Capital Infrastructure Projects Scotland

Capital Infrastructure Projects Scotland

Business Infrastructure Lead Consultancy Framework.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Construction project management services

2013/S 180-310911

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Scottish Enterprise
Atrium Court, 50 Waterloo Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Adam Cunningham
G2 6HQ Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1592623077
E-mail: adam.cunningham@scotent.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.scottish-enterprise.com/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00398

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: yes

Scottish Courts Service

Scottish Prison Service

Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Business Infrastructure Lead Consultancy Framework (P14-0026).
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: Scotland.
NUTS code UKM

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 4
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 5 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Scottish Enterprise (SE) is looking to establish a framework of 3 or 4 lead consultants (‘Lead Consultants’) to support delivery of an ambitious programme of capital infrastructure projects in Scotland. In addition to SE, other Non-Departmental Public Bodies including Highlands & Islands Enterprise (HIE), the Scottish Prison Service and the Scottish Courts Service have access to this framework and may, at their discretion, choose to make use of it for their own projects.
These projects, are intended to enhance Scotland’s globally competitive business environment and to promote key economic sectors (including, for example, the life sciences and energy industries). SE, either directly or through working with key stakeholders, has embarked on an exciting pipeline of programmes and projects including:- Energy: exploring the potential of sites at Leith, Dundee, Rosyth, Methil, Grampian, and Hunterston. Life Sciences: establishing the Edinburgh Bio-quarter. Tourism: developing Dundee Waterfront (notably, the Victoria and Albert Museum) and the Scottish Hydro Arena. Digital Media: establishing Creative Clyde at Pacific Quay. Financial Services: projects are being considered for Glasgow’s International Financial Services District and Edinburgh’s Exchange District.
and, in addition, several physical and digital connectivity projects and low carbon initiatives associated with modernisation of business assets are at an early stage.
The framework may be used for some components of these programmes, which are also indicative of entirely new, but similarly diverse programmes which will undoubtedly emerge over the term envisaged.
The scale, complexity and wide ranging nature of this programme should be noted by applicants. For instance, while there will be elements of building works, it is stressed that many sites are of a brown-field coastal nature. Successful applicants are likely to be those who demonstrate a similar range of recent experience and thus an understanding of the depth and breadth of issues involved.
The framework is not intended to be used for: programmes with a capital value of less than GBP 5 000 000 (excl VAT); or individual appointments of less than GBP 100 000 (excl VAT).
Further details are included within the PQQ documentation.
Suppliers must register interest in this framework opportunity through the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) procurement portal – www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documentation is availabe for download from there.

Suppliers should submit their completed pre-qualification questionnaires through the secure postbox on Public Contracts Scotland no later than the stated deadline. The postbox facility will not accept any submissions after the deadline and it is the responsibility of suppliers to ensure submissions are received before the deadline.
Under any resulting framework, the appointed suppliers will be required to support the contracting authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
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=254710

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=254710

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)

71541000, 71530000, 71313400

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 5 000 000 and 8 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is envisaged that the framework will run for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 1
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:

Further details included in the PQQ documentation and Invitation to Tender.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further details included in the PQQ documentation and 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:

See PQQ documentation for details on bidding with others.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Further details included in the PQQ documentation and Invitation to Tender.
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: Further details included in the PQQ documentation and Invitation to Tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further details included in the PQQ documentation and Invitation to Tender.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further details included in the PQQ documentation and Invitation to Tender.
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

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 6: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: A maximum of 4 suppliers will be appointed to the framework to ensure it is of a manageable size. A maximum of 8 will be invited to tender to ensure sufficient competition. Please see PQQ documentation for further details.
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:

P14-0026
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

16.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.11.2013
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

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: It is ensviaged that the framework will run for a period of 3 years with the option to extend for a further 1 year. If the framework is to be retendered it will be during the final year.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers must register interest in this framework opportunity through the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) procurement portal – www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk The pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) documentation is available for download from there.

Suppliers should submit their completed pre-qualification questionnaires through the secure postbox on Public Contracts Scotland no later than the deadline indicated. On completion of submission an email confirmation will be sent to the sender. If you do not receive this email please contact Public Contracts Scotland before the deadline.
Dates and other information contained in this notice are communicated as being indicative only and may be subject to change.
The contracting authority does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any offer. The contracting authority reserves the right to accept part of one or more offers. The contracting authority will not be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest in or tendering for this contract. Compliance with all relevant legislation is required during the tendering process and the terms of any resulting contract.
Bidders may be required to attend for interview. Any contract awarded will be subject to the law of Scotland. The contracting authority reserves the right to source the services through existing framework agreements. The contracting authority reserves the right to assign all or part of any contracts resulting from this process.
Under any resulting contract, the appointed contractor will be required to support the contracting authority’s economic and social regeneration objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
Due to the value and assessed risk associated with this commission, tenderers will be required to demonstrate a minimum average turnover of GBP 750 000 for the most recent 2 year period for which audited accounts or equivalent are available. If no audited accounts or equivalent are available please provided additional documentation as further described in the PQQ.
We estimate the total framework agreement value to be between GBP 5 000 000 and GBP 8 000 000 Our financial requirements are detailed in the PQQ. We intend to invite between 6 and 8 suppliers to participate at tender stage.
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VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement , Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: scottishprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement , Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: scottishprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: 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 No 88) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Scottish Government
Scottish Procurement , Europa House, 450 Argyle Street
G2 8LG Glasgow
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: scottishprocurement@scotland.gsi.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 1412425466
Internet address: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Topics/Government/Procurement/Selling/supplier-enquiries

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:13.9.2013