Design and Build Contract Londonderry

Design and Build Contract Londonderry

The construction of a new headquarters for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work

2015/S 116-209522

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Finance and Personnel Northern Ireland
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
Contact point(s): Central Procurement Directorate, Contracts and Standards Branch
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816555
E-mail: construct.info@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/cpd

Electronic access to information: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel
Contracts and Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Central Procurement Directorate
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel
Contracts and Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Central Procurement Directorate
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Department of Finance and Personnel
Contracts and Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Central Procurement Directorate
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

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: yes

Department of Finance and Personnel, Properties Division
Northland House, 3-5 Frederick Street
BT1 2NR Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

The construction of a new headquarters for the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on the site of the former Shackleton Barracks in Ballykelly, County Londonderry.

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

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Lands at the former Shackleton Barracks in Ballykelly, County Londonderry.

NUTS code UKN04

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)

The site for the new facility is in the south east corner of the upper camp of Shackleton Barracks, a former military base in Ballykelly closed in 2008 by the Ministry of Defence.
The new facility will initially be required to accommodate 400 workstations. The facility will be located on the site so as to permit a future extension large enough to accommodate an additional 200 workstations. All associated services and facilities will also be designed to permit future expansion to cope with such an increase in workstations. This competition is for the design and construction of the initial 400 workstation building and there is no commitment implied or otherwise to the proposed future extension.
The Contracting Authority will enter into a contract with the successful Economic Operator for the development of the design and the construction of a 400 workstation facility with the option to appoint the same Economic Operator to develop the design and construction of an extension to this facility to accommodate a further 200 workstations. The appointment of the Economic Operator for any and all sections will be subject to planning and funding approval.
The new facility will be designed to achieve BREEAM ‘excellent’ rating in sustainable building design, construction and operation. The accommodation will be Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) compliant and fit for purpose to meet the future needs of DARD.
The new facility will be designed to modern high specification office standards to meet DARD accommodation requirements and have the flexibility to accommodate a changing work environment. The construction of a new building would also present increased opportunities to engage with sustainable technologies and design initiatives at all stages of the procurement delivery and future occupancy programme.
The facility will incorporate the recommendations of the current Northern Ireland Civil Service Government Office Specification, June 2006 The proposed site will be accessed through the provision of a new road and junction with the A2, Ballykelly Road and internal access roads. The new road and junction shall be designed in accordance with the Design Manual for Roads and Bridges and Transport NI’s adoption standards. Car parking shall be adequate to the proposed development occupancy and expected visitors.
The anticipated contract period is 82 weeks (including pre-construction activities). BIM (Level 2) to PAS 1192 will be used to deliver the project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45210000, 45213150, 45200000, 45220000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

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:

See section II.1.5.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 11 700 000 and 15 000 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The Contracting Authority will enter into a contract with the successful Economic Operator for the development of the design and the construction of a 400 workstation facility with the option to appoint the same Economic Operator to develop the design and construction of an extension to this facility to accommodate a further 200 workstations. The appointment of the Economic Operator for any and all sections will be subject to planning and funding approval.

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: 20 (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:

A Performance Bond and/or Parent Company Guarantee may be required.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As directed in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
Project Bank Accounts.
The economic operator should note that the contract conditions will include a requirement to utilise a Project Bank Account (PBA). The economic operator will be required to execute a trust deed for the operation of the PBA.
The PBA will be provided by either the Employer or the economic operator and is to be used to make payments by the Employer to the economic operator and to first tier sub-contractors.
The economic operator will be required to make payments to all subcontractors named in the PQQ through the PBA.
Further details of the PBA operation will be included in the invitation to tender documents.

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

No specific legal form is required but if a contract is awarded to a consortium the Contracting Authority will require the consortium members to be jointly and severally liable in respect of all obligations and liabilities relating to the contract before entering into the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The economic operators’ performance on this contract will be regularly monitored.
If an economic operator fails to reach satisfactory levels of performance the economic operator may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance.
The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the economic operator being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Contracting Authorities on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate. A list of these bodies can be viewed at:

http://www.dfpni.gov.uk/index/procurement-2/cpd/cpd-policy-and-legislation/ni-pppolicy/cpd-list-of-bodies-public-procurement-policy-applies.htm

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: Conditions for participation in this procurement are set out in the pre-qualification documents. Economic operators interested in the provision of the Works will be required to complete a pre qualification questionnaire which is available from the electronic portal listed in Annex A.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the pre qualification documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As specified in the pre qualification documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the pre qualification documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As specified in the pre qualification documentation.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As specified in the pre qualification documentation.
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:

project_21080 (524844AA)

IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

21.7.2015 – 15:00
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 of 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: no

VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register — Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘I agree’ — Enter your correct business and user details — Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete — You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender — Login to the portal with the username/password — Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) — Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. — Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. — This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) — You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender — Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) — You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification — Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT — There may be a mixture of online and offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

The Authority expressly reserves the rights:
(I). not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage;
(II). to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(III). to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the [services] covered by this notice; and;
(IV). to award contract(s) in stages.
And in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at risk of the company participating in this procurement process.
This project will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals:
This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering ,loss ,or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with regulation 47A or 47B to start proceedings in the High Court.
A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.(A court may extend the time limit to 3 months ,where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

12.6.2015

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