Arboricultural Services Tender – Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
This contract is primarily for the maintenance of the authority’s street trees and trees within parks.
United Kingdom-London: Tree pruning
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Postal address: Kensington Town Hall, Hornton Street
NUTS code: UKI33
Postal code: W8 7NX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Stephen Fuller
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
This contract is primarily for the maintenance of the authority’s street trees and trees within parks, cemeteries and open spaces. However, the contractor may be offered additional work on other authority owned sites listed in the procurement documents. The contractor is not assured of this work, the letting of which will be at the discretion of the relevant executive directors who have jurisdiction.
The contract is for an initial period of 6 years with provision for a temporal extension of up to 36 months.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.3)Place of performance
Kensington and Chelsea and its cemeteries in West London.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has almost 7 000 street trees. Approximately 3 000 of these trees are forest canopy species consisting mainly of London plane and lime species. The remainder is a mix of medium sized trees, such as wild cherry, birch and sweet gum, and various ornamental species. The Borough has data on all street trees, which is kept on our ‘Ezytreev’ database.
For maintenance purposes the Borough is split into three areas: north, central and south. The trees in these areas have historically been inspected and pruned on a 3 year rotation. There are no plans to change this cyclical regime for this contract. In addition, trees on certain streets in the north of the Borough, where there is a shrinkable clay subsoil, are inspected and pruned every 2 years as part of the Authority’s Risk Limitation Strategy.’ Approximately 1 000 street trees are pruned on a 2 year rotation.
Parks, Cemeteries and Open Space Trees:
The authority has approximately 3 100 trees in parks, cemeteries and open spaces. Parks trees have historically been managed by the Parks Dept. However, responsibility for these trees was passed to RBKC’s Arboricultural Section in August 2016. The tree stock is spread across 38 different sites.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
The terms and conditions of contract provide for a temporal extension of up to 36 months from the end of the fixed term of 6 years.
There is provision in the contract for services to be delivered in other open spaces owned by the authority.
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
For operational reasons it would not be in the authority’s economic interest to divide the contract into lots.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Electronic opening of tenders.
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Postal address: Strand, Holborn
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address: www.justice.gov.uk/courts/rcj-rolls-building
Regulations 88-102 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 apply.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: