Construction Contract Coleraine

Construction Contract Coleraine

Block BC Basement Works for the University of Ulster Greater Belfast Development Project.

UK-Coleraine: Construction work

2013/S 108-184042

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Ulster
Procurement Office, Block X, Room X031, Cromore Road
Contact point(s): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml
For the attention of: Donal Quinn
BT52 1SA Coleraine
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2870123365
E-mail: d.quinn@ulster.ac.uk
Fax: +44 2870124933

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml

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:

Block BC Basement Works for the University of Ulster Greater Belfast Development Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: York Street, Belfast.
NUTS code UKN01

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

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 0 GBP

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

The Works to be performed pursuant to the Construction Contract involve the design, excavation and construction of the basement area for Block BC including retaining structures and all piling operations across the footprint of Block BC, the disposal of all arisings offsite and all associated works.
The Works may also require the provision of Mechanical Building Services, Electrical Building Services, Piling and Ground Works, Civil and Structural Design, M&E Building Services Design.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45210000, 45200000, 45000000

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:

Refer to Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) Documentation.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 5 000 000 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: 9 (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:

The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees or other appropriate forms of undertaking or security to secure proper performance of the contract.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The payments terms and details of the form of contract shall be provided in the Invitation to Tender documentation to be issued to those candidates who qualify for the tendering stage of the competition.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The Contacting Authority reserves the right to require groups of economic operators to take a particular legal form upon contract award or to require that one party has primary liability or to require each party to be jointly and severally liable. The Contracting Authority also reserves the right to require bonds, deposits, guarantees, collateral warranties or other appropriate forms of undertaking or security to secure proper performance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Execution of the contract is subject to agreement of a suitable design and costs with the Client prior to proceeding with construction.
Requisite insurances will have to be obtained prior to any contract award.
Further details shall be provided in the Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation available from the contact point above, and the Invitation to Tender documentation to be issued to those candidates who qualify for the tendering stage of the competition.
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: Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18) – and in particular Regulation 23 thereof – on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation (which is available from the contact point referred to above). Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority by the date specified in Section IV.3.4.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18) – and in particular Regulation 24 thereof – on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation (which is available from the contact point referred to above). Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority by the date specified in Section IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Certain minimum standards will apply in relation to economic and financial standing (see PQQ1 – Part B (and if necessary PQQ1A)). Further information is available in the Memorandum of Information and in the PQQ documentation. In summary, there are requirements to:
— have ‘Constructionline’ Category Values equal to or greater than certain minimum levels. Constructionline is the UK’s register of local and national construction and construction-related services pre-assessed to work for public and private sector client buyers. It is owned and endorsed by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills. For further information go to: www.constructionline.co.uk

— meet minimum standards in relation to equality of opportunity and anti-discrimination laws;
— to demonstrate the ability to obtain insurance to certain specified levels.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates shall be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18) – and in particular Regulation 25 thereof – on the basis of information provided in response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation (which is available from the contact point referred to above). Completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents are to be submitted to the Contracting Authority by the date specified in Section IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further information is available in the Memorandum of Information and in the PQQ documentation.
In summary, there are requirements to meet certain minimum standards in relation to health and safety (see PQQ1 – Part C and PQQ1B) and a minimum score of 50 is required in respect of PQQ1 – Part D.
There is also a requirement to have certain accreditations/certifications.
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

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 number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Legal compliance; economic/financial standing; technical and/or professional ability/capacity. Further information is available in the Memorandum of Information and in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

BravoSolution eSourcing NI reference
Project Code: project_12482
PQQ Code: pqq_2253
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: 5.7.2013 – 15:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

5.7.2013 – 15:00
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

Date: 5.7.2013 – 15:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised officers of the contracting authority and external advisors. The date for opening of Pre-Qualification Questionnaire responses is estimated to be in July 2013.

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

Re II.3 above the proposed duration of the contract is an estimate only.
Re II.2.1 above, this is an estimated range only. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award a contract for a higher or lower amount.
Re: Section IV.1.2 above, it is anticipated that five economic operators will be invited to tender based on the objective criteria specified in the Memorandum of Information and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documentation (available from the contact point referred to above). Where there is a tie for 5th place in the scoring, then all Economic Operators tied in 5th place will be shortlisted and invited to tender. For the purposes of this exercise, a tie for 5th place shall be deemed to occur where two or more economic operators have identical scores or a score within 1 mark (out of a score of 100) of the 5th place score for responses to Part D of PQQ1.
The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. To register your company and express an interest in this contract visit the eSourcing NI portal managed by BravoSolution: (https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk/web/login.shtml) and follow the online instructions.

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: The Contractor Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will contain the information specified in Regulation 32 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). In accordance with Regulation 47D, legal proceedings must generally be started within 30 days beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen, although a Court can extend the period for bringing proceedings to up to 3 months (after the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen) where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so. A longer limitation period of 6 months can apply to any claim for a declaration of ineffectiveness (although this can in certain circumstances, specified in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, be reduced to 30 days). 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 a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:4.6.2013