Operation of the Festival Wheel for the Edinburgh Festival Period of 2014

Operation of the Festival Wheel for the Edinburgh Festival Period of 2014

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to potentially host a big wheel on the upper level of east Princes Street Gardens for the duration of 6 weeks (excluding build/de-rig periods) for the period from 14 July 2014 – 31 August 2014.

CONTRACT NOTICE – NATIONAL
SERVICES

1 Authority Details

1.1

Authority Name and Address


The City of Edinburgh Council

Commercial and Procurement Services, Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street,

Edinburgh

EH8 8BG

UK

Jennifer Greenan

+44 1312002000
http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

1.2

Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1

1.3

Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details

2.1

Title

Operation of the Festival Wheel for the Edinburgh Festival Period of 2014

2.2

Description of the goods or services required

The City of Edinburgh Council would like to potentially host a big wheel on the upper level of east Princes Street Gardens for the duration of 6 weeks (excluding build/de-rig periods) for the period from 14 July 2014 – 31 August 2014. There has been a big wheel attraction for a number of years as part of the winter festival celebrations and the Council now wish to consider this for the summer festivals period.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=298983.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

2.3

Notice Coding and Classification

291000 Events
299999 other Leisure Services

160 Edinburgh & Lothians

2.4

Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation

3.1

Minimum standards and qualification required

(1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.

(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.

 

(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established

(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

(1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.

(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.

 

(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years

(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;

 

(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.

(4) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.

(5) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.

(6) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests.

(7) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided

(8) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;

(9) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.

(10) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.

4 Administrative Information

4.1

Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.

4.2

Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority

N/a

4.3

Time Limits

a) Time-limit for obtaining documentation 03-04-2014

b) Time-limit for receipt of completed tenders
04-04-2014  Time  12:00

c) Estimated award date 12-05-2014

4.5

Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up

EN

4.6

Tender Submission Postbox

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

5 Other Information

5.1

Additional Information

(SC Ref:298983)

5.2

Additional Documentation

ITT Schedule 1 – Instructions to Tenderers – The Festival Wheel
ITT Schedule 2 – Tenderers Submission – The Festival Wheel
Schedule A – Specification – The Festival Wheel
SCHEDULE B – Terms and Conditions – Operation of the Festival Wheel 2014 final
Schedule C – Pricing Schedule – The Festival Wheel
Guidance_for_Work_On_or_Near_Edinburgh_Trams

5.3

Publication date of this notice

19-03-2014