Building Works Tender Widnes

Building Works Tender Widnes

Sci-Tech Daresbury Techspace Build and Site Connectivity Project.

United Kingdom-Widnes: Building construction work

2014/S 066-112016

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Halton Borough Council
Municipal Buildings, Kingsway
Contact point(s): Procurement Division
For the attention of: Graeme Halbert
WA8 7QF Widnes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3033334300

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.halton.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.mytenders.org/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA1966

Electronic access to information: www.the-chest.org

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.the-chest.org

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: Halton Borough Council
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: www.the-chest.org

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: yes

Daresbury Joint Venture Partnership

Langtree Developments PLC

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Sci-Tech Daresbury Techspace Build and Site Connectivity Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Daresbury Borough of Halton UK.
NUTS code UKD21

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)

Construction of a new laboratory and office building and adjacent office building, on a gateway development plot located on Daresbury Science Park Campus. Site Connectivity and highway infrastructure improvements on adopted highway and un-adopted land to Innovation Way and Keckwick Lane. Creation of new public realm to form a linear park running parallel to Keckwick Lane.
The contract consists of 3 Lots as outlined in this notice. Lots 1 and 2 are part funded by the Regional Growth Fund this funding has been secured. Lot 3 (the office accommodation facility build) of this project is reliant on Grant Funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Funding has been applied for but not yet confirmed, however confirmation is expected during the tender period.
Tenderers should note that in the event of funding being refused this aspect of the project will be cancelled resulting in Lot 3 not being awarded. In the event of cancellation the contracting authorities do not accept any liability for any abortive costs incurred by tenderers, which shall include but not be limited to any costs incurred in the preparation of their tenders.
The overall project is a Novated Design and Build Contract under the terms of the JCT 2011 form of contract.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders Web Site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=115062.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45200000, 45233000, 45233100, 45233120, 45233123, 45233125, 45113000, 45213100, 80530000, 80531000, 45223300

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
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:

As described in the individual Lots.
Lot 1 approx 7 200 000 GBP Lot2 approx 1 750 000 GBP Lot 3 approx 1 350 000 GBP giving a total contract value circa 10 300 000 GBP. Tenderers should note that these figures are good faith estimates based on historical costs associated with similar works and that final contract values may vary based on actual tendered figures.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 300 000 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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Langtree Techspace Facility Build Works

1)Short description

Construction of a high quality laboratory facility and office accommodation currently referred to as the ‘Techspace’. The facility will provide ‘grow on space’ to support the existing Sci Tech Campus and will be located on a Gateway development plot on Daresbury Science Park.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45213100, 45200000, 45233123, 80530000, 80531000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot 1 consists of laboratory and office space. The building will be 3 storey’s high of circa 48 000 sqft NIA consisting of ‘dry’ lab space on the ground floor, “wet” lab space on the first floor and office space on the second floor complete with all associated ancillary, support and circulation provision. It will be delivered to shell and core, majority Category A fit out and limited elements of Category B fit out including pre-commissioning and testing of all mep installations and specialist systems.
The scope of works includes all on site external works including boundary treatment, car parking, service roads, incoming utilities and public realm including highways connections.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 7 200 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The employer for this Lot will be Langtree Developments PLC.
This Lot is part funded by the Regional Growth Fund. Funding for this aspect of the project has been secured.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Daresbury Joint Venture Site Connectivity Works

1)Short description

To provide physical improvement works to both adopted highway and un-adopted land to provide a gateway entrance into Daresbury Science Park, improve access into and around the Park, enhance pedestrian / cyclist circulation and public realm facilities and stimulate collaboration between existing and future Campus users as a consequence of the improved links between facilities created.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45233100, 45233000, 45233120, 45233123, 45233125, 45112700, 80530000, 80531000

3)Quantity or scope

The scope of works includes the extension of the planned Halton BC highway works on Innovation Way and A558 Daresbury Expressway to develop Innovation Way into a vehicular dual carriageway Gateway Route into the Daresbury Science Park Campus, including an upgrade of the existing Keckwick Lane roundabout.
A new Linear Park will be created on un-adopted land to the Southern side of Keckwick Lane to provide a safe and enjoyable space for pedestrian and cyclist to access through the Campus. New crossing points and traffic calming measures will be incorporated into Keckwick Lane to provide linkage between facilities on either side of the Campus.
A new plaza area of high quality public realm will be created to provide clear pedestrian linkage between the existing Innovation House and the Sci Tech Laboratory facilities whilst maintaining existing vehicular access and turning provision.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 750 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The employer for Lot 2 is The Daresbury Joint Venture Company. This Lot is part funded by the Regional Growth Fund. Funding for this aspect of the project has been secured.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Langtree Techspace Office Accommodation Build

1)Short description

Construction of high quality office accommodation as part of the ‘Techspace’. The facility will provide ‘grow on space’ to support the existing Sci Tech Campus and will be located on a Gateway development plot on Daresbury Science Park.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45200000, 45233123, 80530000, 80531000

3)Quantity or scope

Lot 3 consists of office space. The building will be 2 storey’s high of circa 10 000 sqft NIA consisting of office space with associated circulation space. It will be delivered to Shell and Core and Category A level of fit out including pre-commissioning and testing of all mep installations and specialist systems. The scope of works includes all on site external works including boundary treatment, car parking, service roads, incoming utilities and public realm including highways connections.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 350 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

The employer for Lot 3 will be the Langtree Developments PLC. Lot 3 of this project is reliant on Grant Funding from the European Regional Development Fund, funding has been applied for but not yet confirmed, however confirmation is expected during the tender period. Tenderers should note that in the event of funding being refused this aspect of the project will be cancelled resulting in Lot 3 not being awarded. In the event of cancellation the contracting authorities do not accept any liability for any abortive costs incurred by tenderers, which shall include but not be limited to any costs incurred in the preparation of their tenders.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

In accordance with draft contract to be published with the invitation to tender – In line with the options selected within the JCT form of Contract and the standard terms and conditions of business adopted by Langtree Developments PLC and the Daresbury Joint Venture partnership.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contracting Authority may require a Consortium to form a separate legal entity for the purpose of delivering this contract, or for its members to assume joint and several liability for contract performance.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: See 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: (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.
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 a reference from their bank.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(4) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
All potential Tenderers will be subject to financial checks via Equifax and Companies House at the PQQ stage and only those companies who satisfy the minimum criteria accepted by the Council will be invited to tender. This is a Pass/Fail criteria. The Council reserves unto itself the right to conduct such further due diligence financial assessment on potential contractors as it sees fit at any stage up to the award of the contract.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Council accepts companies with credit scores of A-E as assessed by Equifax. Full details of the financial criteria will be available with the PQQ document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(2) All candidates will be required to provide certification from an independent body attesting conformity to environmental management standards in accordance with the Community Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS); or the European standard BS EN ISO 14001.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(4) 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.
(5) A check may be carried out by the contracting authority or by a competent official body of the State in which the candidate is established, to verify the technical capacity of the candidate; and if relevant, on the candidates study and research facilities and quality control measures.
(6) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities.
(7) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(8) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(9) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Following their satisfactory completion and on time submission of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire a minimum of 5 Economic Operators will be selected to receive the invitation to tender. This will be subject to their satisfying all pass/fail elements of the PQQ and scoring against the objective criteria outlined in the PQQ document. The minimum number of economic operators (5) will be selected by rank following scoring.
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 25-038816 of 5.2.2014

Other previous publications

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 42-069068 of 28.2.2014

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: 25.4.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

1.5.2014 – 11:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

28.5.2014
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): Lots 1 and 2 of the project are part funded by the Regional Growth Fund – funding for these Lots has been secured.
Lot 3 of the project (the office accommodation build) is reliant on Grant Funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Funding has been applied for but not yet confirmed, however confirmation is expected during the tender period.
Tenderers should note that in the event of funding being refused this aspect of the project will be cancelled resulting in Lot 3 not being awarded. In the event of cancellation the contracting authorities do not accept any liability for any abortive costs incurred by tenderers, which shall include but not be limited to any costs incurred in the preparation of their tenders.
VI.3)Additional information

The tender for these works is to be conducted by Halton Borough Council (HBC) on behalf of the Daresbury Joint Venture, in which HBC is a partner, and Langtree Developments PLC.
The contract is divided into 3 Lots as described in this notice.
Lot 1 – The employer will be Langtree Developments PLC.
Lot 2 – The employer will be the Daresbury Joint Venture.
Lot 3 – The employer will be Langtree Developments PLC.
Lots 1 and 2 of the project are part funded by the Regional Growth Fund – funding for these aspects of the project has been secured.
Tenderers should particularly note the following in respect of Lot 3:
Lot 3 of this project (the office accommodation facility build) is reliant on Grant Funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Funding has been applied for but not yet confirmed, however confirmation is expected during the tender period.
Tenderers should note that in the event of funding being refused this aspect of the project will be cancelled resulting in Lot 3 not being awarded. In the event of cancellation the contracting authorities do not accept any liability for any abortive costs incurred by tenderers, which shall include but not be limited to any costs incurred in the preparation of their tenders.
General Information
The overall contract is a Novated Design and Build Contract under the standard form of the JCT 2011.
1) The authorities preferred solution is to appoint a single main contractor for all 3 lots to achieve economies of scale and in the interests of efficiency in the coordination of the three workstreams described as lots in this notice. Accordingly tenderers must submit bids for all lots of the contract, however the authority reserves the right in its absolute discretion to award individual lots to separate tenderers should it prove to be the most economically advantageous option.
2) Conditions relating to environmental and social requirements of the Contracting Authorities may be included in this contract.
3) The Contracting Authorities intend to include within the contract measures to monitor performance including, but not limited to, key performance indicators and the provision by the contractor of suitable management information. Full details of the arrangements and contractual provisions will be available at the invitation to tender stage.
4) Halton Borough Council is the lead authority for this procurement. Documents relating to the procurement will only be issued and received via the Councils e-procurement vehicle – The Chest, hosted by Due North at www.the-chest.org.uk. In order to participate in the tender economic operators must register as a supplier on that system and register an interest in the opportunity. Once interest is registered in the published opportunity on the Chest, the PQQ document will automatically become available to the tenderer. Tenderers should note that the closing deadline for submission of the PQQ document for this tender is 11:00 on 1.5.2014. In accordance with the relevant legislation tenderers may express their interest at any time up to the closing date, however the closing deadline will not be extended to accommodate late entrants to the process.

5) Potential Contract values have been estimated using historical information on similar works. Any values in this notice are good faith estimates based on existing information and final contract values at award may differ in the light of estimates submitted by tenderers.
6) Any dates given in this notice are indicative and the Authorities reserve the right to amend dates if necessary.
7) Currently the estimated date for award of contracts is 9.9.2014.
although this date may vary due to the procurement process and the need to obtain the necessary internal authorities to proceed with the contracts.
8) Contractors should also note that the authorities desire actual works on site to commence as soon as reasonably practicable after the award of contract.
(MT Ref:115062)

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

Halton Borough Council, Legal Department
Municipal Buildings, Kingsway
WA8 7QF Widnes
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3033334300
Internet address: www.halton.gov.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.3.2014