Office Removals Framework

London: relocation services

Office Removals Framework for Wandsworth Borough Council.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wandsworth Borough Council
Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, Wandsworth
Contact point(s):
SW18 2PU London
Telephone: +44 2088716742

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

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

General public services

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Provision of office removals and building support services.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Service category No 2: Land transport services [2], including armoured car services, and courier services, except transport of mail
NUTS code UKI11

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: 800 000 GBP

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

Relocation services. Repair and maintenance services of building installations. Miscellaneous repair and maintenance services. The internal and external office removals service shall include without limitation the following:
— the planning, programming and organising of removals in liaison with the council’s representative,
— removal, unloading and repositioning of council effects within offices, between offices within individual council buildings and between council sites and the sites of other organisations within the southwest London region. The removals service includes items such as furniture, safes, filing cabinets, wall boards, sundry office contents and information technology equipment. The service also includes the disconnection and removal (but not reconnection) of desk-based IT equipment (e.g. monitors, keyboards, telephones etc.),
— the systematic removal of files from file storage systems and the re-instatement of those files into new locations,
— the transportation of unwanted materials to an authorised disposal facility and the provision of certification,
— the work associated with democratic elections including the delivery, erection, dismantling and collection of voting booths and polling station equipment, and the transportation of all materials associated with the election. The building support (handy man) service includes activity such as dismantling and re-assembling office furniture as necessary, minor repairs to furniture, assembly of flat pack furniture, installation of wall boards, etc.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

98392000, 50700000, 50800000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more 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:

The approximate annual value of the framework agreement is 200 000 GBP, although this is an estimate and this volume is not guaranteed.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 800 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The framework agreement shall be for an initial period of 2 years but with 2 options to extend, each of up to one year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Removals with or without transport

1)Short description

This lot relates to the provision of office removals, where transport is or is not required.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope

Approximately 150 000 GBP per year.

4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Building support services

1)Short description

This lot relates to the provision of building support services, where transport is or is not required.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50700000, 50800000

3)Quantity or scope

Approximately 50 000 GBP per year.

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
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
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


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price

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


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

11.1.2012 – 12:00

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


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

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
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GO reference: GO-2011122-PRO-2782325.

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:2.12.2011