Asbestos Surveys Tender – Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

Asbestos Surveys Tender – Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester

To undertake relevant asbestos surveys in various domestic and commercial property settings across Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Asbestos removal services

2020/S 099-238535

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Onward Group Ltd (acting on behalf of itself and any current or future subsidiaries)
Postal address: 12 Hanover St
Town: Liverpool
NUTS code: UKD
Postal code: L1 4AA
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Lisa Kershaw
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Asbestos Surveys

Reference number: OG-P880

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Onward are seeking to appoint single, suitably qualified, accredited and experienced provider to undertake relevant asbestos surveys in various domestic and commercial property settings across Merseyside, Lancashire and Greater Manchester for a period of up to 5 years The total anticipated total value of the contract is GBP 2.92 m. The scope of the contracts are for the provision of the following within the boundaries of each group of properties includes R and D surveys, re-inspections, targeted R and D and management and bulk samples.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 2 920 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Onward Group is one of the largest registered providers of social housing based solely in the North West of England with 35 000 homes across Merseyside, Lancashire, Greater Manchester and Cheshire. Formerly known as Symphony Housing Group, we rebranded to Onward in April 2017 and now operate as a single organisation under one common board. Onward’s housing stock is managed as three regions: Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire. Each region is further divided in to a number of neighbourhoods, reflecting local boundaries. Onward is a not-for-profit organisation, committed to the regeneration and sustainability of the North West region, with a primary focus on making a positive difference in the communities we serve. Onward wishes to appoint a sole provider who will have the experience and capability to undertake relevant asbestos surveys across the group for all three regions, as expressed in these tender documents. This will allow Onward to meet it’s compliance responsibilities in accordance with asbestos management. The provider is required to provide:

— R&D surveys

— re-inspections

— targeted R&D and management

— bulk samples

— air testing.

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: 1 752 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 36
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: yes
Description of options:

The contract is eligible for two (2) one (1) year extension periods depending on satisfactory performance during the initial term.

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

Onward reserves the right not to award and/or to abandon this procurement at any time and/or to award part of the services at its sole discretion. Onward have no liability whatsoever to any tenderer as a result of its exercise of that of that discretion. All costs incurred by the tenderer before signature of any contract with Onward shall be incurred entirely at the tenderer’s risk.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders must provide evidence of the following or comparable industry recognised UKAS third party accreditations — AtaC — asbestos testing and consultancy bidders who do not meet this criterion will be excluded from the tendering process.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Under this contract the contractor and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment, training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: no
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: 22/06/2020
Local time: 11:00
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:


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

Tender must be valid until: 20/06/2021

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 22/06/2020
Local time: 11:05

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Under the Public Services (Social Value) Act 2012 the contracting authority must consider:

(a) how what is proposed to be procured might improve the economic, social and environmental well-being of the area where it exercises its functions; and

(b) how, in conducting the process of procurement, it might act with a view to securing that improvements. Accordingly, the subject matter of the contract has been scoped to take into account the priorities of the contracting authority relating to economic, social and environmental well-being. These priorities are described in the procurement documents.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales, Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: High Court of England and Wales, Royal Court of Justice
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC1A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authority will observe a standstill period following the award of the contract and conduct itself in respect of any appeals in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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

Official name: Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: Liverpool
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: