Office Construction Work Merseyside

Office Construction Work Merseyside

Construction of 4 472 sq m of Grade A office accomodation within Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone to be known.

United Kingdom-Heswall: Construction work

2014/S 096-167074

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Longmeadow Estates Limited
Barnston House, Beacon Lane, Wirral
Contact point(s): AECOM
For the attention of: Chris Tildsley
CH60 0EE Heswall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1513318900
E-mail: towerwharf.europe@aecom.com

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: Private company which is not a contracting authority but which is in receipt of ERDF (North West Operational

I.3)Main activity

Other: Development/Construction

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:

Construction of 4 472 sq m of Grade A office accomodation within Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone to be known.

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

Works
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone Wirral.

NUTS code UKD54

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)

Please note: this procurement process is not a regulated procurement under the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. The project is receiving ERDF (North West Operational Programme 2007-2013) funding. In light of this funding and in order to secure value for money Longmeadow Estates Limited (LEL) intends to follow a structured procurement process which mirrors the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 to a certain extent to identify a contractor to carry out the project.
This procurement process relates to LEL’s planned design and construction of a new B1 office building to be known as Tower Wharf comprising 4 472 sq m of Grade A office accommodation within the Wirral Waters Enterprise Zone. The site for the construction will be acquired by LEL and the works will be funded through ERDF grant, LEL’s own resources and bank lending.
LEL is a private company instrumental in delivering commercial developments in the Wirral and surrounding areas since 2000.
The project will reclaim 1.05 ha of brown field land and deliver 4 459 sq m of Grade A office accommodation constructed to Breeam Excellent standard which will be DDA compliant. The work will commence as soon as possible after the selection of the main contractor and practical completion is anticipated in November 2015.
The project will be procured by way of an amended JCT Design and Build Contract DB 2011.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 8 500 000 GBP

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

Duration in months: 14 (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:

LEL reserves the right to request deposits, guarantees, parent guarantees, performance bonds or other forms of security.

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

LEL requirements will be detailed in the form of contract which will be provided to all bidders invited to tender.

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

No specific requirement but LEL reserves the right to either require all operators in a consortium to be jointly and severally liable or to require a consortium to take a particular form or require a single prime contractor to take primary liability.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: LEL is electing to apply the conditions in Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. LEL has also set out such information within is Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) a copy of which can be obtained from the contact point at section 1.1.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A detailed PQQ will be available to all candidates who register an interest in this opportunity but all candidates registering should review the minimum standards set out in this contract notice and ensure that they are able to satisfy these before registering and requesting a PQQ. LEL is electing to apply the conditions contained in Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. As such the following requirements will be included in the PQQ and shall be assessed by LEL:
(a) all candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory reference from their bank
(b) all candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional indemnity insurance, public liability insurance and employers liability insurance for the specified levels of indemnity from a reputable insurer
(c) all candidates will be required to provide a statement covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate
(d) all candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business
(e) all candidates will be required to provide evidence of their claims history for all required insurance policies
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they can satisfy the minimum standards set out in this contract notice. Candidates that cannot satisfy the following minimum standards will not be invited to tender
(a) a turnover of at least 25 000 000 GDP
(b) an annual profit before tax of at least 1 250 000 GDP for each of the last three financial years
(c) have professional indemnity insurance cover of at least 10 000 000 GDP for each and every claim
(d) have employers liability insurance cover of at least 10 000 000 GDP
(e) have public liability insurance cover of at least 10 000 000 GDP
(f) be able to offer if required an acceptable parent company guarantee, other guarantee or performance bond issued by a recognisable and acceptable institution
(f) be able to offer warranties in an acceptable form to any purchaser, fund or tenant of the completed project with a warranty period of 12 years post practical completion
It is recommended that all candidates interested in applying to be selected to tender review the requirements listed above and satisfy themselves that the minimum thresholds can be met before applying to be selected to tender

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A detailed PQQ will be available to all candidates registering an interest in this opportunity/project. LEL is electing to apply conditions contained in Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Candidates must be able to demonstrate that they can satisfy the minimum standards set out in this contract notice and as more fully described in the PQQ.
Candidates which cannot satisfy the following minimum standards will not be invited to tender:
(a) the delivery of 3 design and build projects of a scope and scale similar to the current opportunity/project within the last 5 years
It is recommended that all candidates interested in applying to be selected to tender review the requirements listed above and confirm that the minimum thresholds can be met before applying to be selected to tender
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: 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:

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

no

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Payable documents: no

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

12.6.2014
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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): European Regional Development Fund (North-West Operational Programme 2007-2013).

VI.3)Additional information

LEL reserves the right not to award any or part of this contract.
All dates values and time periods specified in this notice are provisional only and LEL reserves the right to change these LEL shall not be responsible for any costs charges or expenses incurred by candidates or bidders and accepts no liability for any costs charges or expenses irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed
The PQQ is the only method by which LEL will accept requests to participate. The PQQ can be obtained from the contact point in section 1.1
In respect of section II.1.9 please note that variant bids may be accepted by LEL provided that their form and nature are approved by LEL in advance
For the avoidance of doubt LEL is not a contracting authority for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006. This notice is published on a voluntary basis to ensure effective competition, in light of the use by LEL of ERDF (North West Operational Programme 2007-2013) funding
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

15.5.2014

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