Weed Control Contract 2016 – 2017

Weed Control Contract 2016 – 2017

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to identify and appoint a Contractor to carry out the weed control programme throughout the county.

United Kingdom-Leicester: Horticultural services

2015/S 193-349966

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road Glenfield
For the attention of: Mr Simon Palethorpe
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11656494
E-mail: simon.palethorpe@leics.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.leics.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.eastmidstenders.org

Electronic access to information: www.eastmidstenders.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.eastmidstenders.org

Further information can be obtained from: Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
For the attention of: Mr Simon Palethorpe
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11656494
E-mail: simon.palethorpe@leics.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
For the attention of: Mr Simon Palethorpe
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11656494
E-mail: simon.palethorpe@leics.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Leicestershire County Council
County Hall, Leicester Road, Glenfield
For the attention of: Mr Simon Palethorpe
LE3 8RA Leicester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 11656494
E-mail: simon.palethorpe@leics.gov.uk

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:

Weed Control Contract 2016 – 2017.

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 UKF2

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)

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to identify and appoint a Contractor to carry out the weed control programme throughout the county. The Contract will be awarded for the 2016/2017 season with a works period between 1.5.2016 and 31.10.2017. Depending on the Contractor’s performance the Contract can be extended for a further 1 + 1 + 1 years making a maximum length of 5 years in total.

This procurement exercise will take place in entirety through the Councils e-Tendering Portal: www.eastmidstenders.org All procurement activity will be administered through this Portal.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77300000, 77000000, 77312000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Leicestershire County Council is seeking to identify and appoint a Contractor to carry out the weed control programme throughout the county. The Contract will be awarded for the 2016/2017 season with a works period between 1.5.2016 and 31.10.2017. Depending on the Contractor’s performance the Contract can be extended for a further 1 + 1 + 1 years making a maximum length of 5 years in total.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The initial contract period is for 2 years with options to extend for a further period or periods of up to 3 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Refer to Invitation to Tender.

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

Refer to Invitation to Tender.

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

Refer to Invitation to Tender.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Refer to Invitation to Tender.
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 Invitation to Tender.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to Invitation to Tender.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to Invitation to Tender.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to Invitation to Tender.
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

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

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

20.11.2015 – 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

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

It is noted that this particular contract would be unsuitable to break into Lots due to the relative low value of the contract and the cost impact of contract management of multiple suppliers.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court, Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk

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:

1.10.2015

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