Appointment of a Design Consultant for Hounslow High Street

Appointment of a Design Consultant for Hounslow High Street

The London Borough of Hounslow is seeking an innovative and accomplished designer to develop outline design proposals to improve the streets throughout Hounslow town centre.

UK-Hounslow: urban planning and landscape architectural services

2012/S 139-232773

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Hounslow
The Civic Centre, Lampton Road
For the attention of: Corporate Procurement Unit
TW3 4DN Hounslow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2085832000
E-mail: procurement@hounslow.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hounslow.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
Housing and community amenities
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:

Appointment of a Design Consultant for Hounslow High Street, TW3.
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: Hounslow High Street, TW3.
NUTS code UKI23

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 Hounslow is seeking an innovative and accomplished designer to develop outline design proposals to improve the streets throughout Hounslow town centre. Within this area, they will design and oversee the implementation of a new public realm for the western part of Hounslow High Street. The Borough is seeking to appoint a single design consultancy or consortia of practices led by a single consultancy to deliver the project. The following expertise is required: urban design, landscape design, public/stakeholder consultation, quantity surveying, electrical engineering and drainage engineering. The project is funded principally through the Mayor’s Outer London Fund and works on site are to be completed by March 2014.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71400000, 71000000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Design services for two main elements of the project:
— to examine and make proposals for key streets in Hounslow town centre to RIBA Stage C,
— to make detailed design proposals for implementation of the western part of Hounslow High Street to RIBA Stage L.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 259 000,00 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 14.9.2012. Completion 31.3.2014

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

The contracting authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. The contracting authority will require direct agreements from principal service providers, supported, where appropriate, by parent company guarantees. Further details will be provided in the pre-qualification and tender 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:

Grouped or consortia bidders will be required to be jointly and severally liable to the contracting authority. The contracting authority reserves the right to require a separate SPV to be formed prior to entering into a contract.
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: The contracting authority will evaluate all pre-qualification questionnaire responses in accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, and as set out in the pre qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with 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:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in section I.1.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The grant from the project’s principal funder, the Greater London Authority (GLA), was agreed on 10.7.2012. It is a standard requirement of the GLA’s Grant Agreement that construction works for the project be completed by March 2014. The scope and nature of the project mean that if a designer is not appointed at the start of September, it will not be possible to fulfil the funder’s requirements.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 6
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:

CPU/OLF/2012
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

3.8.2012 – 13:00
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

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: no
VI.3)Additional information

As specified in the PQQ document, the last time to submit clarification questions to procurement@hounslow.gov.uk is 13:00 hours on Monday 30.7.2012. The deadline for return of the PQQ document is 13:00 on the 3.8.2012. The PQQ shortlisted bidders will be invited to tender on the 13.8.2012. The tender return date will be 13:00 on the 23.8.2012.

To receive the large files attached to the PQQ document, bidders are requested to sign up to www.e-box.net. This can be used to submit the PQQ and tender documents to which procurement@hounslow.gov.uk must be granted access.

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: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 the contracting authority will incorporate at least a 10 calendar day standstill period after contract award decisions are taken but before contracts are signed. At that time information on the bids and the award of the contract will be communicated to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from the publication of the contract award decision to request additional debriefing information, and that information must be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the addressee in section I.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract have not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action is subject to requirements of prior notice, must be brought promptly and, in any event, within three months. The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision, under narrow circumstances may impose additional fines, order the contracting authority to amend any document and/or may award damages. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

19.7.2012