Tree Maintenance Services – Basingstoke and Deane
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is seeking to appoint a contractor to provide a tree maintenance service throughout the year.
United Kingdom-Basingstoke: Tree-maintenance services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name and addresses
Civic Offices, London Road
Contact person: Julie Mahoney
Telephone: +44 1256845726
Fax: +44 1256845200
NUTS code: UKJ3
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Section II: Object
Provision of Tree Maintenance Services
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
The Authority is seeking to appoint a contractor to provide a tree maintenance service throughout the year across the borough of Basingstoke and Deane. Works will include mostly pruning and felling, although there will be an annual order for tree planting, with associated young tree care. Works will include mostly pruning and felling, although there will be an annual order for tree planting, with associated young tree care. The Authority is responsible for approximately 50 000 individual trees, 60 hectares of groups and thickets and over 100 hectares of woodland, and need to be managed to maximise ecological, landscape and social gain whilst being resilient to future pressures including climate change and disease. The contractor will also be responsible for providing a 24 hour/365 day emergency call out service.
II.1.5)Estimated total value
II.1.6)Information about lots
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
Basingstoke and surrounding rural areas.
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:
The contract is being procured under the Open procedure, primarily for use by the authority. However, the contract could also be utilised by local parish councils and Housing Associations or similar organisations, who own property within the borough, or other district councils to whom the authority provides shared services.
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
The initial contract period will be 5 years, with an option (exercisable by the Authority) to extend it annually for up to a further total period of 2 years.
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
As stated in the procurement documents.
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
For more information about this opportunity, please access the ProContract system at http://sebp.due-north.com
Bidders must lodge their submissions by the time and date specified in IV.2.2 above. The Authority will evaluate tender submissions in accordance with the methodology set out in the procurement documents.The Authority reserves the right not to award the contract, to cancel or amend the procurement process and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The Authority shall not be liable under any circumstances for any costs,charges or expenses incurred by any Bidder or prospective Bidder who participates in this procurement process and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. Bidders are advised that the authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) and the Environmental Impact Regulations 2004 (EIR). If a Bidder considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement process should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The authority shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to FOIA and/or the EIR which relates to the information provided to the interested party. However, if the information is requested the authority may be forced to disclose such documentation, irrespective of a Bidder’s wishes. Please note, it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. Bidders are advised that pursuant to the Local Government Transparency Code, local authorities are also required to publish details of certain contracts, commissioned activities, purchase orders, Framework Agreements and any other legally enforceable agreements. The Authority is also subject to the reporting requirements set out in Regulations 83 and 84 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The Authority reserves the right to publish details as required pursuant to the Local Government Transparency Code and the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Telephone: +44 2079477882Internet address: www.justice.gov.uk
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: