Provision of Residual Waste Treatment Services Widnes

Provision of Residual Waste Treatment Services Widnes

The provision of services for treatment and diversion from landfill of approximately 31,000 tonnes per annum of collected residual municipal solid waste (“MSW”) collected by or on behalf of Halton Borough Council (“HBC”).

UK-Widnes: refuse and waste related services

2012/S 230-379057

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Halton Borough Council
Kingsway House, c/o Municipal Building, Kingsway
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Mr Lee Hardy
WA8 7QF Widnes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1515118165

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www2.halton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1966

Further information can be obtained from: Please direct all queries through www.the-chest.org.uk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1515118165

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: All documents can be obtained electronically via www.the-chest.org.uk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1515118165

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: All documents must be returned electronically via www.the-chest.org.uk
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1515118165

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

Provision of Residual Waste Treatment Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 16: Sewage and refuse disposal services; sanitation and similar services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: In and around the Halton Brough area.
NUTS code UKD21

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 provision of services for treatment and diversion from landfill of approximately 31,000 tonnes per annum of collected residual municipal solid waste (“MSW”) collected by or on behalf of Halton Borough Council (“HBC”). There shall be an option for HBC to consider delivering residual waste originating from Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC’s) if required during the contract, however, this service is not currently envisaged.
HBC, in partnership with the Merseyside Recycling and Waste Authority (“MRWA”) has already secured a contract for the management of recyclables and compostables. HBC has also secured a contract for landfill disposal of MSW, and is involved, with MRWA, in the process of procuring a long term contract for the diversion of residual MSW from landfill: the “Resource Recovery Contract” (Contract Notice 2007/S 131-161090). It is anticipated that the services provided under the Resource Recovery Contract will commence in 2015.

HBC is now seeking to procure capacity at residual waste treatment facilities to divert collected residual MSW for the period up to the commencement of the services under the Resource Recovery Contract. Capacity will be required from May 2013.
The initial contract period is from 1st May 2013 to 31st March 2015, but the contract is intended to cover the period up to the proposed commencement of HBC’s waste deliveries to the Merseyside and Halton Resource Recovery Contract (RRC).
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=95257.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90500000

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: no
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:

It is anticipated that the scope of the contract will be for approximately 31,000 tonnes of MSW to be diverted from landfill per annum. The quantity of waste is approximate only. The initial delivery point for the waste shall be within a 6 mile radius of the current operational depot at Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, WA8 7AW.
This procurement refers to the short term capacity contract for the treatment of collected residual MSW only and not to the treatment of segregated recyclates or garden waste.
Tenderers shall submit a service delivery plan detailing the waste delivery point(s), method of treatment and proposed diversion rates.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 700 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: In the event that the commencement of waste deliveries to the RRC is after the initial contract period, there shall be an option for Halton BC only to extend in part year or full year increments, up to the revised start of the RRC. This HBC option to extend services shall be a requirement of the successful contractor. In any event extensions will be for a maximum of 2 years.
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: 1
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

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

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: (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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
A financial check will be undertaken on Limited Companies expressing an interest in this tender. Details can be found in the online Mandatory Information Questionnaire at www.the-chest.org.uk.

Financial information will be required from organisations who are not Limited Companies or who have formed within the last 2 years. Details can be found in the online Mandatory Information Questionnaire at www.the-chest.org.uk.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) 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.
(2) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests.
(3) 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.
(4) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(5) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
A full list of requirements can be obtained from documentation available via www.the-chest.org.uk.

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

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

1. Price. Weighting 80

2. Quality. Weighting 20

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

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 131-217822 of 11.7.2012

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.1.2013 – 09:00
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

English.
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Halton Borough Council will be using The Chest (an online tendering system) hosted by Due North for this tender.
All tenderers must register as a supplier and express an interest at https://www.the-chest.org.uk to be considered for this tender.

All tender documentation will be made available to tenderers on The Chest and must be returned to Halton Borough Council electronically via The Chest.
(MT Ref:95257).

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Mark Reaney
Legal Services, Halton Borough Council, Kingsway
WA8 7QF Widnes
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www2.halton.gov.uk

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:26.11.2012