Contract for the disposal of local authority healthcare waste

Contract for the disposal of local authority healthcare waste

This service may be provided by means of incineration to render the Contract Waste benign and disposal or by incineration/pyrolysis including disposal of all residues.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services

2014/S 185-326444

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon County Council
Waste Management Services, County Hall, Room M21, Matford Lane Offices
For the attention of: Mr Saeed Mirehsan
EX2 4QD Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392383000
E-mail: saeed.mirehsan@devon.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1392382342

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.devon.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Devon County Council
Internet address: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Devon County Council
Internet address: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Devon County Council
Internet address: www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

Contract for the disposal of local authority collected healthcare waste.

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

Services
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Devon, England, United Kingdom.

NUTS code UKK4

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 Authority requires a service for the reception, and safe disposal of Healthcare Waste, for which, Devon’s Waste Collection Authorities (WCAs) have a collection responsibility. This service may be provided by means of incineration to render the Contract Waste benign and disposal or by incineration/pyrolysis including disposal of all residues. Other means of disposal may be acceptable at the discretion of Devon County Council provided that Contract Waste can be treated to a similar environmental and safety standard. The Contract also makes provision for the collection of Healthcare Waste from suitably licensed points nominated by the Authority. Such provisions will be likely to be invoked, if the Authority is able to provide transfer facilities to which Waste Collection Authorities can deliver their Healthcare Waste for bulk collection, transportation and disposal by the Contractor. The WCA that will participate in the Contract from its Service commencement date are Exeter City Council, Teignbridge and East-Devon District Councils, West Devon Borough Council and South Hams District Council. However, this Contract is procured to make provision for the future participation of Mid Devon, North Devon and Torridge District Councils as well, should they decide to join this Contract.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90520000

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

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

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The contract is for an initial period of 24 months with option for extension for periods totalling a maximum further period of 36 months. The indicative quantities of waste involved are provided in the ITT. However, the Authority is currently working with the WCAs towards minimising waste that they collect as Healthcare waste and which can be treated by alternative disposal. The reduction in quantity is expected to come mainly through diverting waste Code EWC 18 01 04, which makes up a significant part of the waste quantities in Appendix 1, for alternative disposal. The Authority therefore expects the quantity of the Contract Waste under the Contract to decrease over the period of the Contract. Accordingly, the Authority seeks to procure a disposal service that is paid for based on a gate fee which will remain independent of the changes in the quantity of Contract Waste during the Contract period.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract is for an initial period of 24 months, with option to extend for up to a further maximum period of 36 months.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 2.2.2015. Completion 31.1.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

As set out in the tender document.
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:

The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.

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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire which is available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum annual turnover of 50 000 GBP over 2 out of the last 3 years’ of business.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the tender documentation.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
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 in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

CP1064-14

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

no

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: 14.11.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

14.11.2014 – 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

English.

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

until: 31.3.2016

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14.11.2014 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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 interested in this opportunity should express their interest by visiting the e-tendering website www.supplyingthesouthwest.org.uk and click on the ‘login and register interest’ button. New users to the system must register first to obtain a user name and password before returning to this opportunity. Please refer to the suppliers guide ‘Visiting Site for the First Time’ by clicking the ‘Help’ button.

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: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.9.2014