Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
London Borough of Camden
For the attention of: Winfield Greenidge
WC1H 8NG London
Telephone: +44 2079744357
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.camden.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://uk.eu-supply.com/lbcamden.asp
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: yes
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Creation of a North London Waste Plan.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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: Within the London Borough of Camden.
NUTS code UKI1
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
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 450 000 and 530 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Contract to appoint a consultant for the development of a Waste Plan for seven neighbouring North London authorities (of Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
79723000, 90710000, 90712000, 90713000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
Camden council, as lead borough for the North London Waste Plan (NLWP) is commissioning consultancy support for work with the boroughs on the production of the waste plan from Regulation 18 stage through to adoption. The seven North London boroughs working together on the NLWP in their capacity as planning authorities are Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Hackney, Haringey, Islington and Waltham Forest. Th
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 450 000 and 530 000 GBP
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 Contracting Authority will set out its requirements in the tender documents. A parent company guarantee or performance bond may be required. The contracting authorities reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Payments will be made in accordance with the standard terms of payment detailed 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:
Providers applying as a consortium or joint venture must provide full details of each member of the consortium and confirm that the grouping is a legal venture with joint and several liabilities. Each member will be jointly and severally responsible for the performance of the contract. In the case of a consortium bid a lead contractor will be required to represent the consortium.
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 set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with the information and formalities set out in Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as set out in the Pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). In order to be considered those expressing an interest must have a minimum annual turnover of 200,000 GBP and a current ratio of <0.6. These requirements are based on the medium risk status set by the Contracting Authority for this contract. The Contracting Authority will assess applicants financial risk status based on high, medium or low risk. The assessment will consider all of the information provided by applicants. The Contracting Authority utilise financial assessment techniques in line with OGC “Supplier financial appraisal guidance” document issued in 2001 and updated in April 2008.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to the PQQ. In order to be considered those expressing an interest must have a minimum annual turnover of 200,000 GBP and a current ratio of <0.6. These requirements are based on the medium risk status set by the Contracting Authority for this contract. The Contracting Authority will assess applicants financial risk status based on high, medium or low risk. The assessment will consider all of the information provided by applicants. The Contracting Authority utilise financial assessment techniques in line with OGC “Supplier financial appraisal guidance” document issued in 2001 and updated in April 2008.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with the information and formalities set out in Article 48 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to the PQQ.
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
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 5
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 below
1. Quality. Weighting 60
2. Price. Weighting 40
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
21.6.2013 – 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
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
To express an interest and receive more information about this contract you must register on our etendering system: https://uk.eu-supply.com/lbcamden.asp
If you have not previously registered with us simply click on the New Supplier Link shown on this page and complete/submit the form. You will then receive an email quoting your unique system username and password which will enable you to access all the relevant documentation via the contract opportunities link on this page and also all future advertised contract exercises via this system. Further to item iv 1.2, the number of suppliers invited to tender will depend on the quality of responses received, but will be sufficient to ensure genuine competition. The Contracting Authority is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender and confirm that the issue of the Invitation to Tender or other tender documentation does not constitute any form of instruction. As such, the Contracting Authority accepts no responsibility for any costs in relation to the preparation or submission of tenders (or for the avoidance of doubt, PQQ’s). Please note that all prices must be quoted in GBP. The Contracting Authority undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the contracting authority’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. However, this does not give any cast iron guarantees of confidentiality as circumstances (for example an FOIA request or a court order) may arise which require disclosure and are outside the control of the Contracting Authority. The deadline for receipt of expressions of interest shall be deemed to be met upon the receipt of a completed pre-qualification form via the Councils etendering system only. The Contracting Authority is committed to delivering social, economic and environmental benefits to its residents and local businesses. Bidders need to be aware that, should they be shortlisted, they will be asked to propose solutions to deliver the social, economic and environmental benefits specified in the Invitation to Tender and to pay the National or London living Wage to employees including their sub-contractors working on LB Camden contracts in accordance with the criteria set by the Living Wage Foundation. Tenderers should be aware that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to hold interviews during the tender process. These might be scored as part of the tender,in which case the relevant criteria will be specified in the Invitation to Tender documents. In keeping with the Contracting Authority’s commitment to sustainability, please do not include any publicity material with your submission. Please note that TUPE does not apply.
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 Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum ten calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into and to start proceedings where such action is necessary. Such additional information should be requested from the person stated in the contact details in section I.1 of this document. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/5 (as amended)) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: