Intrusive Audits of Contractors
Audits of domestic gas appliance contractors.
UK-London: technical inspection and testing services
Section I: Contracting authority
Wandsworth Borough Council
Housing Department, 17-27 Garratt Lane
For the attention of: Miss Paula Chuard
SW18 4AE London
Telephone: +44 2088717728
Address of the buyer profile: www.wandsworth.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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKI11
Tendering for this contract will be based on the submission of detailed rates for testing gas appliances in 14 316 properties which have some form of gas appliance and approx 1 500 properties which have a gas carcass which are checked annually.
The estimated annual value of the contract is 46 000 GBP. It is anticipated that tenders will be sought in April 2012.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 322 000 GBP
Description of these options: The contract will commence on 2.7.2012 and will be for a period of five years with a possible further mutually agreed extension of upto a further two years in the event that the contracts prove successful and there are no pressing reasons to terminate them.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisations wishing to be considered for selection to tender are required to complete a pre-qualifying questionnaire (PQQ) which should be obtained from Miss Paula Chuard, Principal Procurement Officer either by email at email@example.com or by post from Housing Department, Wandsworth Borough Council 17-27 Garratt Lane, Wandsworth High Street, London SW18 4AE. Completed PQQs along with any supporting documentation must be submitted by 12:00 noon on Wednesday 14.3.2012. Late submissions will not be considered.
Selection for inclusion within the tender list will be based on the following criteria:
(a) evidence of at least 3 years experience of carrying out intrusive audits of gas contractors;
(b) evidence of proven capability to undertake the requirements of the contract;
(c) evidence of sufficient resources to fulfil the obligations of the contract;
(d) evidence of ability to deliver to the contract standard drawn from references for current and recent contracts of a similar size and nature;
(e) sufficient suitably qualified staff to cover the relevant essential areas of expertise set out above;
(f) key personnel must have good technical knowledge with a minimum of five years experience;
(g) evidence of economic and financial standing in respect of viability to perform the services;
(h) evidence of Public Liability Insurance cover to a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP per occurrence, Employer’s Liability to a minimum of 10 000 000 GBP and Professional Indemnity Insurance to a minimum of 2 000 000 GBP (or statements that these will be obtained if awarded the contract);
(i) evidence that the organisation has an annual turnover equivalent to at least twice the contract value; and
(j) evidence of a sound record of quality standards, including complaint handling, health and safety and equal opportunities.
Section VI: Complementary information
Following evaluation of PQQs, including receipt and evaluation of technical references, it is the Council’s intention to restrict the number of organisations invited to tender to a maximum of 6 organisations. If more than 6 companies meet the criteria for selection, those scoring the highest number of points on the evaluation criteria will be invited to tender.
Applicants are advised that references will be obtained in writing from referees. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that their referees respond within the time scale as this will form a key part of the evaluation of PQQs.
A performance bond will not be required. Draft specifications may be inspected free of charge at the Housing Department, Wandsworth Borough Council, 17-27 Garratt Lane, SW18 4AE on weekdays between 9:00 and 16:30.
If you wish to discuss this contract opportunity, please contact Phil Dwyer, Leasehold and Procurement Manager on +44 2088716526 and e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. GO Reference: GO-201222-PRO-3692153.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.2.2012