National Plant Hire Framework Agreement
The Environment Agency requires a range of plant and equipment in order to undertake its front line services across England (and Wales). The Agency has its own plant holding but requires hired in kit to supplement this.
UK-Reading: mobile plant construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Kings Meadow House, Kings Meadow Road
For the attention of: Rebecca Minter
RG1 8DQ Reading
Telephone: +44 1189535750
Fax: +44 1189535819
General address of the contracting authority: www.environment-agency.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
A combination of these
NUTS code UK
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 3
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 16 000 000,00 and 24 000 000,00 GBP
This framework agreement will include the provision of both operated and nonoperated plant. The range of equipment includes but is not limited to: construction plant (including crane hire), earth moving plant, low loaders, pumps, generators of various sizes, site accommodation, mobile fencing, and agricultural plant and equipment (in particular tractors, trailers etc).
Users may require spot hire, short-term, medium-term and longer term plant hire (up to a year). Certain pieces of kit will need to be available on a 24hours a day, 7 days a week basis.
The Environment Agency is ideally seeking one supplier who can provide the full range of equipment and services. We would be interested in exploring the option of one principal supplier supplementing their offering with a well managed cross hire service. Interested parties are therefore encouraged to enter into dialogue with other providers in the industry to determine whether opportunities exist for collaboration.
We intend to award a framework agreement for an initial period of three years with an option to extend for up to a further year.
During the term of the framework agreement the Environment Agency may consider the possibility of selling some of our owned underutilised fleet to the successful contractor with a view to either leasing or hiring the equipment back.
Description of these options: The framework agreement will be awarded for an initial period of three years with an option at the Environment Agencys discretion to extend for up to a further year.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
The Environment Agency reserves the right to discontinue the procurement process at any time, which shall include the right not to award a framework or contract, and does not bind itself to accept the lowest tender, or any tender received, and reserves the right to award the framework or contract in part, or to call for new tenders should it consider this necessary.
The Environment Agency shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or tenderer in connection with the completion and return of the information requested in this Contract Notice, or in the completion or submission of any tender.
Other Authorities Involved.
This contract/framework is primarily intended to meet the needs of the Environment Agency. The Agency may require the successful bidder(s) to provide the goods/services on the same terms that are agreed as a result of this tender to the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and to its associated bodies including any Agencies and non departmental public bodies. A full list can be found at: http://archive.defra.gov.uk/corporate/about/with/delivery/landscape/documents/public-bodies.pdf
Similarly the contractor may be required to supply the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, the Northern Ireland Environment Agency, the Welsh Assembly Government, including its Agencies, and the Forestry Commission, including its Executive Agencies.
On Tuesday 29.11.2011 John Griffiths AM, Welsh Government Minister for the Environment and Sustainable Development, announced that he will create a Single Environment Body (SEB) for Wales, the vesting date is 1.4.13. This framework or contract will be available for use by the SEB from this date, however, the Environment Agency acknowledges that the SEB may set up their own arrangements in future.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.6.2012