Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services Framework

Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services Framework

It is the intention of the Council’s Professional Design Services department to set up a multi supplier Framework Agreement.

United Kingdom-Ayr: Construction consultancy services

2017/S 168-345685

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

South Ayrshire Council
County Buildings, Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1DR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001230900
E-mail: procurement@south-ayrshire.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM94

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.publictendersscotland.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/web/login.html

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: consultancy

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

CE-22-17 Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services – Framework Agreement.

Reference number: CE-22-17

II.1.2)Main CPV code

71530000

II.1.3)Type of contract

Services

II.1.4)Short description:

It is the intention of the Council’s Professional Design Services department to set up a multi supplier Framework Agreement with up to 4 successful Service Providers who can provide Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services on a variety of Capital Programme construction works projects.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

71530000
71311000
71312000

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM94

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

It is the intention of the Council’s Professional Design Services department to set up a multi supplier Framework Agreement with up to 4 successful Service Providers who can provide Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy Services on a variety of Capital Programme construction works projects.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Quality / Weighting: 40
Price – Weighting: 60
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Possible renewal +1 +1.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

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

List and brief description of conditions:

It is a requirement of this Framework that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded Framework, indicated below:

Tenderers must be registered with relevant regulatory and professional organisations or schemes: SER, ICE, ACE, (or equivalent).

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

It is a requirement of this Framework that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded Framework, indicated below:

Insurances:

Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim without limit to the number of claims. Tenderers may be required to provide their current Employers Liability Insurance certificate which should include name of the insurers, policy numbers, expiry date and limits for any one incident and annual aggregate caps and the excesses under the policies.

Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim without limit to the number of claims. Tenderers may be required to provide a copy of their current Public Liability Insurance certificate.

Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP in respect of each claim without limit to the number of claims. Tenderers may be required to provide a copy of their current Professional Indemnity Insurance certificate.

Motor Vehicle Insurance = Minimum Third Party Motor Vehicle Liability in respect of any motor vehicle or plated plant used.

Documentation requested for the above insurances should include name of insurers, policy numbers, expiry date and limits of any 1 incident and annual aggregate caps and the excesses under the policies.

Financial Standing:

The Council will access a Credit safe report for a Tenderers organisation and use the information contained within to assist with the assessment of the Bidder’s economic and financial standing.

In the event that this analysis is unavailable or unsatisfactory the Council will request the following information below:

A copy of the organisation’s audited accounts or equivalent for the most recent 2 years, along with details of any significant changes since the last year end.

Or

A statement of the organisation’s turnover; profit and cash flow for the most recent full year of trading or where a full year trading has not been completed the same information for the period applicable. NOTE if this information is not available in an audited format Tenderers may be required to provide an end of period balance sheet or make the response specified below.

Or

If Tenderers are unable to provide the information requested above, they may be required to provide additional information and documentation that will give the Authority the assurance that they are capable of carrying out any subsequent awarded contract. For example, a statement of their organisation’s cash flow forecast for the current year and a letter from the organisation’s bank outlining the current cash and credit position or other alternative means of demonstrating financial standing.

Once the Council has received and considered such financial information as is made available in line with the requirements above, the Council shall have discretion to ask Tenderers to provide either a parent company guarantee and/or a guarantee from an agreed financial institution as it considers appropriate (acting reasonably).

In the event that additional measures are requested, the Council shall, in its sole discretion, determine the terms of those measures that it deems as acceptable. If Tenderers cannot provide measures to the satisfaction of the Council then their submission may be rejected.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Tenderer’s will be required to provide evidence of having the necessary capacity and capability to deliver the requirements if appointed to the C&S Engineering Consultancy Services Framework Agreement. The below requirements will be requested at the ‘Request For Documentation’ Stage:

Two (2) examples of the provision of similar goods/services/works may be requested and must be from within the last 3 years for goods and services and within the last 5 years of work contracts.

If Tenderers are unable to provide two (2) examples the tenderer may be required to explain why examples cannot be provided.

Tenderers may also be required to provide:

Technical Skills

A statement of the relevant professional and technical skills available within your organisation; or where applicable, consortium members and/or named sub-contractors in relation to this procurement exercise.

Guidance

The buyer will use the information you provide to evaluate whether your organisation; consortium members and/or named sub-contractors have the relevant professional and technical skills required for this procurement exercise.

Technical Confirmation

If available, copies of completion certificates or customers’ written declaration which validates the examples you have provided.

Guidance

If you cannot provide certificates or customer declarations the Authority may choose to contact customers cited directly in order to validate the experience examples you have provided without any further reference to you.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Bidders must be able to provide both Civil and Structural Engineering Consultancy services. A bid for either individual Civil Engineering Consultancy services or individual Structural Engineering Consultancy services will not be accepted.

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Due to the character restrictions of certain PCS notice fields, the full Contract Notice can be viewed in MS Word format within the attachments area of the PCS-Tender ITT.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.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
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

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

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

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

Date: 05/10/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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

English

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

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 05/10/2017
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

Next Notice will be published in January 2021.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Due to the character restrictions of certain PCS notice fields, the full Contract Notice can be viewed in MS Word format within the attachments area of the PCS-Tender ITT.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 8863. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343

(SC Ref: 510140).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

South Ayrshire Council
County Buildings, Wellington Square
Ayr
KA7 1DR
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3001230900Internet address:http://www.south-ayrshire.gov.uk/procurement/
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

31/08/2017

 

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