Public Sector Network Tender Alert

 

407649-2012: UK-Truro: Funeral and related services

Cornwall Council are seeking to appoint suitably experienced contractor(s) to provide the following services in an efficient, timely and professional manner:
a) To transport deceased persons on behalf of Her Majesty's Coroner for Cornwall from the place of death to designated mortuary facilities within Cornwall or Plymouth, Devon covering 7 distinct geographical areas).
b) To transport deceased persons from the designated mortuary facilities within Cornwall or Plymouth, Devon to other locations designated by Her Majesty's Coroner for Cornwall which may include long distance transfers within the UK.
c) To arrange local authority funeral services in accordance with the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (covering 3 distinct geographical areas).
Any tenderer appointed to the framework may also be required to support the Council's Emergency Management Service in the event of an emergency or mass fatality.
The framework agreement will contain a total of 11 lots and suppliers may be awarded 1 or more lots as appropriate.
Whilst there is no guaranteed quantity or spend, the estimated total value of spend is likely to be approximately £160,000 per annum. The intention is to let a framework agreement which will commence on 01.04.2013 for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for a further year.

Ref: PAS Ref. 2012.47F,

Contact:

Cornwall Council
County Hall, Treyew Road
For the attention of: Wayne Rossiter
TR1 3AY Truro
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1872322493
E-mail: wrossiter@cornwall.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1872323507
Internet address(es):
General address of the contracting authority: http://www.cornwall.gov.uk
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: Cornwall Council are seeking to appoint suitably experienced contractor(s) to provide the following services in an efficient, timely and professional manner:a) To transport deceased persons on behalf of Her Majesty's Coroner for Cornwall from the place of death to designated mortuary facilities within Cornwall or Plymouth, Devon (covering 7 distinct geographical areas).b) To transport deceased persons from the designated mortuary facilities within Cornwall or Plymouth, Devon to other locations designated by Her Majesty's Coroner for Cornwall which may include long distance transfers within the UK.c) To arrange local authority funeral services in accordance with the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984 (covering 3 distinct geographical areas).Any tenderer appointed to the framework may also be required to support the Council's Emergency Management Service in the event of an emergency or mass fatality.The framework agreement will contain a total of 11 lots and suppliers may be awarded 1 or more lots as appropriate.Whilst there is no guaranteed quantity or spend, the estimated total value of spend is likely to be approximately £160,000 per annum. The intention is to let a framework agreement which will commence on 01.04.2013 for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for a further year.This is a procurement for a Part B service and as such Cornwall Council is under no obligation to provide a standstill period. A voluntary debriefing will be offered to any tenderer[s] who request it but this does not mean that Cornwall Council will hold any standstill period prior to the preferred tenderer being identified and contract award.Estimated value excluding VAT: 640 000 GBP

Published: 22 Dec 2012, Receipt by: 11 Feb 2013