Chester Farm Construction Phase

Chester Farm Construction Phase

Chester Farm, the site and its buildings, comprises a nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage asset.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Historical monument or memorial construction work

2015/S 220-400301

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

LGSS Procurement on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Council/procurement/Pages/default.aspx

Electronic access to information: https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/procontract/NBC/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/procontract/NBC/supplier.nsf/frm_home?ReadForm

Further information can be obtained from: LGSS Procurement on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/procontract/NBC/supplier.nsf/frm_home?
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: LGSS Procurement on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/procontract/NBC/supplier.nsf/frm_home?
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: LGSS Procurement on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council
John Dryden House, 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): https://www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk/procontract/NBC/supplier.nsf/frm_home?
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@northamptonshire.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:

Chester Farm Construction Phase.

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

Works
Execution

NUTS code UKF2

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)

Chester Farm, the site and its buildings, comprises a nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage asset. The richness and complexity of the site is reflected in its designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with some of the farm buildings and garden walls being Grade II and II* Listed. It comprises 34 hectares, lying in the Nene Valley and adjacent to the town of Wellingborough. The site is also located in an area of considerable wildlife and ecological interest within the recently created Nature Improvement Area and adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). The County Council is committed to making the site somewhere that people want to come: a place that through education, learning and enjoyment adds value to their lives and helps them to appreciate Northamptonshire’s outstanding heritage.
Key elements of the heritage at Chester Farm:
— Evidence of settlement from at least Mesolithic times to date;
— Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems below the ground;

— Roman settlement, including a Roman walled town dating from the 2nd century with extensive suburbs, a network of Roman roads, a number of cemeteries and a causeway across the adjoining flood plain;

— Medieval village of Chester by the Water including some evidence of its main street together with associated mill, open fields and meadows;

— Complex of farm buildings dating from the 17th century including the main Chester House (Grade II*Listed) and barns (Grade II) with the remains of formal gardens, an orchard and parkland;

— Evidence of ironstone quarrying from the site in late 19th and early 20th century, including the remains of the lines of a tramway across the site;

— Countywide collections of archaeological artefacts (to be brought to the site from their current locations and safely housed and made accessible there).
The Requirement — Capital Works:
It is envisaged that the capital works will consist of the following (in summary):
— Conservation and reinstatement of the main farm house — Chester House — with rooms converted for use as café and meeting space, together with a 2 bedroom dwelling;

— Conservation and conversion of the 17th century threshing barn for use as a conference, education and training venue, with associated buildings used to provide reception and catering facilities;

— Development of a number of historic barns and former workers’ cottages into interpretation and information points;
— Development of historic farm buildings as education/learning space on 2 levels;
— Construction of a new building to house the countywide archaeological archive resource centre;
— Development of 2 large modern barns and one smaller barn into office/retail space;
— Landscaping and car parking provision.
The Successful Contractor is expected to be on-site in June 2016, with works completed by the end of March 2018.
It is difficult to predict the exact value of this contract, but it is anticipated to be be circa 85 000 000 GBP.
The contract that shall be used is the JCT standard building contract 2011 edition (with/without quantities to be advised) with NCC standard amendments.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45212314, 45220000, 45310000, 45400000, 45212312, 45212313, 45212320, 45212350

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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 value excluding VAT: 8 300 000 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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Parent Company Guarantee and/or Performance Bond and/or other form of security may be required where appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

No special legal form is required, but in the case of group bidders the Contracting Authority requires that a prime contracting entity assumes primary liability.

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: As per the PQQ Documents.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As per the PQQ Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per the PQQ Documents.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As per the PQQ Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per the PQQ Documents.
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: no

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: no

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 number of operators: 0
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As per the PQQ Documents.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

9QQF-N74PB2
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: 14.12.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

14.12.2015 – 12:00

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

8.2.2016

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

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 11.12.2015 – 14:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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 intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the Contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from (refer to address in Part I.1) If an appeal regarding the award of Contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (Chapter 6) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules, to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a Contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the Contract has been entered into the Court may order the ineffectiveness of a Contract where serious breach have occurred in addition to any fine, the Court may instead provide for alternative penalties, either contract shortening, fines or both.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

10.11.2015

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