To maintain the HCA’s green estate within the area of Crawley, West Sussex.
Description of the contract
To maintain the HCA’s green estate within the area of Crawley, West Sussex. The Works include, routine site inspections; grass and hedge cutting; aquatic plant maintenance, ornamental and regulative tree pruning; pest control, weed control and cleansing. Contractors should be aware that Unplanned works may arise over the term of the Contract which will be instructed by the Employer as and when required in accordance with the Terms and Conditions of the Contract. Contractors should also note that is a performance based Contract, the performance of which will be managed through KPI’s. The minimum level of Public Indemnity & Employers Liability insurance cover needed for this Contract is £5 million and £10 million respectively. The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint a single Contractor to undertake the above works for an initial 24 month term with provision for a further 12 month extension on written instruction of the Employer.
How to apply
These works are being procured via a single stage tender. Whereby all interested candidates who respond to this Contract Notice will be Invited to Tender. Tender documents will be issued in June 2012. Tender documents will be provided digitally to all Contractors. The Tender document will include a mandatory PQQ which will be evaluated first. The criteria for evaluation is pass or fail, if a Contractor fails any element of the Mandatory PQQ then the priced element of the submissions will not be evaluated. The Contract will be awarded based on lowest price. The lowest Tender will be checked and the Contractor will be notified of any errors in computation of his Tender and afforded the opportunity to amend, stand by the tender or withdraw. Should the Contractor elect to withdraw his offer, the next lowest Tender will be examined accordingly. The contract period is 24 months with provision for a further 12 month extension on written instruction by the Employer. As part of the procurement process, the HCA needs to be satisfied that you have systems in place for managing health and safety within your business. Organisations wishing to tender for the HCA Contracts must be either accredited to OHSAS18001 or registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). This also applies to Non Construction companies. Registration and assessment must be in place prior to being invited to formally tender for the project or the Works. Further information on SSIP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on http://www.ssip.org.uk/ Contractors must also have in place Public and Employers Liability insurance cover of £5 million and £10 million to undertake this Contract respectively. All interested candidates should submit a written expression of interest (via email or post) quoting the Contract Title and reference number to the contact details provided. Tender documents will be issued at the end of the Contract Notice period in June 2012. This procurement exercise is being managed by TEP Limited on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency (the Contracting Authority), all correspondence should be placed to TEP as specified in the Contract Information. All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The Contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the Contract will be made in GBP. This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the Contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.