Architects Framework Northern Region
o achieve this Home is seeking suitably qualified and experienced Architect partners who are the best in the field of residential design and place-making.
UK-Durham: architectural and related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Sourcing & Supplier Performance, Mercury House, Belmont Business Park, Belmont
Contact point(s): Miss Laura Roebuck
For the attention of: Miss Laura Roebuck
DH1 1TW Durham
Telephone: +44 1913324961
General address of the contracting authority: www.homegroup.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.housingprocurement.com
Section II: Object of the contract
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: Various development sites across England including North East, North West, Yorkshire and Humberside.
NUTS code UKC
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 7
Duration of the framework agreement
Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
It is intended to incorporate within the framework a mini tendering mechanism to award future work. Home will reserve the right to directly appoint/award commissions based on previous KPI performance. Home will reserve the right to externally benchmark the framework. Home will reserve the right to re-enter the market place for large joint ventures or large scale regeneration projects. With the uncertainty of future grant funding levels, it is anticipated that the financial nature of the scope of new build and refurbishment may change according to available funding.
Home Group (on behalf of itself and potentially other bodies listed at Section VI.3 – the “eligible bodies”) is seeking to set up this framework under which eligible bodies can procure Architectural services. The scope of call-offs may vary and will cover North East, Yorkshire & The Humber and North West regions as defined by the Housing and Communities Agency.
71200000, 71220000, 71221000
Range: between 1 500 000 and 2 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Applicants will be required to complete a questionnaire with details of structure, current financial standing, evidence of insurance cover, experience and examples of similar activities undertaken in the past 3 years.
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Relevant Architectural qualifications.
Section IV: Procedure
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2016.
It is Home’s preference that all prospective bidders utilise the provision of our electronic ‘Opportunities Portal’ to download and submit all documentation within the tender. This portal can be found at: www.housingprocurement.com.
Prospective bidders must log onto the site and register as a supplier. Instructions and help are available from the home page. Once interest has been registered, Home is able to issue the PQQ document to prospective bidders accordingly. The completed document must then be submitted back to the portal; instructions are included within the PQQ document detailing how to achieve this.
Queries from bidders can also be raised within the portal by utilising the Q & A facility where they will be answered, allowing total transparency to all other participating bidders. Home Group is acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of itself and potentially a range of contracting authorities who will be able to access this framework. Eligible bodies include:
Home Group and any existing or future subsidiary companies (see www.homegroup.org.uk for more information on the Group);
Other Registered Providers in England (providers registered with the Homes and Communities Agency, see www.homesandcommunities.co.uk) and Social Landlords in Scotland (providers registered with the Scottish Housing Regulator, see www.scottishhousingregulator.gov.uk);
Charitable Organisations registered with the Charity Commission for England and Wales (see www.charitycommission.gov.uk) or the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (see www.oscr.org.uk) whose charitable purposes include, but not are limited to, the prevention or relief of poverty; the advancement of education; the advancement of health or saving of lives; the advancement of citizenship or community development; the relief of those in need, by reason of youth, age, ill-health, disability, financial hardship or other disadvantage; and, any other purposes currently recognised as charitable and any new charitable purposes which are similar to another charitable purpose; and
Social Enterprises involved in the provision of housing related services/activities or whose activities are similar to those listed above in respect of charitable organisations.