Framework Agreement for Supply and Delivery of Forestry Transplants

Framework Agreement for Supply and Delivery of Forestry Transplants

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework agreement for the supply and delivery of forestry transplants to the Forestry Commission.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Trees

2013/S 155-270149

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Forestry Commission
620 Bristol Business Park
For the attention of: Charene Winbow
BS16 1EJ Bristol
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: charene.winbow@forestry.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.forestry.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 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

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

Other: Forestry
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:

Framework Agreement for Supply and Delivery of Forestry Transplants.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Purchase
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 several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 15
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:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 3 000 000 GBP

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

The Forestry Commission is inviting tenders for a framework agreement for the supply and delivery of forestry transplants to the Forestry Commission.
The three lots to tender for will be broken down into a number of species and ranges of minimum quantities with the three lots covering bare root conifer transplants; bare root broadleaf transplants and container-grown conifer transplants.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03452000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Our intention is to award this framework agreement for a maximum period of 4 years, initially reviewed after 2 years, then reviewed annually after that (2 + 1 + 1).
II.2.3)Information about renewals

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Bare root conifers transplants

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03452000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Bare root broadleaves transplants

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03452000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Container grown conifers transplants

1)Short description
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

03452000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

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
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See the Invitation to Tender for details.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See the Invitation to Tender for details.
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

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:

PSSFA13-18
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: 20.9.2013 – 17:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.9.2013 – 13:00
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
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

Parties interested in bidding for this framework should download a copy of the Invitation to Tender documents from the ‘Selling to the Forestry Commission’ pages of the Forestry Commission website (www.forestry.gov.uk/tenders).

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

Eric Holmes, Head of Procurement, Forestry Commission
231 Corstorphine Road
EH12 7AT Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Bloomsbury Square
WC1A 2LP London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:8.8.2013