(a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;

(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;

(c) A statement of the undertakings' overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available;.

(d) The Local Authority may undertake a corporate creditworthiness search.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

If supplier successful, these details maybe required.

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
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

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: 09/01/2018
Local time: 14:30
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 09/01/2018
Local time: 14:30

Kent Business Portal.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Procurement documents to be downloaded from the Kent Business Portal, and submitted through this portal.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at

(MT Ref:204631).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Ashford Borough Council
Civic Centre, Tannery Lane
TN23 1PL
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1233333311

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: