Supply and Delivery of Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers

Supply and Delivery of Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers

Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers – both Wall Mounted and Floor Standing.

United Kingdom-Durham: Central-heating boilers

2013/S 246-428500

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Denise Corrigan
DH1 5UL Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: denise.corrigan@durham.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.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:

Supply, Delivery and Commissioning of Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers – both Wall Mounted and Floor Standing.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Supplies
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: To various locations throughout the County of Durham.
NUTS code UKC14

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: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

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

This Contract is for the Supply and Delivery of Wall Mounted and Floor Standing Natural Gas Fired Boilers to a number of Council establishments on an as and when required basis. The Council requires a range of Wall Mounted Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers from 50kw up to 150kw and Floor Standing Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers range from 150kw up to 500kw. The Installation, Servicing and Maintenance of all Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers will be carried out by the Council’s own in-house Direct Services or other approved body.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

44621220

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: 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:

This Contract is for the Supply and Delivery of Wall Mounted and Floor Standing Natural Gas Fired Boilers to a number of Council establishments on an as and when required basis. The Council requires a range of Wall Mounted Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers from 50kw up to 150kw and Floor Standing Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers range from 150kw up to 500kw. The Installation, Servicing and Maintenance of all Natural Gas Fired Condensing Boilers will be carried out by the Council’s own in-house Direct Services or other approved body.
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

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the tender documents, if relevant.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

To be set out in tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Council has undertaken a commitment to ensure wider social and community benefits are achieved in the course of all its commissioning and procurement activities. In accordance with this, Bidders may be required to work with the Council towards achieving such aims.
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: In accordance with Articles 45-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23-29 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in VI.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/ EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification as detailed in Section VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1. Public Liability – GBP 5 million.
2. Employers Liability – GBP 10 million.
3. Motor Vehicle – GBP 5 million.
Bidders must also achieve a minumum turnover level of GBP 450,000 and will undergo a further credit assessment (full details in the PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) available from the NEPO portal as detailed in section VI.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successfully pass parts A-F of the PQQ, in line with the evaluation criteria listed. Parts A-F of the PQQ include; grounds for exclusion; insurance; health and safety and equality and diversity and essential criteria. The Council intends to invite a maximum of 5 bidders to tender on condition that each of the 5 highest scoring bidders pass Sections A-F and achieve a final minimum score of 50 % or more in Section G (Technical Questions).
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: In accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as outlined in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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:

QTLE-9EGJSS
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 9.1.2014 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

16.1.2014 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

23.1.2014
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

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 Pre Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is available for download via www.nepoportal.org. Access the Supplier area, select Durham and input QTLE-9EGJSS. It is envisaged that the number of operators invited to tender will be a maximum of 5.

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:17.12.2013