Tender for Arboriculture Work

Tender for Arboriculture Work

This contract is for the provision of a sub-contractor to support the Council in Arboricultural Work to enhance the environment in which to live for its Citizens by creating a safer, healthier and caring city.

UK-Wolverhampton: tree pruning and hedge trimming

2012/S 196-322629

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wolverhampton City Council
Civic Centre, St Peters Square
For the attention of: Valerie Powers
WV1 1RL Wolverhampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1902555095
E-mail: Intend@wolverhampton.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1902555095

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.wolverhampton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.blackcountrybusiness.co.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:

WOL – Arboriculture Work -2012.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Within the City of Wolverhampton.
NUTS code UKG

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)

You are invited to tender for Arboricultural Work with Wolverhampton City Council commencing 1st March 2013.
This contract is for the provision of a sub-contractor to support the Council in Arboricultural Work to enhance the environment in which to live for its Citizens by creating a safer, healthier and caring city.
Your company should be a member of a nationally recognised Arboricultural Industry Organisation. Details of your membership should be included in your tender submission.
Method Statements and Risk Assessments must be included with your tender submission. These will be assessed before award of the contract.
Please Note: From the 1.7.2007 the Governments No Smoking in Public Places Policy comes into force. Wolverhampton City Council (inline with this legislation) has forbidden any Council employee from smoking while at work whether they are working inside or outside a building. This policy will also apply to any contractors undertaking any work on the Councils behalf.
If you have any queries regarding the present service or tender specification/price schedule please enquire through the intend system via the following portal www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77340000, 77300000

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 provision of a sub-contractor to support the Council in Arboricultural Work to enhance the environment in which to live for its Citizens by creating a safer, healthier and caring city.
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.3.2013. Completion 28.2.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Details of the deposits and bonds required by the Council will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the main terms and conditions of financing and payment will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Jointly and severally liable.
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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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:

PC320
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: 5.11.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.11.2012
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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 12.11.2012
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: 2 staff – 1 administrator, 1 Councillor

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

Interest in this contract process should be expressed via the Black Country Tendering Portal www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk.

The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contract.
The Council also reserves the right not to award a contract or to award a contract for parts or part of the services only.
The Council will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their PQQ or tender submissions.
The Council notes that the award of the contract may involve a transfer of employment undertakings pursuant to the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, and will clarify the position with the applicants during the tender process.

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: The Council has voluntarily decided to incorporate a standstill period at the point when information on the proposed award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of ten calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by any breach of the Councils obligations may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

9.10.2012