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UK-Basildon: Tree-maintenance services.

Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1)Name, Addresses and Contact Point(s):
Basildon Borough Council
The Basildon Centre, St Martins Square, Basildon, SS14 1DL, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1268533333, Email: angela.vine@basildon.gov.uk, URL: www.basildon.gov.uk
Contact: Corporate Procurement, Attn: Angela Vine
Electronic Submission URL: WWW.delta-esourcing.com

Further information can be obtained at: As Above
Specifications and additional documents: As Above
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: As Above

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: SERVICES
II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority: Arboricultural Services
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance: SERVICES
Service Category: 27

Region Codes: UKH3 - Essex
II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework or a dynamic purchasing system: The notice involves the setting up 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: 10
Duration of the framework agreement:
Duration in year(s): 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 584,000
Currency: GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase:
Tree-maintenance services. Tree Maintenance services

II.1.6)Common Procurement Vocabulary:
77211500 - Tree-maintenance services.


II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA):
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): Yes
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:
Basildon Borough Council (the "Council") wishes to select a maximum of ten providers to the framework for Arboriculture services. However, the Council reserves the right to appoint fewer than ten suppliers to the framework. The Council will in the tender documentation address social value aims in line with its considerations under the Social Value Act 2012. This is a part B service and as such is not fully subject to the Directive 2004/18/EC. However in order to uphold the principles of an open, transparent and proportionate competitive process and to achieve value for money the Council has advertised this contract following notification in OJEU (Official Journal of the European Union). Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced organisations who wish to be considered to provide Arboricultural services to Basildon Borough Council. The Services comprise of Arboriculture works to trees throughout the Boroughs open spaces. Basildon has a large quantity of trees throughout its parks, streets and open spaces. The Arboriculture section specifies the services to be carried out to the trees within the Borough and organise tree contractors to undertake the service. Contractors can be asked to carry out a number of tree surgery services from light column clearance to crown reductions on a range of sizes and different species of tree. The service is to be carried out on highways, open spaces, housing land and parks for a number of different reasons. Please note the tender documents will not be available until 2pm Friday 27th February 2015.

II.2.2)Options: No
II.2.3)Information about renewals:
This contract is subject to renewal: No
II.3)Duration Of The Contract Or Time-Limit For Completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information About Lots

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
Refer to Tender Documents

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Refer to Tender Documents

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Refer to Tender Documents

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:

Refer to Tender Documents
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Economic and financial capacity - means of proof required:
(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:
Refer to Tender Documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to Tender Documents

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Technical capacity - means of proof required

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
Refer to Tender Documents
Minimum Level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to Tender Documents
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts: Not Provided
III.3)Conditions Specific To Service Contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession:
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: Yes
If yes, reference to relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
BS 3998:2010 Tree Work RecommendationsBS 5837:2012 Trees in relation to design, demolition & construction Recommendations
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: Yes
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type Of Procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure: Open

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: CP-2014-0091
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract: No

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:



Payable documents: No

IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/04/2015
Time: 12:00
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 days: 180

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: No


Section VI: Complementary Information

VI.1)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: This service requirement is considered as part B under the EC Procurement Directives and as such is not subject to the full regime. The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. Please note the tenderbox for this requirement will open at 2pm on Friday 27th February 2015. Tender documents cannot be accessed until after this time.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/tenders/UK-UK-Basildon:-Tree-maintenance-services./926J7DPF7J

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
https://www.delta-esourcing.com/respond/926J7DPF7J
GO-2015224-PRO-6390978 TKR-2015224-PRO-6390977

VI.4)Procedures For Appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Not Provided

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals: Not Provided

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not Provided

VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 24/02/2015

ANNEX A


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