North River Alliance Contractor Framework

North River Alliance Contractor Framework

Maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 10.

UK-London: construction work for houses

2012/S 229-377098

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Islington and Shoreditch Housing Association (acting as lead member of the North River Alliance)
102 Blackstock Road
For the attention of: Cora Marler
N4 2DR London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070619000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northriveralliance.org.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA0441

Further information can be obtained from: Sweett Group
60 Gray’s Inn Road
For the attention of: Cora Marler
WC1X 8AQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070619000
Internet address: http://www.sweettgroup.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Sweett Group Ltd
60 Gray’s Inn Road
For the attention of: Cora Marler
WC1X 8AQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070619000
Internet address: http://www.sweettgroup.com

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Sweett Group Ltd
60 Gray’s Inn Road
For the attention of: Cora Marler
WC1X 8AQ London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2070619000
Internet address: http://www.sweettgroup.com

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:
North River Alliance (NRA) Contractor Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London and South East.
NUTS code UKI
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: 10
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
North River Alliance (NRA) is the name given to the alliance between the following Registered Providers:
— Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association,
— Christian Action (Enfield) Housing Association,
— Gateway Housing Association,
— Spitalfields Housing Association,
— North London Muslim Housing Association,
— Tower Hamlets Community Housing Association,
— Providence Row Housing Association,
— Lien Viet Housing Association,
— Bangla Housing Association,
— West London Mission Housing Association,
— Days & Atkinsons Almshouse Charity.
The members and the roles within the consortium are subject to change. All members present and future are covered by this procurement.
NRA wish to establish a 4 year Framework Agreement for Works Contractors to develop and deliver construction projects consisting of predominately New Build Works. There may be occassional refurbishment works required.
Recognising the need to work with an approved supply chain that can deliver the needs of the NRA as an alliance, the member organisations wish to establish a set of frameworks for contractors that can be used by any organisation under the NRA umbrella. The framework will be split into two lots:
Lot 1 – projects up to 3 500 000 GBP.
Lot 2 – projects in excess of 3 000 000 GBP.
Applications will only be accepted for one lot.
The NRA considers this contract suitable for applicants that are small or medium size enterprises (SMEs). For the avoidance of any doubt, the NRA points out that no weight will be attached to whether or not a contractor is an SME in selecting economic operators to submit tenders or in assessing the most economically advantageous tender.
The NRA was a successful bidder for the HCA’s Affordable Housing Programme and will deliver over 550 units during the 2011/15 programme period. Our continuing qualification as GLA partners for the delivery of this programme has been confirmed. We do not envisage that this will be the whole of our development programme for the next four years and continue to look for additional opportunities including s106 schemes.
No specific level of work will be guaranteed to any winning bidder. The intention is to select the appropriate numbers of organisations to carry out the programme in order to achieve continuous measured improvements in collaboration with NRA members.
Each project will be contracted with the individual RP, not with NRA, although the NRA may organise collective call off contracts etc.
Successful contractors will be required to enter into the NRA’s framework agreement and, for individual projects, standard terms and conditions.
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 postbox closes precisely at the time stated.
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=95224.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.myTenders.org/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=95224.

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 postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45211100, 45211300, 45211000

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: 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:
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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Lot 1 – projects up to 3 500 000 in value

1)Short description
NRA wishes to establish a 4 year framework for works contractors to develop and deliver construction projects consisting of predominately New Build works up to 3 500 000 in value. There may be occasional Refurbishment works required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45211100

3)Quantity or scope
The NRA was a successful bidder for the HCA’s Affordable Housing Programme and will deliver over 550 units during the 2011/15 programme period. Our continuing qualification as GLA partners for the delivery of this programme has been confirmed. We do not envisage that this will be the whole of our development programme for the next four years and continue to look for additional opportunities including s106 schemes.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 3 500 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Lot 2 – projects in excess of 3 000 000 in value
1)Short description
NRA wishes to establish a 4 year framework for works contractors to develop and deliver construction projects consisting of predominately New Build works in excess of 3 000 000 in value. There may be occasional Refurbishment works required.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45211100

3)Quantity or scope
The NRA was a successful bidder for the HCA’s Affordable Housing Programme and will deliver over 550 units during the 2011/15 programme period. Our continuing qualification as GLA partners for the delivery of this programme has been confirmed. We do not envisage that this will be the whole of our development programme for the next four years and continue to look for additional opportunities including s106 schemes.
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:
Performance bond or guarentee may be required. Appropriate levels of insurance will also be required. Further information will be provided within the PQQ and tender documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
All financing conditions and payment arrangements will be set out in the PQQ and 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 legal form is required. If the Candidate is a joint venture or consortium, the Contracting Authority shall require members to accept joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Contractors may be required to participate in the achievement of social / or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment, training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate to social and environmental consideration.
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: Candidates are referred to Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Further information will be provided in the PQQ and tender documentation generally.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates are referred to Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Further information will be provided in the PQQ and tender documentation generally.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Candidates may be subject to an independent financial check. Candidates will be required to meet the minimum risk of business failure and will be required to demonstrate a minimum Turnover. Further information will be provided in the PQQ and tender documentation generally.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates are referred to Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Further information will be provided in the PQQ and tender documentation generally.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Candidates will be required to pass a competency based assessment on the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007 Approved Code of Practice. Details are provided in the PQQ.
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 minimum number 5
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:
SG/101646
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 4.1.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
4.1.2013 – 14:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
18.1.2013
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement process at any stage. The Contracting Authority does not accept any liability for any cost incurred in participating in this procurement process.
(MT Ref:95224).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Candidates are referred to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

The Cabinet Office c/o Efficiency and Reform Group
Rosebury Court, St Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.11.2012

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