Public Rights of Way Repair and Maintenance Works

Public Rights of Way Repair and Maintenance Works

Main activities required include but are not limited to the cutting of grass (typically twice per season) and the maintenance and repair of structures, such as stiles and footbridges.

United Kingdom-Wrexham: Grounds maintenance services

2013/S 176-304170

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wrexham County Borough Council
Lampbit Street
For the attention of: Emma Wells
LL11 1AR Wrexham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1978292791

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.sell2wales.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0264

Further information can be obtained from: E-Tender Wales
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Emma Wells
Wrexham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1978292791
Internet address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Emma Wells
Wrexham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1978292791
Internet address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
For the attention of: Emma Wells
Wrexham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1978292791
Internet address: https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

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:

Public Rights of Way – Repair and Maintenance Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 1: Maintenance and repair services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wrexham County Borough Council.
NUTS code UKL23

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 3

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

This arrangements covers maintenance and repair services required in order to keep public rights of way safe, well maintained, and accessible to the public. Wrexham County Borough Council has responsibility for some 850 km of rights of way across the county.
Main activities required include but are not limited to the cutting of grass (typically twice per season) and the maintenance and repair of structures, such as stiles and footbridges.
Note: The authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separate website and if you are not already registered, registration will be required.
To access eTenderwales, express your interest in this notice and access the tender documentation please visit https://etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml and search for PQQ/ITT code 30962 within the appropriate area.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77314000, 45233161, 45233229, 45233290

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:

The Framework Agreement will run for a period of 3 years.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Option to extend for a futher 12 months.
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 1.4.2014. Completion 31.3.2017

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.
(7) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
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.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
the bidder is established.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
(4) 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.
(5) Certificates drawn up by official quality control institutes or agencies of recognised competence attesting the conformity of products clearly identified by references to specifications or standards.
(6) Samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests.
(7) 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
(8) 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;
(9) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;
(10) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(11) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(12) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract.
(13) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
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

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

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 minimum number 5
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:

Proc-13-24
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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

9.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

21.10.2013
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

We will be conducting this tender exercise via the E-tenderwales e-tendering portal.
If you are not already registered, please find details below on how to register and express an interest:
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender.
1. Register your company on the eTenderwales portal (this is only required once).
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk

— Click the “Click here to register” link.
— Accept the terms and conditions and click “continue”.
— Enter your correct business and user details.
— Note the username you chose and click “Save” when complete.
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender.
— Login to the portal with the username/password.
— Click the “Open Access PQQs/ITTs” link (These are Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier).
— Click on the relevant ITT to access the content.
Project code: project_26089 – Wrexham County Borough Council – Public Rights of Way
PQQ Code: pqq_30962 – Wrexham CBC – Public Rights of Way – Repair and Maintenance Services
— Click the “Express Interest” button in the “Actions” box on the left-hand side of the page.
— This will move the PQQ/ITT into your “My PQQ/ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only).
— Click on the PQQ/ITT code, you can now access any attachments by clicking the “Settings and Buyer Attachments” in the “Actions” box.
3. Responding to the tender.
— You can now choose to “Reply” or “Reject” (please give a reason if rejecting);
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification;
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the ITT;
— There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
If you require any further assistance use the online help, or the BravoSolution help desk is available Mon – Fri (8:00 – 18:00) on:
— email: E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk

— phone: +44 8003684850 / Fax: +44 2070800480
(WA Ref:703)

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Wrexham County Borough Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.9.2013