Environmental Consultancy Services for Contaminated Land Projects

Environmental Consultancy Services for Contaminated Land Projects

The Highland Council are inviting applications from suitably qualified, competent, capable and experienced service providers who may wish to be considered for inclusion on this Framework Agreement for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Contaminated Land Projects.

United Kingdom-Inverness: Environmental issues consultancy services

2014/S 219-387492

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Highland Council
The Town House, High Street
Contact point(s): Procurement; The Technical Contracts Team
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785152
E-mail: procurement.unit2@highland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.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 Highland Council
The Town House, High Street
Contact point(s): The Procurement Department
For the attention of: The Technical Contracts Team
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785152
E-mail: procurement.unit2@highland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The Highland Council
The Town House, High Street
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785152
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

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:

Consultancy services for contaminated land projects.

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

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The geographical area covered by The Highland Council.

NUTS code UK

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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 36

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 300 000 GBP

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

The Highland Council are inviting applications from suitably qualified, competent, capable and experienced service providers who may wish to be considered for inclusion on this Framework Agreement for the Provision of Consultancy Services for Contaminated Land Projects.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=326472

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90713000, 90522000, 90710000

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:

Value is approximately: GBP 100 000 per annum.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There is a provision for a 1 year extension to the Framework Agreement.

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: 36 (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: 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: The requirements are detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The requirements are detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to Tender documentation.
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

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In respect of the project specific pre-qualification evaluation the key criteria and the applicable weightings shall be as follows:
PQQ
Section Key Assessed Criteria Weightings
1. Part A Background information Not scored.
2. Part B Financial Status Not scored.
3. Part C Conviction for Criminal Offences Yes/No.
4. Part D Business Probity Yes/No.
5. Part E Service Operation and Quality* 0-10 scoring and For Information Only.
6. Part F Other Y/N.
TOTAL = 100
*individual weightings are shown against the relevant questions in the PQQ
Questions will be either: for information only, pass/fail, yes/no or scored on the basis of 0-10.
Where a question is to be answered ‘yes/no’, a ‘no’ response may result in disqualification from the process.
Where a question is to be answered ‘pass/fail’, a ‘fail’ grading shall result in the tender submission being set aside and not considered further. Weightings applicable to each question (Question 25 to Question 30 inclusive) are shown in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
The highest scoring 10 respondents in the evaluation of this questionnaire assessment will be considered further for tender evaluation or invited to submit tenders. In the event that the score of the tenth ranked submission is the same as that of another organisation(s), then all those tender submissions with the same score shall also be considered.
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 below

1. Quality . Weighting 70

2. Cost . Weighting 30

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:

HC/CS/CL/2014
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

15.12.2014 – 14:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

12.1.2015

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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:326472)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

The Highland Council
The Town House, High Street
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.unit2@highland.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1463785152

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

11.11.2014