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Services Open Procedure Notice



SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1) NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S) Official name: Basildon District Council, Postal Address: The Basildon Centre, St. Martins Square, Town: Basildon, Telephone: 01268 294339, E-mail: diane.morrison@basildon.gov.uk, Contact Point(s): , For the attention of: , Postal Code: SS14 1DL, Country: UNITED KINGDOM, Fax: 01268 294451, General address of the contracting authority (URL): , Address of the Buyer Profile (URL):
I.1.1) Further information can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.2) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for a Dynamic Purchasing System) can be obtained at As in I.1.
I.1.3) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to As in I.1.
I.2.1) Type of contracting authority Regional or local authority
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) Main activity or activities
General Public Services
If 'other' please specify
I.2.2) 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 UK-Basildon: Empty Homes
II.1.2) Service Category 27.
II.1.2.1) Main place of performance Thames Gateway South East - five partner local authorities - Basildon District Council, Castle Point Borough Council, Rochford District Council, Southend Borough Council and Thurrock Council.
NUTS Code UKH3.
II.1.3) The notice involves A public contract
II.1.4) Information on framework agreement (if appropriate)

Number
OR, if applicable, maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged
II.1.4.1) Duration of the framework agreement (if appropriate)
Period in year(s)
OR month(s)
Justification for a framework agreement the duration of which exceeds four years
II.1.4.2) Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement (give figures only)
Estimated value excluding VAT
OR range: between
and
Currency
Frequency and value of the contracts to be awarded (if possible)
II.1.5) Short Description of the contract or purchase(s) The provider will be required to renovate private sector empty properties within the Thames Gateway housing sub region, bring them back into use and manage them for a period agreed with the owner. The properties will be offered for rent to the local authority at a rent level determined by the local authority. Initial identification of properties will be undertaken by the Local Authority. The renovation work will be payable from a central allocation over 2 years from April 2009. The cost of the renovation works will be recovered through the rent and repaid to the local authority to ensure that the scheme can continue in future years. Five local authorities are included in the TGSE. Interested parties can bid for individual authorities or the whole housing sub region.
II.1.6) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV)
Main Object: 70333000.
II.1.7) Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)? No
II.1.8) Division into lots Yes
If yes, tenders should be submitted for one or more lots
Lot No
ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 1
Title: UK-Basildon: Empty Homes - Basildon District Council
1) Short Description: The provider will be required to renovate private sector empty properties within the Basildon District Council area, bring them back into use and manage them for a period agreed with the owner. The properties will be offered for rent to the local authority at a rent level determined by the local authority. Initial identification of properties will be undertaken by the Local Authority. The renovation work will be payable from a central allocation over 2 years from April 2009. The cost of the renovation works will be recovered through the rent and repaid to the local authority to ensure that the scheme can continue in future years.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 70333000.
3) Quantity or Scope:
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 2
Title: UK-Basildon: Empty Homes - Castle Point Borough Council
1) Short Description: The provider will be required to renovate private sector empty properties within the Castle Point Borough Council area,bring them back into use and manage them for a period agreed with the owner. The properties will be offered for rent to the local authority at a rent level determined by the local authority. Initial identification of properties will be undertaken by the Local Authority. The renovation work will be payable from a central allocation over 2 years from April 2009. The cost of the renovation works will be recovered through the rent and repaid to the local authority to ensure that the scheme can continue in future years.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 70333000.
3) Quantity or Scope:
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 3
Title: UK-Basildon: Empty Homes - Rochford District Council
1) Short Description: The provider will be required to renovate private sector empty properties within the Rochford District Council area, bring them back into use and manage them for a period agreed with the owner. The properties will be offered for rent to the local authority at a rent level determined by the local authority. Initial identification of properties will be undertaken by the Local Authority. The renovation work will be payable from a central allocation over 2 years from April 2009. The cost of the renovation works will be recovered through the rent and repaid to the local authority to ensure that the scheme can continue in future years.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 70333000.
3) Quantity or Scope:
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 4
Title: UK-Basildon: Empty Homes - Southend Borough Council
1) Short Description: The provider will be required to renovate private sector empty properties within the Southend Borough Council area, bring them back into use and manage them for a period agreed with the owner. The properties will be offered for rent to the local authority at a rent level determined by the local authority. Initial identification of properties will be undertaken by the Local Authority. The renovation work will be payable from a central allocation over 2 years from April 2009. The cost of the renovation works will be recovered through the rent and repaid to the local authority to ensure that the scheme can continue in future years.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 70333000.
3) Quantity or Scope:
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

ANNEX B - INFORMATION ABOUT LOTS
LOT No. 5
Title: UK-Basildon: Empty Homes - Thurrock Council
1) Short Description: The provider will be required to renovate private sector empty properties within the Thurrock Council area, bring them back into use and manage them for a period agreed with the owner. The properties will be offered for rent to the local authority at a rent level determined by the local authority. Initial identification of properties will be undertaken by the Local Authority. The renovation work will be payable from a central allocation over 2 years from April 2009. The cost of the renovation works will be recovered through the rent and repaid to the local authority to ensure that the scheme can continue in future years.
2) Common Procurement Vocabulary (CPV): Main Object: 70333000.
3) Quantity or Scope:
If known, estimated cost (excluding VAT):
OR range: between and
Currency:
4) Indication about different date for duration of contracts or starting/completion date (if applicable)
Period in months: or days:
OR Starting / delivery
5) Additional Information About lots:

II 1.9) Variants will be accepted No
II.2) QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1) Total quantity or scope (including all lots and options, if applicable)
If known, estimated value excluding VAT (give figures only)
OR range: between
and
Currency
II.2.2) Options (if applicable) No
If yes, description of these options
If known, provisional timetable for recourse to these options: Period in month(s)
or day(s) (from the award of the contract)
Number of possible renewals (if any):
or Range: between
and
If known, in the case of renewable contracts, estimated time-frame for subsequent contracts: in month(s)
and/or days (from the award of the contract)
II.3) DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME PERIOD FOR COMPLETION
Either: Period in months 24
And / or days (from the award of the contract)
Or: Starting
And/or ending

SECTION III: LEGAL, ECONOMIC, FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL INFORMATION

III.1) CONDITIONS RELATING TO THE CONTRACT
III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required (if applicable) A bankers bond guaranteeing performance of the contract and an ultimate holding company guarantee may be required. Details will be given in the invitation to tender.
III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them Further details will be provided to those invited to tender.
III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the grouping of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded (if applicable)

Registered Social Landlords
III.1.4) Other particular conditions to which performance of the contract is subject (if applicable) No
If yes, description of 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
Any supplier may be disqualified who:

(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order for compulsory winding up or administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contracting authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organisation, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j) has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met
III.2.2) Economic and financial capacity
(a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking's overall turnover and, where appropriate, of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information on these turnovers is available.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable)
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.3) Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met (If applicable) By means of three references specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable)
III.2.4) Reserved Contracts (if applicable) No

III.3) CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1) Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession No
If yes, reference of the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision
III.3.2) Legal entities 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 Open procedure.
IV.2) AWARD CRITERIA
IV.2.1) Award criteria (please tick the relevant box(es)) A) Lowest Price
IV.2.2) An electronic auction will be used No
If yes, additional information about electronic auction (if appropriate)
IV.3) ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1 File reference number attributed by the contracting entity (if applicable)
IV.3.2) Previous publication concerning the same contract No
If yes:
IV.3.2.1) Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.2.2) Other previous publications
Notice number in OJ:
Of
IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents (except for a DPS)
Time-limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents 06/02/2009
Time: 12:00
Payable documents No
If yes, Price (give figures only):
Currency
Terms and method of payment
IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date 13/02/2009
Time 12:00
IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up English
Other - third country
IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Until
Or months from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
Or days from the deadline stated for receipt of tenders
IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders
IV.3.8.1) Date, time and place
Date
Time
Place (if applicable)
IV.3.8.2) Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders (if applicable)
If yes, authorised persons

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1) THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT (if applicable)
If yes, estimated timing for further notices to be published:
VI.2) CONTRACT(S) RELATED TO A PROJECT AND / OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS
If yes, reference to project(s) and / or programme(s)
VI.3) ADDITIONAL INFORMATION (if applicable) GO reference: GO 08121824/01
VI.4) PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures
Body responsible for mediation procedures (if applicable)
VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals (please fill heading VI.4.2 OR if need be, heading VI.4.3)
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5) DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE 18/12/2008


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