Fusion21 Grounds Maintenance Framework-Contract Notice

  • Fusion21 Members Consortium

F02: Contract notice

Notice reference: 2022/S 000-006749

Published 11 March 2022, 4:15pm

Section one: Contracting authority

one.1) Name and addresses

Fusion21 Members Consortium

Unit 2 Puma Court, Kings Business Park


L34 1PJ


Beverley Willis




+44 8453082321


United Kingdom

NUTS code

UK - United Kingdom

Internet address(es)

Main address


Buyer's address


one.2) Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

one.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at


Additional information can be obtained from the above-mentioned address

Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via


Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the above-mentioned address

one.4) Type of the contracting authority

Other type

A consortium of organisations governed by public law

one.5) Main activity

General public services

Section two: Object

two.1) Scope of the procurement

two.1.1) Title

Fusion21 Grounds Maintenance Framework-Contract Notice

two.1.2) Main CPV code

  • 77314000 - Grounds maintenance services

two.1.3) Type of contract


two.1.4) Short description

Fusion21 is developing a Framework for the provision of Grounds Maintenance services for use by current and prospective Members. This is a single Lot framework with a broad scope of grounds maintenance services, bidders are not expected to be able to provide the full scope of services.

This procurement exercise is inviting tenders from all interested companies who meet the criteria set out in the tender documentation. Full detail and requirements of accreditation criteria are set out in the Qualification Questionnaire.

two.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: £85,000,000

two.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: No

two.2) Description

two.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

  • 77314000 - Grounds maintenance services
  • 45112700 - Landscaping work
  • 45112720 - Landscaping work for sports grounds and recreational areas
  • 77300000 - Horticultural services
  • 77310000 - Planting and maintenance services of green areas
  • 77313000 - Parks maintenance services
  • 45112711 - Landscaping work for parks
  • 45112723 - Landscaping work for playgrounds
  • 77320000 - Sports fields maintenance services
  • 45212220 - Multi-purpose sports facilities construction work
  • 45212210 - Single-purpose sports facilities construction work
  • 45212213 - Sport markings works
  • 45236119 - Repair work on sports fields
  • 77312000 - Weed-clearance services
  • 77330000 - Floral-display services
  • 77314100 - Grassing services
  • 39293300 - Artificial grass
  • 37535200 - Playground equipment
  • 50870000 - Repair and maintenance services of playground equipment
  • 43325000 - Park and playground equipment
  • 90511300 - Litter collection services
  • 77120000 - Composting services
  • 77211300 - Tree-clearing services
  • 77211400 - Tree-cutting services
  • 77211500 - Tree-maintenance services
  • 77340000 - Tree pruning and hedge trimming
  • 45342000 - Erection of fencing
  • 34928400 - Urban furniture
  • 45233293 - Installation of street furniture
  • 34928500 - Street-lighting equipment
  • 34928000 - Road furniture
  • 44113900 - Road-maintenance materials
  • 45111240 - Ground-drainage work
  • 14410000 - Rock salt
  • 44113910 - Winter-maintenance materials
  • 43325100 - Grounds-maintenance equipment
  • 37412000 - Water-sports equipment
  • 37535290 - Wall and rope climbing equipment
  • 37415000 - Athletics equipment
  • 37416000 - Leisure equipment
  • 37420000 - Gymnasium equipment
  • 37440000 - Fitness equipments
  • 37450000 - Field and court sports equipment
  • 38221000 - Geographic information systems (GIS or equivalent)

two.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS codes
  • UK - United Kingdom
Main site or place of performance


two.2.4) Description of the procurement

Fusion21 is looking to renew their current Grounds Maintenance Framework which expires on in June 2022 and launch a new Grounds Maintenance Framework. The scope for this framework includes the following, bidders are not expected to be able to deliver everything listed in this scope of services:

•Hedge cutting & maintenance

•Grass cutting & mowing / Lawn care

•Removal of trees, shrubs or hedges

•Leaf blowing & clearing

•Shrub/perennial/plant bed maintenance;

•Weed control;

•Litter picking;

•Street cleaning

•Gritting and snow clearance / winter maintenance

•Arboriculture work;

•Invasive weeds removal;

•Water feature maintenance;



•Public furniture maintenance (fittings / fixing – benches / bins / signs)

•Car park and line marking

•Maintenance of Playground / Outdoor Equipment

•Installation of Playground / Outdoor Equipment

•Maintenance of synthetic / non-synthetic Sports pitches including Multi Use Game Areas

•Installation of synthetic / non-synthetic Sports pitches including Multi Use Game Areas

•Geographical Information Systems

two.2.5) Award criteria

Quality criterion - Name: Quality weighting / Weighting: 60

Cost criterion - Name: Price weighting / Weighting: 40

two.2.6) Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: £85,000,000

two.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months


This contract is subject to renewal


two.2.10) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: No

two.2.11) Information about options

Options: No

two.2.13) Information about European Union Funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No

two.2.14) Additional information

To respond to this opportunity for Lot 1 you must complete two separate Questionnaires at

the links below:

1.Complete the SQ which can be accessed here:


2.Complete the tender box (quality and price) for Lot 1 which can be accessed here:


Section three. Legal, economic, financial and technical information

three.1) Conditions for participation

three.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions

Please refer to the procurement documents for the list of mandatory accreditations.

three.1.2) Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.1.3) Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

three.2) Conditions related to the contract

three.2.2) Contract performance conditions

Framework suppliers will be required to deliver social value outcomes through the delivery of call-off contracts in accordance with Clause 24 of the Framework Agreement.

Section four. Procedure

four.1) Description

four.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

four.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators

four.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: Yes

four.2) Administrative information

four.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number: 2022/S 000-000233

four.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate


22 April 2022

Local time


four.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted


four.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

four.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders


22 April 2022

Local time



Fusion21 Ltd, Unit 2 Puma Court, Kings Business Park, Prescot, Merseyside L34 1PJ

Information about authorised persons and opening procedure

To be opened electronically using the Delta eSourcing software by Fusion21's Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Manager.

Section six. Complementary information

six.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: Yes

Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Approximately 12 months before the end of the Framework term.

six.3) Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.

Where the contract notice states a maximum of 15 operators to be appointed to the

framework, this means up to 15 within each lot and geographical region. Fusion21 reserves

the right to vary this number and bidders accept this on submission of their bid.

The permissible users able to access this framework can be clearly identified via the

following link: https://www.fusion21.co.uk/frameworks/frameworks-permissible-users/

For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:


To respond to this opportunity, please click here:


GO Reference: GO-2022311-PRO-19771410

six.4) Procedures for review

six.4.1) Review body

Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand




United Kingdom

six.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures




United Kingdom

six.4.4) Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Cabinet Office

70 Whitehall




United Kingdom