Building Conservation Work Inverness

Building Conservation Work Inverness

The Highland Council wishes to appoint a Principal Contractor who is suitably qualified, competent, experienced and capable of undertaking the project using the highest standards of workmanship so that the Town House is restored to its original splendour.

United Kingdom-Inverness: Masonry work

2014/S 128-227865

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highland Council
Town House
Contact point(s): FM Contract Team; Procurement
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785157
E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

Electronic access to information: www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Highland Council
Town House
Contact point(s): Business Support
For the attention of: Claire Worsfold
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785015
E-mail: pqq.returns@highland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Highland Council
Town House
Contact point(s): Business Support
For the attention of: Claire Worsfold
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785015
E-mail: pqq.returns@highland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Highland Council
Town House
Contact point(s): Business Support
For the attention of: Claire Worsfold
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1463785015
E-mail: pqq.returns@highland.gov.uk
Internet address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

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: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

CGC0420 – Conservation Work Town House, Inverness.

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

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Inverness Town House, Inverness, Scotland.

NUTS code UKM62

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

The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

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

Designed by Matthews and Lawrie and built in 1872-82, Inverness Town House is a building of considerable architectural distinction and is a significant focal point in the centre of Inverness. It is characterised externally by its original sandstone ashlar elevations which are embellished with numerous features such as turrets, string courses, mouldings and ornate details. The stonework is of exemplary quality but it is in poor condition and a major programme of conservation and repair is required. At risk also are the roofs and rainwater dispersal systems, which require overhauling, and the windows, many of which are graced by stained glass.
The Highland Council appointed a team of specialists, led by LDN Architects, to assess and define the extent of external repairs required. In conjunction with Historic Scotland, an options appraisal of potential repairs solutions was undertaken and it was concluded that the long term future of this important building can only be secured by indenting large areas of stonework with a suitable replacement. On particular facades, up to 80% of the stones, many of which are carved, will require replacement. The estimated value of the repairs is in the region of 6.5M GBP, of which 4.5 GBP is stonework, and the project will be part funded by Historic Scotland.
The Highland Council wishes to appoint a Principal Contractor who is suitably qualified, competent, experienced and capable of undertaking the project using the highest standards of workmanship so that the Town House is restored to its original splendour.
The project will be undertaken in phases, commencing with the Castle Wynd façade and moving clockwise around the main High Street façade before tackling the Castle Street façade. Each phase will also contain an element of roof overhaul as well as window repair and replacement by stained glass specialists. The building will continue to be fully occupied by The Highland Council throughout the project and this will include many scheduled civic functions in the main first floor spaces.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=310449.

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available athttp://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45262522

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:

Estimated total value of the project will be approx 6.5 M GBP and will be awarded on price/quality tender submission.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 500 000 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

Starting 1.3.2015. Completion 31.10.2018

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A contractual bond shall be executed by the successful economic operator(s) and their guarentor(s) in favour of the Highland Council.

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

Monthly Interim Payments.

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

Jointly and Severally liable.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: These requirements will be addressed by the PQQ.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: These requirements will be addressed by the PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
These requirements will be addressed by the PQQ.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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

Envisaged minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As determined by evaluation of the project 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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 70

2. Cost. Weighting 30

 

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

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: 5.8.2014

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

11.8.2014 – 12:00

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

25.8.2014

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Contractors will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) for this contract. The purpose of the PQQ is to identify a number of suitably qualified and experienced companies who will be invited to submit a tender. The Highland Council will use the information provided in response to the PQQ to determine which organisations are most suited, in the opinion of the Evaluation Panel, in terms of technical knowledge and experience, and organisational and financial standing to submit a tender. Any person wishing to receive PQQ documents should register their interest through this website.
(SC Ref:310449)
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Under this project the contractor(s) and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social objectives relating to participation in skills development, employment and training programmes in accordance with the Employment and Skills Strategy.
Details of the specific requirements will be provided in the invitation to tender and other added value contributions by the contractor(s) and its supply chain in order to support community programmes promoted by the Highland Council.
Accordingly the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to secondary considerations.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Highland Council
Town House, Highstreet
IV1 1JJ Inverness
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

3.7.2014

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