Architects Framework Bedford

Architects Framework Bedford

Architects framework for the following services: Extra care/supported housing (new build); Redevelopment of existing assets; Redevelopment of garage sites; New social housing/private development.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2014/S 214-379242

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

bpha Limited
Head Office, Bedford Heights, Manton Lane
For the attention of: Sarah Baxter
MK41 7BJ Bedford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1707339800
E-mail: bpha@echelonconsultancy.co.uk
Fax: +44 1707339801

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.bpha.org.uk

Electronic access to information: http://www.echelonconsultancy.co.uk/eDocs

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)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

bpha Limited Architects Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Bedfordshire.

NUTS code UKH2

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 3

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 840 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Architects framework for the following services:
— Extra care/supported housing (new build);
— Redevelopment of existing assets;
— Redevelopment of garage sites;
— New social housing/private development.
Detailed service requirements include:
— Feasibility studies/options appraisals;
— Design to RIBA Plan of Work Stage D/E;
— Computer generated images (CGI’s);
— Assessments under Code for Sustainable Homes;
— Housing Quality Indicator Assessments (HQI’s);
— Building for life assessment.
More details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71220000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The estimated value of construction works that will be included within this framework is projected to be in the order of 8 400 000 GBP to 10 000 000 GBP per annum with projected architectural fees of 210 000 GBP to 250 000 GBP per annum.
This budget is indicative only and there is no guarantee of the volume of work.
Total 4-year value of architectural fees: 840 000 GBP to 1 000 000 GBP.
This budget is indicative only and there is no guarantee of the volume of work.
All rates pa Excluding VAT.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 840 000 and 1 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Details of any deposits, guarantees or bonds required by the contracting authority will be set out in the Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of any financial conditions and payment arrangements required by the contracting authority will be set out in the Pre-Qualifying Questionnaire.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Consortium bids must state on their face that the bidding members are a consortium. The contracting authority reserves the right to require a lead contractor to undertake primary contractual liability or to require that one or more parties are jointly and severally liable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under the contracts, the contractor and any supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly, the contract performance conditions will relate in particular to social and/or environmental regeneration conditions.
III.2)Conditions for participation

III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address given in Section I.1 and must be returned to Electronic Submission URL by the date stipulated at Section IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address given in Section I.1 and must be returned to Electronic Submission URL by the date stipulated at Section IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire consistent with Directive 2004/18/EC. The questionnaire is available from the address given in Section I.1 and must be returned to Electronic Submission URL by the date stipulated at Section IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Applicants must hold membership of a relevant professional body (such as the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)).

III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria

IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information

IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

bpha/513

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 8.12.2014 – 17:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.12.2014 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.1.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about European Union funds

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

VI.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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The contracting authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the contracts or framework agreement at any stage of the procurement process. The contracting authority also reserves the right not to award any contract or framework agreement or to award a contract or framework agreement for part or parts of the works only. Further, award of a contract or appointment to the framework agreement is not a guarantee of any fixed amount of work.
The contracting authority will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by Applicants in preparing their PQQ or tender submissions.
The form of contract that will be used for individual appointments will be based upon the RIBA standard form of appointment.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will observe a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period running from the day after communication to tenderers of the authority’s intended award decision. This is to allow unsuccessful tenderers to obtain further information before the contract is entered into. There is no right of appeal to the contracting authority and instead the UK Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for an aggrieved party to apply to the High Court of England and Wales concerning any alleged breach of the 2006 Regulations. Any such action must be brought within 30 days of knowledge of the alleged breach unless an extension is granted by the courts. Full information regarding appeals can be obtained from the body responsible for the appeal procedure detailed in VI.4.1.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

4.11.2014

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