Laboratory Services Cumbria

Laboratory Services Cumbria

Cumbria Highways Based Sampling and Testing Services.

UK-Carlisle: laboratory services

2012/S 205-337498

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cumbria County Council
Corporate Procurement, Parkhouse Building, Kingmoor Park
For the attention of: Mrs Abi Lindsay
CA6 4SJ Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228221745
E-mail: abi.lindsay@cumbriacc.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.the.chest.org.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Cumbria Highways Based Sampling and Testing Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: This contract is let on behalf of CumbriaCounty Council and is also open to, and may be used by, other local authorities and associated public sectorbodies, located within Cumbria and the North West of England. These include, but are not restricted to, CarlisleCity Council, South Lakeland District Council, Barrow in Furness District Council, Eden District Council,Copeland District Council, Allerdale District Council and the Lake District National Park Authority.
NUTS code UKD1

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)

The services to be provided are investigation, testing, reporting and advising in the following areas of activity.
Group A Laboratory and Site Testing.
Group B Pavement Surveys and Condition Assessment.
Group C Utility Compliance Testing.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71900000, 71000000, 71621000, 71311210

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
II.1.8)Lots
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 000 000 and 4 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Performance bond and an ultimate holding company guarantee or other such guarantee or security may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Terms of financing and payment arrangements will be set out in the Contract Documents.
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: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under this contract, the contractor and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in theachievementof social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to employment, training/ skills andsupply chain initiatives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social andenvironmental considerations.
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: As in tender documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As in tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As in tender documents.
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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

3.12.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.10.2012
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 3.12.2012 – 12:30

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age,gender, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect, Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions ofinterest from the ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector.Contractors are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and therewill be a requirement to participate in the Authority’s periodic supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Alan Ratcliffe
Cumbria County Council The Courts
CA3 8NA Carlisle
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1228606060

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:19.10.2012