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This framework agreement is for, but not limited to, the supply and delivery of heavy and municipal vehicles. The framework agreement is to provide Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities with a mechanism to procure various ...

Contract notice

Supplies

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Scotland Excel
Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Paisley
PA1 1AR
United Kingdom
Contact person: Stephanie Irvine
Telephone: +44 3003001200
E-mail:
Fax: +44 1416187423
NUTS code: UKM

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10383

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
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

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

Supply and delivery of Heavy & Municipal Vehicles.

Reference number: 03-17
II.1.2)Main CPV code
34140000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Supplies
II.1.4)Short description:

This framework agreement is for, but not limited to, the supply and delivery of heavy and municipal vehicles. The framework agreement is to provide Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities with a mechanism to procure various vehicle and body types including, but not limited to, chassis, bodies for tippers, bodies for skip loaders, bodies for gully emptiers, bodies for road sweepers, complete road sweeper vehicles, bodies for gritters, bodies for refuse collection vehicles, bodies for accessible buses, bodies for library buses, bin lifts, trailers, and aerial platforms and lorry mounted cranes for councils to undertake operational services. It is expected that suppliers will work with other suppliers to project manage the complete vehicle build. Councils may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles across all Lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 160 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Chassis

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34139000
34139100
34139200
34139300
33193214
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various chassis ranging from 4 tonne gross vehicle weight (GVW) to 44 GVW, in a range of axle and cab configurations including, but not limited to, day cab, standard cab, low entry cab and sleeper cab. The chassis will be suitable to be built into a wide range of finished vehicle types including, but not limited to, various refuse collection vehicles (RCV), road sweepers, gully emptiers, aerial platforms, accessible buses, mobile libraries, hook lifts, tippers, flatbeds, skip loaders, box body, auger spreaders, walking floors, bitumen distributors, waste transfer and gritters. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 80 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodies for Tippers

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34210000
34134200
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various bodies for tippers including, but not limited to, demountable body, tipper body, flatbed (dropside) body, box body, auger spreader/tipper body/ walking floor, bitumen distributor body and hook loading equipment to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, carrying and off loading materials for roads and parks, transportation of freight, winter maintenance and road surface dressing in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake vital public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodies for Skip Loaders

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34142200
34210000
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various bodies for skip loaders including, but not limited to, skip loader body to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, lifting, transporting and lowering skips in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodies for Gully Emptiers

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34144410
34210000
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various bodies for gully emptiers including, but not limited to, gully emptier/ jetter body to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, gully emptying and jetting tanker in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodies for Road Sweepers

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34921100
34210000
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various bodies for road sweepers including, but not limited to road sweeper body single sweep and dual sweep to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, to sweep refuse from roads in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Complete Road Sweeper Vehicles

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34921100
34144430
34130000
34137000
66114000
34210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the supply and delivery of various complete road sweeper vehicles including, but not limited to complete road/ precinct sweeper vehicle to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, sweep roads/ precincts clear of refuse in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 4 800 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodies for Gritters

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34144440
34210000
34143000
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the supply and delivery of various bodies for gritters including, but not limited to multi purpose tipper/gritter body, tipper/gritter IBS end tipper system body and permanently mounted gritter body to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, carrying and offloading materials for road repairs, salt distribution and winter maintenance in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 400 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Accessible Buses

Lot No: 9
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34211000
34121400
34144000
34130000
34137000
66114000
34210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various accessible buses including, but not limited to accessible bus body to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, to transport people including those with physical or learning disabilities and who also may use a wheelchair from time to time in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 8 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Library Buses

Lot No: 10
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34144760
34144000
34130000
34211000
34137000
66114000
34210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the supply and delivery of various library buses including, but not limited to library bus body to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, a mobile library unit to give people across the community access to library facilities in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bin Lifts

Lot No: 11
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
42416210
34130000
34137000
66114000
34210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the supply and delivery of various bin lifts including, but not limited to, bin lifts suitable for Refuse Collection Vehicle (RCV), bin lift suitable for RCV - low level and bin lift suitable for RCV with skip lifter to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, to lift bins in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 400 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Trailers

Lot No: 12
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34223300
34223100
34223000
34200000
16500000
16510000
16520000
16530000
16540000
34130000
34223370
34137000
66114000
34210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the supply and delivery of various trailers including, but not limited to, waste transfer body/walking floor trailer, ejector trailer, tipping trailer and flat bed trailer to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, bulk transfer of waste material in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Aerial platforms and lorry mounted cranes

Lot No: 13
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34142100
34514700
42414400
42414000
42414100
34130000
34137000
66114000
34210000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for the supply and delivery of various aerial platforms and lorry mounted cranes including, but not limited to, 23m aerial platforms, 35m aerial platforms, 53m aerial platform, 2200 lbs lorry mounted cranes and 7300 lbs lorry mounted cranes to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, working at height in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 1 600 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further information.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Bodies for Refuse Collection Vehicles

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
34144511
34144512
34210000
34130000
34137000
66114000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM
Main site or place of performance:

Throughout Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This lot is for various bodies for refuse collection vehicles (RCV) including, but not limited to RCV body, RCV - narrow body, RCV / rear end loader body, RCV body with food waste pod, food waste collection body, glass collection body, recycling body and kerb soring body to suit various applications/ functions including, but not limited to, to load, compact and transport refuse materials, general refuse and food waste material, glass and recycling materials in order for Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities to undertake various public services. Scottish councils and various other contracting authorities may, if made available, request lease quotations, vehicle buy back options, disposal of aged fleet options and second hand vehicle purchase options for heavy and municipal vehicles.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical / Weighting: 30
Price - Weighting: 70
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 40 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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. Please see the Invitation to Tender contained on the PCS-Tender project relevant to this procurement and the other Procurement Documents for further 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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

1. ESPD (Scotland) Questions 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2 - Insurance Requirements

2. ESPD (Scotland) Questions 4B.6 - Other Economic and Financial Requirements

In accordance with Regulation 59(12), as this proposed framework agreement is divided into lots, these economic and financial standing selection criteria apply separately in relation to each individual lot.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4B.5.1 AND 4B.5.2 INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS:

For all lots it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

EMPLOYERS (COMPULSORY) LIABILITY INSURANCE = no less than 10 000 000 GBP indemnity limit each and every claim.

PUBLIC/PRODUCTS LIABILITY INSURANCE = no less than 10 000 000 GBP indemnity limit any one occurrence (in the aggregate for Products Liability).

MOTOR INSURANCE = statutory third party motor vehicle liability insurance no less than a minimum indemnity limit of 5 000 000 GBP for property damage and unlimited for Third Party Injury.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4B.6 OTHER ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS:

For bidders who will sub contract parts of the business that might be obtained by it under the proposed framework agreement. The bidder should provide a letter signed by a person of appropriate authority within the bidder organisation confirming that the bidder has, or will have prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, arrangements in place to ensure that sub-contractors' vehicles are appropriately insured and maintained.

The bidder is to confirm that a search of the bidder against Equifax's Protect will not return a ‘Warning’ or ‘Caution’ returnable code or any neutral code, unless the bidder confirms that it can provide any other document which Scotland Excel considers appropriate to prove to Scotland Excel (acting within its permitted discretion under the applicable public procurement rules) that the bidder does / would not represent an unmanageable risk should it be appointed onto the proposed framework agreement.

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

1. ESPD (Scotland) Question 4C.1.2 - Relevant Examples of Previous Services of Supplies

2. ESPD (Scotland) Question 4C.10 - Subcontracting

3. ESPD (Scotland) Question 4D.1 - Quality Management Procedures

4. ESPD (Scotland) Question 4D.1 - Health and Safety Procedures

5. ESPD (Scotland) Question 4D.2 - Environmental Management Systems or Standards

In accordance with Regulation 59(12), as this proposed framework agreement is divided into lots, these technical and professional ability selection criteria apply separately in relation to each individual lot.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4C.1.2 - RELEVANT EXAMPLES OF PREVIOUS SERVICES OR SUPPLIES:

Tenderers will be required to provide a maximum of 3 previous examples of supplies or services carried out in the past three years that they deem appropriate to demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the supplies or services as described in part II.2.4 of this OJEU Contract Notice.

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4C.10 - SUBCONTRACTING:

Tenderers will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contracts to be called-off under the proposed framework agreement.

If you intend to subcontract any share of the contract to third parties on whose capacity you do not rely to satisfy the selection criteria, you must secure that each subcontractor completes a separate ESPD (Scotland) Response for Parts 1, 2, 3 and 6 of the ESPD (Scotland) Qualification Envelope.

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4D.1 - QUALITY MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES

The tenderer must have the following:

The tenderer MUST HOLD a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent).

OR

A documented policy regarding quality management. The policy must set out responsibilities for quality management demonstrating that the tenderer has and continues to implement a quality management policy that is authorised by their Chief Executive, or equivalent, and is periodically reviewed at a senior management level. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be undertaken and set out responsibilities for quality management throughout the organisation.

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4D.1 - HEALTH AND SAFETY PROCEDURES

The tenderer must have the following:

The tenderer MUST HOLD a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum.

OR

A regularly reviewed and documented policy for Health and Safety (H&S) management, endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work and set out responsibilities for H&S management at all levels within the organisation. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of your operations and set out your company's responsibilities of health and safety management and compliance with legislation.

ESPD (SCOTLAND) QUESTION 4D.2 - ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS OR STANDARDS

The tenderer must have the following:

The tenderer MUST HOLD a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate.

OR

A regularly reviewed documented policy regarding environmental management, authorised by the Chief Executive, or equivalent. This policy must include and describe the tenderer's environmental emergency response procedures including the preparedness and response procedures for potential accidents and emergency response situations that give rise to significant environmental impacts (for example hazardous substances spill control).

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Scotland Excel will require the members of any tendering group of entities (including, but not limited to, consortium members, members of a group of economic operators and / or sub-contractors) to be jointly and severally liable for the performance of the contract (no matter the legal form taken by those entities in order to enter into the contract).

For full details of the conditions relevant to the proposed framework agreement, and contracts to be called-off thereunder (to the extent known or settled at this stage), please see the procurement documents (details of how to access these being set out in section ‘I.3) Communication’ of this Contract Notice).

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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 40
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used
Additional information about electronic auction:

Please note that whilst an e-auction will not be used in the procurement process to award places onto this proposed framework agreement, tenderers should be aware that the contracting authorities permitted to call-off contracts under this proposed framework agreement may do so via an e-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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2017/S 029-051485
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 12/09/2017
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: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 12/09/2017
Local time: 12:00
Place:

Scotland Excel, Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley, PA1 1AR,via PCS - Tender.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

Scotland Excel Officers and Members.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
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:

I.2 - Joint Procurement.

Scotland Excel is a central purchasing body and is procuring this framework on behalf of the following contracting authorities (and successor bodies):

The 32 local authorities in Scotland listed at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/Aboutus/Ourmembers/Local-authorities.aspx;

Scotland Excel associate members listed at http://www.scotland-excel.org.uk/home/Aboutus/Ourmembers/Associate-members.aspx;

The above is subject to each contracting authority entering into and maintaining a relevant membership agreement or other access agreement with Scotland Excel.

IV.1.3 - Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system.

Tenderers are advised that the envisaged maximum number of participants that might be appointed to the proposed framework agreement set out in section IV.1.3 of this contract notice is purely indicative. Scotland Excel reserves the right to appoint more or less bidders than the envisaged maximum number to the proposed framework agreement.

VI.2 - Information about electronic workflows.

Tenderers are advised that whether electronic ordering, invoicing and payment will be used or accepted is at the discretion of each Scotland Excel Local Authority Member or Associate Member which will be settled by them during the procedure for the call-off of a contract under this proposed framework agreement.

Subcontractors on whose capacity the Tenderer does not rely: Scotland Excel will request the following information in the European Single Procurement Document (Scotland):

- whether the Tenderer intends to subcontract any share of the contract to a third party;

- list of the proposed subcontracts as far as it is known at that stage; and

- what proportion/percentage of the contract does the Tenderer intend to subcontract.

Please note that these subcontractors on whose capacity the bidder does not rely will be subject to the rules regarding Exclusion as set at in II.2.14.

CONTRACT MANAGEMENT, KPIs & COMMUNITY BENEFIT REQUIREMENTS

As per the Special Conditions, Suppliers will be required to provide Management Information (MI) and KPIs on a quarterly basis and report on Community Benefits provided bi-annually.

MI requires an itemised statement to/for goods and services provided for each contracting authority who will be permitted to purchase under this proposed framework agreement down to a defined categorisation structure set out in the MI/Council Reporting template.

In addition, details on the following KPIs must be provided:

*Customer complaints: Number of complaints received as a percentage of number of orders;

*Late Deliveries and number/value of purchase orders: Overall number of purchase order's against average individual invoice value.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 8652. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause in this contract because such a clause is not contained in our standard terms and conditions.

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:

It has become clear that there is scope within the EU legal framework which applies to public contracts, to deliver wider social benefits such as:

* Targeted recruitment and training (providing employment and training opportunities/apprenticeships).

* SME and social enterprise development and Community engagement.

As part of your response within the Technical Envelope, Tenderers will be requested to provide an outline of the community benefits they can offer for this proposed framework.

(SC Ref:503071).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Please refer to VI.4.3 below
Scotland
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland)

Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
08/08/2017