Gas Installations, Repairs and Electric Fires

 Gas Installations, Repairs and Electric Fires

The Council is seeking to establish a Framework of 3 suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake the installation of gas boilers and heating systems, major repairs, the installation of electric fires and gas fires (from time to time).

UK-Northampton: Gas-fitting installation work

2013/S 004-004414

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall, St Giles Square
For the attention of: Eric Whelan
NN1 1DE Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3003307000
E-mail: ewhelan@northampton.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.northampton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0791

Further information can be obtained from: Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall, St Giles Square
For the attention of: Eric Whelan
NN1 1DE Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3003307000
E-mail: ewhelan@northampton.gov.uk
Internet address: www.northampton.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall, St Giles Square
For the attention of: Eric Whelan
NN1 1DE Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3003307000
E-mail: ewhelan@northampton.gov.uk
Internet address: www.espace-northamptonbc.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Northampton Borough Council
The Guildhall, St Giles Square
For the attention of: Democratic Services Section
NN1 1DE Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3003307000
Internet address: www.espace-northamptonbc.co.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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of Gas Installations, Repairs and Electric Fires.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Borough of Northampton.
NUTS code UKF23
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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 4
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The Council is seeking to establish a Framework of 3 suitably qualified and experienced contractors to undertake the installation of gas boilers and heating systems, major repairs, the installation of electric fires and gas fires (from time to time). There are approximately 11,300 properties that are covered by the contract and all are located within the boundaries of the Borough of Northampton.
The Contractors are required to provide a replacement and major repair service in response to the gas safety checks, breakdown and other issues with gas appliances within our domestic properties. The Contractors will be expected to provide a rapid response to gas installations particularly where the heating has been cut off and/or the tenant is vulnerable. The Contractors will also be required to install electric and gas fires where required. It is also required for the contractor to provide services out of hours and within emergency 24 hour time frames, depending on individual circumstances.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=94756
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45333000, 45331110, 45331100, 50720000, 45315000

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: 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:
The installation of gas boilers and heating systems, major repairs, the installation of electric fires and gas fires (from time to time) as required covering approximately 11,300 properties within the boundaries of the Borough of Northampton.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
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)

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:
These details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Any group of economic operators must take a form which can contract in English law or must accept joint and several liability.
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: The Council’s requirements are detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The Council’s requirements are detailed in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The Council’s requirements are detailed in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the PQQ.
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 minimum number 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:
646
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 4.2.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
11.2.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
18.2.2013
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 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: 4 years.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The Council would like to inform all potential suppliers that the CPV coding used in this contract notice is for indicative purposes only and suppliers are advised to refer to II.1.5 for a short description of the requirements. The Council reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award any contract and do not bind themselves to accept the lowest tender or any tender received or to call for new tenders if it is considered necessary, without liability.
Please note the date mentioned in IV.3.8 is an estimated date. The Council shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested or in the completion and submission of any tender.
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.
All documents for this tender will be available from the Council’s e-procurement system. All potential contractors will need to register with Due North at www.espace-northamptonbc.co.uk to obtain the documents.(MT Ref: 94756).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court
Royal Courts of Justice The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar-day standstill period at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Council before the contract is entered into. Such information should be requested from the address stated in section I.1 above. If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 no 5)as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendments) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009 No 2992) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed, or are at risk of harm, by breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court(England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Council to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a Contract where serious rule breaches have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening fines or both.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
3.1.2013

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