Highways Consultancy Tender Lancashire

Highways Consultancy Tender Lancashire

ENV – Framework Agreement for Professional/Technical Consultancy Services.

UK-Preston: civil engineering consultancy services

2012/S 50-081680

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lancashire County Council
Corporate Procurement, E38, PO Box 100, County Hall
Contact point(s): www.lancashire.gov.uk/tendering
For the attention of: Judith Docherty
PR1 0LD Preston
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1772530887
E-mail: judith.docherty@oneconnectlimited.co.uk
Fax: +44 1772534671

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.lancashire.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

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

ENV – Framework Agreement for Professional/Technical Consultancy Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: various locations within lancashire.
NUTS code UKD43

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: 3
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: 12 000 000,00 GBP

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

Lancashire County Council is seeking to appoint Consultant(s) to undertake professional/technical consultancy services.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71311000, 71313000, 71530000, 71312000, 71311210, 71315200, 71351500

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all 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:

Lot 1 to provide Professional – Technical Consultancy Services for Lancashire County Council – Highways Department. Lot 2 to provide Professional – Technical Consultancy Services for Lancashire County Council – Property Department. Lot 3 to provide resources to both Lancashire County Council Highways and Property Departments.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Contract will be awarded for a 3 year period with the option to extend for a further year.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Highway related deliverables

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

71311000, 71313000, 71530000, 71312000, 71311210, 71315200, 71351500

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: Property related deliverables

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

71311000, 71313000, 71530000, 71312000, 71311210, 71315200, 71351500

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: Resources only

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

71311000, 71313000, 71530000, 71312000, 71311210, 71315200, 71351500

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

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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

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 minimum number 3: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see documents.
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

no
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: 10.4.2012 – 10:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.4.2012 – 10:00
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 tenders

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

This contract will be awarded for a period of 3 years with an option to extend for a further 1 year. The tender documents are available on Lancashire County Council’s electronic tendering site www.lancashire.gov.uk/tendering Use of this system does not require high specification IT equipment or connections, nor high level personal IT skills/capabilities. Access to the system/software and advice is free of charge. LCC is seeking to appoint a supplier(s) to undertake the provision of Professional/Technical Consultancy Services. The contract covers the administrative County of Lancashire; however, where a successful bidder’s capacity and capability permits, the agreement will be open to other Public sector bodies, who may wish to access the provision. The list of possible Local authorities, police, emergency services and NHS bodies that are eligible to join the contract are listed in the following websites:

Councils: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

Fire and Rescue Service: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Diol1/DoItOnline/DG_10027464

Police: http://www.policeinformation.co.uk/police-directory

NHS: http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

Schools: http://www3.lancashire.gov.uk/corporate/web/view.asp?siteid=2801&pageid=4661&e=ee.

Access to this agreement will be under the terms agreed with LCC. Further information will be released at Cycle 2 to those suppliers who qualify from Cycle 1.
LCC will expect a successful tenderer, when approached, to be willing to contract with other UK Public Sector Bodies for the works outlined herein, at the prices agreed as a result of this tender process.
Any such contract entered into between one or more of the successful tenderers and another UK Public Sector Body will be wholly independent of the both the contract and relationship between the successful tenderer and LCC, and will be entered into by the successful tenderer without any reliance on any representations made by LCC.
For the avoidance of doubt, where contracts are entered into with any third party other than LCC, LCC accepts no liability for the act or omissions of that third party with the exception of personal injury, death or fraud where such is either directly or indirectly caused as a result of LCC’s act or omission.
A tenderer’s capacity and capability, or even unwillingness to contract with other UK Public Sector Bodies as described above will NOT affect or be considered as part of the scoring of a tenderer’s submission.

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:8.3.2012