Asbestos Removal London

Asbestos Removal London

Kings College London (KCL) and Guys herein referred to as The Authority, requires a Licensed Asbestos Removal Contract (LARC) to undertake asbestos removal and remediation services across their Estate.

UK-London: Asbestos removal services

2013/S 119-203887

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Kings College London
Capital House, 42 Weston Street
For the attention of: Rehila Hamid
SE1 3QD London
Telephone: +44 2078488292

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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

I.3)Main activity

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Kings Health Partners (Guys and St Thomas, Kings College Hospital, London and South Maudsley)

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

KCL13-0515 Asbestos Removal and Remediation
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKI12

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP

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

Kings College London (KCL) and Guys herein referred to as The Authority, requires a Licensed Asbestos Removal Contract (LARC) to undertake asbestos removal and remediation services across their Estate. This is to include all categories of notifiable works, non licensed works and attendance to emergency situations. The requirement is to also include for the services of a Licensed Asbestos Scaffolder (LAS) as a nominated sub-contractor to the LARC where deemed applicable.
The Form of Contract will be JCT Intermediate – No Variance accepted
Contract – Framework with 3 operators
Term of period 48 Months (4 years) with a potential to extend for a further 12 months.
The total estimated annual value of the contract will range from £700k to £1 million per year, it is anticipated but not guaranteed the annual value could increase due to volume of work.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

The KCL Estate comprises of 74 buildings where KCL is the duty holder. KCL also occupies a number of additional properties, the majority of which are managed by various NHS Trusts. Academic properties are located at five campuses: Strand, Waterloo, Guys, St Thomas and Denmark Hill. Halls of residences and sports grounds are located at the academic campuses and also in Dulwich, Brockley, New Malden and Hampstead. Future property developments are planned for Canada Water in East London.
Since 2009, KCL has been transforming teaching rooms, lecture halls, IT services, catering facilities and library space across all campuses to create dynamic and flexible spaces where students can learn and study and world-class teaching environments for staff. The current Asbestos Management Plan for the College dictates that an asbestos refurbishment survey or demolition survey is performed and all asbestos removed where reasonably practicable prior to the commencement of a refurbishment project.
Asbestos remediation services will be required to all sites where asbestos works are being undertaken for The Authority. Types of buildings will include residential areas, wards, offices, estates areas, lecture theatres, laboratories and workshops etc.
There is a requirement to provide a 24 hour, 7 day week, 365/6 days a year emergency attendance/repair service for any asbestos materials
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
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:

Deposits and guarantees may be required and if applicable a Parent Company Guarantees.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments will be made in accordance with the form of contract incorporating any amendments.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: No Variance will be accepted on the form of contract (JCT Intermediate)
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: As stated in Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and supporting documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: Do any of the circumstances as set out in the ineligibility conditions provided by Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (amended) apply to your organisation. The Authority may seek evidence at a later date in confirmation of your answer (A summary of circumstances are contained within PQQ information guidance document)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Public liability insurance – Minimum £10 million
Employers liability insurance – Minimum £10 million
Contractors all risk insurance – Minimum £5 million
Minimum turnover for company is £7 million
Authority will be conducting financial checks via third party
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Valid HSE License to undertake work with asbestos. Licence must have been granted for a period of three years. A three year license must remain for the duration of the contract term.
CHAS accreditation or equivalent
ISO 9000 or equivalent
Valid Certificate of Registration for the Waste (England and Wales) Regulations 2011
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

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Objective of the qualification process is to assess the responses to the PQQ and select Potential Providers to proceed to the next stage of the procurement. The Authority will select the top 8 scoring companies subject to them meeting the minimum criteria.
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:

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

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 16.7.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

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

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

Suppliers are required to register and express interest via the College’s electronic tendering site at the following URL:

The College reserves the right to cancel the tender process at any stage. The College does not accept any liability for any cost incurred in tendering. Please note all submissions must be made electronically unless otherwise expressed in the tender documents. All submissions will be subject to the College’s conditions of electronic submission found at the following URL:

All tenders must be priced in sterling and payments under the Contract will be made in sterling.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10-calendar-day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenders. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek such information as included in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). If an appeal regarding the award of this contract cannot be resolved, the regulations provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be taken promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the awards decision. If a contract has been entered into, the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

Requirement: Asbestos Removal London