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Services - 73733-2020

13/02/2020    S31    Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Norwich: Weed-clearance services

2020/S 031-073733

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Postal address: County Hall, Martineau Lane
Town: Norwich
NUTS code: UKH15
Postal code: NR1 2DH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: sourcingteam@norfolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.norfolk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to 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
II.1.1)Title:

Vegetation Cutting and Clearance of Public Rights of Way and Trails Framework

Reference number: NCCT41975
II.1.2)Main CPV code
77312000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council is looking to establish a multi-provider framework for the cutting and clearance of vegetation and tree management for its public rights of way and trails network. Successful applicants will be appointed to the framework agreement to provide these services in accordance with the service specification, together with the documents making up the contract. The framework will consist of 2 lots as follows:

Lot 1: Vegetation cutting and clearance: this lot is subdivided into smaller geographical areas. Due to the nature of the countryside contractors will be expected to be able to carry out the contract delivery regardless of the terrain. This means that contractors will need to have the ability to carry out works across boardwalks, by river banks, on flood banks and in protected landscapes;

Lot 2: Reactive tree management: this lot covers any tree works required on the rights of way and trails network e.g. dealing with windblown and fallen trees.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Vegetation Cutting and Clearance

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77312000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH17
NUTS code: UKH16
NUTS code: UKH15
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is subdivided into smaller geographical areas, which have been measured for a total distance to allow applicants to provide a cost of cutting per geographical area for the purpose of direct award. Each contract area is made up of a combination of trails and public rights of way. Due to the nature of the countryside contractors will be expected to be able to carry out the contract delivery regardless of the terrain. This means that contractors will need to have the ability to carry out works across boardwalks, by river banks, on flood banks and in protected landscapes.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Reactive Tree Management

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
77211300
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH17
NUTS code: UKH16
NUTS code: UKH15
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot covers any tree works required on the rights of way and trails network e.g. dealing with windblown and fallen trees across the trails network All work will be awarded via further competition.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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

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
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: 13/03/2020
Local time: 10:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/03/2020
Local time: 10:00
Place:

Section VI: Complementary information

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

This procurement will be managed electronically via the Council's e-procurement system. To participate in this procurement, applicants must first be registered on the system at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc. Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/norfolkcc/aspx/BuyerProfiles. Once registered you will be able to see the procurement project under the ‘tenders’ section and ‘express an interest’ to view the documentation. If you encounter any difficulties whilst using the system you can contact the In-tend support team by phoning +44 8442728810 or e-mailing support@in-tend.co.uk.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Norfolk County Council
Town: Norwich
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Proceedings must be brought within 30 days from the date of knowledge (the date on which the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) unless the Court considers that there is good reason for extending the period within which proceedings may be brought, in which case the Court may extend that period up to a maximum of 3 months from the date of knowledge.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11/02/2020