Tree Maintenance Services Knowsley

Tree Maintenance Services Knowsley

Framework for the provision of tree and woodland maintenance works and tree related emergency incidents.

UK-Kirkby: Tree maintenance services

2013/S 088-149938

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Knowsley Council
Procurement, 7th Floor, Municipal Building, Cherryfield Drive
For the attention of: Mr Liam Bedson
L32 1TX Kirkby
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1514434246
E-mail: liam.bedson@knowsley.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1514435407

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: www.the-chest.org.uk
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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

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Framework for the provision of tree and woodland maintenance works and tree related emergency incidents.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
NUTS code UKD5

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: 4
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 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP

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

Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on behalf of its Arboricultural team, intends to establish a framework of a maximum of 4 providers for the provision of tree and woodland maintenance works and tree related emergency incidents for 2 years with an option to extend for a further 2 12-month periods.
The agreement will initially be for, but not limited to, Knowsley. Whilst not committed to using this contract, the following organisations may, on a non-exclusive basis, make use of the resulting framework at any time during the term of the framework: St Helens Metropolitan Borough Council, Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council, Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council, Halton Borough Council, Liverpool City Council and Cheshire West and Chester Council.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

77211500, 77211400, 77211300, 77340000, 77000000, 77200000

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:
II.2.2)Information about options
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)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

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
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

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

20.6.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.5.2013
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
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 will incorporate a minimum 10-calendar day standstill period at the point when information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be required from the officer named in this contractnotice or in the letter/email providing the information about contract award if different. If an appeal regarding theaward of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulation 2006 (SI 2006 No 5)provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generallywithin 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the awarddecision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is toallow parties to apply to the courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.5.2013