Operation of Markets in the City of Worcester

Operation of Markets in the City of Worcester

Worcester City Council wishes to enter into a Concessionary Contract with an experienced and or capable market operator to develop a proposal for market operation within Worcester City Centre and to run markets against that proposal. 

United Kingdom-Worcester: Retail trade services

2014/S 140-251470

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Worcester City Council
Orchard house, Farrier street
Contact point(s): Procurement
WR1 3BB Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1905722332
E-mail: procurement@worcester.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.worcester.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1716

Further information can be obtained from: Worcester City Council
Orchard house, Farrier Street
For the attention of: Procurement
WR1 3BB Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@worcester.gov.uk
Internet address: www.worcester.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Worcester City Council
Orchard house, Farrier Street
For the attention of: Procurement
WR1 3BB Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@worcester.gov.uk
Internet address: www.worcester.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Worcester City Council
Guildhall
Contact point(s): The Committee Section
For the attention of: Tender for Operation of Markets in Worcester, Tender Reference WC0714
WR1 2EY Worcester
UNITED KINGDOM

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3)Main activity

General public services

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:

Operation of Markets in the City of Worcester.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Worcester City.

NUTS code UKG12

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)

Worcester City Council wishes to enter into a Concessionary Contract with an experienced and or capable market operator to develop a proposal for market operation within Worcester City Centre and to run markets against that proposal. The Council wishes to appoint an operator who can pro-actively grow the operation of markets in Worcester, building from the existing regular market at Angel Place. The operator will be expected to apply innovation and professionalism to the work, and increase customer satisfaction for Angel Place and other market sites. It is anticipated that the operator will open the new Market in Angel Place on 1.12.2014. The Contract will also incorporate the running of the Victorian Xmas Fayre from 2015. Planning will need to commence January 2015. The operator will be responsible for the provision and maintenance of market stalls and ensure that they are kept in a clean and attractive style; management of the allocation of pitches to traders at all markets; collection of pitch fees and fees for electricity consumption; be responsible for having a day to day market manager to supervise the operation of Markets and communication with stall holders; be fully responsible for compliance with all laws, statutes, common law duties and regulations concerning all aspects of operating and managing the markets; be responsible for the cleansing and waste management of market areas when being used; and develop a coherent advertising and marketing campaign for markets in Worcester. The operator will be expected to manage relationships with strategic and local stakeholders.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

55900000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

As a Concessionary Contract, the market operator would be expected to take the majority of the risks in the development and running of the markets, and be capable of making the capital investment required. The Concessionary Contract will be based on a flat rate annual fee that the successful market operator will have tendered for in this procurement.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Concessionary Contract will be for 5 years, with the potential to extend for a further 5 years subject to satisfactory performance.

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: 120 (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:

Detailed in the Tender documents.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Detailed in the Tender documents.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: EU Regulation Requirements.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(6) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
Detailed in the Tender documents.

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 evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
Detailed in the Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Detailed in the Tender documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
The Council requires a statement of 3 contracts that are relevant to the Council’s requirements.
Detailed in the Tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Detailed in the Tender documents.
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

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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:

WC0714
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

12.9.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

until: 11.3.2015

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 12.9.2014 – 12:00

Place:

Guildhall, Worcester.

 

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Estimated timing for further notice to be published in approximately 60 months if the option to extend the Concessionary Contract is not taken.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Please see Tender documents.
(MT Ref:137626).
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:

21.7.2014

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