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Notice Summary

United Kingdom-Reading: Substation Vegetation Management
Document Ref:
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Negotiated procedure
Published By:
Southern Electric Power Distribution plc
Date Published:
10 December 2019
Deadline Date:
06 January 2020
Document Source:
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Notice Abstract

Year-round vegetation management (weed-killing) of substation sites across three of SSE's four regions in southern England, comprising over 100 sites in total.

Notice Details

Contract notice – utilities

Directive 2014/25/EU - Utility Directive

Directive 2014/25/EU

Section I: Contracting Change entity

I.1) Name and addresses

Southern Electric Power Distribution plc


One Forbury Place, 43 Forbury Road




Contact person: Adam Gatens

Telephone: +44 7818970198



Internet address(es)

Main address:

I.3) Communication

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

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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

I.6) Main activity

Other: Vegetation management reskilling

Section II: Object

II.1) Scope of the procurement

II.1.1) Title

Substation Vegetation Management

Reference number: 10258

II.1.2) Main CPV code



II.1.3) Type of contract


II.1.4) Short description

Year-round vegetation management (weed-killing) of substation sites across three of SSE's four regions in southern England, comprising over 100 sites in total.

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:


II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Southern electric power distribution plc requires a supplier to undertake the comprehensive vegetation management of all its substation sites within the Wessex, South East, and Ridgeway regions.

The supplier will be required to:

1) Plan its own programme to ensure each site is visited 3 times per year between April and November;

2) Provide its own tools, chemicals and permits, PPE, vehicle, etc. The employer will not provide any items to the supplier other than passes and keys to access each site;

3) Provide all the necessary information as required in the scope of work document;

4) Adhere to the employer’s SHE specification and responsible procurement charter to be included as part of the contract.

II.2.5) Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

4 x 1 year optional extensions.

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: No

II.2.13) Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.4) Objective rules and criteria for participation

Any supplier being offered a contract must be registered on the Achilles database (which may include UVDB and Verify) before the contract is signed.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Negotiated with call for competition

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with a single operator.

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

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

Date: 06/01/2020

Local time: 17:00

IV.2.3) Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 20/01/2020

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


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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

Southern Electric Power Distribution plc



VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice


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