Tree Services Essex

Tree Services Essex

Basildon Borough Council wishes to select a maximum of ten providers to the framework for Arboriculture services.

United Kingdom-Basildon: Tree-maintenance services

2015/S 042-072355

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre, St Martins Square
Contact point(s): Corporate Procurement
For the attention of: Angela Vine
SS14 1DL Basildon
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1268533333
E-mail: angela.vine@basildon.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: www.basildon.gov.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: WWW.delta-esourcing.com

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

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:

Arboricultural Services.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKH3

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: 10

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 584 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Tree-maintenance services. Tree Maintenance services.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77211500

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:

Basildon Borough Council (the “Council”) wishes to select a maximum of ten providers to the framework for Arboriculture services. However, the Council reserves the right to appoint fewer than ten suppliers to the framework. The Council will in the tender documentation address social value aims in line with its considerations under the Social Value Act 2012. This is a part B service and as such is not fully subject to the Directive 2004/18/EC. However in order to uphold the principles of an open, transparent and proportionate competitive process and to achieve value for money the Council has advertised this contract following notification in OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union). Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced organisations who wish to be considered to provide Arboricultural services to Basildon Borough Council. The Services comprise of Arboriculture works to trees throughout the Boroughs open spaces. Basildon has a large quantity of trees throughout its parks, streets and open spaces. The Arboriculture section specifies the services to be carried out to the trees within the Borough and organise tree contractors to undertake the service. Contractors can be asked to carry out a number of tree surgery services from light column clearance to crown reductions on a range of sizes and different species of tree. The service is to be carried out on highways, open spaces, housing land and parks for a number of different reasons. Please note the tender documents will not be available until 14:00 Friday 27.2.2015.

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: 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:

Refer to Tender Documents.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to Tender Documents.

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

Refer to Tender Documents.

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: Refer to Tender Documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established.
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Refer to Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to Tender Documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to Tender Documents.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: BS 3998:2010 Tree Work — Recommendations BS 5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition and construction — Recommendations.

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

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:

CP-2014-0091

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

13.4.2015 – 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

in days: 180 (from the date stated for receipt of 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

This service requirement is considered as part B under the EC Procurement Directives and as such is not subject to the full regime. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Please note the tender box for this requirement will open at 14:00 on Friday 27.2.2015. Tender documents cannot be accessed until after this time.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Basildon:-Tree-maintenance-services./926J7DPF7J

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/926J7DPF7J

GO Reference: GO-2015224-PRO-6390978.

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:

24.2.2015

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