Arboricultural Contract Wirral

Arboricultural Contract Wirral

Wirral Council’s Technical Services Department is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake a range of arboricultural services in relation to Highway trees, former Social Housing Area trees and Public Open Space trees.

UK-Birkenhead: Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

2012/S 242-397937

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wirral Borough Council
Corporate Procurement, Municipal Building, Cleveland Street, contact only via www.the-chest.org.uk
For the attention of: Derry Shannon
CH41 6BU Birkenhead
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1516663532
Fax: +44 1516663532

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.the-chest.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.the-chest.org.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Arboricultural Contract.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Supplies
Purchase
NUTS code UKD
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Wirral Council’s Technical Services Department is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake a range of arboricultural services in relation to Highway trees, former Social Housing Area trees and Public Open Space trees, including trees in Public Parks that are within 30 metres of a public highway.
The Contractor will be required to undertake a full tree survey to comply with BS 5837 in order to ensure a legally defensible tree inspection regime. The Contractor should refer to BS 5837 for details of the schedule of information required.
As well as carrying out both safety and general tree maintenance works, the Contractor will be required to provide professional support in the assessment of work requirements, with particular emphasis on safety, in order that the Council meets its statutory obligations.
The Contractor will also be required to create and maintain a suitable database for all of the Streetscene and highway-adjacent tree information, which will be jointly shared by the Contractor and the Council. The database must be kept up to date and must be capable of linking with the Council’s existing Maplnfo GIS System.
The Contractor will also be required to provide a 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency / out of hours call out service.
The duration of the Contract will be for two years, with the option of a one-year extension if deemed necessary by the Council. The Council will expect the successful Contractor to commence work on 1.6.2013, or on a mutually agreed date, with the Contract terminating on 31.5.2015.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77000000, 03000000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Wirral Council’s Technical Services Department is seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake a range of arboricultural services in relation to Highway trees, former Social Housing Area trees and Public Open Space trees, including trees in Public Parks that are within 30 metres of a public highway.
The Contractor will be required to undertake a full tree survey to comply with BS 5837 in order to ensure a legally defensible tree inspection regime. The Contractor should refer to BS 5837 for details of the schedule of information required.
As well as carrying out both safety and general tree maintenance works, the Contractor will be required to provide professional support in the assessment of work requirements, with particular emphasis on safety, in order that the Council meets its statutory obligations.
The Contractor will also be required to create and maintain a suitable database for all of the Streetscene and highway-adjacent tree information, which will be jointly shared by the Contractor and the Council. The database must be kept up to date and must be capable of linking with the Council’s existing Maplnfo GIS System.
The Contractor will also be required to provide a 24 hour, 365 days a year emergency / out of hours call out service.
The duration of the Contract will be for two years, with the option of a one-year extension if deemed necessary by the Council. The Council will expect the successful Contractor to commence work on 1.6.2013, or on a mutually agreed date, with the Contract terminating on 31.5.2015.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 18.1.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
18.1.2013 – 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
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

All obtainable in documents www.the-chest.org.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:12.12.2012

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