HCA Property Professional Services Framework

HCA Property Professional Services Framework

To provide the full range of property advisory services, land and property agency services.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Real estate services

2018/S 005-007230

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Homes and Communities Agency
Woodlands, Manton Lane
MK41 7LW
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Claire Barclay
Telephone: +44 3001234500
E-mail: hcaproperty@hca.gsi.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

I.2)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: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login/

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


HCA Property Professional Services Framework

Reference number: DN315847

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking to appoint a national framework agreement of property professional and technical service providers to provide the full range of property advisory services, land and property agency services including acquisition and disposal services, estate management services, investment, appraisal, development monitoring and financial services, valuation services, lead and project management services, development structures and partnering and general professional advice and support.

The framework is for 4 years and it envisaged that there will be 20 suppliers. Individual project appointments from the framework will either be via direct award or further competition.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 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: UK

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Property Professional Services Framework will use by the HCA and also be made available to other public bodies as part of HCA’s enabling role which includes:

— Central Government Departments and their Arm’s Length Bodies and Agencies,

— Non-Departmental Public Bodies,

— NHS bodies,

— Local Authorities,

— Registered Providers,

— Health,

— Police,

— Fire and Rescue,

— Education,

— Charities, and,

— Devolved Administrations.

Refer to the Memorandum of Information (MoI) for further details.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 150 000 000.00 GBP

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

Duration in months: 48
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: 25
Maximum number: 30

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

Refer to Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and Memorandum of Information (MoI).

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

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

Refer to Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and Memorandum of Information (MoI).

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Refer to Selection Questionnaire (SQ) and Memorandum of Information (MoI).

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 20
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: 05/02/2018
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

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
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:


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:

— the opportunity can be accessed via the HCA e-Tendering system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the HCA e-Tendering system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the HCA eTendering system at:

— — https://procontract.due-north.com/Login.

— all discussions, meetings, and communications will be conducted in English.

— the contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP.

— this procurement and award are subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. — bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidder’s commercial interests.

— candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.

— the HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA.

— please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/anti-bribery-and-corruption-policy for further information.

— all dates in this notice are indicative and may be amended.

The NUTS code included in this notice is “UK”. However, the services will only be procured in England.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Homes and Communities Agency
St. Georges House
NE11 0NA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Precise information on deadlines for lodging appeals:

— the contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.

— this period allows unsuccessful tenderers to consider the decision and highlight any errors in the award process. Such appeals should be addressed to the contact in I.1.

— if an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) and any amendments thereon provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

— any such action must be brought promptly and the intention to take action brought to the attention of the contracting authority to enable suspension of award proceedings.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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