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Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) manages the National Forest Estate in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers. To carry out the management of the National Forest Estate the FES requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and ...

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Forestry Commission
Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7AT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Beverley Davenport
Telephone: +44 3000676038
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11322

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/esop/pts-host/public/pts/web/login.html
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Environment

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Civil engineering - North Scotland.

Reference number: FW0029
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71311100
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Forest Enterprise Scotland (FES) manages the National Forest Estate in Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Ministers.

To carry out the management of the National Forest Estate the FES requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the National Forest Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 400 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for maximum number of lots: 4
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 4
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Inverness, Ross & Skye, East

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the Inverness, Ross & Skye, East - Forest Districts, North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 230 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Inverness, Ross & Skye, West

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across Inverness, Ross & Skye, West Forest District, North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 720 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Inverness, Ross & Skye, Mid

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the Inverness, Ross & Skye, Mid-Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North Highland, North;

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the North Highland, North; Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 420 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North Highland, Mid

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the North Highland, Mid - Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 480 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North Highland, South

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the North Highland, South Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 210 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Moray & Aberdeenshire, West;

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the Moray & Aberdeenshire, West; Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths,car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 650 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Moray & Aberdeenshire, North

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the Moray & Aberdeenshire, North, Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 890 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Moray & Aberdeenshire, South

Lot No: 9
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45500000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM6
Main site or place of performance:

Various sites across the Moray & Aberdeenshire, South, Forest District -North Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

In order to carry out the management of the National Forest Estate, Forest Enterprise Scotland requires Civil Engineering Works to support access to, and management of the Estate.

The core civil engineering works are to deliver the construction and maintenance of the forest road network and associated infrastructure such as harvesting facilities and extractives sites (quarries). The forest roads activity is critical to and driven by the harvesting and marketing of timber. It also supports all other access and management activities. This includes providing a high quality of public access.

The works may be programmed several months in advance but will also include unpredictable work that has to be delivered at short notice. Examples of short notice work include reactive maintenance or responding to timber marketing requirements.

Because of the nature of forest roads, the impacts of weather and the varying demands from the timber supply chain it is not possible to say with certainty what work will be required.

In addition to this core work the scope also includes emergency and incidental civil engineering works that require the same competencies and machinery. Examples include drainage works, constructing and maintaining tracks and ways, maintenance of paths, car parks and emergency works such as clearing debris flows and landslips

For more information on the Forestry Commission, Forest Enterprise Scotland and the Forest Districts please see www.forestry.gov.uk

The works are in the scope of the Construction Design and Management Regulations.

The works are to be carried out to the United Kingdom Forestry standard and the associated guidelines.

All the relevant information can be obtained by accessing the Invitation to tender on the PCST electronic tendering system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality criterion / Weighting: 40
Price - Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 790 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two annual extensions - at the sole discretion of the Forestry commission.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Economic Operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Statement for ESPD 4B.5.1, 4B.5.2, and 4B.5.3:

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of anysubsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP

Public Liability Insurance = not less than 5 000 000 GBP for any one incident and unlimited in total

http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Due to the character limits in the OJEU notice the standard statements for the ESPD selection Criteria (PCSTQualification Envelope) are available in the document ESPD Statements - Technical and Professional Ability in the Bidders Attachments area of PCST.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/05/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/05/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

March 2021.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Should any question within the ESPD be subject to pass/fail scoring be scored ‘fail’ the entire bid shall be setaside and shall take no further part in the competition.

Question Scoring Methodology for Award Criteria outlined in invitation to tender:

0 - Unacceptable - Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

25 - Poor - Response is partially relevant and poor. The response addresses some elements of therequirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will befulfilled.

50 - Acceptable - Response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding ofthe requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.

75 - Good - Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a goodunderstanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.

100 - Excellent - Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive,unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how therequirement will be met in full.

NOTE: The buyer is using PCS-Tender to carry out this procurement process. Please note this is a separatewebsite and if you are not already registered, registration will be required (see your ‘Supplier Control Panel’ toenable single sign-on between PCS and PCS-T).

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6407. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

In breaking the requirement down into a number of lots, and limiting the number of Lots available to the same supplier, we are increasing contracting opportunities for Micro and SME suppliers.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 6407. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

No Community Benefits as meant in the regulations however some local benefits are implied.

This framework is designed to deliver multiple small value works which is not well placed to facilitate Community Benefits as meant in the regulations.

In breaking our requirement down into a number of lots, and limiting the number of Lots available to the same supplier, we are increasing contracting opportunities for Micro and SME suppliers.

(SC Ref:483977).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Forestry Commission
Silvan House, 231 Corstorphine Road
Edinburgh
EH12 7AT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000676038

Internet address:http://scotland.forestry.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
09/03/2017