Contract Notice for Construction of Vaulted Graves and Mausoleum Chambers
Enfield Council invites tenders for the provision and installation of vaulted graves and mausoleum chambers and associated interment services at various Council cemeteries.
- London Borough of Enfield
- Construction of Vaulted Graves and Mausoleum Chambers and Associated Services
- Enfield Council invites tenders for the provision and installation of vaulted graves and mausoleum chambers and associated interment services at various Council cemeteries. To date, the Council has built and sold a number of vaulted graves and mausoleum chambers at Edmonton cemetery as a pilot project and now seeks to extend provision at this site and at up to 3 other locations in Enfield Borough (Lavender Hill, Southgate and Hertford Road). In order to meet this requirement, the Council is seeking to due to establish a 4 year Framework Agreement and appoint a single supplier and is inviting tenders using an open procedure.
Owing to the uncertainties regarding future level of demand for vaulted graves and mausoleum chambers, the Framework Agreement does not guarantee any volume or value of work to the successful bidder. Once the framework is established, the Council will confirm its exact requirements through one or more Call-Off Contracts, each of which will specify exact numbers and locations of vaulted graves and mausoleum chambers to be provided and installed, and which shall include a requirement for interments during each Call-Off Contract Term of 10 years. The Framework Agreement is valued at an estimated £0 – £600,000 over 4 years, including the estimated value of interments. It is anticipated that the Framework Agreement will commence on14 May 2015.
The estimated value of the Framework Agreement is based on sales to date and market research carried out by the Council which suggest a requirement for a development of 24 double depth vaulted graves and 18 above ground mausoleum vaults to be built at each of the 4 sites, one development for each year of the Framework Agreement. The Council requires the developments to be of high quality in terms of both construction and appearance in order to meet minimum warranty and design life criteria, to be appropriate to their setting and to promote sales. However, all estimated quantities are subject to future sales and demand.
Bidders will also need to take into account the problems of ground excavation and reinstatement around these schemes without interfering with the operation of the cemeteries, which shall remain open to the public at all times and at which funerals shall continue to take place through the duration of the Framework Agreement. The Council has commissioned a specialist survey of ground, soil and drainage conditions at each of the four sites and the full reports are provided as part of the tender documents. Bidders are expected to take thi information into account when preparing their submissions.
The tender process to establish the Framework Agreement will be carried out as an open procedure. All valid tenders received by the closing date of 19 January 2015 will be subjected to an assessment to ensure that the bidder meets the Council’s minimum standards. These comprise an assessment to establish that there are no mandatory or discretionary grounds for rejection; risk assessments in respect of current or past legal action, declarations of interest and contractual matters; anti-fraud and corruption measures; and an assessment of financial standing Bidders which pass the minimum standards will have their tenders evaluated by an evaluation panel and the contract will be awarded to the most economically advantageous tender on the basis of cost (40%) and quality (60%). Full details of the evaluation process and award criteria are provided in the Invitation to Tender.
- Ms Kim Sharpe
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- 4th Floor, Civic Centre
- 21/11/2014 17:25
- 19/01/2015 12:00
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