Provision of STEM Environmental Management System Audits and Certification

Provision of STEM Environmental Management System Audits and Certification

Armagh City and District Council wishes to engage suitably qualified company/companies to deliver a programme of accredited certification to SME’s up to 100 or part thereof across the eleven participating Council areas.

UK-Armagh: Environmental auditing

2013/S 034-054216

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Armagh City and District Council
The Council Offices, The Palace Demense
For the attention of: Adrian Faulkner
BT60 4El Armagh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2837529608
E-mail: adrian.faulkner@armagh.gov.uk
Fax: +44 2837529614

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.armagh.gov.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

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 STEM Environmental Management System Audits and Certification.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code IE011,UKN03,UKN05

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)

Compaines will be carrying out ISO 14001 and BS 8555 Environmental auditing and certification.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90714000, 90711200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Armagh City and District Council wishes to engage suitably qualified company/companies to deliver a programme of accredited certification to SME’s up to 100 or part thereof across the eleven participating Council areas.
Therefore the tender is being offered in the following lots:
– Lot 1: ISO 14001: 2004
– Lot 2: BS 8555 (Phase 3)
Tendering companies may bid for the provision of both lots or for single lots.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 75 000 and 170 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 14.7.2013. Completion 31.1.2015

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Provision of ISO 14001:2004 auditing

1)Short description

Armagh City and District Council are working in partnership with the STEM Project and East Border Region Ltd to provide strategic cross border co-operation for a more prosperous sustainable cross-border region comprising eleven Council areas.
This is a 2 part project with the aim associated directly with this tender being the audit and certification of up to 100 SMEs across eleven Council areas to one of two Environmental Management Systems listed in the tender, as chosen by the SME.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90711200

3)Quantity or scope

Armagh City and District Council are working in partnership with the STEM Project and East Border Region Ltd to provide strategic cross border co-operation for a more prosperous sustainable cross-border region comprising eleven Council areas.
This is a 2 part project with the aim associated directly with this tender being the audit and certification of up to 100 SMEs across eleven Council areas to one of two Environmental Management Systems listed in the tender, as chosen by the SME.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 80 000 and 100 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 14.7.2013. Completion 31.1.2015
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2: BS 8555 (Phase 3)

1)Short description

Armagh City and District Council wishes to engage suitably qualified company/companies to deliver a programme of accredited certification to SME’s up to 100 or part thereof across the eleven participating Council areas.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90711200

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 32 000 and 64 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Starting 14.7.2013. Completion 31.1.2015
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:

none.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per terms and conditions of contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per terms and conditions of contract
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: As the tender documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As the tender documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As the tender documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As the tender documentation.
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

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 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:

24/12/13
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

27.3.2013 – 15:00
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

in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 28.3.2013 – 10:00
Place:

Armagh City and District Council, The Palace Demesne, Armagh.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): This project is part financed by the European Union’s INTERREG IVA Cross Border Programme managed by the Special EU Programmes Body.
VI.3)Additional information
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:13.2.2013