Ceredigion Engineering Consultancy Framework

Ceredigion Engineering Consultancy Framework

Ceredigion County Council wishes to set up a framework arrangement with a single supplier to provide multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services to the Council. The framework will also be open for the use of Powys County Council and TraCC.

UK-Aberaeron: Consultative engineering and construction services

2013/S 086-146345

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Ceredigion County Council
County Hall, Market Street
Contact point(s): Please refer to ‘VI.3 Additional Information’ below
SA46 0AT Aberaeron

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.ceredigion.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Ceredigion Engineering Consultancy Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Counties of Ceredigion and Powys.
NUTS code UKL1

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3+1

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

Ceredigion County Council wishes to set up a framework arrangement with a single supplier to provide multi-disciplinary engineering consultancy services to the Council. The framework will also be open for the use of Powys County Council and TraCC.
The value work procured through this framework is not expected to exceed an average of GBP 750,000 per year but the actual value could differ significantly from this figure.
Community Benefits apply to this contract, Further details: Please refer to ITT.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71310000, 71311000, 71311200, 71311300, 71312000, 71313000, 71311210, 71530000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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
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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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

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

14.6.2013 – 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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Instructions to suppliers.
Suppliers’ Instructions How To Express Interest In This Tender.
1. Register your company on the eTenderwales portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the esourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— Click the “Click here to register” link.
— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest and submit a tender
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the “Open Access ITT””s” Link (These are Invitation to Tenders open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant ITT to access the content (itt_38817, “Ceredigion Engineering Consultancy Framework”).
— Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
— This will move the ITT into your “My ITT””s” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— Click on the ITT code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender
— You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting).
— You can now use the “Messages” function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification.
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT.
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
— If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution helpdesk is available Mon – Fri (8:00 am – 18:00 pm) on:
— Email: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— Phone: +44 8003684850
Buy4Wales Reference Number: 34749.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: