Alma Estate Housing Regeneration Project

Alma Estate Housing Regeneration Project

The London Borough of Enfield is seeking competitive bids from development partners for its flagship housing regeneration project.

UK-Enfield: urban development construction work

2012/S 213-351957

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Enfield
Development & Estate Renewal Team, Civic Centre, Silver Street
For the attention of: Mr Peter George
EN1 3XA Enfield
Telephone: +44 2083793318

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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:

Alma Estate Housing Regeneration Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKI21

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 London Borough of Enfield is seeking competitive bids from development partners for its flagship housing regeneration project. The Alma estate is located in the priority regeneration area of Ponders End; a vibrant area of North London. The site lies adjacent to Ponders End station which provides direct trains into Liverpool Street (20 minutes), as well as a local bus network.
The project land is positioned opposite a new Academy school (opening January 2013) and nearby Ponders End Park which has recently benefitted from £1 m of investment. The Council is currently consulting on an Area Action Plan for the area which will provide the planning framework for the site.
The total site area is 6 hectares and currently comprises 717 residential (547 tenanted / 170 leasehold) high-rise and low-rise properties and 12 commercial units. A recent consultation with residents of the estate has shown that approximately 80 % support redevelopment.
The Council is committed to the comprehensive demolition and rebuild of the site and has commenced the process of achieving vacant possession of all properties. The Council will meet the cost of vacant possession and will endeavour to repurchase properties via agreement but if required the Council will seek to obtain CPO powers to ensure that vacant possession can be provided to the appointed partner on a phased basis.
The partner will be required to lead on demolishing the vacant properties and replacement of the existing communal heating system. The development partner is also required to facilitate the reprovision of telecom installations which are expected to return as a lessee on the new development.
The Council is seeking a partner with the expertise, experience and vision to deliver the comprehensive redevelopment of the project land working in partnership with the Council. The preferred partner will need to have the capacity to deliver new homes, shops and facilities to successfully regenerate the area. The Council is also keen to work with a partner with experience of delivering local training and employment initiatives.
The Council is seeking to identify a partner that can (i) maximise the provision of new council homes for council tenants and (ii) develop and deliver proposals for the regeneration of the remainder of the site, including the reprovision of commercial space. The Council is open to proposals that include the delivery of additional affordable properties by registered providers.
The Council will adopt a flexible approach to deliver its regeneration objectives for the site. The Council welcomes innovative proposals from development partners, particularly where these proposals improve the viability and quality of the scheme. Proposals that include different uses, housing mixes and financial partnerships will all be considered.
Enfield Council has an excellent track record of delivering quick and efficient procurements that reduce costs for both sides. The intention is to appoint a partner via the competitive dialogue procedure. The Council’s current intention is that three bidders will be invited to enter into a dialogue with the Council. The current intention is that shortlisted bidders will only be required to submit one formal bid at an Invitation to Submit Detailed Solutions stage and one bid at the Invitation to submit Final Tender stage. The Council is aiming for a start on site to be achieved by July 2014.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45211360, 45211000, 45210000, 45211100, 45211300, 70111000, 71221000, 71240000, 45213100, 45314000, 45315000, 45331100, 45111000, 45111100

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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 Council estimates that the Development Agreement term will be for a period of seven years.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A parent company guarantee and/or performance bond may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The main terms will be detailed in the form of contract which will be provided to all bidders invited to take part in a dialogue.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required however, one member of a consortium may be required to accept responsibility for the other member(s) and a consortium may be required to form a legal entity with appropriate parent company guarantees as a condition of the award of contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the Invitation to Submit Detailed Proposals.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
In addition as described in the Pre-qualification documents and tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and subsequent tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As described in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and subsequent 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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The 3 highest scoring short listed candidates will be invited to participate.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 165-273638 of 29.8.2012

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

3.12.2012 – 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

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

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Council may consider variants subject to their form and content being approved in advance by the Council.
For Section IV: Procedure, please note, IV.1.3 – This is ticked Yes.
Please note that ‘request to participate’ is by completion and return of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by 12:00pm on 3.12.2012.
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:31.10.2012