Public Health Funeral Services Tender – Hertfordshire

Public Health Funeral Services Tender – Hertfordshire

A Framework Agreement to provide Public Health Funeral Services for Councils in Hertfordshire.

United Kingdom-Watford: Funeral and related services

2020/S 012-024206

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Watford Borough Council
Postal address: Town Hall
Town: Watford
NUTS code: UKH23
Postal code: WD17 3EX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Procurement Manager
E-mail: howard.hughes@watford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1923278370
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.watford.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.watford.gov.uk

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Councils in Hertfordshire as listed in the ITT
Postal address: Twon Hall
Town: Watford
NUTS code: UKH23
Postal code: WD17 3EX
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Corporate Procurement Manager
E-mail: howard.hughes@watford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1923278370
Internet address(es):Main address: http://www.watford.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.watford,gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement

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-Watford:-Funeral-and-related-services./TJ47US85NE
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-title/TJ47US85NE
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Public Health Funeral Services

II.1.2)Main CPV code

98370000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

A framework agreement to provide Public Health Funeral Services for Councils in Hertfordshire.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

98371000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH23
Main site or place of performance:

Hertfordshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A framework agreement to be let by Watford BC with scope for other District Councils in Hertfordshire to use it to access a Public Health Funerals service.

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: 500 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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

A framework agreement for use by Councils in Hertfordshire.

— Broxbourne BC,

— Dacorum BC,

— East Herts DC,

— Hertsmere BC,

— North Herts DC,

— St Albans BC,

— Stevenage BC,

— Three Rivers DC,

— Watford BC,

— Welwyn Hatfield DC.

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Membership of National Society of Allied and Independent Funeral Directors (SAIF) and/or the National Association of Funeral Directors (NAFD) or similar.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated in the procurement documents.

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: 24/02/2020
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: 24/02/2020
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Watford Town Hall.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
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.

Bids for this opportunity must be submitted, including a completed online questionnaire, via the procurement portal. The portal includes further information about the project. Suppliers should read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity. The information and documents for this opportunity are available on www.delta-esourcing.com

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Please allow sufficient time when responding prior to the closing date and time shown on the portal as you have been asked to complete an online questionnaire and to upload documents. Late submissions cannot be uploaded and will not be accepted.

If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on 0845 2707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com

Watford Borough Council wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by the following Councils in Hertfordshire and any future successors to these bodies.

— Broxbourne BC,

— Dacorum BC,

— East Herts DC,

— Hertsmere BC,

— North Herts DC,

— St Albans BC,

— Stevenage BC,

— Three Rivers DC,

— Watford BC,

— Welwyn Hatfield DC;

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Watford:-Funeral-and-related-services./TJ47US85NE

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/TJ47US85NE

Go reference: GO-2020116-PRO-15821844

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: Watford Borough Council
Postal address: Town Hall
Town: Watford
Postal code: WD17 3EX
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: howard.hughes@watford.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1923278370Internet address: http://www.watford.gov.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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

16/01/2020