Arboricultural Services in England to Support Plant Health England

Arboricultural Services in England to Support Plant Health England

We will be awarding a Framework Agreement for arboricultural services in England to support Plant Health England in order to facilitate work resulting from suspicion of pest or disease presence.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Forestry services

2020/S 006-008838

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Forestry Commission
National registration number: United Kingdom
Postal address: Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sam Harris
E-mail: procurement.england@forestengland.uk
Telephone: +44 3000674000

Internet address(es):Main address: www.forestryengland.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.forestryengland.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Forestry-services./8U32GADQ3D
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Forestry

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Arboricultural Services in Support of Plant Health Operations

Reference number: FEE-0666

II.1.2)Main CPV code

77200000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

We will be awarding a framework agreement for arboricultural services in England to support Plant Health England in order to facilitate work resulting from suspicion of pest or disease presence.

The work may include working directly for the Forestry Commission or the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA), an executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).

Our intention is to award this framework agreement for a period of 4 years starting from 1.4.2020. Annual break points will be available within the framework agreement each year at which time we will decide whether the framework agreement will continue. The decision whether to use break points will be at our discretion and we will base it on the following factors: satisfactory performance, budget availability, level of pest and disease outbreaks requiring arboricultural services, and ministerial decisions.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 10
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

London and South East England

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
Main site or place of performance:

LONDON, SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in London and South East England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

To respond to this opportunity please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8U32GADQ3D

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South Central England

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND), SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in South Central England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

South West England

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKK
Main site or place of performance:

SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in South West England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Central England

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
Main site or place of performance:

EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND), WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in Central England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

East England

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF
Main site or place of performance:

EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in East England.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North Central England

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
Main site or place of performance:

EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND), WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in North Central England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

West England

Lot No: 7

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKG
Main site or place of performance:

WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in West England.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North West England

Lot No: 8

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in North West England.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North East England

Lot No: 9

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

NORTH EAST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of arboricultural services to support Plant Health England in North East England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

North England

Lot No: 10

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

NORTH WEST (ENGLAND), NORTH EAST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Provision of Arboricultural Services to support Plant Health England in North England

Exact locations are available in the ITT documentation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The initial framework will be for a period of 1 year. There is an option to extend this framework for a further three 1 years periods (1 + 1 + 1 + 1).

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 17/02/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 17/02/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

December 2023.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Forestry-services./8U32GADQ3D

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8U32GADQ3D

Go reference: GO-202017-PRO-15778667

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: procurement.england@forestengland.ukInternet address: www.forestryengland.uk
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 231 Corstorphine Road
Town: Edinburgh
Postal code: EH12 7AT
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000674059

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

07/01/2020