Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Durham County Council
Corporate Procurement, County Hall
For the attention of: Denise Corrigan
DH1 5UL Durham
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.durham.gov.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Framework for the Provision of a Removal Service.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: To various Establishment throughout the County of Durham.
NUTS code UKC14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment 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: 3
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 4
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Durham County Council is seeking to appoint a Removal Services Framework of up to a maximum of 3 successful Removal Contractor(s) to provide a Removal Service to the following:
— Office Moves.
— Housing Solutions Requirements for under Occupation Scheme where people are moved to smaller properties in order to free up housing for families with a requirement for larger properties. The scheme covers two groups of people – Older persons and Persons in hardship (of any age).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV) II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 3
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 12 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
in days: 90 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. Further details will be set out in the tender document, if relevant.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
To be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Council reserves the right to require groupings of service providers to take a particular legal form or to require a single provider to take primary liability or to require each party to undertake joint and several liability, if relevant. Further details will be set out in the tender documents.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Council has undertaken a commitment to ensure wider social and community benefits are achieved in the course of all its commissioning and procurement activities. In accordance with this, bidders may be required to work with the Council towards achieving such aims.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Articles, 45 -50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23-29 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in V1.3.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 24 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section V1.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: 1. Public Liability - GBP 5 million 2. Employer's Liability - GBP 10 million 3. Motor Vehicle Insurance - GBP 5 million.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 - 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 25 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as set out in the Tender documents available from the NEPO Portal as detailed in Section V1.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Bidders must successfully pass parts A - F of the Business Questionnaire in line with the evaluation criteria listed. Parts A - F of the Business Questionnaire include: grounds for exclusion, insurance, health and safety and equality and diversity and Essential Criteria (Reference Question). The Council intends to award the framework to a maximum of 3 successful Removal Contractor(s).
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 28.7.2014 - 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.8.2014 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders Date: 5.8.2014 - 13:00
County Hall, Durham
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
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
Organisations can register electronically for the documents via www.nepoportal.org. Then access the suppliers area and select Durham. Input reference 9LFJ-62JDAS.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: