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This is a collaborative contract to meet the needs of a number of local authorities in respect of appointing a geo-environmental laboratory to carry out analysis of soil, soil leachability and water samples procured from geo-environmental site ...

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Fife Council
Fife House, North Street
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT
United Kingdom
Contact person: Wendy Wylie
Telephone: +44 3451550000
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM22

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00187

I.1)Name and addresses
Dundee City Council
Dundee House, 50 North Lindsay Street
Dundee
DD1 1NZ
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1382434000
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1382433045
NUTS code: UKM21

Internet address(es):

Main address: www.dundeecity.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00220

I.1)Name and addresses
Clackmannanshire Council
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street
Alloa
FK10 1EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1259450000
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1259452230
NUTS code: UKM22

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.clacksweb.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00260

I.1)Name and addresses
Falkirk Council
Municipal Buildings, West Bridge Street
Falkirk
FK1 5RS
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1324506566
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM26

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.falkirk.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00184

I.1)Name and addresses
Perth & Kinross Council
2 High Street
Perth
PH1 5PH
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1738475000
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM27

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.pkc.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00372

I.1)Name and addresses
Fife Council
Fife House, North Street
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3451550000
E-mail:
NUTS code: UKM22

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.fifedirect.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00187

I.2)Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
Environment

Section II: Object

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

1191 Providion of Laboratory services for land and water contamination.

Reference number: 1191
II.1.2)Main CPV code
90700000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

This is a collaborative contract to meet the needs of a number of local authorities in respect of appointing a geo-environmental laboratory to carry out analysis of soil, soil leachability and water samples procured from geo-environmental site investigations.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 186 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
90000000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM22
Main site or place of performance:

Sites within Clackmannanshire, Dundee, Falkirk, Fife, Perth & Kinross.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This is a collaborative Contract, Fife Council is the lead authority and the following Council's may utilise this Contract:

Clackmannanshire Council.

Dundee City Council.

Falkirk Council.

Perth and Kinross Council.

The Services of a geo-environmental laboratory to carry out analysis of soil, soil leachability and water samples procured from geo-environmental investigations.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price - Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 186 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/05/2017
End: 30/04/2020
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Contract may be extended in incremental periods, up to a maximum total period of 12 months.

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

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
List and brief description of conditions:

UKAS Accredited laboratory & MCerts accredited (or other equivalent nationally recognised body) is mandatory.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The Current Ratio will be applied - Current Assets will be divided by Current Liabilities. Tenderers are to provide their current assets and Current liabilities in relation to their published accounts for the last two years. Tenderers are expected to achieve a ratio of 1 or more. Where a Tenderer does not meet this requirement further details should be provided to confirm why and the Council may undertake additional financial checks and a qualitative judgement shall be made as to the financial capacity of the Tenderer.

Mandatory Insurance levels:

Employer's Compulsory Liability Insurance 10 000 000 GBP.

Public Liability Insurance 2 500 000 GBP.

Professional Liability Insurance 250 000 GBP.

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

Where a tenderer is reliant on a subcontractor to meet the mandatory criteria, an espd must also be submitted for the subcontractor.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

UKAS Accredited laboratory & MCerts accredited (or other equivalent nationally recognised body) is mandatory.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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 a single operator
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: 14/04/2017
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: 36 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 14/04/2017
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:

Three years time, four years if extension period is used.

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

Award criteria questions can be found in the ITT together with the weightings. Award scoring methodology will be the following:

Scoring key:

0 Very Poor - nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.

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

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

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

4 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 the requirement will be met in full.

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=482509

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Successful Contractor may be requested to provide free of charge community benefits to each Local Authority, such as presentations on analytical methods or related topics to schools, community groups etc.

(SC Ref:482509)

Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=482509

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Fife Council
Fife House, North Street
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3451550000
E-mail:

Internet address:http://www.fifedirect.org.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
Fife Council
Fife House, North Street
Glenrothes
KY7 5LT
United Kingdom
E-mail:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
15/03/2017