United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Asbestos removal services

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Threshold: 
OJEU
Main activities: 
Education
Type: 
Contract notice
Market: 
Service contract
Award criteria: 
The most economic tender
Published: 
Friday, November 15, 2013
Deadline: 
Monday, January 20, 2014 - 12:00
Tender ID: 
2013/S 222-386882

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

Section II: Object of the contract

  • II.1) Description

    • II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

      EC/0600/Asbestos 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: Edinburgh.

      NUTS code UKM25

    • 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

      Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 9

      Duration of the framework agreement

      Duration in years: 4

      Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

      Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 200 000 GBP

    • II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

      EC/0600/ Asbestos Removal.

      Please note the ITT documentation package is available to download via Intend and not the public contracts scotland portal.

      ITT documentation available to download until the 16.1.2014.

      ITT documentation to be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon on the 20.1.2014.

      Framework duration to commence on the 1.5.2014 for a period of three years plus 1 year extension period subject to satisfactory Contractors performance.

      The University of Edinburgh invites competitive tenders for an Estate wide Asbestos Removal and Associated Downtakings Framework agreement.

      The University is looking to appoint HSE Licensed Contractors that will be willing to share best practice and have a proactive approach to the continuous improvement of the service over the contract period.

      The University has a population of over 29,000 students and 7,500 staff. University activity is spread over approximately 750 buildings in five locations covering 800,000 square metres around Edinburgh and beyond, with student accommodation provided at the Pollock Halls of Residence and across a range of flats around the city. Other locations include Easter Bush, the Roslin Institute, the Western General Hospital and Firbush Outdoor Education Centre.

      Campus maps are available online at http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/

      The work is divided into two Lots dependant on the value of works :

      Suppliers can apply for individual Lots or to be considered for both Lots.

      Lot 1 - Entire Estate- value of work up to 60,000 GBP - A ranked framework of 3 Suppliers undertaking work as described below

      Lot 2 - Entire Estate - value of work from 60,000 GBP - 1,000,000 GBP - A mini competition framework of no more than 6 suppliers undertaking work as described below.

      The successful Contractors must be suitably qualified and experienced to undertake Asbestos Removal and Remediation Services using best practice and overall value for money principles and be willing to play an active and effective role as a partner in understanding the needs and requirements of a large and complex building stock and will be expected to support the University through the delivery of a comprehensive package of services.

      The successful Contractors must hold a full licence from the HSE and be members of the recognised professional body for the industry.

      Anticipated Framework start date: 1.5.2014

      Contract time period: 1st May 2014 for a three year period plus a further one year option to extend subject to satisfactory supplier performance.

      Award criteria: Lots 1 and 2: 80 % quality / 20 % cost at ITT stage; Lot 1: Evaluation of the questionnaire will be subject to the additional 60 % quality threshold, suppliers unable to meet or exceed the 60 % threshold will be excluded from further participation in the process.

      Lot 2: Evaluation of the questionnaire will be subject to the additional 60 % quality threshold, suppliers unable to meet or exceed the 60 % threshold will be excluded from further participation in the process.

      Mini competition within Framework will be most economically advantageous tender dependant on reaching or exceeding the quality threshold for each project of 60 % of the quality marks from the project specific questionnaire. The overall quality/cost (MEAT) score will be project specific at mini competition stage.

      The total spend on works covered by this framework is typically in the range of:

      Lot 1 – 550,000 GBP per annum;

      Lot 2 - 100,000 GBP - 1,000,000 GBP per project.

      Lot 1

      The allocation of most of this spend is likely to be with the top ranked contractor as they will have first opportunity to accept all new work.

      Lot 2

      The allocation of this is likely to be spread between the framework contractors as each call off from the framework undergoes a mini competition.

      There will be no guarantee or commitment by University of Edinburgh to the total amount of money to be spent via this framework.

      Lot 1

      After the initial Quality and Price assessments a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 companies will be invited to undergo a marked and evaluated site audit, following all the audits no more than 3 suppliers will be appointed to the ranked framework. The successful contractors to the Framework will be ranked in descending order of their MEAT score. Where there is a requirement for work the top ranked contractor will be contacted in the first instance. If they are unable to fulfil the requirement then the next ranked provider will be contacted and so on until the requirement is satisfied.

      Lot 2

      After the initial Quality and Price assessments a maximum of 12 companies will be invited to undergo a marked and evaluated site audit, following all the audits no more than 6 suppliers will be appointed to the framework.

      The initial assessment will cover the mandatory questions marked as pass/fail a quality/technical questionnaire and technical references; a cost assessment will also be undertaken at this stage.

      The second stage of the assessment will be evaluated on the basis of quality marks from the site audit.

      The questionnaire and site audit will be marked and weighted as the award criteria to obtain a final cost/quality mark. Only companies achieving 60% of the marks available for the quality section will be considered for the framework. For final selection to the Framework the University may opt to interview.

      Note that once the Lot 2 Framework contractors have been appointed by the University of Edinburgh further mini competition exercises will be undertaken amongst those appointed, on a project by project basis, for work under the framework. Each mini competition occurring during the Framework period will be evaluated on price and quality, and the 60 % quality threshold will apply in all cases. The price and quality ratio can vary according to the nature of each project at mini tender competition stage.

      The following worked example demonstrates how suppliers will be evaluated at mini competition stage:

      For this MT (mini tender) worked example we will apply a ratio split of 70 % Quality / 30 % Cost.

      The total score for this MT equates to 200

      Maximum Quality Score that can be achieved – 140 marks (70 % x 200)

      Maximum Price Score that can be achieved – 60 marks (30 % x 200)

      Stage 1 –

      We will always apply a 60% quality threshold pass/fail ratio.

      In order to pass stage 1 the minimum Quality Score needed is 60 % x 140 marks = 84 marks

      Only those suppliers who achieve a quality score of 84 or above will be taken through to Stage 2. If a supplier's quality score is lower than 84 then their MT submission will be rejected and will not be fully evaluated.

      Stage 2 –

      We will apply to all suppliers who have passed the quality threshold in stage 1.

      Your MT will then be fully evaluated based on the quality/cost split of 70 % quality and 30 % cost. This means your overall MT score could equate to a score of not more than 140 marks and your cost score could equate to a score of no more than 60 marks.

      Scope of work

      Lot 1

      Contractors appointed to the Framework will provide a full range of asbestos removal and associated downtakings and dismantling services across the University Estate with a value of individual orders up to 60,000 GBP.

      The service will include for the provision of viewing upcoming work; dismantling structures; undertaking downtakings associated with asbestos removal; follow up visits; quality assurance inspections; feedback; health and safety; security measures; site audits; approved and regulated waste disposal and all other measures as described elsewhere in the tender documents including liaison and monthly meetings with the clients representative or other aspect inherent in providing a quality service to the University.

      Lot 2

      Contractors appointed to the Framework will provide a full range of asbestos removal and associated downtakings and dismantling services on a project by project basis under the Capital and MR programmes with a value of between 60,000 GBP - 1,000,000 GBP.

      The service will include for the provision of attending site walkthroughs to enable the pricing for projects; asbestos removal, dismantling structures; undertaking downtakings associated with asbestos removal; management of sub contractors, undertaking the role of Main Contractor under CDM regulations; quality assurance inspections; feedback; health and safety; security measures; site audits; approved and regulated waste disposal and all other measures as described elsewhere in the tender documents including liaison and monthly meetings with the clients representative or other aspect inherent in providing a quality service to the University.

      All work must be carried out in line with UK legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and HSE guidance as well as following the Universities procedures and policies.

      Contractors must make themselves aware of their roles and responsibilities and those of others, as described in the University Asbestos Management Plan.

      The ITT (invitation to tender) documentation is available via the following url link:

      https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Home

      and then click on the Tender tab and then on the current tender option.

      To Express Interest In this ITT, Select "View Details" in the bottom right hand corner.

      Then Click on the Red Box "Express Interest", then follow the registration / login details. If you have previously registered on this website you will require your User ID and Password.

      Closing Date For Requesting ITT document : - 16.1.2014

      Closing Date / Time for ITT document :- 20.1.2014 no later than 12:00 Noon.

      ITT documentation is normally published to the secure area within 24 hours. If after this time you have not received your email advising the ITT documentation has been published to the secure area, then contact the Procurement Office by sending a message through the correspondence function.

      An email will be sent to the Publish Email address supplied at registration when the documents have been published. You will then be able to login to the secure area and download the ITT documentation.

      Submissions should be made via the web site, all documents should be uploaded to the website then press the Red button "Submit return" (You may need to scroll the screen down to see this button)

      You will then receive a receipt, print & retain a copy of this receipt. This is your confirmation of your submission.)The ITT status will then confirm your documents have been submitted.

      Online system help available at:-

      https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Help

      Please Note: The University of Edinburgh does not charge a ITT administration fee and documents will be published automatically to the secure area on the e-tendering website following expression of interest.

      The University advises all suppliers that only the following file formats are acceptable as tender submissions.

      All Microsoft Office file formats (or equivalent, though must be capable of being read by MS Office programs)

      PDF files

      ZIP files containing the above

      jpeg images

      Maximum File size = 20 Mb.

      No other file types will be accepted unless specified in the ITT documentation.

      Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=270561

    • II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

      90650000, 45262660

    • II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

      The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

    • II.1.8) Lots

      This contract is divided into lots: yes

      Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

    • 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:

      EC/0600/ Asbestos Removal.

      Please note the ITT documentation package is available to download via Intend and not the Public Contracts Scotland portal.

      ITT documentation available to download until the 16.1.2014.

      ITT documentation to be submitted no later than 12:00 Noon on the 20.1.2014.

      Framework duration to commence on the 1.5.2014 for a period of three years plus one year extension subject to satisfactory Contractors performance.

      The University of Edinburgh invites competitive tenders for an Estate wide Asbestos Removal and Associated Downtakings Framework agreement.

      The University is looking to appoint HSE Licensed Contractors that will be willing to share best practice and have a proactive approach to the continuous improvement of the service over the contract period.

      The University has a population of over 29,000 students and 7,500 staff. University activity is spread over approximately 750 buildings in five locations covering 800,000 square metres around Edinburgh and beyond, with student accommodation provided at the Pollock Halls of Residence and across a range of flats around the city. Other locations include Easter Bush, the Roslin Institute, the Western General Hospital and Firbush Outdoor Education Centre.

      Campus maps are available online at http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/

      The work is divided into two Lots dependant on the value of works :

      Suppliers can apply for individual Lots or to be considered for both Lots.

      Lot 1 - Entire Estate- value of work up to 60,000 GBP - A ranked framework of 3 Suppliers undertaking work as described below

      Lot 2 - Entire Estate - value of work from 60,000 GBP - 1,000,000 GBP - A mini competition framework of no more than 6 suppliers undertaking work as described below.

      The successful Contractors must be suitably qualified and experienced to undertake Asbestos Removal and Remediation Services using best practice and overall value for money principles and be willing to play an active and effective role as a partner in understanding the needs and requirements of a large and complex building stock and will be expected to support the University through the delivery of a comprehensive package of services.

      The successful Contractors must hold a full licence from the HSE and be members of the recognised professional body for the industry.

      Anticipated Framework start date: 1.5.2014

      Contract time period: 1.5.2014 for a three year period plus a further one year option to extend subject to satisfactory supplier performance.

      Award criteria: Lots 1 and 2: 80 % quality / 20 % cost at ITT stage; Lot 1: Evaluation of the questionnaire will be subject to the additional 60 % quality threshold, suppliers unable to meet or exceed the 60 % threshold will be excluded from further participation in the process.

      Lot 2: Evaluation of the questionnaire will be subject to the additional 60% quality threshold, suppliers unable to meet or exceed the 60 % threshold will be excluded from further participation in the process.

      Mini competition within Framework will be most economically advantageous tender dependant on reaching or exceeding the quality threshold for each project of 60 % of the quality marks from the project specific questionnaire. The overall quality/cost (MEAT) score will be project specific at mini competition stage.

      The total spend on works covered by this framework is typically in the range of:

      Lot 1 – 550,000 GBP per annum;

      Lot 2 - 100,000 - 1,000,000 GBP per project.

      Lot 1

      The allocation of most of this spend is likely to be with the top ranked contractor as they will have first opportunity to accept all new work.

      Lot 2

      The allocation of this is likely to be spread between the framework contractors as each call off from the framework undergoes a mini competition.

      There will be no guarantee or commitment by University of Edinburgh to the total amount of money to be spent via this framework.

      Lot 1

      After the initial Quality and Price assessments a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 companies will be invited to undergo a marked and evaluated site audit, following all the audits no more than 3 suppliers will be appointed to the ranked framework. The successful contractors to the Framework will be ranked in descending order of their MEAT score. Where there is a requirement for work the top ranked contractor will be contacted in the first instance. If they are unable to fulfil the requirement then the next ranked provider will be contacted and so on until the requirement is satisfied.

      Lot 2

      After the initial Quality and Price assessments a maximum of 12 companies will be invited to undergo a marked and evaluated site audit, following all the audits no more than 6 suppliers will be appointed to the framework.

      The initial assessment will cover the mandatory questions marked as pass/fail a quality/technical questionnaire and technical references; a cost assessment will also be undertaken at this stage.

      The second stage of the assessment will be evaluated on the basis of quality marks from the site audit.

      The questionnaire and site audit will be marked and weighted as the award criteria to obtain a final cost/quality mark. Only companies achieving 60 % of the marks available for the quality section will be considered for the framework. For final selection to the Framework the University may opt to interview.

      Note that once the Lot 2 Framework contractors have been appointed by the University of Edinburgh further mini competition exercises will be undertaken amongst those appointed, on a project by project basis, for work under the framework. Each mini competition occurring during the Framework period will be evaluated on price and quality, and the 60 % quality threshold will apply in all cases. The price and quality ratio can vary according to the nature of each project at mini tender competition stage.

      The following worked example demonstrates how suppliers will be evaluated at mini competition stage:

      For this MT (mini tender) worked example we will apply a ratio split of 70 % Quality / 30 % Cost.

      The total score for this MT equates to 200

      Maximum Quality Score that can be achieved – 140 marks (70 % x 200)

      Maximum Price Score that can be achieved – 60 marks (30 % x 200)

      Stage 1 –

      We will always apply a 60 % quality threshold pass/fail ratio.

      In order to pass stage 1 the minimum Quality Score needed is 60 % x 140 marks = 84 marks

      Only those suppliers who achieve a quality score of 84 or above will be taken through to Stage 2. If a supplier's quality score is lower than 84 then their MT submission will be rejected and will not be fully evaluated.

      Stage 2 –

      We will apply to all suppliers who have passed the quality threshold in stage 1.

      Your MT will then be fully evaluated based on the quality/cost split of 70 % quality and 30 % cost. This means your overall MT score could equate to a score of not more than 140 marks and your cost score could equate to a score of no more than 60 marks.

      The contract will run from 1.5.2014 for 3 years, with option to extend for further 1 year.

      Scope of work

      Lot 1

      Contractors appointed to the Framework will provide a full range of asbestos removal and associated downtakings and dismantling services across the University Estate with a value of individual orders not exceeding 60,000 GBP.

      The service will include for the provision of viewing upcoming work; dismantling structures; undertaking downtakings associated with asbestos removal; follow up visits; quality assurance inspections; feedback; health and safety; security measures; site audits; approved and regulated waste disposal and all other measures as described elsewhere in the tender documents including liaison and monthly meetings with the clients representative or other aspect inherent in providing a quality service to the University.

      Lot 2

      Contractors appointed to the Framework will provide a full range of asbestos removal and associated downtakings and dismantling services on a project by project basis under the Capital and MR programmes with a value of between 60,000GBP - 1,000,000 GBP.

      The service will include for the provision of attending site walkthroughs to enable the pricing for projects; asbestos removal, dismantling structures; undertaking downtakings associated with asbestos removal; management of sub contractors, undertaking the role of Main Contractor under CDM regulations; quality assurance inspections; feedback; health and safety; security measures; site audits; approved and regulated waste disposal and all other measures as described elsewhere in the tender documents including liaison and monthly meetings with the clients representative or other aspect inherent in providing a quality service to the University.

      All work must be carried out in line with UK legislation, Approved Codes of Practice and HSE guidance as well as following the Universities procedures and policies.

      Contractors must make themselves aware of their roles and responsibilities and those of others, as described in the University Asbestos Management Plan.

      The ITT (invitation to tender) documentation is available via the following url link:

      https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Home

      and then click on the Tender tab and then on the current tender option.

      To Express Interest In this ITT, Select "View Details" in the bottom right hand corner.

      Then Click on the Red Box "Express Interest", then follow the registration / login details. If you have previously registered on this website you will require your User ID and Password.

      Closing Date For Requesting ITT document : - 16.1.2014

      Closing Date / Time for ITT document :- 20.1.2014 no later than 12:00 Noon.

      ITT documentation is normally published to the secure area within 24 hours. If after this time you have not received your email advising the ITT documentation has been published to the secure area, then contact the Procurement Office by sending a message through the correspondence function.

      An email will be sent to the Publish Email address supplied at registration when the documents have been published. You will then be able to login to the secure area and download the ITT documentation.

      Submissions should be made via the web site, all documents should be uploaded to the website then press the Red button "Submit return" (You may need to scroll the screen down to see this button)

      You will then receive a receipt, print & retain a copy of this receipt. This is your confirmation of your submission.)The ITT status will then confirm your documents have been submitted.

      Online system help available at:-

      https://in-tendhost.co.uk/edinburghuni/aspx/Help

      Please Note: The University of Edinburgh does not charge a ITT administration fee and documents will be published automatically to the secure area on the e-tendering website following expression of interest.

      The University advises all suppliers that only the following file formats are acceptable as tender submissions.

      All Microsoft Office file formats (or equivalent, though must be capable of being read by MS Office programs)

      PDF files

      ZIP files containing the above

      jpeg images

      Maximum File size = 20 Mb.

      No other file types will be accepted unless specified in the ITT documentation.

      Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 200 000 GBP

    • II.2.2) Information about options

      Options: no

    • II.2.3) Information about renewals

      This contract is subject to renewal: no

  • II.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

    Not provided

Information about lots

  • Lot No: 1

    • Lot title: Asbestos Removal up to the value of 60,000GBP

  • 1) Short description

    A ranked framework of 3 Suppliers.

    After the initial Quality and Price assessments a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 8 companies will be invited to undergo a marked and evaluated site audit, following all the audits no more than 3 suppliers will be appointed to the ranked framework. The successful contractors to the Framework will be ranked in descending order of their MEAT score. Where there is a requirement for work the top ranked contractor will be contacted in the first instance. If they are unable to fulfil the requirement then the next ranked provider will be contacted and so on until the requirement is satisfied.

  • 2) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

    90650000, 45262660

  • 3) Quantity or scope

    Contractors appointed to the Framework will provide a full range of asbestos removal and associated downtakings and dismantling services across the University Estate with a value of individual orders up to 60,000 GBP.

    The service will include for the provision of viewing upcoming work; dismantling structures; undertaking downtakings associated with asbestos removal; follow up visits; quality assurance inspections; feedback; health and safety; security measures; site audits; approved and regulated waste disposal and all other measures as described elsewhere in the tender documents including liaison and monthly meetings with the clients representative or other aspect inherent in providing a quality service to the University.

    Estimated annual spend on this lot is 550,000 GBP per annum.

    Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 200 000 GBP

  • 4) Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

    Not provided

  • 5) Additional information about lots

    As detailed within the ITT.

  • Lot No: 2

    • Lot title: Asbestos Removal from 60,000 GBP to 1,000,000 GBP

  • 1) Short description

    A mini competition framework of no more than 6 suppliers.

    After the initial Quality and Price assessments a maximum of 12 companies will be invited to undergo a marked and evaluated site audit, following all the audits no more than 6 suppliers will be appointed to the framework.

  • 2) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

    90650000, 45262660

  • 3) Quantity or scope

    Contractors appointed to the Framework will provide a full range of asbestos removal and associated downtakings and dismantling services on a project by project basis under the Capital and MR programmes with a value of between 60,000 GBP - 1,000,000 GBP. The service will include for the provision of attending site walkthroughs to enable the pricing for projects; asbestos removal, dismantling structures; undertaking downtakings associated with asbestos removal; management of sub contractors, undertaking the role of Main Contractor under CDM regulations; quality assurance inspections; feedback; health and safety; security measures; site audits; approved and regulated waste disposal and all other measures as described elsewhere in the tender documents including liaison and monthly meetings with the clients representative or other aspect inherent in providing a quality service to the University.

    Estimated spend per annum on this lot is approx. 500,000 GBP per annum.

    Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP

  • 4) Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

    Not provided

  • 5) Additional information about lots

    Not provided

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

  • III.1) Conditions relating to the contract

    • III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required:

      If required these will be detailed within the Invitation to Tender documentation.

    • III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

      Not provided

    • III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

      Not provided

    • III.1.4) Other particular conditions

      The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no

  • 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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.

      (2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.

      (3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.

      (4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.

      (5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.

      (6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.

      (7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.

      (8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established

      (9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.

      As detailed within the invitation to tender documentation.

    • III.2.2) Economic and financial ability

      Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.

      (2) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.

      As detailed within the invitation to tender documentation.

    • III.2.3) Technical capacity

      Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

      As detailed within the invitation to tender documentation.

    • III.2.4) Information about reserved contracts

      Not provided

  • III.3) Conditions specific to services contracts

    • III.3.1) Information about a particular profession

      Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes

      Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: As detailed with the Invitation to Tender documentation.

    • III.3.2) Staff responsible for the execution of the service

      Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

  • IV.1) Type of procedure

    • IV.1.1) Type of procedure

      Open

    • IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

      Not provided

    • IV.1.3) Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

      Not provided

  • IV.2) Award criteria

    • IV.2.1) Award criteria

      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) Administrative information

    • IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

      EC/0600

    • IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

      Not provided

    • 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: 16.1.2014

    • IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

      20.1.2014 - 12:00

    • IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

      Not provided

    • IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

      English.

    • IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

      Not provided

    • IV.3.8) Conditions for opening of tenders

      Not provided

Section VI: Complementary information

  • VI.1) Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: yes

    Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Summer 2017.

  • VI.2) Information about European Union funds

    Not provided

  • VI.3) Additional information

    Please note the Invitation to Tender documentation is available to download via Intend and not the public contracts Scotland portal.

    (SC Ref:270561).

  • VI.4) Procedures for appeal

    • VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

      Not provided

    • VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals

      Not provided

    • VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

      Not provided

  • VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:

    14.11.2013