Fixed Electrical Testing Services for Wolverhampton City Council

Fixed Electrical Testing Services for Wolverhampton City Council

The scope of the contract includes Fixed Electrical Testing and Inspection (not repair) of all the Council’s buildings, with reporting in an agreed written format.

United Kingdom-Wolverhampton: Electrical services

2014/S 195-344951

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wolverhampton City Council
Corporate Procurement, Civic Centre, St Peters Square
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902555095
E-mail: tenders@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1902555095

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.wolverhamptontenders.com

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:

PP14078 — Fixed Electrical Testing.

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

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wolverhampton.

NUTS code UKG35

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)

The Council intend to let the above contract for an initial three year term, with facility for a maximum one year extension, subject to rigorous annual satisfaction targets and minimum performance indicators being achieved. Total property portfolio amounts to approximately 300 buildings and addresses with a total 800 000 m sq. floor area. With the current saving and rational plan, this is continually reducing in number.
The scope of the contract includes Fixed Electrical Testing and Inspection (not repair) of all the Council’s buildings, with reporting in an agreed written format. This will be on the basis of a cost per square metre. Programming of the works will be important, with the need to test school buildings, where time allows over the school holidays, prioritising the senior school first. Some of the public access buildings will need to be tested outside normal hours; however the number of these are as yet to be determined.
Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (TUPE).
The Council envisages that the staff working on the current service shall transfer to the Contractor or its subcontractors, under TUPE along with the Services.
These employees are currently employed by the incumbent supplier (‘Third Party Employees’).
Further information will be provided to the shortlisted candidates at tender stage.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71314100, 45311100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 600 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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:

Details of the deposits and bonds required by the Council will be set out in the contract documents.

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

Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the contract documents.

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

Jointly and severally liable.

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: All bidders will be asked to confirm in a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire that none of the conditions set out in Article 45 of Directive 2004/18/EC apply to their organisation or expression of interest.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Bidders will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Bidders will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC.
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

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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Pre-Qualification Process.
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:

PP14078
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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: 9.11.2014
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.11.2014 – 12:00

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

7.10.2014

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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

Interest in this contract process should be expressed via the Council’s tendering portal www.wolverhamptontenders.com

The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract.
The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only.
The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their PQQ or tender submissions.
The Council notes that the award of the contract may involve a transfer of employment undertakings pursuant to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, and will clarify the position with the applicants during the tender process.
Under this procurement the contractor is required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

For the attention of: www.wolverhamptontenders.com

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 standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

7.10.2014