Collection and Disposal of Clinical Waste Hertford
Provision of the Collection and Disposal of Clinical Waste, Offensive Waste and Small Animal Remains.
United Kingdom-Hertford: Clinical-waste disposal services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Hertfordshire County Council
Contact point(s): Strategic Procurement Group
For the attention of: Zoe Upson
SG13 8DE Hertford
Telephone: +44 1707292463
General address of the contracting authority: www.hertsdirect.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes
Surrey County Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford Borough Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Slough Borough Council, Milton Keynes Council, Buckinghamshire County Council, Essex County Council
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 537 500 and 2 150 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
This procurement is an Open (1-stage process). Suppliers wishing to take part in this process are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement suite of tender documents in the e-tendering system.
To be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a bid by the deadline of 12:00 noon on the 31.12.2015.
Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via the correspondence area in In-Tend, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be accepted.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
90524200, 90524400, 90514000, 90513000, 90524300
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The Framework Agreement will be awarded for a core period of 2 years, with the option to extend this up to 2 further years. Please note that the requirements of the Framework Agreement will be subject to available financial resources, supplier performance and flexibility to meet changing demands. In addition, there will be no form of exclusivity or volume that is guaranteed under the resultant Framework Agreement and the Council and other participating authorities will be entitled to enter into other Contracts and arrangements with other suppliers for the provision of any, or all, of the requirements which are the same as, or similar to those specified under the established Framework Agreement.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the tender documentation.
Please refer to the tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
As part of the Council’s commitment to partnership working it is possible that during the contract period other local authorities or other public sector bodies within Hertfordshire may wish to utilise this Framework Agreement. In particular, the Framework Agreement is open to members of Supply Hertfordshire (including any successor body). A current list of member organisations can be found on the Supply Hertfordshire website using the following link: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
No fixed list of organisations is set out within the procurement exercise and no guarantee can be given as to the exact amount of business which may result from this procurement exercise. However, the contractor will be expected to provide the goods and/or services under this Framework Agreement to any local authority or other public sector body within the county of Hertfordshire that is authorised by the Council. Any organisation that utilises this Framework Agreement shall do so under the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
Please Note: Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement portal called Supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an eTendering system which is run by In-Tend.
To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance.
This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the Closing date and time. Tenders cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.
Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through Correspondence area in the eTendering system.
If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK Support Desk which can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 1144070065 for any website / technical questions. Monday to Friday 8:30-17:30.
The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right then they will not be responsible for, or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any tenderer as a result.
The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council’s obligations under the law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request.
The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council’s requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Framework Agreement.
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: