Pre-Plant Treatment of Trees – Forestry Commission

Pre-Plant Treatment of Trees – Forestry Commission

Forestry England will be awarding a Framework Agreement for pre-plant insecticide treatment of trees in the North England Forest District.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Forestry services

2020/S 121-298109

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Sam Harris
E-mail: sam.harris@forestryengland.uk
Telephone: +44 3000674059
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.forestryengland.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.forestryengland.uk/

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Forestry-services./8KE53SNMR2
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Forestry

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Pre-plant Treatment of Trees

Reference number: FEE-0736

II.1.2)Main CPV code

77200000 Forestry services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

Forestry England will be awarding a framework agreement for pre-plant insecticide treatment of trees in the North England Forest District.

The framework is separated into two lots as follows:

Lot 1: Pre-plant Treatment of Trees,

Lot 2: Tree Material Delivery.

Detailed descriptions of services required are found in the specification document.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 190 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Pre-plant Treatment of Trees

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000 Forestry services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

North East (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Time is imperative to this contract and the successful bidder will need to ensure they are able to meet the demands of the tight treatment schedule whilst also remaining flexible to a changing demand as a result of fluctuating tree supply, demand, available storage and inclement weather conditions.

In normal circumstances treatment will be carried out annually between December and May (with the possibility to extending the treatment window after May if winter weather conditions have significantly delayed the programme).

The estimated total programme is expected to be 1.8 million plants +/- 10 % per annum, with the exception of year 1 of the framework where there is a reduced programme of 1.1 million plants.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 160 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Our intention is to award this framework agreement for a period of 2 years.

There will be an option to extend the framework agreement by up to a further two 1-year terms. The maximum time the framework will run for is 4 years (2 + 1 + 1) in total.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Tree and Material Delivery

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

77200000 Forestry services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Main site or place of performance:

North East (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot will operate between the beginning of January and the end of April, starting in January 2022.

This is to service is to supplement the deliveries made by the Forestry England staff during busy periods. This lot is valued at approximately GBP 10 000 per annum. Works called off with be at the discretion of Forestry England subject to workload and demand. Forestry England reserves the right to not to award any work under the agreement to any parties.

Each call-off for delivery of treated trees will be a minimum of 15 000 trees in bags or boxes. Or multiples of 15 000 for sites requiring multiple trips. Boxes measure 60 cm x 40 cm x 33 cm with an average of 150 trees per box.

Further details can be found in the specification document.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 30 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 33
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 29/07/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29/07/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

June 2024.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic payment will be used

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.

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Bristol:-Forestry-services./8KE53SNMR2

To respond to this opportunity, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/8KE53SNMR2

Go reference: GO-2020623-PRO-16758147

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: sam.harris@forestryengland.uk
Telephone: +44 3000674059Internet address: https://www.forestryengland.uk/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: Forestry Commission
Postal address: 620 Bristol Business Park, Coldharbour Lane
Town: Bristol
Postal code: BS16 1EJ
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: sam.harris@forestryengland.uk
Telephone: +44 3000674059Internet address: https://www.forestryengland.uk/

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/06/2020