Architectural Services for the Waterside Development Northampton

Architectural Services for the Waterside Development Northampton

The appointment of an architectural practice to design a new 15 to 20,000 m² campus on the Avon Nunn Mills site in Northampton.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Architectural and related services

2013/S 218-379426

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
For the attention of: Carol Barrett
NN2 7AL Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604892561
E-mail: carol.barrett@northampton.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1604722106

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.northampton.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northampton.ac.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

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Education
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:

ITT204 Architectural Services for the Waterside Development.
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: Northampton.
NUTS code UKF23

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 appointment of an architectural practice to design a new 15 to 20,000 m² campus on the Avon Nunn Mills site in Northampton; The buildings will accommodate a range of spaces to support the learning, teaching, administrative and social needs of the University, it is expected that the successful architect will work with the current Architect, Briefing Team and Masterplan Architect, in addition to the wider design team to define the brief for individual buildings and develop proposals that coordinate with the wider campus proposals.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 900 000 and 1 300 000 GBP
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

Duration in months: 48 (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:

See pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

See pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requests to participate may be submitted by groups of economic operators (a consortium). If selected for appointment, a successful consortium may be required to assume a specific legal form to the extent this is necessary for the performance of the contract. Such requirement may include joint and several liability for the performance of the contract on the part of each of the consortium”s members.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ).
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: Applicants must complete and satisfy the requirements of the pre-qualifications (PQQ) questionnaire published on the following website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/university of northampton/ Click on the ‘Current Tenders’ link where you can view the project detail, express an interest and register your organisation with our e-tendering system. Once the registration has been accepted and you have received your login details by email you can login to view and download the PQQ in the ‘My Tenders’ section of the website.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See PQQ.
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

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

Accelerated restricted
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: The accelerated restricted procedure is being undertaken as there is an urgent requirement to appoint a second architect for this project, to work alongside the existing architect, and in order for the project to progress. The standard procurement timescales would be impractical for the purpose of making this second appointment as the project is already underway and a second architect is needed as soon as possible to allow the project to progress and meet the project completion date.
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ.
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:

ITT204
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: 21.11.2013 – 17:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.11.2013 – 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

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

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

The University reserves the right to cancel or amend the tendering process at any stage, not to award the contract in whole or in part and does not bind itself to accept any tender. The University shall not be liable in any circumstances for any costs or expenses incurred by any prospective service provider in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed contract.
Applicants must complete and satisfy the requirements of the pre-qualifications (PQQ) questionnaire published on the following website https://in-tendhost.co.uk/university of northampton/ Click on the ‘Current Tenders’ link where you can view the project detail, express an interest and register your organisation with our e-tendering system. Once the registration has been accepted and you have received your login details by email you can login to view and download the PQQ in the ‘My Tenders’ section of the website

The date specified in IV.3.4 is the deadline date/time for submitting a PQQ.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The University of Northampton
Park Campus, Boughton Green Road
NN2 7AL Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1604735500
Internet address: www.northampton.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1604720636

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 breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
Any action must be taken within the applicable time- limits as set out in Part 9 of the Regulations.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:7.11.2013