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United Kingdom-Leicester: Grounds maintenance services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
245_21 — Grounds Maintenance and Arboriculture Services
An ESPO national framework for the provision of grounds maintenance services including grass cutting, soft landscaping, hard landscaping, weed control, pitch marking and arboriculture services.
(a) go to www.eastmidstenders.org
(c) search for tender opportunity 245_21 — Grounds maintenance and arboriculture services;
(d) express an interest;
(e) download the tender from the website.
Grounds Maintenance Services
The provision of grounds maintenance services.
The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated in section II.1.5), includes the option period.
The provision of arboriculture services.
Arboriculture Services (Leicestershire County Council)
The provision of arboriculture services for Leicestershire County Council. Whilst predominantly for use by Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire County Council may procure services on a collaborative basis or on behalf of other public bodies within the county of Leicestershire.
Including but not limited to: City, Borough and District Councils, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust and Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This contract will operate on-going contract monitoring procedures following award, to ensure financial stability requirements are maintained.
Credit rating checks will be carried out on a regular basis, using the credit rating agency, Creditsafe Business Solutions Ltd.
Any changes will be assessed (compared with a baseline credit rating score obtained at contract award stage) and significant changes or sustained degradation will be investigated.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
As a Central Purchasing Body as defined by the EU Procurement Directive 2014/24/EU, the framework agreement is open for use by Public Bodies (defined at https://www.espo.org/ESPO/media/Documents/FAQs/ESPO-s_powers_to_trade__website_-2016-12-22.pdf) that also fall into one of the following classifications of user throughout all administrative regions of the UK: local authorities; educational establishments (including academies); central government departments and agencies; police, fire and rescue and coastguard emergency services; NHS and HSC bodies, including ambulance services; registered charities; registered social landlords; the Corporate Office of the House of Lords, the Corporate Officer of the House of Commons; or any public body established by or under the Scotland Act 1998 or any Act of the Scottish Parliament. Details of the classification of end user establishments and geographical areas are available at: http://www.espo.org/About-us-%281%29/FAQs/Legal
An eAuction process may be used to award subsequent call-off contracts following the reopening of competition among the parties to the framework agreement.
ESPO will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by ESPO as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2105 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order for any document to be amended and may award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order for a fine to be paid, and/or order the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.