Japanese Knotweed Removal Works 2014

Japanese Knotweed Removal Works 2014

The total area of Japanese Knotweed amounts to 36m². Due to timescales and the requirement to retain flexibility in development proposals at the site, three options for treatment have been proposed, the Contractor must price all three options. 

NL431 Warrington: Omega South Japanese Knotweed Removal Works 2014

Reference number:HCAP15061

Deadline date:10/09/2014

This deadline is for…Expressions of interest and receipt of tenders

Contract value:£50,000 – £120,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:WarringtonOmega South, Burtonwood, Warrington

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Homes and Communities Agency

Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the single, national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. Our vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas. We achieve this by: • Understanding the needs and aspirations of people and communities through close working with local authorities on local investment planning; • Enabling local delivery through the channeling of our expertise and investment; and • Working effectively with the market, housebuilders, investors and other stakeholders. For more information visit the HCA newsroom at homesandcommunities.co.uk In the achievement of this vision, the HCA ‘holds’ large expanses of land and built estate. The HCA is accountable to government for the effective management and disposal of the portfolio and will work with local partners to develop, invest in and dispose of the assets in pursuit of the economic development and regeneration objectives agreed by local partners and in support of local strategies. Whilst these sites help facilitate the delivery of the vision for the organisation, they also bring duties of care, health and safety, trespass and other liabilities and responsibilities. As part of the solution to manage such liabilities the HCA procure the services of Contractors to undertake routine and emergency activities on its estate. The HCA is seeking to appoint a competent contractor for the provision of Japanese Knotweed Works for land at Omega South, Warrington. Omega South is located adjacent to the M62 motorway in Warrington, bounded by Burtonwood Avenue to the east and Lingley Green Avenue to the south. The site currently comprises overgrown grassland, cultivated agricultural let land and areas of hardstanding; with some development already occurring to the north of the site immediately adjacent to the M62. The site is a former airfield with all previous buildings now demolished. Outline planning permission is currently being sought for commercial development on the site. The development proposals require the eradication of the Japanese knotweed to enable access and works to commence. The total area of Japanese Knotweed amounts to 36m². Due to timescales and the requirement to retain flexibility in development proposals at the site, three options for treatment have been proposed, the Contractor must price all three options. Option 1: Excavation and burial of the waste at a suitable location on site to be agreed with the client. Burial locations will be managed in the future for amenity and landscape purposes, development will not take place above any of the burial locations. Option 2: Excavation and removal off site. No requirement to backfill the excavation; and Option 3: Excavation and removal off site, and backfill with MOT Type 1. Tenderers should be members of the Property Care Association (PCA) and/or Invasive Non-Native Specialists Association. Where a Contractor is not a member of the above trade organisations they must provide evidence of accreditation to a commensurate scheme or evidence of a proven track record of experience in Japanese Knotweed Removal Works. Tenderers are required to provide a 10 year Insurance Backed Guarantee for the works. This warranty must have the option to be transferable to a maximum of two other organisations – subject to any administrative charges. The minimum level of Public Indemnity & Employers Liability insurance cover needed for this Contract is £5 million and £10 million respectively. Works are expected to be have commenced on site by 22nd September 2014. All Tendering Contractors must be confident that they have the capacity to start the Contract within the required timescale. The site will be available for viewing during this Tender. Tenderers’ will be required to visit the site prior to Pricing and will be required to confirm this within the Tender return.

 

Documents

 

Classification of the contract

77312000Weed-clearance services

45112000Excavating and earthmoving work

Additional information

Contract type:Services – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement?No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding?No

Contract will be awarded based on:Lowest price

Estimated length of contract:14 Days

 

Who to contact

Contact nameLindsey Cunniff

Organisation nameTEP on behalf of the HCA

AddressTEP, Genesis Centre, Birchwood Science Park, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7BH

Telephone01925 844004

Extension number:

Fax01925 844002

How to apply

These works are being procured via a Single Stage tender procedure. All interested candidates should submit a written expression of interest (via email or post) quoting the Contract Title and reference number to the contact details provided. This procurement exercise is being managed by The Environment Partnership (TEP) Limited on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency (the Contracting Authority); all correspondence should be placed to TEP as specified in the Contract Information. Invitation to Tender documentation will be sent to all candidates who respond to the Expression of Interest. The Single Tender will include for a mandatory PQQ section with all Contractors will be required to satisfy prior to their Price submissions being evaluated. References will be sought for the winning Contractor prior to Contract award and appointment will be subject to the receipt of satisfactory references. The Contract will be awarded based on Lowest Price. All Tender documents will be provided digitally to Contractors on the same basis. As part of the procurement process, the HCA needs to be satisfied that you have systems in place for managing health and safety within your business. Organisations wishing to tender for the HCA Contracts must be either accredited to OHSAS18001 or registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). This also applies to Non Construction companies. Registration and assessment must be in place prior to being invited to formally tender for the project or the Works. Further information on SSIP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on http://www.ssip.org.uk/. All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting: http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.

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