Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex

Vehicle Recovery and Storage Contract

Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release.

United Kingdom-Chelmsford: Breakdown and recovery services for motorcycles

2014/S 076-131985

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex
3 Hoffmanns Way, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 1GU
Contact point(s): Mr Richard Barrett, Contracts Manager, Essex Police & Kent Police Procurement Services
CM1 1GU Chelmsford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1474366650
E-mail: procurementservices@kent.pnn.police.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.pcc.police.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://kentpolice.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic access to information: https://kentpolice.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://kentpolice.bravosolution.co.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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Public order and safety
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release. Ref: EPRB13213.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: United Kingdom – Essex.
NUTS code UKH3

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 service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex. The lots have been selected taking into account the Essex policing model, resilience and the distance of travel to incidents for potential contractors and for access to vehicles by the organisation and the public. Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal services separately.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50118500, 50118400, 50118300, 50118200, 50118100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The Highways Agency has a separate provision for vehicle recovery for incidents that do not require Police intervention.
The 5 geographical lots based upon local authority areas and/ or sections of Motorway as follows:
LOT 1 – Tendering and Colchester.
LOT 2 – Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree (Including Stansted Airport), Uttlesford and M11 Jnc 8* to Cambridgeshire Border.
LOT 3 – Harlow, Epping, Brentwood, M11 Jnc 8* to Metropolitan Police Border and M25 Jnc 28* to Hertfordshire Border (excluding any Metropolitan Police area).
LOT 4 – Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford (including Southend Airport) and Southend.
LOT 5 – Thurrock and M25 Jnc 28* to Kent Border~.
*The Motorway borders are as follows:
M11 (Northbound Carriageway) – Beginning of the off slip.
M11 (Southbound Carriageway) – End of the on slip.
M25 (Anti-Clockwise Carriageway) – Beginning of the off slip.
M25 (Clockwise Carriageway) – End of the on slip.
~Kent Border & QE2 Bridge:
Operationally Essex Police attend incidents on the entire stretch of the QE2 Bridge and Kent cover the entire stretch of the tunnels depending on traffic flow. To that end contractors would be expected to provide service provision to Essex Police on either carriageway up to but not including the toll booths of the Dartford River Crossing.
The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex.
Duration is 36 months from contract start date with options as stated in II.2.2 to extend a 12 month increment to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Disposal Services are not included in this procurement process and will be tendered for separately during the lifetime of this contract.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 8 000 000 and 10 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Duration is 36 months from contract start date with the option to extend by 12 months. to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
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: Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release. Ref: EPRB13213 Lot 1

1)Short description

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in the given geographical Lot 1.
LOT 1 – Tendring and Colchester.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50118400, 50118500, 50118300, 50118200, 50118100

3)Quantity or scope

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The Highways Agency has a separate provision for vehicle recovery for incidents that do not require Police intervention.
The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex.
Duration is 36 months from contract start date with options as stated in II.2.2 to extend a 12 month increment to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release. EPRB13213 Lot 2

1)Short description

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in the given geographical Lot 2.
LOT 2 – Chelmsford, Maldon, Braintree (Including Stansted Airport), Uttlesford and M11 Jnc 8* to Cambridgeshire Border.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50118400, 50118500, 50118300, 50118200, 50118100

3)Quantity or scope

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The Highways Agency has a separate provision for vehicle recovery for incidents that do not require Police intervention.
The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex.
Duration is 36 months from contract start date with options as stated in II.2.2 to extend a 12 month increment to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services seperatley. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 2 240 000 and 2 800 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release. EPRB13213 Lot 3

1)Short description

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in the given geographical Lot 3.
LOT 3 – Harlow, Epping, Brentwood, M11 Jnc 8* to Metropolitan Police Border and M25 Jnc 28* to Hertfordshire Border (excluding any Metropolitan Police area).
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50118400, 50118500, 50118300, 50118200, 50118100

3)Quantity or scope

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The Highways Agency has a separate provision for vehicle recovery for incidents that do not require Police intervention.
The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex.
Duration is 36 months from contract start date with options as stated in II.2.2 to extend a 12 month increment to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 520 000 and 1 900 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release. EPRB13213 Lot 4

1)Short description

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in the given geographical Lot 4.
LOT 4 – Basildon, Castle Point, Rochford (including Southend Airport) and Southend.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50118400, 50118500, 50118300, 50118200, 50118100

3)Quantity or scope

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The Highways Agency has a separate provision for vehicle recovery for incidents that do not require Police intervention.
The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex.
Duration is 36 months from contract start date with options as stated in II.2.2 to extend a 12 month increment to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 840 000 and 2 300 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Provision of Vehicle Recovery, Storage, Movement and Release. EPRB13213 Lot 5

1)Short description

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex in the given geographical Lot 5.
LOT 5 – Thurrock and M25 Jnc 28* to Kent Border.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

50118400, 50118500, 50118300, 50118200, 50118100

3)Quantity or scope

The service provision to recover vehicles and other property, including storage, secondary movements and release. Other property will include but is not limited to large and heavy items of plant, equipment, and machinery. The total contract is split into 5 geographical lots, interested parties can bid for one or more lots. Vehicle recovery contractors must be capable of light recovery (vehicles under 3.5 tonnes MAM) and heavy recovery (vehicles over 3.5 tonnes MAM). Consideration will not be given to tenders that cannot provide a service for both light and heavy recovery. In addition the contractor must have an ability to provide some lower level traffic management services and to handle minor vehicle fluid spills on the carriageway. The Highways Agency has a separate provision for vehicle recovery for incidents that do not require Police intervention.
Operationally Essex Police attend incidents on the entire stretch of the QE2 Bridge and Kent cover the entire stretch of the tunnels depending on traffic flow. To that end contractors would be expected to provide service provision to Essex Police on either carriageway up to but not including the toll booths of the Dartford River Crossing.
The requirement is to provide the service provision to meet the operational and strategic policing needs of the Police in the County of Essex.
Duration is 36 months from contract start date with options as stated in II.2.2 to extend a 12 month increment to a total contract length of 48 months from the initial contract start date.
Disposal services may be requested from the appointed contractors of this procurement process to cover the transition period encountered while the organisation tenders for Disposal Services separately. It is not a requirement to provide Disposal Services and the capacity to provide these services will not affect the evaluation and appointment of contractors with regard to this procurement process and resulting contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 200 000 and 1 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Tenders being considered for this lot must demonstrate knowledge and ability to respond to the increase in large goods vehicle movements as a result of the large development, London Gateway.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The Police and Crime Commissioner reserves the right to require a performance bond, parent guarantee or other forms of undertaking to secure contractual performance.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Full details will be included in the tender documentation. Payment will be in pounds sterling and will be made by means of electronic transfer.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where there is more than one economic operator,The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex reserves the right to require a grouping of economic operators to take a particular legal form or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Suppliers wishing to participate in this tender are required to register on the Bravo e-Tendering System https://kentpolice.bravosolution.co.uk to register their interest. The pre-qualification questionnaire issued by procurement services will be made available for download. The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex will use the Pre Qualification Questionnaire to evaluate suppliers’ economic and financial standing, technical capacity and ability to ensure they meet The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex minimum requirements. This will include, but not be limited to; name, address, telephone number, contact details, status (sole trader, partnership, private or public company) together with the length of trading, parent or holding company details and other subsidiary companies within the group (if applicable). The responses provided in the questionnaire will enable the necessary evaluation to select contractors to be invited to tender. All tender documents will be accessible via the Bravo portal.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Interested parties are required to complete the pre-qualification questionnaire available for download via https://kentpolice.bravosolution.co.uk. This includes submission of 2 years audited accounts (including holding company if applicable) details of current financial standing, name and address of bankers and insurance details. A detailed explanation of the evaluation methodology and minimum criteria to be satisfied are set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire. A credit reference agency check will also be undertaken via Experian.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Interested parties are required to complete the pre-qualification questionnaire when made available for download from https://kentpolice.bravosolution.co.uk. Within the pre-qualification questionnaire, interested parties may be asked to evidence the following, but not limited to:

1) details of similar contracts including value and types and awarding body;
2) details of references;
3) details of commercial and technical facilities;
4) company organisation details;
5) details of quality procedures and accreditation;
6) environmental policies;
7) health and safety policies;
8) equality, diversity and other employment policies.

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The envisaged number above is the anticipated per contractual Lot, there are 5 contractual lots. Criteria for choosing will be as stated in the pre-qualification questionnaire documents. This will include legal entity and trading history, environmental policies, insurance, health and safety policies, economic and financial standing, quality procedures, technical capacity and ability.
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:

EPRB13213
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

12.5.2014 – 13:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

22.5.2014
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 months.
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 intends to use an eTendering system in this Procurement exercise. The tender and all supporting documents must be priced in pounds sterling. Payments made under the terms of the contract will be in pounds sterling
The contract shall be made in England and according to English Law. The contract is subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
Interested parties wishing to be considered for appointment as a provider of these services should submit a completed PQQ in compliance with the instructions and within the prescribed deadline.
All discussions, correspondence and meetings will be conducted in English.
The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex reserves the right not to make any award and reserves the right to accept all or part of any tender.
The Freedom of Information Act (FOI) applies to The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex. If any interested parties consider that any information supplied by them is either commercially sensitive or confidential in nature this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity specified. In such cases the relevant material will, in response to FOI requests, be examined in light of exemptions provided for in the Act.
During the lifetime of this procurement there may be a change of name, of the contracting authority, due to the introduction of the Police and Crime Commissioner. This contract will be subject to the constraints of the data protection act. Under transparency details of the successful contract and other information will be published on the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex and Essex Police websites.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill (alcatel period) at the point of information, the award of the contract is communicated to tenderer’s. This period allows unsuccessful tenderer’s to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is initiated. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.4.2014