Contract for Countryside Services Framework – Durham

Contract for Countryside Services Framework – Durham

Provide / undertake Countryside Services requirements to Durham County Council and its associated bodies including working with clients such as English Heritage to Wear Rivers Trust.

United Kingdom-Durham: Construction work

2018/S 145-330915

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall, Durham
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kelly Stewart
NUTS code: UKC14
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Contract for Countryside Services Framework

Reference number: DN355930

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Provide / undertake Countryside Services requirements to Durham County Council and its associated bodies including working with clients such as English Heritage to Wear Rivers Trust; AONB; Limestone Landscapes Improvement; Parish Councils; Durham County Schools; Environment Agency and Community Groups. Some Works involved in this Framework Agreement may be subject to grant conditions of which Bidders and the Council must comply with for example Heritage Lottery Funding (HLF).

Any required Works are intended to be separate into two areas, “Day Works” and Projects. It is to be noted by Bidders that the majority of works under this Framework Agreement will be “Day Works”.

The Council believes that the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE) applies to this contract.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

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: UKC1

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Framework will cover the following Countryside Service requirements within mainly rural.


— Construction of Public Right of Ways and cycle ways,

— River and Coastal erosion,

— Gabion Baskets,

— Drainage,

— Duck Boards,

— Willow Spilling,

— Drystone Walling,

— Natural Habitat Creation,

— Fencing,

— Removal of Vegetation,

— Invasive Weed Control,

— Herbicide Application,

— Earthworks.

As part of the Framework the successful Contractor shall have suitably experienced qualified labour and plant resources immediately available (within 24 hours) to provide the following dedicated teams (“Day Works”) when required with competent supervision, suitable mobile mess facilities and telephone. In addition to labouring skills, it is expected that upon request operatives who are familiar with dry stone walling, willow spilling and pesticide application.

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

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

1 x 24 month extension.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
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

Please download the documents from and insert reference DN355930

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

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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: 23/09/2018
Local time: 16:00
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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

The High Court of England and Wales
7 Rolls Buildings, Fetter Lane, London
United Kingdom
E-mail: address:
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: