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The Contracting Authority intends to deliver the following outcomes from the contract: - A clean and attractive town for residents and visitors; - Enhanced local participation and pride; - Quality modern and well-managed services; - An economic, ...

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Northampton Borough Council
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1604367608
NUTS code: UKF23

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Northampton Borough Council - Environmental Services.

Reference number: DN227169
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Contracting Authority intends to deliver the following outcomes from the contract:

- A clean and attractive town for residents and visitors;

- Enhanced local participation and pride;

- Quality modern and well-managed services;

- An economic, efficient and effective Council.

It is anticipated that the Contract will cover a wide range of services (‘the Services’).

Consideration may be given during the procurement and negotiation process to the omission of some of the Services.

- Household Waste Collection Services;

- Materials management;

- Street Cleansing Services;

- Grounds Maintenance Services;

- Parks Services;

- Allotments Services;

- Cemeteries Services;

- Trees Inspection and Maintenance Services;

- Public Conveniences Services;

- Customer Management of Contracted Services;

- Communications and Education.

The Services may contain some minor elements of works.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 200 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKF23
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Authority wishes to establish a single contract providing a range of services, as described in II 1.4 above. The tender will not be subdivided into Lots, though there will be provision to sub contract or submit a consortium bid. The contract will have an initial contract term of 10 years, commencing on 4.6.2018, with the option to extend for up to a further 10 years.

The Authority reserves the right to award on the basis of the initial tenders without negotiation as well as use successive stages of negotiation to reduce the number of tenders.

Intended dates / timescales are stated in the SQ Guidance Document and the Authority's needs and requirements will be defined in the DD which will be included with the ISIT. An Initial DD can be obtained with the SQ.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price - Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 240
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The core contract period will be 10 years, with possible extensions to a maximum contract term of 20 years.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive procedure with negotiation
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.5)Information about negotiation
The contracting authority reserves the right to award the contract on the basis of the initial tenders without conducting negotiations
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 17/03/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 24/04/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Northampton Borough Council
Guildhall, Guildhall Square
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of their rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Appeals should be lodged in accordance with Regulation 86, Notices of decisions to award a contract, Regulation 87 Standstill Period; and Regulation 91 Enforcement of duties through the Court of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: