Contract for Legionella Risk Assessments of Water Systems
This contract is for the appointment of a single Contractor to undertake Legionella Risk Assessments of all Durham County Council establishments.
United Kingdom-Durham: Risk or hazard assessment other than for construction
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Richard Carroll
DH1 5UL Durham
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.gov.uk
Electronic access to information: http://www.nepoportal.org
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: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Contract for the Undertaking of Legionella Risk Assessments of Water Systems.
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
NUTS code UKC14
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)
This contract is for the appointment of a single Contractor to undertake Legionella Risk Assessments of all Durham County Council establishments; Schools entitled to use the Contract including non-Council establishments; Academies within County Durham; Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Authority; Dale and Valley Homes (and any successor bodies); Town Councils within County Durham.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
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:
The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
Further details will be set out in the tender documents, if relevant.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or torequire a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Council has undertaken a commitment to ensure wider socialand community benefits are achieved in the course of all its commissioning and procurement activities. Inaccordance with this, Bidders may be required to work with the Council towards achieving such aims.
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: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles45-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23-29 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out inthe Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in VI.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the PreQualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1. Public Liability GBP 5 000 000
2. Employers Liability GBP 10 000 000
3. Professional Indemnity GBP 1 000 000
4. Motor Vehicle GBP 5 000 000
Bidders must also achieve a minumum turnover level of GBP 400 000 and will undergo a further credit assessment(full details in the PQQ).
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contract Regulations2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available from the NEPO portal as detailed insection VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successfully pass parts A-F of the PQQ, in line with the evaluation criteria listed. Parts A-F of the PQQ include: financial assessment; grounds for exclusion; insurance; health and safety; equality and diversity;and essential criteria.
The Council intends to invite a maximum of 5 bidders to Tender on condition that each of the 5 bidders pass Sections A-F and achieve a final minimum score of 60 % or more in Section G (Technical Questions).
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
Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In accordance with the Public ContractRegulations 2006 and as outlined in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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
An electronic auction will be used: no
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: 9.12.2013 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.12.2013 – 16:00
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
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
The Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is available for download via www.nepoportal.org. Access theSupplier area, select Durham and input QTLE-9DEDGK.
It is envisaged that the number of operators invited to tender will be 5.
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 standstill period when thecontract award decision is communicated to bidders.
That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period which will be for aminimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision beforethe contract is entered into. The Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) (as amended) provide theaggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in theHigh Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.11.2013