Design Team Pre-Qualification Questionnaire – Leith

Design Team Pre-Qualification Questionnaire – Leith

Initial feasibility study leading to full design team services to restore and transform Custom House in Leith.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Architectural and related services

2019/S 029-065086

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT)
Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket
United Kingdom
Contact person: Richard Shorter
Telephone: +44 1312201232
NUTS code: UKM75

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Other type: Building Preservation Trust

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: Building Conservation and Development

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Design Team PQQ

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Initial feasibility study leading to full design team services to restore and transform Custom House in Leith.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKM75
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Appointment of design team to carry out an initial feasibility study, leading to full design team services for the restoration and transformation of the category a listed custom House in Leith.

You are invited to submit proposals as lead design team consultant, co-ordinating a team of your choice comprising quantity surveyor, structural engineer, building services engineer, fire engineer and principal designer. Either the design team leader or consultant conservation architect must be an accredited conservation architect as advance level.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Similar project experience / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion – Name: CVs for key team members / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to project and team structure / Weighting: 50
Quality criterion – Name: Organogram showing relationship to the client / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Draft programme / Weighting: 20
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to Conservation architecture / Weighting: 30
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to stakeholder consultation / Weighting: 15
Quality criterion – Name: Approach to energy conservation within an historic building / Weighting: 15
Price – Weighting: 30 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 20 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 6
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Technical suitability and capability of the candidates to complete the project.

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

Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue

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

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 11/03/2019
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 21/03/2019

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


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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

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:

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

The Contracting Authority does not intend to include any community benefit requirements in this contract for the following reason:

Community benefit is already an integral part of the project

(SC Ref:558945)

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Scottish Historic Buildings Trust (SHBT)
Riddle’s Court, 322 Lawnmarket
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1312201232Internet address:
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: