II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3) Place of performance
II.2.4) Description of the procurement
The aims of this procurement are to replace a lapsed framework for similar requirements, which ran from 2014-2018. As a developer, the council and its agents have obligations towards mitigating the impact caused by its projects on the historic environment. This includes the need for archaeological investigations. This framework ensures the most productive and cost-effective suppliers of commercial fieldwork services are available to the Council.
The Authority wishes to appoint between 3 and 5 providers for this Framework Agreement. All work under this framework shall be awarded via one of 2 routes:
1) By approaching the provider who finishes in 1st place in the initial framework evaluation, and then if they are unable to service the requirement approaching the 2nd placed bidder and so on; or
2) Running a further competition where all providers shall be invited to submit a project specific proposal for a discrete piece of work.
It is difficult to predict the exact value of this framework as the Authorities’ requirements are likely to vary over the contract term, but it is estimated that the total value will not be less than 4 000 000 GBP or greater than 6 000 000 GBP.
This framework is open for use by all current LGSS partners including:
— partners and other organisations delegating services and or functions to LGSS (currently Cambridgeshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Norwich City Authority and Northampton Borough Council) who participate in LGSS’ shared services venture,
— by way of access agreement this framework is also open to new LGSS customers seeking to utilise LGSS frameworks on an independent third party basis including:
—— any city, district, borough or other local authority within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, the City of Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire County) including Northamptonshire Partnership Homes,
—— any companies or organisations set up by participants in LGSS including Stand Out Northamptonshire,
—— any school, academy, university or other educational establishment within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, Northamptonshire County and Milton Keynes), and
—— any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (goods and services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1972/853/made
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: 36
This contract is subject to renewal: No
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:
II.2.11) Information about options
Description of options:
The framework shall be awarded for a period of 3 years (36 months) with the option of a final year (12 months).
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: