Garden Maintenance Contract

Garden Maintenance Contract

Grass and hedge cutting in gardens for Council householders who qualify for the Assisted Garden Maintenance Scheme.

United Kingdom-Perth: Grounds maintenance services

2013/S 156-272554

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Perth and Kinross Council
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street
Contact point(s): The Environment Service
For the attention of: Lesley Ann Cassidy
PH1 5GD Perth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1738475000
E-mail: gmcontracts@pkc.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1738475410

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0133

Further information can be obtained from: Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street
Contact point(s): The Environment Service
For the attention of: Lesley Ann Cassidy
PH1 5GD Perth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1738475000
E-mail: GMContracts@pkc.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1738475410
Internet address: pkc.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street
Contact point(s): The Environment Service
For the attention of: Lesley Ann Cassidy
PH1 5GD Perth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1738475000
E-mail: GMContracts@pkc.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1738475410
Internet address: www.pkc.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Perth & Kinross Council
Pullar House, 35 Kinnoull Street
Contact point(s): The Environment Service
For the attention of: The Executive Director
PH1 5GD Perth
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1738475000
Fax: +44 1738476410
Internet address: www.pkc.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

Environment
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:

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

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Perth and Kinross.
NUTS code UKM27

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)

Grass and hedge cutting in gardens for Council householders who qualify for the Assisted Garden Maintenance Scheme
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=274266

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

A varying number of gardens to be maintained, between 650 and 800 gardens which is subject to change.
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

Starting 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2016

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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Bidders must demonstrate that they have or are willing to obtain employers liability to the value of 10 million GBP and public liabilty of 5 million GBP
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures;
(4) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(5) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(6) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
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

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

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: Scoring will be carried out in the prequalification process based on technical capacity and adherence to minimum requirements , as will registration with Constructionline or an equivalent.
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:
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: 4.10.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

4.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

4.11.2013
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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

(SC Ref:274266)
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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.8.2013