Approved List – Landscape Contractors

Approved List – Landscape Contractors

Birmingham City Council invites landscape contractors to make an application for inclusion on a select list of tenderers for a Landscape Construction Framework Agreement for the period of four years commencing in February 2015.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Landscaping work for parks

2014/S 177-312141

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Birmingham City Council
Corporate Procurement Services, PO Box 10680, 10 Woodcock Street
For the attention of: Charlie Short
B4 7WB Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214648000
E-mail: etendering@birmingham.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1213037322

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.finditinbirmingham.com

Address of the buyer profile: www.in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Details in VI.3 Additional Information

 

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

F229 — Framework Agreement for Landscape Construction 2015-2019.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works

NUTS code UKG

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 15 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Birmingham City Council invites landscape contractors to make an application for inclusion on a select list of tenderers for a Landscape Construction Framework Agreement for the period of four years commencing in February 2015.
Work will take place within the West Midlands Region. Contracts called off the framework agreement will be for the construction of integrated hard and soft landscaping work, and include items such as footpaths, planting, play areas, Multi Use Games Courts, installation of street furniture, fencing, gates, drainage etc. Tenderers must be able to undertake all of the works required.

The Council will be using its e-tendering system (in-tend) for the administration of this framework and providers must register with the system to be able to express an interest and download details. The web address is https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc/aspx/Home

Registration and use of in-tend is free. All correspondence for this procurement process must be via the in-tend correspondence function. If you are unable to register with in-tend please either email us at cps@birmingham.gov.uk or call +44 1214648000.

Suppliers wishing to be included on the tender list should click on the following link:https://in-tendhost.co.uk/birminghamcc

To register as a bidder, submit your details as instructed. You will be sent a log in and password. This will enable you to download the documentation. If you encounter any problems on the in-tend website, click on the Help button for further information.
Closing date
The latest date for requests for pre-qualification documents is 12:00 hours, 8.10.2014.

Tenders must be returned by 12:00 hours, 13.10.2014 as stated in the pre-qualification document. For more information contact Charlie Short, Tel: +44 1214640099, Fax +44 1213037322 or via email charlie.short@birmingham.co.uk

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

4511271145112723451127204523326045233293

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and/or other forms of appropriate security.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

This will be in the pre-qualification document..

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded.
Joint and several liability. No special legal form is required but in the case of group bidders the authority requires that a prime service provider assumes primary liability for the group and that each organisation in the group accepts joint and several liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: When executing the contract in the UK the successful tenderer will be required to comply with the recommendations of the code of practice for the elimination of Racial Discrimination and the promotion of Equality of Opportunity in Employment published by the Commission for Racial Equality. The successful tenderer will be required to participate actively in the service related economic, social and environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly, tender evaluation and contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre-qualification document.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the pre-qualification document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the pre-qualification document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification document.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

F229

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.10.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

13.10.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). For the avoidance of doubt, the contracting authority points out that no weight will be attached to whether or not an economic operator is an SME in selecting economic operators to submit pre-qualifications or in assessing the most economically advantageous tender.
The contracting authority is seeking to establish the framework agreement as available also for use by or on behalf of UK public sector bodies (and their statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes). These will include:
— Local Authorities i.e. a local authority as defined in Regulation 3(2) to (5) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

— Registered Providers (a list can be found at www.housingnet.co.uk);

— NHS Bodies i.e. Acute Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Primary Care trusts, Care trusts, NHS Hospital trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Mental Health Trusts, Special Health authorities (a list of such authorities and trusts can be found athttp://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx);

— Police and Emergency Services authorities i.e. fire authorities, fire and rescue authorities (a list if fire authorities can be found atwww.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs), police authorities and the Metropolitan Police Authority as defined by Regulations 3 (1)(j) to (p) of the Regulations;

— Educational establishments i.e. schools maintained by local authorities, Academies, City Technology Colleges, further education establishments and Universities;

— Central Government Departments and their Agencies (a list of Executive Agencies can be found at www.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/resource-library/government-ministers-and-responsibilities);

— Non Departmental Public Bodies (a list of NDPBs can be found at Annex A to the Public Bodies Directory 2009 published by the Cabinet Office which can be found at www.civilservice.gov.uk/about/resources/ndpb);

— Registered charities (a list can be found at www.charity-commission.gov.uk)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.9.2014