Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 14/12/2020

Local time: 13:00

North Lincolnshire Council is seeking to establish a framework with a single provider to deliver the Northern Forest Tree Planting Scheme. The provider shall have experience of delivering large scale tree-planting programmes with volunteers, such as in the context of Defra and/or Community Forest Schemes.

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United Kingdom-Scunthorpe: Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

2020/S 222-547401

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: North Lincolnshire Council
Postal address: Church Square House, High Street
Town: Scunthorpe
NUTS code: UKE13 North and North East Lincolnshire
Postal code: DN15 6NL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: All communication through https://www.yortender.co.uk
E-mail:
Internet address(es):
Main address: https://www.northlincs.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.northlincs.gov.uk

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.yortender.co.uk

Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

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

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Northern Forest Volunteer Tree Planting Scheme Framework

Reference number: DN509263

II.1.2)Main CPV code

77000000 Agricultural, forestry, horticultural, aquacultural and apicultural services

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

North Lincolnshire Council is seeking to establish a framework with a single provider to deliver the Northern Forest Tree Planting Scheme. The provider shall have experience of delivering large scale tree-planting programmes with volunteers, such as in the context of Defra and/or Community Forest Schemes.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 100 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2)Description

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

03451300 Shrubs

03452000 Trees

77211500 Tree-maintenance services

77211600 Tree seeding

77231000 Forestry management services

77231800 Forest nursery management services

77340000 Tree pruning and hedge trimming

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKE13 North and North East Lincolnshire

Main site or place of performance:

Sites will be within the North Lincolnshire boundary.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

North Lincolnshire Council is seeking to establish a framework with a single provider to deliver the Northern Forest Tree Planting Scheme. The provider shall have experience of delivering large scale tree-planting programmes with volunteers, such as in the context of Defra and/or Community Forest Schemes. North Lincolnshire Council has set an initial target of 110 000 trees to be planted in 2020/2021, with a requirement for 2 years’ tree aftercare and there is the potential for further tree planting in subsequent years subject to additional funding being secured. Experience gained through the National Forest, Northern Forest and Council projects has demonstrated the value of involving local people in tree planting projects. The provider shall be responsible for delivering the following:

— the supply, delivery and planting of trees;

— temporary storage or heeling in of trees prior to planting;

— the aftercare of trees for a 2-year maintenance period including weeding, staking, shelter maintenance and beating up;

— the recruitment, training, leadership and direct supervision of volunteers for tree planting and maintenance;

— providing vehicles, hand tools and power tools appropriate for tree planting operations; and

— provide sufficient supervisory capacity to deliver a large number of large volunteer-led tree planting schemes.

II.2.5)Award criteria

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

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 3 100 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48

This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

II.2.14)Additional information

Tender documents are available at www.yortender.co.uk

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.8)Information about the 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: 14/12/2020

Local time: 13:00

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

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

English

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 14/12/2020

Local time: 13:30

Place:

North Lincolnshire Council.

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure:

An independent procurement officer shall release the tenders.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.3)Additional information:

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

09/11/2020