Architectural Design Services Inverness

Architectural Design Services Inverness

The development is required to achieve a shared facility that offers office accommodation, laboratory space, workshop areas and shared facilities such as café and shared meeting areas in a similar way that was achieved at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, which was previously developed by HIE to provide shared accommodation for other public sector organisations.

United Kingdom-Dingwall: Architectural services for buildings

2013/S 184-317869

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Highlands and Islands Enterprise
Earl Thorfinn House, 6 Druimchat View
Contact point(s): HIE Procurement Team
IV15 9XL Dingwall
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1349868977
E-mail: hieprocurement@hient.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.hie.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313

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 agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Economic and financial affairs
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:

Architectural Design Services for a development at Inverness Campus.
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: Highlands & Islands.
NUTS code UKM6

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)

Highlands & Islands Enterprise and the University of the Highlands and Islands are proposing to construct a new shared development on Plot 10 of the Inverness Campus and require a suitably experienced and qualified architectural consultant to carry out the designated services.
The development is required to achieve a shared facility that offers office accommodation, laboratory space, workshop areas and shared facilities such as café and shared meeting areas in a similar way that was achieved at the Centre for Health Science in Inverness, which was previously developed by HIE to provide shared accommodation for other public sector organisations. The appointment will be made under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract (PSC) Option A directly with HIE, with final designs submitted for planning by March 2014.
Construction is expected to be awarded by June 2014 with the work estimated to be complete by Summer 2015. Note, HIE anticipates that this will be a “fast track” project in that deliverable dates are fixed.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=275586.

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/PostBox/Postbox_Explain.aspx?ID=275586.

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71221000

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

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 200 000 and 300 000 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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

In the event that analysis of your financial position determines that additional measures are necessary in order to provide adequate assurance of your financial strength you may be asked to provide either a parent company or a bank guarantee.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details to be provided in the Invitation To Tender.
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: 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: (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.
Membership of RIBA, RIAS or similar approved architectural body
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 evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Relevant information provided will be reviewed to ensure that solvency, availability of resources necessary to perform the contract and an acceptable degree of risk, appropriate to this project is demonstrated. This is the minimum standard of economic and financial standing which must be met. If an organisation does not demonstrate this minimum standard, it shall be marked as a “Fail”.
Minimum levels of insurance cover for Employers Liability (GPB 10m), Public Liability (GBP 10m), Professional Indemnity liability (GBP 5m). Collateral Warranties will be required from the designers
Full details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided.
(2) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Details are provided in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: Membership of RIBA, RIAS or similar approved body.
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: yes

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 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Objective Criteria is based on capability and capacity to deliver the contract.
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:
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

22.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

11.11.2013
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
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
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): This Contract is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). As a result, there are certain additional requirements that the supplier will need to comply with in relation to record keeping and publicity.
VI.3)Additional information

In order to participate, suppliers should register their interest in this contract on the Public Contracts Scotland website and download and complete all relevant documentation.
This free registration process also gives suppliers access to an on line “Question & Answer” facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously), and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.
PQQs must be submitted via the PCS postbox and be received by the date and time indicated with all questions answered. The highest scoring submissions will be invited to respond to the Invitation to Tender (ITT).
(SC Ref:275586)
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: HIE will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period from the date information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers before entering into a contract with the successful tenderer(s). If an appeal regarding the award of contract has not been successfully resolved, an economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Sessions.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.9.2013