Construction Consultants Framework

Construction Consultants Framework

First Ark requires professional consultants with extensive experience of the social housing sector, with a commitment to quality, customer service and cost, with a good knowledge of the Homes and Communities Agency Design and Quality Standards.

UK-Prescot: architectural and related services

2012/S 102-170868

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

First Ark Group
Lakeview, Kings Business Park
L34 1PJ Prescot
UNITED KINGDOM

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.firstark.com

Address of the buyer profile: http://cirrus-tenders.co.uk/Home.aspx?Link=[639b2ffa-d0a7-4313-814b-5b5e4e941712]&ClientStyle=1
Electronic access to information: http://cirrus-tenders.co.uk/Home.aspx?Link=[639b2ffa-d0a7-4313-814b-5b5e4e941712]&ClientStyle=1
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://cirrus-tenders.co.uk/Home.aspx?Link=[639b2ffa-d0a7-4313-814b-5b5e4e941712]&ClientStyle=1
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:
Construction Consultants 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: Primarily in Merseyside but work may also be undertaken across the North West.
NUTS code UKD5
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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 30
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
*** THIS TENDER CAN ONLY BE ACCESSED ONLINE AT WWW.CIRRUSTENDERS.CO.UK ***.
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First Ark is the parent company of Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT) and KHT Services Ltd.
KHT is a progressive not for profit, independent Housing Association, based in Knowsley, a vibrant and dynamic urban area of Merseyside, managing over 13 000 high quality homes at affordable rents.
KHT Services Ltd provides housing repair and maintenance, gas servicing and consultancy services to other housing organisations across the North West.
The procurement exercise contemplated by this Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) is being led by First Ark Group for itself and on behalf of the other members of the First Ark Group and references in this document to First Ark/First Ark Group/the Group should be construed accordingly.
First Ark requires professional consultants with extensive experience of the social housing sector, with a commitment to quality, customer service and cost, with a good knowledge of the Homes & Communities Agency Design and Quality Standards.
The total First Ark programme of works for which the consultancy services will be required is approximately 200 homes over the next 4 years. No guarantees are given, nor are implied as to the value of work that will be placed with successful bidders as future projections are estimates only at this stage. First Ark accepts no liability for any inaccuracies in the programme estimates provided.
First Ark Group is seeking bids from consultants in the following disciplines:
Lot 1 – Architects.
Lot 2 – Cost consultants.
Lot 3 – Structural Engineers.
Each of the above disciplines is being tendered as separate lots. BIDDERS CAN BID ON ONE LOT ONLY.
The tender is for a 4 year framework agreement with multiple consultants. The estimated total value of the framework is approximately £xxxxmillion over the 4 years.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71312000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one lot only
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 total First Ark programme of works for which the consultancy services will be required is approximately 200 homes over the next 4 years. No guarantees are given, nor are implied as to the value of work that will be placed with successful bidders as future projections are estimates only at this stage. First Ark accepts no liability for any inaccuracies in the programme estimates provided.
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)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Architects

1)Short description
Architects.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Cost consultants / Employers Agents
1)Short description
Cost Consultants / Employers Agents.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71240000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Structural Engineers
1)Short description
Structural Engineers.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71312000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
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:
Single lead contractor with nominated subcontractors.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who has been convicted of:
(a) conspiracy within the meaning of section 1 or 1A of the Criminal Law Act 1977(a) or article 9 or 9A of the Criminal Attempts and Conspiracy (Northern Ireland) Order 1983(b) where that conspiracy relates to participation in a criminal organisation as defined in Article 2 of Council Framework Decision 2008/841/JHA(c);
(b) corruption within the meaning of section 1(2) of the Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889(d) or section 1 of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906(e), where the offence relates to active corruption;
(c) the offence of bribery, where the offence relates to active corruption;
(ca) bribery within the meaning of section 1 or 6 of the Bribery Act 2010(f);
(d) fraud, where the offence relates to fraud affecting the European Communities’ financial interests as defined by Article 1 of the Convention on the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities(g), within the meaning of—
(i) the offence of cheating the Revenue;
(ii) the offence of conspiracy to defraud;
(iii) fraud or theft within the meaning of the Theft Act 1968(h), the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(i), the Theft Act 1978(j) or the Theft (Northern Ireland) Order 1978(k);
(iv) fraudulent trading within the meaning of section 458 of the Companies Act 1985(a), article 451 of the Companies (Northern Ireland) Order 1986(b) or section 993 of the Companies Act 2006(c);
(v) fraudulent evasion within the meaning of section 170 of the Customs and Excise Management Act 1979(d) or section 72 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994(e);
(vi) an offence in connection with taxation in the European Union within the meaning of section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 1993(f);
(vii) destroying, defacing or concealing of documents or procuring the execution of a valuable security within the meaning of section 20 of the Theft Act 1968(g) or section 19 of the Theft Act (Northern Ireland) 1969(h);
(viii) fraud within the meaning of section 2, 3 or 4 of the Fraud Act 2006(i); or (ix) making, adapting, supplying or offering to supply articles for use in frauds within the meaning of section 7 of the Fraud Act 2006;
(e) money laundering within the meaning of section 340(11) of the Proceeds of Crime
Act 2002(j);
(ea) an offence in connection with the proceeds of criminal conduct within the meaning of section 93A, 93B or 93C of the Criminal Justice Act 1988(k) or article 45, 46 or 47 of the Proceeds of Crime (Northern Ireland) Order 1996(l);
(eb) an offence in connection with the proceeds of drug trafficking within the meaning of section 49, 50 or 51 of the Drug Trafficking Act 1994(m); or.
(f) any other offence within the meaning of Article 45(1) of the Public Sector Directive as defined by the national law of any relevant State.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See Pre Qualification 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: 45
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See PQQ documents.
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
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 29.6.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
29.6.2012 – 12:00
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: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Approximately 4 years.
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
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
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:28.5.2012

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