Rural Hedge Cutting Services Livingston
Rural Road Verge Grass and Rural Hedge Cutting Services.
United Kingdom-Livingston: Grassing services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
West Lothian Council
West Lothian Civic Centre, Howden South Road
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement Unit
For the attention of: Maria Dick
EH54 6FF Livingston
Telephone: +44 1506281803
Fax: +44 1506281325
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/2468/Contract-Opportunities
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00140
Electronic access to information: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: West Lothian.
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 140 000 and 160 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
West Lothian Council seeks to establish the Provision of Rural Roads Verge Grass and Hedge Cutting Services with a number of suppliers to cut and trim grass verges on rural roads and hedge trimming throughout West Lothian. Lot 1 Rural Roads Verge Grass Cutting Services requires each grass cutting cycle should be completed within an 8 week period unless otherwise agreed with the engineer. This will require the provision of 2 tractor mounted flails or similar with drivers/operators, operating simultaneously, 1 tractor covering the North area and the 2nd tractor covering the South area. Lot 2 Rural Hedge Cutting Services requires machinery and operator(s),at the beginning of the hedge-cutting season (Autumn), for all rural hedges shall be cut cleanly and evenly over the full extent of the surface as described in the specification. The cut shall remove the last years growth as near as possible unless instructed otherwise by the engineer. Contractors shall comply fully with the requirements of Chapter 8 of the Traffic Signs Manual published by HMSO on behalf of the Department’s of Environment and Transport and to include all traffic, public and personnel safety measures detailed therein.
The framework agreement will run for 4 years from date of award. The Framework Agreement is divided in to 2 Lots: Lot 1 Rural Roads Grass Cutting and Lot 2 Rural Hedge Cutting Services. The Tenderer is invited to bid for any 1 lot or both lots if desired. Schedule of Prices and Rates shall be fixed for the 1st 12 months of the Framework Agreement, thereafter the Authority shall amend the price based on the annual CPI indexation.
West Lothian Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities. Under this procurement, the contractor, and its supply chain, will be required to support the authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic and environmental considerations.
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II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
77314100, 77300000, 77340000, 77342000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Rural Road Verge Grass Cutting Services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
3)Quantity or scope
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Rural Hedge Cutting Services
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
77340000, 77342000, 77300000
3)Quantity or scope
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
(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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
(1) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
Prior information notice
Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 233-423599 of 2.12.2015
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: