United Kingdom : Edinburgh - Non-hazardous refuse and waste treatment and disposal services
The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a waste management contractor to provide collection, disposal and recycling of confidential paper waste.
This project will not be divided into lots.
We will apply a 2-stage restricted procedure. Bidders must self-certify adherence to selection and exclusion criteria via the ESPD (Scotland) on PCS-T. Suppliers may be required to submit means of proof at a later stage via PCS-T. When completing the ESPD, bidders must have regard for the specific selection requirements detailed in Sections III of this OJEU Notice.
Following assessment of submitted ESPDs, we will receive tenders from shortlisted bidders.
Legal, economic, financial and technical information
ESPD 4D.1 Statements
4D.1 Statement 1: Quality Management
The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent),
4D.1 Statement 2: Health and Safety
The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum.
ESPD 4D.1.1 Statements
4D.1.1 Statement 1:
If the bidder does not hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent), The bidder must have the following:
Equivalent, documented policy and procedures regarding quality management, endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. These must include the following documented items relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be carried out, which are equivalent to the standards listed above — a policy with set responsibilities, review and improvement procedures, quality management and performance process, workforce training, skills and information process, monitoring arrangements, bidder quality management arrangements, and a process for managing complaints.
4D.1.1 Statement 2:
If the bidder does not hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum, then the bidder must have the following:
Equivalent, regularly reviewed and documented policy and procedures for Health and Safety (H&S) management, endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. These must include the following documented processes and arrangements relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be carried out, which are equivalent to the standards listed above –ensuring H&S effectiveness, obtaining H&S advice and assistance, training, skills and information for bidder workforce, workforce H&S qualifications, checking and reviewing H&S performance, involving workforce in planning and implementation, recording accidents/incidents and follow-up actions, ensuring bidder’s suppliers apply H&S appropriate measures, risk assessment, and coordinating with bidder’s suppliers.
Note — organisations with fewer than 5 employees are not required by law to have a documented policy statement.
ESPD 4D.2 Statement:
The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate.
ESPD 4D.2.1 Statement:
If the bidder does not hold UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate, then the bidder must have the following:
Equivalent, regularly reviewed documented policy and procedures regarding environmental management, authorised by the chief executive, or equivalent.
These must include the following documented processes and arrangements relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be carried out, which are equivalent to the standards listed above – ensuring effectiveness of measures and reducing impacts, workforce training and skills, checking and reviewing, dealing with waste, and ensuring any suppliers the bidders engages apply appropriate environmental protection measures.
ESPD 4C.1.2: Statement
Bidders are required to provide 3 examples of services carried-out during the past 3 years that demonstrate their experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice which are similar in value and nature.
Weighting 45 percent — 15 percent per example.
ESPD 4C.2: Statement
Bidders are required to demonstrate that they have the relevant qualifications, continued professional development and competence within their team to deliver contracts similar in size and nature to this contract.
Your response should include details pertaining to the requirements for all key roles.
Weighting 10 percent.
ESPD 4C.3: Statement
Please provide an example Service Level Agreement (SLA) which your organisation commits to with other customers which includes the following as a minimum (this list is not exhaustive); response times to breakdowns, customer satisfaction, handling of complaints, financial management. Please describe how you ensure you meet those levels through training, recruitment, communication etc. Bidders will be evaluated on the practices they have in place to ensure they meet the SLA example provided.
Weighting 10 percent.
ESPD 4C.4 Statement
Bidders are required to provide details of how they manage reporting with other customers including details of monitoring the work through KPIs. Your response should include a flow chart highlighting the adopted procedure. Please provide detail of what measures are in place to ensure reporting is completed on time and to a high standard.
Weighting 10 percent.
ESPD 4C.7 Statement
Bidders are required to provide details of their current environmental management measures with regards to the disposal of waste including any hazardous materials, when performing a contract.
Weighting 10 percent.
ESPD 4C.7 Statement 2
Bidders are required to provide details of their current environmental management measures with regards to reducing their carbon impact.
Weighting 5 percent.
ESPD 4C.9 Statement
Bidders are required to provide details of how they manage reporting with other customers including details of any electronic systems. Your response should include a reporting tree. Please provide details of what measures are in place to ensure reporting is completed on time and to a high standard.
For information only.
ESPD 4B.1.1: Statement
Bidders will be required to have a minimum “general” yearly turnover of 500 000 GBP for the last 3 years.
ESPD 4B.3: Statement
Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up/started trading.
ESPD 4B.5.1: and 4B.5.2 Statement.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance = 1 000 000 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance = 1 000 000 GBP.
ESPD 4B.6 Statements
Bidders 4B.6 Statement 1:
Where the bidder is providing a submission on behalf of a subsidiary company, upon request, the bidder must obtain a parent company guarantee prior to commencement of any subsequently awarded contract.
4B.6 Statement 2:
Bidders will be required to provide adequate assurance of financial strength to successfully complete their contractual obligations.
Bidders must be able to provide upon request, their 3 most recent sets of annual audited accounts, including profit and loss information, and the following ratios:
— current ratio,
— quick ratio,
— debtors turnover ratio,
— return on assets,
— working capital,
— debt to equity ratio,
— gross profit ratio.
A review of your ratios and audited accounts may be undertaken. In some cases this review may lead to an additional request for further financial information to help clarify any potential issues raised.
This information may be used to assess financial sustainability.
Note: bidders and subcontractors engaged in the delivery of this contract may be excluded if they have not met applicable social, environmental and labour obligations under national, EU, and international law (as indicated in ESPD section 3D). Without prejudice to any relevant obligations, suppliers should note that this includes obligations for certain organisations under:
— the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (available at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2015/30/contents/enacted),
— the ILO conventions and other measures listed in Annex X of Directive 2014/24/EU (available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/HTML/?uri=CELEX:32014L0024&from=EN),
— the Equality Act 2010, in regards to the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation (available at https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/2010/15/contents),
— the Employment Relations Act 1999 (Blacklists) Regulations 2010 (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2010/493/contents/made) - this is grounds for mandatory exclusion or termination at any procurement or contract stage.
At any stage, bidders and/or relevant subcontractors may be required to provide statements and means of proof demonstrating their compliance with these obligations or the reliability of their self-cleansing measures, including the annual statement as provided for by section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act for organisations with a turnover of 36 000 000 GBP or over.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 13405. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
University Of Edinburgh
Charles Stewart House, 9-16 Chambers Street
20 May 20190 days remaining
Total estimated value
United Kingdom, Edinburgh
LOTS ASSOCIATED WITH THIS TENDER
The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a waste management contractor to provide collection, disposal and recycling of confidential waste (paper and data) for all core buildings across our Estate (across 6 campuses).
The University has a population of over 36 000 students and 10 000 staff. University activity is spread over approximately 750 buildings in numerous locations covering 800 000 square metres around Edinburgh and beyond. Other major locations include The Kings Buildings, Easter Bush, the Roslin Institute, Edinburgh BioQuarter and the Western General Hospital. Campus maps are available online at http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps/.
This contract requires successful bidders to provide the following services:
— the provision of receptacles where required e.g. consoles or bins,
— the collection, transportation, receipt, treatment, recycling and disposal of waste in a confidential and sustainable manner, in accordance with legislative requirements,
— monthly and on-demand reporting of waste arisings data and disposal routes.
This service would involving collection, disposal and recycling of approximately 120 tonnes per annum (equating to 3 500 bags plus over 100 security consoles) from across The University Estate. Confidential waste must be collected from across the Estate i.e. in any part of the building, in basements, in locked buildings, or in locations without lift access.
Envisaged number of candidates6
Description of renewals3 years with the option to extend for further 2 years (1 year plus 1 year).
Additional informationEconomic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates
We will apply a 2 stage process:
Stage 1: Pre-Qualification via the ESPD (Scotland). When completing, bidders must have regard for the statements in this OJEU Notice that detail specific requirements. Bidders must:
(a) pass the minimum standards in ESPD Sections 4A, 4B, and 4D in the PCS-T Qualification envelope. Statements for these questions can be found in Section III of this Notice;
(b) complete the scored ESPD Section 4C found in the PCS-T Technical envelope. Statements for these questions can be found in Section III.1.3 (“List and brief description of selection criteria”) of this Notice. Section 4C will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed below. The 6 highest scoring bidders will be invited to submit a tender.
Stage 2: Invitation to Tender (ITT) and submission of shortlisted bidder tender returns. These must be received no later than the date and time detailed within the ITT documentation.
Objective criteria for shortlisting — ESPD Section 4C scoring methodology:
0 = Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.
1= Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/capacity/capability.
2 = Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.
3 = Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.
4 = Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients scored ESPD Section 4C question weighting:
4C.1.2: Experience (45 percent);
4C.2: Technicians/Technical Bodies (10 percent);
4C.3: SLAs (10 percent);
4C.4: Supply Chain Management (10 percent);
4C.7: Environmental management (15 percent);
4C.9: Equipment (10 percent).
We will take the 6 highest scoring bidders, provided they have passed a threshold of score greater than 50 percent on through to ITT stage.
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