Architectural Design Services Belfast

Architectural Design Services Belfast

North Foreshore Infrastructure Project Design Team Services.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2013/S 165-287436

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Belfast City Council
Adelaide Exchange, 24-26 Adelaide Street
For the attention of: Dermot Black
BT2 8GD Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890320202
E-mail: PMU@belfastcity.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.belfastcity.gov.uk/tenders

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:

North Foreshore Infrastructure Project Design Team Services
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: Belfast
NUTS code UKN01

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)

Services Contract for the detailed design and construction stage management and advisory services for the provision of access and utility/service infrastructure, waste removal, landscaping and gas protection measures for a new environmental resource park within a former landfill site.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71800000, 71500000, 71300000, 71000000, 71400000

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:

Integrated consultancy team to design infrastructure works for build only contract. A short list of up to 5 contractors plus all other contractors achieving the same score as the fifth placed contractor will be invited to submit tenders
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 and 500 000 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: 36 (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:

Details to be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Tender (ITT)
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Tender (ITT)
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Where a consortium or other grouping of suppliers submits a bid, such consortia or grouping must nominate a lead organisation to deal with BCC on all matters relating to the contract. All consortium members or grouping to be jointly and severally liable in respect to the obligations relating to the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Details of particular conditions relating to technical, social, environmental and sustainability issues are to be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Tender (ITT) but note in particular that the Contracting Authority will include conditions and requirements, to be implemented by the Economic Operator throughout Tier 1 of the supply chain, relating to:- the employment of graduates and job placement personnel (in association with, and through schemes approved by, the Contracting Authority; open advertising of employment opportunities; active participation in regular meet-the-buyer events (to be organised by the Contracting Authority) to promote employment, sub-contracting and supply opportunities; active participation in open days (to be organised by the Contracting Authority) to promote careers in the construction industry; fair payment conditions; and the provision of key skills training and career development opportunities for employees. Full information on the Contracting Authority’s requirements to improve economic sustainability, achieve environmental sustainability and foster social sustainability through delivery of services and construction works contracts shall be included within the Invitation to Tender documentation
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: As detailed in the Pre Qualification (PQQ) documents
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants will be required to complete an economic operator financial addendum to demonstrate their economic & financial capacity to provide the services
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details to be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Tender (ITT)
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the Pre Qualification (PQQ) documents
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details to be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Tender (ITT)
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

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 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details to be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and/or Invitation to Tender (ITT)
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 no
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:

ST 1321
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 27.9.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.9.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.10.2013
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 15.11.2013 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Belfast City Council Nominated Officers

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The European Sustainable Competitiveness Programme for NI 2007-13, Priority 2 Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneurship measure, co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.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.

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 incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into
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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:23.8.2013