Nationwide Tender for Portable Appliance Testing

Nationwide Tender for Portable Appliance Testing

Home Group is looking to appoint a national contractor to assist with all Portable Appliance Testing services in accordance with specifications.

UK-Newcastle upon Tyne: technical testing services

2012/S 93-153931

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Home Group Limited
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Park Way
For the attention of: www.housingprocurement.com
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8451551234

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.homegroup.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0605

Further information can be obtained from: Home Group Limited
2 Gosforth Park Way, Gosforth Park Way
For the attention of: www.housingprocurement.com
NE12 8ET Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8451551234
Internet address: http://www.homegroup.org.uk

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
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
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:
Home Group Portable Appliance Inspection Testing.
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: UK Various Locations in Scotland and England.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Home Group is looking to appoint a national contractor to assist with all Portable Appliance Testing services in accordance with specifications. All Portable Appliance Testing to be carried out in accordance with the IET’s Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment Compliant with The Electricity At Work Regulations 1989. Home Group also requires NAPIT accreditation qualified engineers.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71632000, 71631000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Approx 1 900 properties across the UK. Excluding Northern Ireland.
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of these options: 3 years plus 1
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
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:
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
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover,experience, examples of similar activities undertaken in the past 5 years.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover,experience, examples of similar activities undertaken in the past 5 years.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover,experience, examples of similar activities undertaken in the past 5 years.
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
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Ability to Provide National Coverage.
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:
DNWD 8U5JUU
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
11.6.2012 – 17:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
18.6.2012
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
It is Home’s preference that all prospective bidders utilise the provision of an electronic ‘Opportunities Portal’ to download and submit all documentation within the tender.
The portal can be found at: www.housingprocurement.com

Specific reference for this opportunity = DNWD-8U5JUU.
Prospective bidders must log onto the site and register as a supplier. Instructions and help is available from the home page. The tender documentation (and guidance for completion) will then be available to download for completion. The completed pre-qualification document must then be submitted back to the portal, again instructions are detailed on the site to achieve this.
Queries from bidders should only be raised within the portal where they will be answered accordingly, allowing total transparency of responses to all other participating bidders.
(MT Ref:88741).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
11.5.2012

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