Devon County Council Corporate Grounds Maintenance Contract
Devon County Council
Published date: 27 January 2023
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Contract summary
• Horticultural services – 77300000
Location of contract
South West
Value of contract
Procurement reference
Published date
27 January 2023
Closing date
3 March 2023
Closing time
Contract start date
1 May 2023
Contract end date
30 April 2027
Contract type
Service contract
Procedure type
Open procedure
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Devon County Council seeks to engage a single grounds maintenance contractor to provide grounds maintenance services for Devon County Council corporate premises across the county of Devon. The Devon County Council estate comprises corporate office buildings, together with some educational units, Children’s Centres, Social Care Units, Economic Development sites/Business Parks and Libraries.

Most establishments incorporate at least the following areas of work:
• Regular Grass cutting
• Rough Grass and conservation cutting
• Hedges
• Shrub beds (especially standard shrub beds and shrub bed edging)
• Hard Surface Weed Control
• Direct labour
• Miscellaneous – litter and leaves.

The contract will be for a four year period from the 1st of May 2023 until the 30th April 2027, with a possible 2 year extension to the 30th April 2029. DCC will have the ability to execute a break clause after 24 months if in DCC’s opinion the performance to the contract has been poor and significant complaints have been received in relation to timescales of service, delivery of service, behaviour management of the contract.

More information
·         Link to opportunity
Additional text
he authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement process at any stage. The authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender, and reserve the right not to award a contract. The authority reserves the right to award the contract in part, or to call for new tenders should they consider this necessary. Economic operators remain responsible for all costs and expenses incurred by them or by any third party acting under instructions from them in connection with their participation in this procurement, whether incurred directly by them or their advisors or subcontractors and regardless of whether such costs arise as a consequence direct or indirect of any amendments to documents issued by the authority at any time, or as a consequence of the cancellation of the procurement by the authority. For the avoidance of doubt, the authority shall have no liability whatsoever to economic operators or their advisors or subcontractors, for any of their costs, including but not limited to those for any discussions or communications. Any contract(s) or agreement(s) entered into as a result of this contract notice shall be considered as a contract(s) or agreement(s) made under English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts. If an economic operator considers that any information supplied by it during this procurement process is commercially sensitive or confidential in nature, this should be highlighted and the reasons for its sensitivity as well as the duration of that sensitivity specified. Economic operators should be aware that even where they have indicated that information is commercially sensitive, the authority may disclose it pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in response to a request for information where such disclosure is considered to be in the public interest. Please note that the receipt by any of the authority of any materials marked ‘confidential’ or equivalent shall not be taken to mean that the authority accepts any duty of confidence by virtue of that marking.

How to apply
Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.

About the buyer
Contact name
Jamie Heavens
County Hall
Topsham Road
United Kingdom
+44 1392383000



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