Public Sector Network Tender Alert


396430-2012: UK-Solihull: Grounds-maintenance equipment

The Environment Agency has a requirement for the provision, servicing, maintenance and disposal of Chainsaws, Brush Cutters and Hedge Trimmers. This is a national requirement covering the Environment Agency, England. All equipment supplied is to be new.
We intend to replace the existing ground-care agreement which is a single sourced manufacturer led agreement, to a distributor type agreement. This will provide an equipment choice to our Operations teams which will be maximised and ensure that the most appropriate and safest equipment is obtained from the market. A distributor contract must ensure that we are procuring the lowest vibration equipment available at any given time.
All equipment will require annual servicing as a minimum and we would expect that this could potentially be managed by the original supplier of that equipment. Existing Environment Agency owned equipment should be serviced at the appropriate manufacturer dealership nearest to our depot location.
We would consider interest from any main manufacturer as we would use their network to undertake servicing for us in the most efficient manner (authorised sub-dealerships therefore need not apply as main manufacturer interest will suffice). Please note - Where tools are used heavily they will require more frequent servicing.
The supplier will be required to provide replacement parts for the equipment to short lead times to prevent delays in equipment operation. The Environment Agency values health, safety, welfare and environmental impact very highly and the supplier must endeavour to reduce these impacts. These will include reduced vibration levels and fuel emissions.

Ref: 24805.,


Environment Agency
550 Streetsbrook Road
For the attention of: Qumula Syed
B91 1QT Solihull
Telephone: +44 1217115978
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority:
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Contract value: Estimated value excluding VAT: Range: between 400 000 and 600 000 GBP

Published: 14 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 16 Jan 2013