II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
NHS Lothian Estates Department is responsible for the 24/7 planned and reactive maintenance of buildings, plant and equipment across approximately 150 properties including 6 main hospital sites. The department is also involved in minor construction projects, installation of new equipment, upgrading and refurbishment of wards. At times of high demand upon the service, there may be a need to supplement the existing NHSL workforce with arboreal management, landscaping, gardening and associated service contractors.
This is a single lot tender consisting arboreal management, landscaping, gardening and associated products and services. This tender is for term contract work for smaller single trade projects with a value less than 50 000 GBP (excluding VAT). The resulting contract will be a ranked framework contract covering an initial 3 year period (2019 to 2022) with an option to extend for a further year to maximum of 4 years.
Examples of works that could be covered by this contract include:
— tree felling and pruning,
— hedge trimming,
— remove hedges, trees and stumps,
— vegetation clearance: bushes, scrub and undergrowth,
— waste removal,
— general gardening and litter removal,
— soil preparation and treatment,
— earthworks and excavation,
— grass cutting,
— seeding and turfing,
— tree and hedge planting.
Standby service for emergency call outs and reactive works.
II.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion: Technical
/ Weighting: 70
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:
An optional + 12 months, + 12 month extension may apply after the 2 year.
II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 30
II.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted:
II.2.11) Information about options
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: