Framework Contract for Horticultural Goods and Sundries

Framework Contract for Horticultural Goods and Sundries

Establishment of a framework contract to cover the ongoing purchase of Horticultural Goods and Sundries (Plants, Trees, Turf etc.).

United Kingdom-London: Agricultural and horticultural products

2015/S 137-251967

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City of London Corporation
Guildhall, Gresham Street
For the attention of: Klein Andrew
London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073323057
E-mail: andrew.klein@cityoflondon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Pages/default.aspx

Electronic access to information: https://www.capitalesourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.capitalesourcing.com

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
Public order and safety
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion
Education

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); NHS and HSC Bodies, Registered Charities; as located within the boundaries of Map A1f of the below link
https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7448/1622442.pdf

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Framework Contract for Horticultural Goods and Sundries.

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: Varies, Central London, Epping Forest etc. This Framework is available for use by Local Authority Councils; Educational Establishments (including Academies); NHS and HSC Bodies, Registered Charities; as located within the boundaries of Map A1f of the following link: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/7448/1622442.pdf

NUTS code UKI12,UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 20

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Establishment of a framework contract to cover the ongoing purchase of Horticultural Goods and Sundries (Plants, Trees, Turf etc.).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03100000, 03120000, 03110000

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:

Lot 1 — Trees and Hedges.
Lot 2 — Herbaceous Plants.
Lot 3 — Turf and Seed.
Lot 4 — Soil, Manure etc.
II.2.2)Information about options

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalESourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate, and registration is free.

Lot No: 2Lot title: Herbacious Plants, Shrubs and Bulbs

1)Short description

Framework for the supply of Herbacious Plants, Shrubs and Bulbs.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalESourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate, and registration is free.

Lot No: 3Lot title: Turf and Turf Seed

1)Short description

Framework for the supply of Turf and Turf Seed.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalESourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate, and registration is free.

Lot No: 4Lot title: Soil, Manure, Compost and Bark

1)Short description

Framework for the supply of Soil, Manure, Compost and Bark.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

5)Additional information about lots

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalESourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate, and registration is free.

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:

Joint and several liability. Should the successful tenderer be a consortium of companies, the lead partner will be responsible for completing the commission on behalf of the consortium and all payments will be made to the lead partner for services rendered by the consortium. Support partners will be required to complete a collateral warranty agreement in favour of the Contracting Authority.
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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the Qualification Envelope of the tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the Qualification Envelope of the tender.
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

no
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

5.8.2015 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12.8.2015 – 13:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

This tendering exercise is being undertaken using the electronic tendering system ‘capitalESourcing’ (url: www.capitalesourcing.com). Suppliers will need to register an interest on the system in order to participate, and registration is free.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: As set out in the UK’s Public Contracts Regulations 2015:
The City of London Corporation will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of-contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. Thestandstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before he contract is enter into. The Public Contracts Regulations 015 (SI102) 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).

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.7.2015

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