North England Forest Ground Preparation Framework

North England Forest Ground Preparation Framework

Forest Enterprise England is inviting tenders from suitably experienced and competent contractors to carry out ground preparation work within North England Forest District. 5 Lots.

United Kingdom-Hexham: Forestry services

2016/S 032-051112

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Forestry Commission
North District Office, Eals Burn, Bellingham
Hexham
NE48 2HP
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: chris.slater@forestry.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKCInternet address(es):Main address: www.forestry.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.forestry.gov.uk/england-tenders

I.2)Joint procurement

I.3)Communication

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: forestry

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

North England Forest Ground Preparation Framework.

Reference number: 01/16

II.1.2)Main CPV code

77200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Forest Enterprise England is inviting tenders from suitably experienced and competent contractors to carry out ground preparation work within North England Forest District.

We will be awarding a framework agreement for ground preparation of previously harvested sites of which the majority of work will be trench mound ditch and dollop to a uniform pattern of 2 750 mounds per hectare. In addition we require trench mound ditch and dollop to a number of lower densities, site drainage, brash raking, formation of access tracks and shooting mounds.

Our intention is to award this framework agreement for a period of 4 years with break points available at the end of years 2 and 3.

The District requirement is for 645 hectares in year 1, rising to approximately 850 hectares in the subsequent years. The work will be split into 5 lots, a mix of geographical directly awarded lots and a framework wide lot where works will be awarded as a result of mini-tender competitions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 265 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Kielder South, West North and East

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ground Preparation works of which the majority will be trench mound ditch dollop to a uniform pattern of 2 750 mounds per hectare. In addition we require trench mound ditch and dollop to a number of lower densities, site drainage, brash raking, formation of access tracks and shooting mounds.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 1 200 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Ground preparation works will be re-tendered at the end of this framework agreement.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Kershope/Spadeadam, Kielder South and West Beats

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ground Preparation works of which the majority will be trench mound ditch dollop to a uniform pattern of 2 750 mounds per hectare. In addition we require trench mound ditch and dollop to a number of lower densities, site drainage, brash raking, formation of access tracks and shooting mounds.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 384 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Ground preparation works will be re-tendered at the end of this framework agreement.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Rothbury/Kielder East Beats

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ground Preparation works of which the majority will be trench mound ditch dollop to a uniform pattern of 2 750 mounds per hectare. In addition we require trench mound ditch and dollop to a number of lower densities, site drainage, brash raking, formation of access tracks and shooting mounds.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 240 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Ground preparation works will be re-tendered at the end of this framework agreement.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Hamsterley Beat

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ground Preparation works of which the majority will be trench mound ditch dollop to a uniform pattern of 2 750 mounds per hectare. In addition we require trench mound ditch and dollop to a number of lower densities, site drainage, brash raking, formation of access tracks and shooting mounds.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 108 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Ground preparation works will be re-tendered at the end of this framework agreement.

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
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North England Forest District (Eastern Blocks) Contingency Work/Additional Requirement

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Ground Preparation works of which the majority will be trench mound ditch dollop to a uniform pattern of 2 750 mounds per hectare. In addition we require trench mound ditch and dollop to a number of lower densities, site drainage, brash raking, formation of access tracks and shooting mounds.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 333 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Ground preparation works will be re-tendered at the end of this framework agreement.

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

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)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 16
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: 24/03/2016
Local time: 12:00
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:

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

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 24/03/2016
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Contractors should download the tender documentation from Contracts Finder (www.gov.uk/contracts-finder). They should also express their interest in this tender via email to joanne.murray@forestry.gsi.gov.uk by 14th March to ensure they are notified of any questions and answers about this tender.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Forestry Commission — Head of Procurement
Silvan House, Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7AT
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
12 Bloomsbury Square
London
WC1A 2LP
UNITED KINGDOM
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:

12/02/2016

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