Contract News – ESPO Grounds Maintenance Machinery

Published on: 15/07/2022
Procuring Authority: ESPO
Contract value: £50m
Description: The ESPO national framework intends to provide a solution for the supply of grounds maintenance machinery. The Framework will be awarded by lot on a national basis. The tender will be broken down into the following lots: • Lot 1 – Mowers (domestic / professional) and associated equipment • Lot 2 – Mowers (ride on) and associated equipment • Lot 3 – Mowers (trailed) and associated equipment • Lot 4 – Hedge cutters; chainsaws, blowers, vacuums and strimmer’s • Lot 5 – Spreaders, sprayers and water pumps • Lot 6 – Tractors • Lot 7 – Trailers • Lot 8 – Quad Bikes and Utility Vehicles • Lot 9 – Wood Chippers and Shredders • Lot 10 – Rollers • Lot 11 – Miscellaneous Machinery The framework agreement has the option to extend for up to a further 24 months. The total estimated value stated includes the option period. The minimum financial requirement for the purposes of the current tender exercise is a score of 20 out of 100. This contract will contain a contract monitoring clause which will require suppliers to ensure that their organisation operates within the rating of 20 or more as shall be determined by use of a credit rating agency. To tender: (a) Go to https://www.eastmidstenders.org/; (b) Register (if not already registered on ProContract); (c) Search for tender opportunity ‘274_22’ (via “View Opportunities” from the ‘EastMidsTenders’ Portal); (d) Express an interest; (e) Download the tender from the website (documents can be found in the first question of the Online Questionnaire, but to see these you will first need to click on “Start my response” followed by “Edit” next to the Question set, and “Answer question” next to the first question).

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