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  • Notice Summary
    United Kingdom-Enniskillen: Supply and Delivery of Nursery Plants
    307881-2019
    Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs — Forest Service
    03 July 2019
    05 August 2019
    Contract Notice - Open Procedure
  • Notice Abstract

    The current supply contract for planting stock is due to finish in October 2019 and DAERA Forest Service wishes to re-tender this requirement for the supply and delivery of approximately 2 000 000 nursery plants per year over the next 8 years. Historically demand for plants is greatest from February to April with an average weekly delivery pattern of approximately 100 000-140 000 plants. This project will allow forest service to plan for a more resilient forest environment taking account of the increasing risks posed by pests and disease as well as climate change.

  • Notice Details

    Contract notice

    Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

    Directive 2014/24/EU

    Section I: Contracting Change entity

    I.1) Name and addresses

    Department for Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs — Forest Service

    Inishkeen House, Killyhevlin Industrial Estate

    Enniskillen

    BT74 4EJ

    UK

    E-mail: SSDAdmin.CPD@finance-ni.gov.uk

    NUTS: UK

    Internet address(es)

    Main address: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/contacts/contact-ni-forest-service

    Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps

    I.3) Communication

    The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

    https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps


    Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address


    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

    DAERA Forest Service — NI Supply and Delivery of Nursery Plants

    Reference number: ID 2168942

    II.1.2) Main CPV code

    03000000

     

    II.1.3) Type of contract

    Supplies

    II.1.4) Short description

    The current supply contract for planting stock is due to finish in October 2019 and DAERA Forest Service wishes to re-tender this requirement for the supply and delivery of approximately 2 000 000 nursery plants per year over the next 8 years. Historically demand for plants is greatest from February to April with an average weekly delivery pattern of approximately 100 000-140 000 plants. This project will allow forest service to plan for a more resilient forest environment taking account of the increasing risks posed by pests and disease as well as climate change.

    II.1.5) Estimated total value

    Value excluding VAT: 5 200 000.00 GBP

    II.1.6) Information about lots

    This contract is divided into lots: No

    II.2) Description

    II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

    03400000

    03450000

    03451000

    II.2.3) Place of performance

    NUTS code:

    UKN0

    II.2.4) Description of the procurement

    The current supply contract for planting stock is due to finish in October 2019 and DAERA Forest Service wishes to re-tender this requirement for the supply and delivery of approximately 2 000 000 nursery plants per year over the next 8 years. Historically demand for plants is greatest from February to April with an average weekly delivery pattern of approximately 100 000-140 000 plants. This project will allow forest service to plan for a more resilient forest environment taking account of the increasing risks posed by pests and disease as well as climate change.

    II.2.5) Award criteria

    Criteria below:

    Quality criterion: Proposed methodology / Weighting: 15

    Quality criterion: Delivery arrangements / Weighting: 7.5

    Quality criterion: Contract management / Weighting: 7.5

    Cost criterion: Total contract price / Weighting: 70

    II.2.6) Estimated value

    Value excluding VAT: 5 200 000.00 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:

    At the end of the final contract period.

    II.2.9) Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

    II.2.10) Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: No

    II.2.11) Information about options

    Options: Yes

    Description of options:

    The initial contract period is for 24 months. After the initial contract period, the client may at any time before the completion of the contract period invite the contractor to extend for a further 3 options to extend for up to and including 24 months each commencing from the termination date of the previous contract period.

    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

    The pricing strategy applied is a commercial decision for economic operators when submitting a bid for this competition.

    Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

    III.1) Conditions for participation

    III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

    List and brief description of selection criteria:

    Company experience.


    III.2) Conditions related to the contract

    III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

    See additional information at Section V.1.3).

    Section IV: Procedure

    IV.1) Description

    IV.1.1) Type of procedure

    Open procedure

    IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

    The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

    IV.2) Administrative information

    IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

    Date: 05/08/2019

    Local time: 15:00

    IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

    EN

    IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

    Tender must be valid until: 03/11/2019

    IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

    Date: 05/08/2019

    Local time: 15:30

    Section VI: Complementary information

    VI.1) Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

    Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

    3 months prior to end of final contract period.

    VI.3) Additional information

    The successful contractor’s performance on this contract will be managed as per specification and regularly monitored. A contractor not delivering on contract requirements is a serious matter. It means the public purse is not getting what it is paying for. If a contractor fails to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance they will be given a specified time to improve. If, after the specified time, they still fail to reach satisfactory levels of contract performance, the matter will be escalated to senior management in CPD for further action. If this occurs and their performance still does not improve to satisfactory levels within the specified period, it may be regarded as an act of grave professional misconduct and they may be issued with a notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance and this contract may be terminated. The issue of a notice of written warning and notice of unsatisfactory performance will result in the contractor being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by centres of procurement expertise on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of up to 3 years from the date of issue of the notice.

    VI.4) Procedures for review

    VI.4.1) Review body

    The UK does not have any such bodies with responsibility for appeal/mediation procedures

    As above

    UK

    VI.4.3) Review procedure

    Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

    CPD will comply with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and, where appropriate, will incorporate a standstill period (i.e. a minimum of 10 calendar days) at the point information on the award of contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. This provides time for the unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.

    VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

    01/07/2019