Behaviour Change Project to Drive up Recycling Rates

Behaviour Change Project to Drive up Recycling Rates

The Contract is to design and implement a behaviour change program to bring about higher levels of recycling within the Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk.

United Kingdom-King’s Lynn: Environmental issues consultancy services

2015/S 208-377908

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Borough Council of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk
Kings Court, Chapel Street
For the attention of: Martin Gibbs
PE30 1EX King’s Lynn
Telephone: +44 1553616248

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

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: Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk
Kings Court, Chapel Street
Contact point(s): The Monitoring Officer
PE30 1EX King’s Lynn

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: yes

All second tier District Councils in Norfolk

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Public Engagement and Behaviour Change Project to Drive up Recycling Rates.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: King’s Lynn.

NUTS code UKH13

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)

The Contract is to design and implement a behaviour change program to bring about higher levels of recycling within the Borough of King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, with a possible pilot project in the other Norfolk district council areas.

If you intend to tender please email to inform the Council so that additional information can be sent if necessary. No responsibility will be accepted by the Council if tenders are submitted based on out of date information if we have not been informed of your interest.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000, 90514000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 100 000 and 230 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be an option for the Council to extend the contract for a second period of 12 months.

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 12 (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:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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 below

1. Proposed Work Program. Weighting 30

2. Theory and Evidence behind proposed methodology. Weighting 15

3. CVs of Key Personnel. Weighting 15

4. Case Studies. Weighting 15

5. Proposals for capturing long-term on-going benefits. Weighting 15

6. Proposed allocation of budget. Weighting 10

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: 22.11.2015 – 16:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.11.2015 – 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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders


Kings Court, Chapel Street, King’s Lynn, PE30 1EX.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Portfolio Holder, Executive Director or nominated deputy and Legal department representative.

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

The contract will be funded by a grant from the Department of Communities and Local Government. A maximum budget of 138 000 GBP is available for the initial 12 month contract period and a total of 230 000 GBP if an extension is agreed for the following 12 months, subject to satisfactory progress in the initial period.
Emailed invoices will be accepted and payment will be made electronically by BACS.
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 council will incorporate a minimum 10 calender day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the council before the contract is entered into.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or declare any contract completed to be ineffective. The Court may also order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. (The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into).

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Assistant Director (Finance)
Kings Court, Chapel Street
PE30 1EX King’s Lynn

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: