Groundworks and Ground Maintenance Liverpool

Groundworks and Ground Maintenance Liverpool

Fusion21 intends to award a framework Agreement for use by all UK.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Grounds maintenance services

2013/S 241-418438

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Fusion 21
Link Road Depot, Link Road Huyton
For the attention of: Paul Towers
L36 6AP Liverpool
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1514813000
E-mail: paul.towers@fusion21.co.uk
Fax: +44 1514813001

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.fusion21.co.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA28628

Electronic access to information: www.mytenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.mytenders.org

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
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Public order and safety
Health
Housing and community amenities
Education
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

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

http:www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible -users

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Groundworks and Ground Maintenance.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Throughout the UK.
NUTS code 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: 0
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 30 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Fusion21 intends to award a framework Agreement for use by all UK (including both mainland UK and Northern Ireland) Contracting Authorities including but not limited to the following:
Registered Providers of social housing; Local Authorities; LSVTs; ALMOs; Education Establishments; Government Departments and their Agencies; Non-Departmental Public Bodies; NHS Trusts whoi have a need to purchase ground Maintenance services. The following UK contracting authorities have already committed on a non contractually binding basis to this procurement:
The Riverside Group; Helena Partnership; Your Housing Group; South Liverpool Homes; Plus Dane Group; First Ark, Regenda Group; Golden Gates Housing Trust. Additional contracting authorities who will be permitted to use this framework can be identified by using the following link:
http://www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible-users/

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=111065

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.myTenders.org/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000, 77310000, 77320000, 45342000, 77211500, 44163112, 45232451, 45232452, 43325000, 45112700, 77340000, 77300000, 77312000, 77312100

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:
Fusion21 intends to award a framework Agreement for use by all UK (including both mainland UK and Northern Ireland) Contracting Authorities including but not limited to the following:
Registered Providers of social housing; Local Authorities; LSVTs; ALMOs; Education Establishments; Government Departments and their Agencies; Non-Departmental Public Bodies; NHS Trusts whoi have a need to purchase ground Maintenance services. The following UK contracting authorities have already committed on a non contractually binding basis to this procurement:
The Riverside Group; Helena Partnership; Your Housing Group; South Liverpool Homes; Plus Dane Group; First Ark, Regenda Group; Golden Gates Housing Trust. Additional contracting authorities who will be permitted to use this framework can be identified by using the following link:
http://www.fusion21.co.uk/membership/ojeu-framework-permissible-users/

The framework will be for Ground maintenance services, erection of fencing and drainage works. This will include but is not limited to planting, maintenance of green areas, erection of fencing and other boundary works, tree maintenance services and ground maintenance services for neighbourhoods and open spaces including sports fields, eradication of invasive weed species such as Japanese knotweed, drainage works and drain maintenance. The supply of fencing is subject to a separate selection procedure.
The Coalition government want to change the way prisoners serve out their time in prison. Specifically, the government, through the Ministry of Justice, has produced its green paper ‘Breaking the Cycle’, which proposes radical and far reaching changes to the management of prison services and prisoners and wants to see prisons becoming places of “hard work”, with prisoners given the opportunity to work up to 40 hours a week in order to gain valuable work experience and establish the habits and routines necessary to increase their chances of employment when released back into the community.
As well as encouraging greater engagement of manufacturers the training and education services received by prisoners has also been amended to focus on training which is employment focused and concentrates on the appropriate skills and requirements of the labour market.
Critical to achieving this goal are the willingness of manufacturers and the availability of industries established in prison for offenders to attend. Prison industries will be supported with on the job training with the aim of boosting skills relevant to the labour market and potentially increasing their chances of employment following release, and significantly contributing to reducing their likelihood of re-offending.
Fusion21 is currently working with the Ministry of Justice, Her Majesty’s Prison Service, and prison training providers to embed a model which supports industries into prison, and provides appropriate training to improve the efficiency and skills of prisoners working within the prison industries, and continue to support them on release back in the community. Fusion21 may also create a separate company to facilitate the production of materials with a workforce that supports offenders released on temporary licence and ex-offenders.
It is envisaged that the production of some of the materials utilised on this framework will be sourced from on or both of these sources. It is also envisaged that the successful contractors will be expected to participate in a programme of recruiting labour from the through the gate programme in helping to reduce re-offending.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 35 000 000 GBP

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
Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2018

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Groundworks

1)Short description
Erection of fencing, railings, fence panels, park and playground equipment
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45342000, 45340000, 44231000, 34928310, 34928220, 43325000

3)Quantity or scope
10000 – 20000000
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 and 20 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Grounds Maintenance
1)Short description
Grounds Maintenance services
Tree Works
Planting and maintenance of green areas
Landscaping works
horticultural services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000, 77211600, 77340000, 77341000, 77211500, 77310000, 77320000, 45112700, 77300000, 77312000, 77312100

3)Quantity or scope
10000 – 10000000
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Drainage Works
1)Short description
Drainage works, alterations, maintenance, repair and renewal
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45232452, 45232450, 45111240, 44163112, 44163110, 45232451

3)Quantity or scope
10000 – 5000000
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:
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
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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 number of operators: 27
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

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 195-320618 of 10.10.2012

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: 14.1.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.1.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
29.1.2014
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
(MT Ref:111065)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Fusion21
Link Road
L36 6AP Huyton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: paul.towers@fusion21.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1514813000
Internet address: www.fusion21.co.uk
Fax: +44 1514813001

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Fusion21 will incorporate a minimum ten calendar standstill period at the point information on the award is communicated to tenderes. That notification will provide information on the award decision and will allow unsuccessful tenderes to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before a contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006(SI 2006 No5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of being harmed 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.12.2013

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