Halton Borough Council Residents Funeral Services Contract

Halton Borough Council Residents Funeral Services Contract

The Council wishes to facilitate a system of more affordable funerals for the residents of Halton. 

United Kingdom-Widnes: Funeral services

2018/S 070-155130

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Halton Borough Council
Kingsway House c/o Municipal Building, Kingsway
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3033334300
E-mail: procurement@halton.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKD71
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.halton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.mytenders.co.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1966

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.the-chest.org.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.the-chest.org.uk

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Provision of A Halton Residents’ Funeral

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Council wishes to facilitate a system of more affordable funerals for the residents of Halton. This system is not like the ‘public health’ burial system and will be available to all who normally reside in Halton even if they die in hospitals outside of the Borough.

The Council will procure a price from a Funeral Director which commits to a specified level of funeral service.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD71

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Residents (and their families) who wish to take up this funeral service will contact the relevant Funeral Director direct in the usual way. The Council will have no involvement with this.

The price which the Funeral Director will quote will be strictly for the items in the specification agreed with the Council. Any additional items requested beyond the specification will be outside of this arrangement and the Funeral Director and the resident will have to agree a separate price for these.

It should be noted that the Council is facilitating these arrangements only. The Council will contract with the Funeral Director to set these arrangements up but the residents will contract direct with the Funeral Director to provide individual funeral services. The Council will have no involvement with these individual contracts other than to receive feed-back that the Funeral Director perform the funeral arrangements in accordance with the contract which the Council has with the Funeral Director.

By way of enhancing the system the Council will also arrange with the Funeral Director to put in place a pre-payment system under which residents may pay in advance for funeral services.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Service Promotion / Weighting: 10
Price – Weighting: 90
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Option to extend 5 x 12 months.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 11/05/2018
Local time: 15:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/05/2018
Local time: 11:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

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=211271

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Halton Borough Council
Kingsway House c/o Municipal Building, Kingsway
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3033334300Internet address:http://www.halton.gov.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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