Funeral Services Tender Cumbria
Removal of Bodies on behalf of HM Coroner.
United Kingdom-Carlisle: Funeral and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Cumbria County Council
Corporate Procurement, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Park
For the attention of: Mr Mike Farren
CA6 4SJ Carlisle
Telephone: +44 1228221745
General address of the contracting authority: www.cumbria.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: Cumbria County Council
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Cumbria County Council
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Cumbria County Council
Internet address: www.the-chest.org.uk
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the county of Cumbria, UK.
NUTS code UKD1
If the death occurred in a hospital at which the/a mortuary is located then this is straightforward. However, most deaths actually occur in the community or at outside locations, and thus reliable and timely arrangements must be in place to move the deceased / dead body to the appropriate mortuary, or other location authorised by HM Coroner or their representative, as quickly as is practicable. Deaths will often occur in family homes, residential or nursing homes, commercial premises or in road traffic collisions, but can occur in any place (including prisons or in police custody).
Timely removal is important as it can reduce any distress to the bereaved relatives or those present, and enables the Police in attendance to resume other duties as quickly as is possible.
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
Range: between 320 000 and 420 000 GBP
Description of these options: Contract term is 1.9.2014 – 31.8.2014 with an option to extend up to 12 months.
Number of possible renewals: 1
Information about lots
Lot No: 1 Lot title: Carlisle
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by Cumbria County Council if considered appropriate.
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
(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;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate , of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised staff from within Legal and Democratic Services will break the electronic seal on our e-tendering tool, The Chest.
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers wishing to express an interest and obtain access to the tender documents should go to www.the-chest.org.uk and click on current opportunities from the navigation area on the left of the screen.
On the next screen enter the contract Reference NWCE-9GUK9N in the box labelled ‘contains’ then click search.
Click on the Blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity.
To express an interest you will need to login. if you are not already registered on the www.thechest.org.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on ‘Register FREE’ link in the navigation area on the left of the screen.
Registration is free of charge and your username and password will be emailed to you.
Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age,disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector.
Economic operators are required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
(I) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;and
(II) To make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. The Contracting Authority reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The duration referenced in Section II.1.4 is for the dureation of the contract which is 1.9.2014 to 31.8.2017 but there is an optional extension up to 31.8.2018.
The value provided in Section II.1.4 is an estimate only.
Mr Alan Ratcliffe
Cumbria County Council The Courts English Street
CA3 8NA Carlisle
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:3.3.2014