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Soft Market Testing for Environmental Services

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames
For the attention of: Katie Watson
KT1 1EU Kingston upon Thames
Telephone: +44 2085474719

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II.B: Object of the contract (Supplies or services)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Soft Market Testing for Environmental Services
II.2)Type of contract and place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 27: Other services

NUTS code UKI22

II.3)Information on framework agreement
II.4)Short description of nature and quantity or value of supplies or services:
The Royal Borough of Kingston has decided to consider commissioning options for a range of environmental services. These include:
- Highways
- Street scene
- Traffic and transport services
- Regulatory services
- Parking services
The Council would like to understand from key suppliers about how these requirements might best be met and is therefore carrying out a soft market testing exercise to engage in early informal dialogue with suppliers prior to any formal procurement taking place.
Estimated cost excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 75 000 000 GBP
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

90700000, 90711000, 45111250, 45262640, 75242000, 77400000, 98112000, 98113000, 34941600, 45111240, 45232450, 45232451, 45233139, 45233140, 45233141, 45233142, 34922100, 60130000, 90690000, 34928530, 90620000, 98351000, 98351100, 98351110, 34996300, 45233270, 63712400, 79342300, 72000000, 79512000, 75112000, 45233290, 71600000, 71300000, 71310000, 71311100, 71311200, 71311220, 71311300, 71312000, 71313000, 71320000, 71322000, 71322100, 71322300, 71322500, 71324000, 71325000, 71327000, 71328000, 71330000, 71332000, 71336000, 71420000, 71510000, 71520000, 71521000, 71540000, 71541000, 71351500, 71351810, 71352000, 71353200, 71355000, 63712710, 79994000, 63516000, 71317000, 90711100, 90711200, 90711300, 90712000, 90714000, 90714100, 90714200, 90714300, 90715110, 90715200, 90715220, 90715230, 90715250, 90715280, 90721000, 90721800, 90731000, 90731100, 90731800, 90732000, 90732400, 90732500, 90732600, 90742000, 90742100, 90742300, 90743000, 71630000

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

This notice is not an invitation for formal expression of interest. The Royal Borough of Kingston upon Thames (the Council) is issuing this PIN for the purpose of seeking organisations that wish to take part in a soft market testing exercise. Organisations that are interested in participating in this exercise are invited to email . The closing date for responses is 5th July 2013.

Organisations that would like to participate will be sent a questionnaire and memorandum of information. You are please asked to return the questionnaire to the email address above no later than 10th July 2013.
Council officers will meet with suitably experienced suppliers for informal discussions at the Guildhall in Kingston upon Thames during the week commencing 22nd July 2013. While we are interested in meeting with organisations with experience of delivering the services included within the scope of this programme, the Council would also like to consider innovative ways of working and new delivery models.
All information provided in the questionnaire responses and the subsequent discussions will assist the Council in shaping and scoping requirements and provide insight into the most suitable delivery model for this programme. The Council does not have a firm intention to award contract(s) at this stage. Please note the value quoted is an estimation based on a five year delivery period.
Any information provided by participating organisations will be strictly confidential and non-binding. This PIN does not constitute a call for competition to procure any services, supplies or works for the Council and the Council is not bound to accept any proposals offered.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:

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GO Reference: GO-2013626-PRO-4907133
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: