Supply and Delivery of Salt for Gritting Roads and Paths

Supply and Delivery of Salt for Gritting Roads and Paths

Framework agreement for the supply and delivery of salt for gritting carriageways and footways.

United Kingdom-London: Rock salt

2015/S 067-118482

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough Of Bexley
London Borough of Bexley, Civic Offices, 2 Watling Street, Bexleyheath
Contact point(s): Procurement Team
For the attention of: Mike Sexton
DA6 7AT London
Telephone: +44 2030455127
Fax: +442 082946385

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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: London Borough of Bexley

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: yes

London Borough of Bromley
Shire Lane depot
BR2 9RB Bromley

London Borough of Croydon
Highways (salt barn)
CR0 3RL Croydon

London Borough of Lambeth
Vale Street
SE27 9PA West Norwood

London Borough of Lewisham
Wearside Service Centre
SE13 7EZ Ladywell

London Borough of Richmond
Langhome Drive
TW2 7SG Twickenham

London Borough of Sutton
Reuse and Recycling Centre
SM3 9Q Sutton

London Borough of Wandsworth
Dormay street depot
SW18 1EY Wandsworth

Section II: Object of the contract


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

Framework agreement for the supply and delivery of salt for gritting carriageways and footways.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance


NUTS code UKI22

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

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 380 000 and 1 500 000 GBP

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

Rock salt. Supply and delivery of Rock Salt for gritting carriageways and footways. The specification of Salt shall comply to BS 3247 2015-2019 rock salt or equivalent EU Recognised international standard.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes


This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all 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:

Estimated tonnage 11 000-60 000 tonnes LOTS as detailed in specification. This is an estimate only and may vary with weather conditions during winter periods throughout the the framework period. The estimated value of all call off orders is not expected to exceed 1 500 000 GBP throughout the framework period.

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: 6mm Rock Salt

1)Short description

Bulk deliveries of rock salt in accordance with BS3247: 2011.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope

Various bulk deliveries up to 60 000 tonnes over a 4 year term as ordered by participating South London Boroughs.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Bagged rock salt (per kg)

1)Short description

Delivery on request of bagged rock salt to London Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley and other South London Boroughs named in this notice.

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


3)Quantity or scope

Up to 300 tonnes over the term of the framework to be supplied in 10 kg or 25 kg bags as required. THe estimated value over the term of the framework is not expected to exceed 12 000 GBP.
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
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:

Bonds, parent company guarantee and collateral warranties may be required and will be specified in the tender.
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: Providers are to be enrolled with one of the professional or trade registers kept in their member state of establishment in accordance with Regulation 58 (5) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015. The Authority will treat any tenderer as ineligible if it, or its directors have been found guilty of any of the offences set out under Regulations 57(1) to (4) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, subject to Regulations 57(6) and 57(13)-(17).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) Appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance
(b) The presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established
(c) A statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last 3 financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available
This requirement will apply to each individual Lot, however where a contractor is awarded more than one Lot, the minimum yearly turnover may be revised.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(a) a list of the works carried out over the past five years, accompanied by certificates of satisfactory execution for the most important works. These certificates shall indicate the value, date and site of the works and shall specify whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade and properly completed. Where appropriate, the competent authority shall submit these certificates to the contracting authority direct
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work
(d) A description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality and the undertaking’s study and research facilities
(e) Where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the supplier or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate
(g) For public works contracts and public services contracts, and only in appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract
(i) A statement of the tools, plant or technical equipment available to the service provider or contractor for carrying out the contract
(j) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract
(k) With regard to the products to be supplied: (i) samples, descriptions and/or photographs, the authenticity of which must be certified if the contracting authority so requests; (ii) 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
Tenders will be assessed in accordance with the evaluation criteria set out in the ITT.
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

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:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


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

11.5.2015 – 12:00
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


IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

until: 5.10.2015
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

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: no

VI.3)Additional information

The eventual supply framework will include participation by the following London Boroughs; Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Lambeth, Lewisham, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth.
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GO Reference: GO-201541-PRO-6486800.

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

London Borough of Bexley
2 Watling Street
DA6 7AT Bexleyheath
Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: