Tender for multi-disciplinary team

Tender for multi-disciplinary team

Redevelopment of George Square.

UK-Glasgow: architectural services for outdoor areas

2012/S 163-271486

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Glasgow City Council
City Chambers, George Square
For the attention of: Gary Gallagher
G2 1DU Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1412876420
E-mail: gary.gallagher@glasgow.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1412870000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.glasgow.gov.uk

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Selection of designer-led multi-disciplinary team for the redevelopment of George Square.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Glasgow.
NUTS code UKM34
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)
When first conceived in the eighteenth century, George Square was regarded as Glasgow’s ‘Grande Place’. It began as a garden with trees, lawns and fences. Over time the Square was inhabited by statues celebrating the great men of the time. However, like most post-industrial cities of the late twentieth century, the pressures applied to the use of public spaces are significant, and George Square has been compromised to such an extent, that its loss of status and dignity is all too apparent.
The Square has had many piecemeal adjustments over the last century and can no longer claim to be ‘grand’ – it requires a wholesale re-examination of its image and functions in order that it can be regarded as a ‘place’ fit for the 21st Century, and to once again exemplify Glasgow’s reputation as an international city.
It is therefore time to regain George Square’s status – and what better opportunity, than for the city’s hosting of the Commonwealth Games in 2014, when the Square will be viewed by a world audience, not only as Glasgow’s central city square, but as Scotland’s premier urban space.
Key challenges require to be met in a short timescale. In summary the overall vision for the project is that:
— the re-design must reinforce the role of George Square as Glasgow’s primary urban space by,
— celebrating the creativity of the city and its people,
— creating a day and night environment in which the citizens of Glasgow and visitors alike are able to socialise freely,
— providing a context in which a range of organised activities, large and small can occur during all seasons,
— creating an urban space of outstanding design quality,
— creating a world class tourist destination.
It is crucial that George Square is considered in the wider urban context. Consideration of the movement of pedestrians, cycles and vehicles on its periphery [and in particular in relation to Queen Street Station and Buchanan Street] will be central to its success as an urban ‘place’.
Whilst it might not be possible to achieve all aspects of the wider urban re-design for 2014, it would be the intention to deliver a ‘fully functional’ square in time for the Games, with the remainder of any additional works outwith the boundary of the Square [traffic management, road adjustments, environmental infrastructure etc] being completed as part of a second phase and in concert with the emerging City Centre Traffic Management Plan proposals.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71222000

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 250 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 6 (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:
As detailed in the ITT documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
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: As per the information in the specifications, ITT documentation & terms and conditions of the contract.
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: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender:
1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once)
— Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://glasgow.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register,

— Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’,
— Enter your correct business and user details,
— Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete,
— You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure).
2. Express an Interest in the tender
— Login to the portal with the username/password,
— Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier),
— Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,
— Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page,
— This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only),
— You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender
— Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining),
— You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification,
— Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT,
— There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available).
You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page.
If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the ITT documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the ITT documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the ITT documentation.
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:
GCC002916CPU
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
20.9.2012 – 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
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders
Date: 20.9.2012 – 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Glasgow City Council will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point of information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be required from the procuring officer (see details in Section I.1 of the Contract Notice). If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006 (SS1 2006 No 1) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:21.8.2012

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