Dienstleistungen - 571588-2019

03/12/2019    S233

United Kingdom-Truro: Funeral and related services

2019/S 233-571588

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Cornwall Council
Postal address: County Hall, Treyew Road
Town: Truro
Postal code: TR1 3AY
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Christine Stone
E-mail: christine.stone@cornwall.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1872326050

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
Additional information can be obtained from 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

Public Health Funerals

Reference number: DN416300
II.1.2)Main CPV code
98370000 Funeral and related services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Contract for the delivery of the statutory public funerals, in accordance with Part III, Section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Disease Act) 1984.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 320 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
98371000 Funeral services
II.2.3)Place of performance
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Part III, Section 46 of the Public Health (Control of Disease Act) 1984 places a statutory duty upon local authorities to cause to be buried or cremated the body of any person who has died or is found to be dead within the county of Cornwall and where it appears that no suitable arrangements for the disposal of the body have been or are being made.

It is intended for Cornwall Council to conduct a tender process to cover the requirements of public health funerals for 4 years (48 months) commencing on 1.4.2020, to enable it to replace an existing framework agreement for the provision of public health funerals which is extended until 31.3.20. There will be 2 further extension options each for 2 years (24 months) giving a potential contract length of 8 years (96 months).

Cornwall Council is seeking to appoint a provider or providers to undertake their public health funeral services and supplies. A provider or providers may tender for the delivery of this service for the whole of Cornwall as detailed in the tender specification criteria for this contract. Bids will be considered from individual suppliers, as well as groups of economic operators who wish to work collaboratively but must cover the whole of Cornwall as specified in the specification.

The contract value is estimated to be approximately 80 000 GBP per annum giving a potential total contract value of 640 000 GBP (should both extensions be taken) and it is estimated that on average approximately 60-80 public health funerals will be required each year of the contract.

Estimated timeline is as follows:

PIN notice: 29.11.2019

Tender period: December 2019/January 2020/February 2020

Notification of intent to award/standstill: Early March 2020

Award and due diligence checks including visit: March 2020

Contract start date: 1.4.2020

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: