Building Refurbishment Manchester

Building Refurbishment Manchester

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking to appoint a Contractor to undertake internal and external refurbishment works and selective demolition to St Michael’s Church (No.40 George Leigh Street) and the adjoining Presbytery building, Ancoats, Manchester.

Manchester: St Michael’s Church (No.40 George Leigh Street) Refurbishment Works, Ancoats, 2013

Reference number: HCAP13117

Deadline date:12/04/2013

This deadline is for… Expressions of interest and completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires by 1700 hours

Contract value:£410,000 – £440,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Greater Manchester Former St Michael’s Church (No.40 George Leigh Street), Ancoats, Manchester

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Homes and Communities Agency


Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking to appoint a Contractor to undertake internal and external refurbishment works and selective demolition to St Michael’s Church (No.40 George Leigh Street) and the adjoining Presbytery building, Ancoats, Manchester. The HCA is currently in discussion with a local community group to take on the management and operation of the building as a community facility. Therefore, works are required to ensure that the building can be passed to the group in a reasonable condition, fully discharging the HCA’s duty of care. The works are a combination of external and internal works and include but are not exclusively limited to the following: • Demolition of link building between Church and Presbytery. Please note: the HCA has provisionally included a sum within the estimated Contract value for demolition of the Presbytery building which is currently subject to on-going negotiation; • Roofing works to make good the Church roof as a consequence of the demolition of the link corridor, address general repairs to rainwater goods, valley guttering/flashings and tiles; • Undertake minor repair works to external walls and doors; • Minor repairs to existing glazed windows. Please not provisional sum is included for installation of secondary glazing; • Works to internal doors and windows including the erection of new internal walls; • Clean and refurbish existing floor finishes and provision of minor areas of new flooring; • Repair damaged plasterwork including treatment for damp on the areas of wall adjacent to number 34 George Leigh Street and undertake tiling to toilet and kitchen areas; • Repair and re-plastering of identified areas of Ceiling, including painting throughout; • Minor provision for fittings including relocation of altar and font; • Installation of toilet and sanitary ware; • Supply and fit of small kitchen area; • New cold water services, hot water from immersion heaters, soil and waste plumbing; • New heating system using gas fired boiler and installation of extract ventilation for toilets, kitchen and general building requirements; • New electrical services throughout; • Provision for new water, gas and electrical mains to the building; • Acoustic treatment to the building (subject to survey, provisional sum); and • Drainage works Works are expected to be have commenced on site by week commencing 13th May 2013. All Tendering Contractors must be confident that they have the capacity to start the Contract within the required timescale. St Michael’s Church will be available for viewing at the Invitation to Tenderer stage. Tendererers will be required to visit the site at Invitation to Tender Stage and will be required to confirm this within the Tender return. In undertaking the Works, the Contractor must be prepared to provide an assignable collateral warranty. This will be the standard warranty of the Homes and Communities Agency, a copy of which will be provided within the Invitation to Tender Document. Works are notifiable under CDM. A CDMC has been appointed by the Employer. The minimum level of Insurance cover needed for this contract is £10 million Employers Liability and £10 Million Public Liability and £2 Million Professional Indemnity Insurance.



Classification of the contract

45432130 Floor-covering work

45431000 Tiling work

45410000 Plastering work

45332400 Sanitary fixture installation work

45331100 Central-heating installation work

45310000 Electrical installation work

45261910 Roof repair

45261300 Flashing and guttering work

44221000 Windows, doors and related items

45111000 Demolition, site preparation and clearance work

39370000 Water installations


Additional information

Contract type: Works – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 168 Days


Who to contact

Contact name Beverley Neal

Organisation name TEP on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency

Address The Environment Partnership (TEP) Limited, Genesis Centre, Birchwood Science Park, Warrington, WA3 7BH

Telephone 01925 844004

Extension number:

Fax 01925 844002

How to apply

These works are being procured via a two stage tender. A pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) will be sent to all candidates who respond to this Contract Notice. The PQQ is intended to identify candidates which are most capable of performing the Contract in terms of financial status, technical ability and professional capacity. Receipt of completed PQQ documentation is on expiry of the Expression of Interest period on Friday 12th April 2013 at 5pm. A shortlist of 5-10 Contractors will be Invited to Tender following the evaluation of returned PQQs. The Contract will be awarded based on ‘Value for Money’. All PQQ and Tender documents will be provided digitally to Contractors. As part of the procurement process, the HCA needs to be satisfied that you have systems in place for managing health and safety within your business. Organisations wishing to tender for the HCA Contracts must be either accredited to OHSAS18001 or registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). This also applies to Non Construction companies. Registration and assessment must be in place to formally tender for the project or the Works. Further information on SSIP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on Evidence of accreditation will be sought within the Invitation to Tender. Contractors are required to have in place or provided assurances that these will be in place by the Contract Commencement Date Public Liability insurance cover of £10 Million and Employers Liability Cover of £10 Million to undertake this Contract respectively. Cover of £2 Million for Professional Indemnity Insurance is also required. Contractors must be members of the National Federation of Demolition Contractors and be able to demonstrate capability and competence in successfully carrying out demolition works of a similar nature including controlled deconstruction of high-rise buildings adjacent to public areas. All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidder’s commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting for further information.