Commissioners Quay Masterplanning and Design Team

Commissioners Quay Masterplanning and Design Team

Arch (Corporate Holdings) Limited has been established by Northumberland County Council as an asset backed, arms-length development company to drive capital economic and residential development, physical regeneration and business growth in Northumberland.

UK-Ashington: architectural design services

2012/S 166-275778

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Arch (Development Projects) Limited
Arch Centre for Enterprise, Lintonville Parkway, Northumberland
Contact point(s): Richard Schofield
NE63 9JZ Ashington
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: tenders@arch-group.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.archnorthumberland.co.uk

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
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:
Commissioners Quay Masterplanning and Design Team.
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
NUTS code
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)
Arch (Corporate Holdings) Limited has been established by Northumberland County Council as an asset backed, arms-length development company to drive capital economic and residential development, physical regeneration and business growth in Northumberland. Arch Development Projects Limited (the Contracting Authority) is a wholly owned subsidiary company of Arch (Corporate Holdings) Ltd. and is responsible for the.
Delivery of the group’s development projects.
The Commissioners Quay Site in Blyth, Northumberland, is a brownfield site located on the waterfront at Blyth Harbour and covers approximately 2.1 hectares. Arch’s vision for the site is to create a high quality, mixed use scheme in a comprehensive and co-ordinated manner. In order to deliver this vision, Arch is seeking to appoint a multi-disciplinary professional design team to undertake the design services in respect of the Masterplanning for the site and full design services in accordance with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Work Stages A-L for a phase one and phase two office development and phase three residential development.
Each phase will be subject to instruction by Arch and may not be undertaken in accordance with the numerical order of the phases. A European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project Initiation and Planning (PIP) application for the phase one office development is being submitted in order to be considered by the ERDF Programme Executive Group (PEG) 30 October. Subject to approval of the PEG, Arch’s initial instruction will be for delivery of the Masterplanning for the whole site (i.e. all three phases) and to progress phase one office development to RIBA Work Stage D. Progression of the phase one office development beyond RIBA Work Stage D is subject to securing funding and planning consent. The phase two office development is contingent upon the success of the phase one development and also upon securing funding. The phase three residential accommodation is subject to securing funding and demand analysis for such accommodation.
Design team services will include: Masterplanning; Architect; Civil and Structural Engineer; Mechanical and Electrical Engineer; Landscape Architect; Planning; Cost Consultant; Employers Agent and Construction (Design and Management) Co-ordinator.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71220000, 71000000, 71221000, 71241000, 71242000, 71243000, 71244000, 71245000, 71246000, 71247000, 71248000, 71251000, 71311000, 71312000, 71314100, 71314310, 71322100, 71324000, 71333000, 71334000, 71410000, 71510000, 71521000, 71541000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.8)Lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
£1,500,000.
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: 36 (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:
Further information will be provided within the tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Further information will be provided within the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The Authority reserve the right to require groupings of entities to take a particular form, or to require one party to undertake primary legal liability or to require that each party undertakes joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further information will be provided within the tender documents.
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: Further information will be provided in the prequalification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further information will be provided in the prequalification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further information will be provided in the prequalification questionnaire.
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: 5
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
27.9.2012 – 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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 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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): A European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Project Initiation and Planning (PIP) application for the ‘phase one’ office development is being submitted in order to be considered by the ERDF Programme Executive Group (PEG) 30 October. It is Arch’s intention to submit a full business case for £6 000 000 in January 2013 with an expectation that an offer letter will be issued in July 2013, subject to planning consent. The funding needs to be defrayed by June 2015. In the event that the ERDF application is unsuccessful then other funding will be sought.
VI.3)Additional information
The Authority reserves the right to change without notice the procedure for awarding the contract, to reject all or any bids for the contract, to terminate the process and not to award a contract at any time without any liability on its part. No contract will be created between the Authority and any party until a contract is executed between the Authority and the winning bidder.
Tenders and all supporting documentation for the contract must be in English and must be priced in sterling.
The Authority is not liable for any costs (including any third party costs fees or expenses) incurred by those expressing an interest in, negotiating or tendering for this contract opportunity.
Any agreement entered into will be governed by English law and will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
As noted above an element of the scope is subject to securing funding. As a consequence, the initial instruction will be to deliver the Masterplanning for the site and developing the phase one office development to RIBA Work Stage D. Progression of the phase one office development beyond RIBA Work Stage D is subject to securing funding and planning consent. The phase two office development is contingent upon the success of the phase one development and subject to funding. The phase three residential accommodation is subject to securing funding and demand analysis for such accommodation.
The deadline for the expression of interest is 27.9.2012. All potential bidders wishing to obtain a prequalification questionnaire must submit a request by e-mail only to the contact e-mail address detailed at section I.1. All responses to the prequalification questionnaire must be submitted by 16:00 on the 27.9.2012.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Any appeal under this process should be addressed to the contact in point 1.1.

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

Any appeal under this process should be addressed to the contact in point 1.1.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.8.2012

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