Empty Homes Tender

Empty Homes Tender

Accounting, auditing and fiscal services. Accounting and auditing services. Auditing services. Financial auditing services. Empty Homes Review.

United Kingdom-Borehamwood: Accounting, auditing and fiscal services

2013/S 155-270842

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hertsmere Borough Council
Civic Offices
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Andrew Harper
WD6 1WA Borehamwood
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2082072277
E-mail: andrew.harper@hertsmere.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

Electronic access to information: https://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/

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: yes

North Hertfordshire District Council
Council Offices, Gernon Road
SG6 3JF Letchworth Garden City
UNITED KINGDOM

Watford Borough Council
Hempstead Road, Town Hall
WD17 3EX Watford
UNITED KINGDOM

Three Rivers District Council
Three Rivers House, Northway
WD3 1RL Rickmansworth
UNITED KINGDOM

Borough of Broxbourne
Bishops’ College, Churchgate
EN8 9XQ Cheshunt
UNITED KINGDOM

East Hertfordshire Council
Hertford Office, Wallfield, Pegs Lane
SE13 8EQ Hertford
UNITED KINGDOM

Stevenage Borough Council
Customer Service Centre, Ground Floor, Daneshill House, Danestrete
SG1 1HN Stevenage
UNITED KINGDOM

Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
The Campus, Welwyn Garden City
AL8 6AE Hertfordshire
UNITED KINGDOM

St Albans City & District Council
Civic Square, St Peter’s Street
AL1 3JE St Albans
UNITED KINGDOM

Dacorum Borough Council
Hemel Hempstead Civic Centre, Marlows
HP1 1 HH Hemel Hempstead
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

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

Services
Service category No 6: Financial services a) Insurances services b) Banking and investment services
NUTS code
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Accounting, auditing and fiscal services. Accounting and auditing services. Auditing services. Financial auditing services. Empty Homes Review
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

79200000, 79210000, 79212000, 79212100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Hertsmere Borough Council on behalf of the Councils within Hertfordshire are seeking a contractor to undertake an Empty Homes Review.
In light of the significant reduction in Government funding local authorities have become more innovative and are seeking opportunities to maximise their resources. One of these resources is the New Homes Bonus grant. This funding is for new build homes and also bringing long term empty properties back into use.
Councils within the County of Hertfordshire are seeking to reduce the number of long term empty properties, increase Council Tax revenue and increase New Homes Bonus Grant.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in tender document
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
As detailed in tender document

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
As detailed in tender document
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in tender document
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in tender document
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in tender document
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: yes

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:

HC070
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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: 17.9.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

18.9.2013 – 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

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

in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of 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
VI.3)Additional information

Hertsmere Borough Council has moved to a new way of e-Tendering and worked closely with the County, other Districts and Partners to create a joint procurement website called Supply Hertfordshire. This website is supported by BiP Solutions who provide a system called Delta-ets which is the background platform to Supply Hertfordshire.
Step 1: Registering with Supply Hertfordshire
To participate in this tender you will need to go into http://supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info/hpf/ and register, thereafter you will be issued with a username and password. (If you have already registered with Delta-ets or Supply Hertfordshire, please follow the link above where you can log on using your existing username and password. If you have registered and have forgotten your Username and Password, please click on the forgotten password link below the log in box.) Please keep this username and password secure, and do not pass it to any third parties.

Step 2: Completing your Tender
To complete the Tender you will need to go into the Tenderbox area and enter the Tender Access Code 778Y3M69VH. You will then need to download the relevant Tender and complete. Please complete the information as fully as possible.
Step 3: Uploading Your Completed PQQ
Once you have completed your Tender you must then ‘upload’ your completed response in to the Tenderbox (Tender Access Code 778Y3M69VH) no later than 12.00 on 18.9.2013
Please make sure you have submitted your completed Tender to the correct Tender Access Code, the Council will not be held accountable for any errors made by a tenderer in submitting your completed Tender.
If you are experiencing problems, please contact the Delta helpdesk via email at support@supplyhertfordshire.g2b.info or call +44 8452707050 Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm for further assistance.

To view this notice, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=69951232

GO Reference: GO-201389-PRO-5025873

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Hertsmere Borough Council
Civic Offices
WD6 1WA Borehamwood
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2082277

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Hertsmere Borough Council
Civic Offices
WD6 1WA Borehamwood
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: andrew.harper@hertsmere.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2082277

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.8.2013