Archaeological Services Tender Greater Manchester

Archaeological Services Tender Greater Manchester

Salford City Council is inviting tenders for archaeological planning services for ten authorities within Greater Manchester.

UK-Salford: archaeological services

2012/S 93-154110

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Salford City Council
Unity House, Chorley Road
For the attention of: Deborah Derbyshire
M27 5AW Salford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1616866244
E-mail: deborah.derbyshire@salford.gov.uk

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
Environment
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:
Salford City Council is inviting tenders for archaeological planning services for ten authorities within Greater Manchester.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKD3
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
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Archaeological services. Preparations are underway by AGMA to commission a new, long term and cost effective archaeological planning service for Greater Manchester.
Core services.
Provision of an archaeological planning advisory service.
The advisory service would be provided to all ten Greater Manchester local planning authorities (LPAs). It should comply with the National planning policy framework and established national standards (advice to be clear, consistent, compliant with policy, guidance and legislation, reasonable, informed and impartial).
Maintaining and providing access to the Greater Manchester historic environment record (HER).
The contractor will be responsible for storing and maintaining the HER on behalf of the GM LPAs, providing access to LPAs, developers and other stakeholders.
Enhancing the HER.
The contractor will be responsible for targeted enhancement of the HER in areas of Greater Manchester where current records are incomplete in order to ensure consistent data quality and coverage (in accordance with national standards).
Bespoke services to Greater Manchester local authorities.
The contractor will also provide a number of bespoke services to individual LPAs on an ad-hoc and responsive basis.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71351914

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
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: 60 (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:
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) A list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct;
(b) A list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given:
— Where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority,
— Where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator.
(c) An indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(f) The educational and professional qualifications of the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work.
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
Envisaged number of operators: 5
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:
SA31
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: 8.6.2012 – 19:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
15.6.2012 – 19:00
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 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). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement,and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The ten authorities within Greater Manchester consist of: Salford City Council, Oldham Council, Tameside Council, Rochdale Council, Manchester City Council, Trafford Council, Wigan County Council, Bolton Council, Bury Council, Stockport Council.
Documents for completions will be available on the chest www.the-chest.org.uk. Completed documents will need to be returned via the chest by the date and time specified. GO Reference: GO-2012514-PRO-3923175.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Salford City Council
Unity House, Civic Campus
M27 6AW Swinton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@salford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1616866244

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:14.5.2012

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