Coroners Ambulance Service for Suffolk County Council

Coroners Ambulance Service for Suffolk County Council

Removal of bodies where the death has been referred to the Coroner. An element of the contract will also include transportation of bodies from Suffolk hospitals to partner hospitals outside of Suffolk.

United Kingdom-Ipswich: Funeral and related services

2014/S 224-396242

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Suffolk County Council
Russell Road
IP1 2BX Ipswich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1473260669
E-mail: ashley.sale@suffolk.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk

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

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:

Coroners Ambulance Service.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKH14

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)

Removal of bodies where the death has been referred to the Coroner. An element of the contract will also include transportation of bodies from Suffolk hospitals to partner hospitals outside of Suffolk. Tenderers can bid for any area(s) within Suffolk or for the whole County. To ensure sufficient coverage within the County it may be necessary to award to more than 1 provider.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98370000, 98371000, 98371200

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

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Starting 1.3.2015. Completion 28.2.2018

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 a parent company guarantee or bond.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the procurement documentation.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

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: As stated in the procurement documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As stated in the procurement documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As stated in the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As stated in the procurement documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As stated in the procurement 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: no

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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

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

CD1022
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

7.1.2015 – 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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 7.1.2015

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

Suffolk County Council has voluntarily published this Contract Notice for Part B services in the Official Journal in order to reach as wide an audience as possible.
To express an interest in this tendering opportunity and to be able to access and download the Tender document you will need to register onto the Suffolk Sourcing System. See website address below:

www.suffolksourcing.co.uk

Once you have accessed the Suffolk Sourcing website click on the ‘Register as a Supplier’ link.
Click on the ‘User Guides’ link if you require guidance on registering your organisation and setting up system users. The guides also explain how to download tender documents and respond to tender opportunities.
If you require any further help or assistance, please go to the ‘Contact Us’ link at the top of the website page.

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: This is a Part B service and Suffolk County Council has chosen to incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period.
This is on a voluntary basis and not because the procurement is subject to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.11.2014