Section I: Contracting authority
Shire Hall, Castle Hill
Contact person: Mr Jon Collyns
Telephone: +44 1223715353
NUTS code: UK
Main address: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.lgss.co.uk/about/
Section II: Object
Archaeological Fieldworks Services for Cambridgeshire County Council
As a developer, the Council and its agents have obligations towards mitigating the impact caused by its projects on the historic environment. This includes the need for archaeological investigations. This framework ensures the most productive and cost-effective suppliers of commercial fieldwork services are available to the Council.
The aims of this procurement are to replace a lapsed framework for similar requirements, which ran from 2014-2018. As a developer, the council and its agents have obligations towards mitigating the impact caused by its projects on the historic environment. This includes the need for archaeological investigations. This framework ensures the most productive and cost-effective suppliers of commercial fieldwork services are available to the Council.
The Authority wishes to appoint between 3 and 5 providers for this Framework Agreement. All work under this framework shall be awarded via one of 2 routes:
1) By approaching the provider who finishes in 1st place in the initial framework evaluation, and then if they are unable to service the requirement approaching the 2nd placed bidder and so on; or
2) Running a further competition where all providers shall be invited to submit a project specific proposal for a discrete piece of work.
It is difficult to predict the exact value of this framework as the Authorities’ requirements are likely to vary over the contract term, but it is estimated that the total value will not be less than 4 000 000 GBP or greater than 6 000 000 GBP.
This framework is open for use by all current LGSS partners including:
— partners and other organisations delegating services and or functions to LGSS (currently Cambridgeshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Norwich City Authority and Northampton Borough Council) who participate in LGSS’ shared services venture,
— by way of access agreement this framework is also open to new LGSS customers seeking to utilise LGSS frameworks on an independent third party basis including:
—— any city, district, borough or other local authority within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, the City of Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire County) including Northamptonshire Partnership Homes,
—— any companies or organisations set up by participants in LGSS including Stand Out Northamptonshire,
—— any school, academy, university or other educational establishment within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, Northamptonshire County and Milton Keynes), and
—— any Public Body outlined in either Part I or Part II of the Local Authorities (goods and services) (Public Bodies) Order 1972. Details of these can be found at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1972/853/made
The framework shall be awarded for a period of 3 years (36 months) with the option of a final year (12 months).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.
Octagon 1006 Shire Hall LGSS Procurement
Octagon 1006 Shire Hall LGSS Procurement
|Award Criteria||The most economic tender|
|Date Published||17th May 2019|
|Main Activities||General public services|
|Common Procurement Vocabulary||Archaeological services|
Site preparation work