South East Landscape Contractor Framework for Environment Agency.

South East Landscape Contractor Framework for Environment Agency.

General hard and soft landscape works and maintenance; Specialist landscape works, e.g. habitat creation and maintenance.

UK-Reading: Landscaping work

2012/S 239-393905

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Environment Agency
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Renata Streeter
RG1 8DQ Reading
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1189533109
E-mail: renata.streeter@environment-agency.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.environment-agency.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
National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity
Environment
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:
South East Landscape Contractor Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
NUTS code UK
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 18
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 60
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Often there is a requirement to let 2 contracts with the same supplier: 1 for the implementation of landscape works and one to cover the associated 5 year maintenance period.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The framework is to address the need for landscape implementation and maintenance works in the South East Region of England.
The types of work to be covered will fall into the following categories:
— General hard and soft landscape works and maintenance;
— Specialist landscape works, e.g. habitat creation and maintenance.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45112700, 77314000, 45246200

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 3 000 000 and 7 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 6 Lot title: List landscape works, e.g. habitat creation, and maintenance for West Thames area

1)Short description
To provide specialist landscape works implementation, e.g. habitat creation, and maintenance services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and surrounding areas as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000, 45246200

3)Quantity or scope
Arboricultural works, earthworks, including the reprofiling of river channels and banks and associated floodplains, site preparation, including the use of herbicides in or near rivers and coasts for the control of invasive species, reptile and general fencing, bioengineering including the supply and fixing of preplanted coir rolls, planting mats, soft landscape works including the supply and planting of aquatic plants, trees, shrubs and other plants, especially of UK native provenance, seeding of grasses and wildflowers in sensitive locations and associated maintenance works over a period of up to 5 years.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: General hard and soft landscape works and maintenance for North East Thames area
1)Short description
To provide general hard and soft landscape works implementation and maintenance services in Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Greater London, and surrounding areas as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000

3)Quantity or scope
Arboricultural works, earthworks, site preparation, including the use of herbicides in or near rivers and tidal waters for the control of invasive species, hard landscape works including paving, fencing, construction of timber structures, soft landscape works including the supply and planting of aquatic plants, trees, shrubs and other plants, especially of UK native provenance, seeding of grasses and wildflowers in sensitive locations and associated maintenance works over a period of up to 5 yearS.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: General hard and soft landscape works and maintenance for Kent, South London, Solent and South Downs area
1)Short description
To provide general hard and soft landscape works implementation and maintenance services in Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Greater London, and surrounding areas as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000

3)Quantity or scope
Arboricultural works, earthworks, site preparation, including the use of herbicides in or near rivers and tidal waters for the control of invasive species, hard landscape works including paving, fencing, construction of timber structures, soft landscape works including the supply and planting of aquatic plants, trees, shrubs and other plants, especially of UK native provenance, seeding of grasses and wildflowers in sensitive locations and associated maintenance works over a period of up to 5 years.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: General hard and soft landscape works and maintenance for West Thames area
1)Short description
To provide general hard and soft landscape works implementation and maintenance services in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, and surrounding areas as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000

3)Quantity or scope
Arboricultural works, earthworks, site preparation, including the use of herbicides in or near rivers and tidal waters for the control of invasive species, hard landscape works including paving, fencing, construction of timber structures, soft landscape works including the supply and planting of aquatic plants, trees, shrubs and other plants, especially of UK native provenance, seeding of grasses and wildflowers in sensitive locations and associated maintenance works over a period of up to 5 years.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Specialist landscape works, e.g. habitat creation, and maintenance for North East Thames area
1)Short description
To provide specialist landscape works implementation, e.g. habitat creation, and maintenance services in Bedfordshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Greater London, and surrounding areas as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000, 45246200

3)Quantity or scope
Arboricultural works, earthworks, including the reprofiling of river channels and banks and associated floodplains, site preparation, including the use of herbicides in or near rivers and coasts for the control of invasive species, reptile and general fencing, bioengineering including the supply and fixing of preplanted coir rolls, planting mats, soft landscape works including the supply and planting of aquatic plants, trees, shrubs and other plants, especially of UK native provenance, seeding of grasses and wildflowers in sensitive locations and associated maintenance works over a period of up to 5 years.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Specialist landscape works, e.g. habitat creation, and maintenance for Kent, South London, Solent and South Downs area
1)Short description
To provide specialist landscape works implementation, e.g. habitat creation, and maintenance services in Hampshire and Isle of Wight, Kent, Surrey, Sussex, Greater London, and surrounding areas as required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000, 45246200

3)Quantity or scope
Arboricultural works, earthworks, including the reprofiling of river channels and banks and associated floodplains, site preparation, including the use of herbicides in or near rivers and coasts for the control of invasive species, reptile and general fencing, bioengineering including the supply and fixing of preplanted coir rolls, planting mats, soft landscape works including the supply and planting of aquatic plants, trees, shrubs and other plants, especially of UK native provenance, seeding of grasses and wildflowers in sensitive locations and associated maintenance works over a period of up to 5 years.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

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:
Each economic operator to be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contracts.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Evidence of economic and financial standing, technical competence and professionalism will be required. Each applicant will be issued with a questionnaire.
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: Evidence of economic and financial standing, technical competence and professionalism will be required. Each application will be sent a questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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: no

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 25
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:
26321.
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
16.1.2013 – 17:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
Right to Cancel (always).
The Environment Agency reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a framework or contract, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the framework or contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.
The Environment Agency shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender.
Other Authorities Involved (if applicable).
This framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to its associated bodies including any Agencies and non departmental public bodies. A full list can be found at: http://archive.defra.gov.uk/corporate/about/with/delivery/landscape/documents/public-bodies.pdf

Similarly the contractor may be required to supply the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Welsh Assembly Government, including its Agencies, and the Forestry Commission, including its Executive Agencies. On Tuesday 29.11.2011 John Griffiths AM, Welsh Government Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, announced that he will create a Single Environment Body (SEB) for Wales, the vesting date is 1/4/13. This framework will be available for use by the SEB from this date, however, the Environment Agency acknowledges that the SEB may set up their own arrangements in future.

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:10.12.2012

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