Archaeological Fieldworks Services for Cambridgeshire County Council

Archaeological Fieldworks Services for Cambridgeshire County Council

The aims of this procurement are to replace a lapsed Framework for similar requirements, which ran from 2014-2018.

United Kingdom-Cambridge: Archaeological services

2019/S 095-229772

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

LGSS Procurement on behalf of Cambridgeshire County Council
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Jon Collyns
Telephone: +44 1223715353
E-mail: jon.collyns@cambridgeshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Opportunities/Index?p=4d8cb5a5-74dc-e511-810e-000c29c9ba21&v=1
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Home/About

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:

Archaeological Fieldworks Services for Cambridgeshire County Council

Reference number: DN402889

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71351914

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

As a developer, the Council and its agents have obligations towards mitigating the impact caused by its projects on the historic environment. This includes the need for archaeological investigations. This framework ensures the most productive and cost-effective suppliers of commercial fieldwork services are available to the Council.

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)

45100000
71351914

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The aims of this procurement are to replace a lapsed framework for similar requirements, which ran from 2014-2018. As a developer, the council and its agents have obligations towards mitigating the impact caused by its projects on the historic environment. This includes the need for archaeological investigations. This framework ensures the most productive and cost-effective suppliers of commercial fieldwork services are available to the Council.

The Authority wishes to appoint between 3 and 5 providers for this Framework Agreement. All work under this framework shall be awarded via one of 2 routes:

1) By approaching the provider who finishes in 1st place in the initial framework evaluation, and then if they are unable to service the requirement approaching the 2nd placed bidder and so on; or

2) Running a further competition where all providers shall be invited to submit a project specific proposal for a discrete piece of work.

It is difficult to predict the exact value of this framework as the Authorities’ requirements are likely to vary over the contract term, but it is estimated that the total value will not be less than 4 000 000 GBP or greater than 6 000 000 GBP.

This framework is open for use by all current LGSS partners including:

— partners and other organisations delegating services and or functions to LGSS (currently Cambridgeshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Norwich City Authority and Northampton Borough Council) who participate in LGSS’ shared services venture,

— by way of access agreement this framework is also open to new LGSS customers seeking to utilise LGSS frameworks on an independent third party basis including:

—— any city, district, borough or other local authority within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, the City of Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire County) including Northamptonshire Partnership Homes,

—— any companies or organisations set up by participants in LGSS including Stand Out Northamptonshire,

—— any school, academy, university or other educational establishment within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, Northamptonshire County and Milton Keynes), and

—— any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (goods and services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1972/853/made

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: 36
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: yes
Description of options:

The framework shall be awarded for a period of 3 years (36 months) with the option of a final year (12 months).

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
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
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: 24/06/2019
Local time: 12:00
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: 24/06/2019
Local time: 12:00

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:

The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) 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). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Mr Gus de Silva
Octagon 1006 Shire Hall LGSS Procurement
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
United Kingdom
E-mail: GdeSilva@northamptonshire.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justoce
The Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure

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

Mr G de Silva
Octagon 1006 Shire Hall LGSS Procurement
Cambridge
CB3 0AP
United Kingdom
E-mail: GdeSilva@northamptonshire.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

14/05/2019

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