Tender for Principal Contractor Edinburgh

Tender for Principal Contractor Edinburgh

The City of Edinburgh Council wishes to appoint a suitably experienced building contractor to undertake the construction of Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh.

United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Building construction work

2013/S 241-418429

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

City of Edinburgh Council
Waverley Court, 4 East Market Street
Contact point(s): Corporate Governance
For the attention of: Kelly Faulds
EH8 8BG Edinburgh
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315293415

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk

Electronic access to information: www.edin-tend.co.uk

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.edin-tend.co.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:
Principal Contractor for the New Boroughmuir High School.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: City of Edinburgh Council Boundary.
NUTS code UKM25
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 City of Edinburgh Council wishes to appoint a suitably experienced building contractor to undertake the construction of Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh. The proposed Contract is for a new build 1 165 pupil High School with a Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) at roof level and landscaping to both the school grounds and adjacent public space.
The five floor story building will be constructed with a piled foundation substructure; superstructure shall comprise cast in-situ post-tensioned concrete flat slabs supported on concrete columns with cast in-situ stability cores. Steel frames for the long span structures over the sports hall, central atrium and rooftop plant screening. The elevations are mixture of glass and GRC contained within a structural frame. Internally, the classrooms are arranged in perimeter formation with a central Atrium Space that will be the ‘heart’ of the school. The building will be constructed for sustainability, energy efficiency, good quality lighting, internal comfort and effective acoustic performance.
Extensive works to be carried out to adjoining roads at Dundee Street and Viewforth including installation of traffic signals and narrowing of carriageway to the existing listed structure Viewforth Bridge.
Specialist consultants have been commissioned to carry out the Furniture, Fittings and Equipment; interior design; catering equipment; and specialist lighting designs The lead designer has also managed other specialist designs e.g. Acousticians, Fire Engineers
The design will be aiming for achieving a BREEAM score of ‘Very Good’ for sustainability and an Energy Performance Certificate of B+.
The proposed building will be built to an overall space budget of 13 675 square metres.
The design team will be novated to the successful contractor.
The anticipated cost of the Construction works is between 20 000 000 GBP and 30 000 000 GBP.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45214220, 45214200

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
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The estimated total value of the works is anticipated at approximately 20 000 000 GBP – 30 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 20 000 000 and 30 000 000 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
Starting 29.9.2014. Completion 29.9.2017

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
As per Invitation to Tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Terms of Finance and Payment will be included in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
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: The Council shall retain the right to assess the performance of the appointed organisations on a regular basis and, where appropriate, terminate the contract without payment for loss of profit or abortive costs.
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
Full requirements are included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available for download.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Full requirements are included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available for download.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Full requirements are included in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which is available for download.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
All operatives are required to hold valid CSCS cards and have appropriate qualifications to undertake the works for which they are appointed.
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: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Capacity, Technical Expertise, Previous Experience, Financial Standing, Health and Safety, Environmental, Community Benefits, Social and Equalities and Sustainability.
Six operators will be invited to tender providing that the minimum quality threshold of 50 marks is achieved.
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 below

1. Quality. Weighting 20

2. Cost. Weighting 80

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:
KF
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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
15.1.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
21.3.2014
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Prospective organisations able to demonstrate relevant experience and proven ability should register their interest at: www.edin-tend.co.uk where they may download and complete the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by 12:00 on Wednesday 15.1.2014. The Pre-Qualification Questionnaire will be available for immediate download when your note of interest is processed.

The short-listed applicants invited to tender for this contract will be selected on the basis of a questionnaire issued to all applicants responding to this notice.
It is envisaged that five organisations will be invited to tender.
The subsequent process shall seek to identify those organisations offering the services that are considered to be the most economically advantageous to the Council (20 % quality/80 % price).
Please note that the Council has a Community Benefits in Procurement Programme and the successful contractor will be required to provide work placements for young people and/or unemployed people as well as other benefits. The minimum community benefits expected for this contract will be outlined in the Invitation to Tender.
Subject to the contracting authority’s obligations under law the contracting authority undertakes to use its best endeavours to hold confidential any information provided by the applicants during this selection process. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted is sensitive and should not be disclosed to third parties then this should be stated in writing at the time of submission. In the event that a formal request is received for disclosure of information during or after the selection process and the information sought has been identified by the applicant as sensitive, then the contracting authority will consider its obligations under law and consult with the applicant before responding to such a request.
(SC Ref:286441)
The Contractor shall ensure that all contracts with Subcontractors and Suppliers which the Contractor intends to procure following the Commencement Date, and which the Contractor has not, before the date of this Contract, already planned to award to a particular Subcontractor or Supplier, are advertised through the Public Contracts Scotland procurement portal (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

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: The Contracting Authority will issue to all tenderers by electronic means a formal Award Decision Notification. The notification will give reasons for the award decision and the earliest date that the contract will be concluded, which date shall be not less than ten days from the date of issue of the notification. If proceedings are served on the Contracting Authority in relation to a contract that has not been entered into, the procurement process will be automatically suspended. The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session. Any proceedings brought under the Regulations (other than proceedings seeking an ineffectiveness order) must be brought within 30 days of the date on which the unsuccessful tenderer knew, or ought to have known, of the alleged infringement of the public procurement rules. Any proceedings seeking an ineffectiveness order must be brought within 30 days of the relevant date under Regulation 47(9).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.12.2013

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