Contract Growing and Supply of Forestry Transplants to the Forestry Commission

Contract Growing and Supply of Forestry Transplants to the Forestry Commission

We will be awarding 2 contracts for the contact growing, chemical treatment (if required) and supply of 2 000 000 bare-root improved QSS conifer transplants to the Forestry Commission.

United Kingdom-Elgin: Seeds of plants used in specific fields

2015/S 073-128842

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Forestry Commission Scotland
Newton Nursery, Newton
Contact point(s): Newton Nursery
For the attention of: Alan Duncan
IV30 8XR Elgin
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1343542832
E-mail: newton.nursery@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11322

Further information can be obtained from: Forestry Commission
Newton Nursery
For the attention of: Alan Duncan
IV30 8XR Elgin
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1343542832
E-mail: newton.nursery@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Forestry Commission
Newton Nursery
For the attention of: Alan Duncan
IV30 8XR Elgin
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1343542832
E-mail: newton.nursery@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Forestry Commission
Newton Nursery
For the attention of: Alan Duncan
Elgin
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 343542832
E-mail: newton.nursery@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: forestry

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:

Contract Growing and Supply of Forestry Transplants to the Forestry Commission.

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

Supplies
Purchase
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Scotland wide.

NUTS code UKM

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)

We will be awarding 2 contracts for the contact growing, chemical treatment (if required) and supply of 2 000 000 bare-root improved QSS conifer transplants to the Forestry Commission.
There are 2 lots to tender for within the contract
Lot 1 Contract growing, chemical treatment (if required) and supply of 1 000 000 bare-root improved QSS conifer transplants
Lot 2 Contract growing, chemical treatment (if required) and supply of 1 000 000 bare-root improved QSS conifer transplants
Each contract lot will be for the contract growing of 1 000 000 bare-root improved QSS conifer transplants.
The principal legislation that governs the supply of transplants from within Great Britain to the FC is as follows:
— The Forest Reproductive Material (Great Britain) Regulations 2002;
— The Plant Health (Forestry) Order 2005;
— The Plant Health (England) Order 2005;
— The Plant Health (Wales) Order 2005;
— The Plant Health (Scotland) Order 2005.
Prospective suppliers will be able to demonstrate compliance with all of the above legislation. If you are based in another EU Member State you should be able to provide evidence of complying with the equivalent national legislation implementing Council Directive 2000/29/EC (the EU Plant health Directive) and Council Directive 1999/105/EC (the EU Forest Reproductive Material Directive).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03117200

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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

Options: yes
Description of these options: This is a 2 year contract with 2 1-year optional extensions (2+1+1).
In the final year of the contract we will place order which must be delivered after the completion date of the contract but we will order these under the contract during the final year of the contract.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Starting 3.8.2015. Completion 2.8.2019

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Contract growing of 1 000 000 bare-root improved QSS transplants

1)Short description

The supplier will be expected supply of 1 000 000 improved QSS conifer transplants and to provide a delivery service to any location in Scotland within 10 working days of orders being placed.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03117200

3)Quantity or scope

Million improved QSS conifer transplants.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Contract growing of 1 000 000 bare-root improved QSS transplants

1)Short description

The supplier will be expected supply of 1 000 000 improved QSS conifer transplants and to provide a delivery service to any location in Scotland within 10 working days of orders being placed.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03117200

3)Quantity or scope

Contract growing of 1 000 000 bare-root improved QSS transplants.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.

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

All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.

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

All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
All Minimum requirements are identified within the Invitation To Tender documents.
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

Open
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:
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

26.6.2015 – 13:00
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: 3 (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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2019.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

The tender document can be requested or can be downloaded from the FC website through the following link:

http://www.forestry.gov.uk/website/forestry.nsf/byunique/infd-7nrksm

(SC Ref:344431).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Forestry Commission
231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The FC will incorporate a minimum of 10 day standstill period at the end of the tender process to allow bidders to lodge appeals in line with Public Contract Scotland 2012 Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.4.2015

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