Tender for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Services – Hampshire

Tender for Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Services – Hampshire

Hampshire County council geotechnical and geoenvironmental services.

United Kingdom-Winchester: Geotechnical engineering services

2020/S 215-528579

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Hampshire County Council
Postal address: The Castle
Town: Winchester
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Postal code: SO23 8UJ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement
E-mail: procurement.partners@hants.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1962832323
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.hants.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire
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:

Generation Four Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Services Framework 2021-2025

 

Reference number: ET14148

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71332000 Geotechnical engineering services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

 

This tender is for the procurement of specialist geotechnical and geoenvironmental services. The range of services include individual commissions of ground and geological investigations for revenue and capital construction projects covering site investigation services, boreholes and trial pits, windowless sampling and dynamic probing with associated laboratory testing, interpretation of data, assessment and reporting with recommendations and guidance as appropriate. The current proposals are for a 4-year multi-supplier framework within the geographical area of Hampshire including the unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton.

Whilst the upper estimated OJEU threshold for the contract is GBP 5 000 000 over the 4-year life of the framework, there is no guarantee of any works being awarded. Individual works packages are generally small in value (less than GBP 50 000) although occasionally a detailed site investigation may reach GBP 100 000.

 

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 5 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

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

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

90522000 Services relating to contaminated soil
71351500 Ground investigation services
71510000 Site-investigation services
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
71350000 Engineering-related scientific and technical services
45120000 Test drilling and boring work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Main site or place of performance:

Hampshire, including the cities of Southampton and Portsmouth.

 

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

 

This framework is for the procurement of specialist geotechnical and geoenvironmental services. The range of services include individual commissions of ground and geological investigations for revenue and capital construction projects covering site investigation services, boreholes and trial pits, windowless sampling and dynamic probing with associated laboratory testing, interpretation of data, assessment and reporting with recommendations and guidance as appropriate. The current proposals are for a 4-year multi-supplier framework within the geographical area of Hampshire including the unitary authorities of Portsmouth and Southampton.

Whilst the upper estimated OJEU threshold for the contract is GBP 5 000 000 over the 4-year life of the framework, there is no guarantee of any works being awarded. Individual works packages are generally small in value (less than GBP 50 000) although occasionally a detailed site investigation may reach GBP 100 000.

The framework shall be priced using a schedule of rates, with the ability for suppliers to price items not covered by the schedule as part of the tender for individual call-off contracts.

The NEC4 framework contract will be used for the over-arching conditions, with call off contracts using the NEC4 Professional Services Short Contract (PSSC). All call-off contracts shall be awarded through a standard mini-competition process.

 

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: 5 000 000.00 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.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 12

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no

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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Please refer to the procurement documentation.

 

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted 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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 12

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 090-215834

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 07/12/2020
Local time: 14:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 13/01/2021

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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes

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 generation 4 geotechnical and geoenvironmental framework 2021-2025 is being procured by the authority for its own use, but other authorities may engage through the sold service initiatives. Such commissions have been very occasionally used and it is not proposed to allow direct access to other authorities.

Interested parties should register their interest in the project via the In-Tend website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/hampshire and submit their selection questionnaire (SQ) by 14.00 7 December 2020. Clarifications regarding the SQ must be submitted via In-Tend by 17.00 26 November 2020.

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VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

As set out in the Public Contracts Directive 2014/24/EU.

 

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

30/10/2020