GMP Grounds Maintenance Services – Invitation to Tender

GMP Grounds Maintenance Services – Invitation to Tender

Provide grounds maintenance works on a planned maintenance and minor project works basis throughout the Force estate. 

United Kingdom-Manchester: Grounds maintenance services

2017/S 217-451592

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Greater Manchester Combined Authority – GMP
GB 183 0464 15
Openshaw Complex, Lawton Street, Openshaw
M11 2NS
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stacey Ward
Telephone: +44 1618562661
NUTS code: UKD3Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from another address:
FHQ — Central Park
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UKD3Internet address(es):Main address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Public order and safety

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


The provision of Grounds Maintenance.

Reference number: A0392

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The provision of Grounds Maintenance works on a planned maintenance and minor project works basis throughout the Force estate. The works included in this contract are those necessary to maintain the external areas at specified sites to an acceptable standard, all in accordance with the specification and in conjunction with a proactive approach to working together in partnership.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 650 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3
Main site or place of performance:

Manchester, M11 2NS.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Invitation to Tender (‘ITT’) has been issued by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority as the Contracting Authority for Greater Manchester Police (‘the Authority’). This is a competitive procurement using the Restricted Procedure (2 stage process) in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

It is expected that 6 (Six) tenderers will be shortlisted and be invited to submit a tender. However GMP reserves the right to shortlist fewer or more suppliers, either due to the spread of scores or where there is another justifiable reason to do so.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 18/06/2018
End: 17/06/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

For an initial period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 2 years (either incrementally or as a single extension) subject to performance, value for money and ongoing operational requirements.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 6

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

This tender process is being conducted through the Bluelight e-tendering portal. In the interests of fairness, accountability and auditability, all communication regarding this tender must be made through the ‘Discussion’ facility of the Bluelight portal. No other methods of communication will receive a response.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/12/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Greater Manchester Combined Authority
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (as amended) contracting authorities are obliged to introduce a ‘standstill’ period of 10 days between selecting a winning bidder and entering into a binding agreement.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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