Agronomy Consultancy Services Framework

Agronomy Consultancy Services Framework

To provide specialist consultancy services which will support Sport England’s ‘Protecting Playing Fields’ programme.

United Kingdom-London: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2016/S 064-109660

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

English Sports Council
21 Bloomsbury Street
London
WC1B 3HF
UNITED KINGDOM
Contact person: Cameron Consulting
Telephone: +44 1732600500
E-mail: tenders@cameron-consulting.co.uk
NUTS code: UKInternet address(es):Main address: http://www.sportengland.org/
I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: http://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Architectural%2C-construction%2C-engineering-and-inspection-services./6YR5CD337X
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Recreation, culture and religion

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Agronomy Consultancy Services.

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71000000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

‘Agronomy Services’ (‘the Framework’) to provide specialist consultancy services which will support Sport England’s ‘Protecting Playing Fields’ programme and other such initiatives identified by the Authority either ongoing or in the future.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK
Main site or place of performance:

United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Framework with a number of providers of ‘Agronomy Services’ to provide specialist consultancy services.

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

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The minimum requirements are set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation and Supplier Suitability Questionnaire.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Please refer to information contained within the invitation to tender documentation — specifically the evaluation methodology.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

The minimum requirements are set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation and Supplier Suitability Questionnaire.

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:

The successful consultants selected onto the framework panel will be required as a condition of contract to comply with Sport England terms and conditions for services. Participating organisations (either public bodies or private sector organisations including sports clubs and the like) may use a mini tender competition or direct award procedure in accordance with the call-off procedures set out in the Invitation to Tender to select a consultant from the framework.

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: no
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: 04/05/2016
Local time: 13:00
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 04/05/2016
Local time: 14:00
Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Representatives of Cameron Consulting, the Authority’s Procurement Consultant.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Sport England (SE) (‘the Authority’) is seeking to establish a framework with a number of providers of ‘Agronomy Services’ (‘the Framework’) to provide specialist consultancy services which will support Sport England’s ‘Protecting Playing Fields’ programme and other such initiatives identified by the Authority either ongoing or in the future. It is envisaged that this framework will be used in a variety of ways to help the Authority develop guidance on pitch construction and grounds maintenance. 1 of the key measures of the success of this procurement will be that the appointed consultants assist the Authority with maintaining an excellent reputation with its stakeholders and end users by providing agronomy consultants who can support:

— Modernising/improving pitch deliverability;

— Implementation of maintenance training delivery which is suitable for a variety of knowledge/experience levels, i.e from professionals through to local volunteer workforces;

— Involvement with planners in the capacity of expert witness;

— Services to the education sector;

— Land valuation services.

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement within the tender documentation.

The Purchasing Authority is acting on behalf of the following organisations:

Applicants for awards to Sport England, in addition the following may also make use of this framework:

— All sports national governing bodies;

— Local authorities;

— Central Government;

— Charities (including Trusts and Foundations);

— Sports Councils;

— National Governing Bodies (of Sport) and their Applicants;

— Higher education and further education bodies;

— National Sports Centres and their operators; and

— Individual sports clubs.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-London:-Architectural%2C-construction%2C-engineering-and-inspection-services./6YR5CD337X

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/6YR5CD337X

GO Reference: GO-2016330-PRO-7993711.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1EU
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075366000
E-mail: info@cedr.comInternet address:http://www.cedr.com
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
London
SW1A 2AS
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2072761234Internet address:http://www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/03/2016

 

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