Principal Contractor for Construction Work

Principal Contractor for Construction Work

The Highland Council wishes to appoint a Principal Contractor to undertake the construction of a new 2-storey extension.

United Kingdom-Inverness: Building construction work

2015/S 164-299407

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Highland Council
Town House, High Street
Contact point(s): Development and Infrastructure, Project Management Team
IV1 1JJ Inverness
Telephone: +44 1463785078

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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

Regional or local authority

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract


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

PAC0617 – Fort William offices.

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

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Fort William.

NUTS code UKM6

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 Highland Council wishes to appoint a Principal Contractor to undertake the construction of a new 2-storey extension to include new open plan offices. In addition, the renovation of the existing B-listed former secondary school will also form part of the contract, as well as formation of a new access road off the main trunk road. Works will also include demolition of the old canteen and gym hall buildings to the front and rear of the existing property.

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.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45213150

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

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


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:

Estimated total value of the project will be approx 4 400 000 GBP and will be awarded on a Cost/Quality basis.

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: 15 (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:

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

Interim Payments will be made.

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

Jointly and severally liable.

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: Please refer to attached PQQ for relevant conditions.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to attached PQQ for relevant conditions.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to attached PQQ for relevant conditions.
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


IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The organisations that will be shortlisted to be invited to tender following the PQQ evaluation will be up to a maximum of 8 organisations, at the discretion of the Authority, with the highest overall weighted scores above 60 % (provided that 8 organisations pre-qualify).
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

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: 14.9.2015

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

21.9.2015 – 12:00

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

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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Contractors will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) for this contract. The purpose of the PQQ is to identify a number of suitably qualified and experienced companies who will be invited to submit a tender. The Highland Council will use the information provided in response to the PQQ to determine which organisations are most suited, in the opinion of the Evaluation Panel, in terms of technical knowledge and experience, and organisational and financial standing to submit a tender. Any person wishing to receive PQQ documents should register their interest through this website, any queries please email

The completed PQQ Documentation must be returned no later than 12:00 on Monday 21.9.2015.
(SC Ref: 410547).
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are: Details of Community Benefits will be detailed in the tender documentation.

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

The Highland Council
Project Management Team, Town House, High Street
IV1 1JJ Inverness

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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