Coring and Material Testing Kent County Council

Coring and Material Testing Kent County Council

The Services to be included within this Contract are coring and testing of utility reinstatements; coring of other areas for investigations prior to highway maintenance and improvement works; collecting of samples.

UK-Maidstone: Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

2013/S 017-024787

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kent County Council
Kent County Council, County Hall
For the attention of: Matthew Raven
ME14 1XQ Maidstone
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1622694472

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: https://www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.kentbusinessportal.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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Coring and Material Testing
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Tenderers should consult the Invitation to Tender document for details of service delivery.
NUTS code UKJ42
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)
Kent County Council (the Employer) is the largest local authority in England covering an area of 3,500 square kilometres.
This requirement is for Coring and Material Testing within the Enterprise and Environment Directorate.
The contract will commence upon 1.4.2013 and will continue for a period of two years unless terminated in accordance with the Conditions of Contract attached in Schedule 3 of the Invitation to Tender. The contract can be extended for up to a maximum of a further 2 years.
The Services to be included within this Contract are coring and testing of utility reinstatements; coring of other areas for investigations prior to highway maintenance and improvement works; collecting of samples; sampling of materials used on the highway; carrying out specified in situ and laboratory tests and providing technical personnel and factual reports.
The Employer intends to procure the Contract via the open competitive tender procedure in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
Responses are to be submitted in accordance with the instructions set out within this ITT. Any quantities shown within this ITT and any relevant documentation are estimated and may be subject to variation and therefore do not form any basis of guarantee.
Further details of the potential services required throughout the duration of the contract can be found within the ITT.
Subject to the required Partnership Agreements, this contract may be accessed by any public authority within Kent but not limited to the following:
— Ashford Borough Council;
— Canterbury City Council;
— Dartford Borough Council;
— Dover District Council;
— Gravesham Borough Council;
— Maidstone Borough Council;
— Medway Council;
— Sevenoaks District Council;
— Shepway District Council;
— Swale Borough Council;
— Thanet District Council;
— Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council;
— Tunbridge Wells Borough Council.
Tenderers are required to register with the Kent Business Portal at www.kentbusinessportal.org.uk and register their interest in this opportunity to view the full ITT documentation.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71600000, 71610000, 71620000, 71630000, 71631480

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
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Tenderers should view the Invitation to Tender documentation for all details relating to quantity and scope.
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
Duration in months: 48 (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:
Tenderers should view the full Invitation to Tender documentation for details required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Tenderers should view the full Invitation to Tender documentation for details required.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Tenderers should view the full Invitation to Tender documentation for details required.
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Tenderers should view the full Invitation to Tender documentation for details required.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Tenderers should view the full Invitation to Tender documentation for details required.
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
Lowest price
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:
SS12134.
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: 5.3.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.3.2013 – 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
in days: 60 (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:
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
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:
22.1.2013

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