Landscaping Services
• The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“NSS”)
Publication reference: 2021/S 000-029144 
Publication date: 23 November 2021
F02: Contract notice
Section one: Contracting authoritySection I: Contracting authority
one.1) Name and addressesI.1) Name and addresses
The Common Services Agency (more commonly known as NHS National Services Scotland) (“NSS”)
Gyle Square (NSS Head Office), 1 South Gyle Crescent
Edinburgh
EH12 9EB
Contact
Victoria Barkby
Email

Telephone
+44 1698794410
Country
United Kingdom

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NUTS code
UKM – Scotland
Internet address(es)
Main address
http://www.nss.nhs.scot/browse/procurement-and-logistics
Buyer’s address
https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA11883
one.2) Information about joint procurementI.2) Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
one.3) CommunicationI.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via
https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk
one.4) Type of the contracting authorityI.4) Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
one.5) Main activityI.5) Main activity
Health

Section two: ObjectSection II: Object
two.1) Scope of the procurementII.1) Scope of the procurement
two.1.1) TitleII.1.1) Title
NSS212209/c Landscaping Services
Reference number
NSS9212209/c
two.1.2) Main CPV codeII.1.2) Main CPV code
• 71421000 – Landscape gardening services
two.1.3) Type of contractII.1.3) Type of contract
Services
two.1.4) Short descriptionII.1.4) Short description
NSS is seeking to put in place an Agreement for the provision of landscaping services across eight sites. The sites comprise of offices, distribution centres and a Scottish National Blood Transfusion site and the landscaping requirements vary from site to site.
two.1.5) Estimated total valueII.1.5) Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: £900,000
two.1.6) Information about lotsII.1.6) Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: No
two.2) DescriptionII.2) Description
two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)
• 90620000 – Snow-clearing services
• 03452000 – Trees
• 77314100 – Grassing services
• 77340000 – Tree pruning and hedge trimming
• 77342000 – Hedge trimming
• 77312000 – Weed-clearance services
• 90721100 – Landscape protection services
• 77310000 – Planting and maintenance services of green areas
two.2.3) Place of performanceII.2.3) Place of performance
NUTS codes
• UKM – Scotland
Main site or place of performance
The Lothians, Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Lanarkshire areas.
two.2.4) Description of the procurementII.2.4) Description of the procurement
NSS is seeking to put in place an Agreement for the provision of landscaping services across eight sites.
The sites comprise of offices, distribution centres and a Scottish National Blood Transfusion site.
two.2.5) Award criteriaII.2.5) Award criteria
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price – Weighting: 40
two.2.6) Estimated valueII.2.6) Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: £750,000
two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing systemII.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start date
1 April 2022
End date
31 March 2025
This contract is subject to renewal
Yes
Description of renewals
Two x12 months extensions available.
two.2.10) Information about variantsII.2.10) Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: No
two.2.11) Information about optionsII.2.11) Information about options
Options: No
two.2.13) Information about European Union FundsII.2.13) Information about European Union Funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical informationSection III. Legal, economic, financial and technical information
three.1) Conditions for participationIII.1) Conditions for participation
three.1.2) Economic and financial standingIII.1.2) Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
three.1.3) Technical and professional abilityIII.1.3) Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria
The Qualification Questionnaire includes the requirement to submit three relevant case studies
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required
Bidders must demonstrate that they have the experience to fulfill the requirement as detailed in the ITT. Each case study must achieve a pass

Section four. ProcedureSection IV. Procedure
four.1) DescriptionIV.1) Description
four.1.1) Type of procedureIV.1.1) Type of procedure
Open procedure
four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes
four.2) Administrative informationIV.2) Administrative information
four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participateIV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date
23 December 2021
Local time
12:00pm
four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submittedIV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted
English
four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tenderIV.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)
four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tendersIV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders
Date
23 December 2021
Local time
12:00pm

Section six. Complementary informationSection VI. Complementary information
six.1) Information about recurrenceVI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: Yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Retender would be estimated for summer 2026.
six.2) Information about electronic workflowsVI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
six.3) Additional informationVI.3) Additional information
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 20092. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: https://www.gov.scot/policies/public-sector-procurement/community-benefits-in-procurement/
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Please outline any community benefits you could offer as part of this requirement these could include but not be limited to:
vocational training
upskilling the existing workforce
equality and diversity initiatives
build capacity in community organisations
educational support initiatives
work with schools colleges and universities to offer work experience
(SC Ref:673470)
six.4) Procedures for reviewVI.4) Procedures for review
six.4.1) Review bodyVI.4.1) Review body
Sheriff Court House
27 Chambers Street
Edinburgh
EH1 1LB
Country
United Kingdom
six.4.3) Review procedureVI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures
The bringing of court proceedings against the Authority after the Framework Agreement has been entered into will not affect the Framework Agreement unless grounds for the imposition of special penalties under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 can be established. Otherwise the remedies that may be awarded by the courts where the Framework Agreement has been entered into are limited to the award of damages

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