Construction of New Remembrance Centre

Construction of New Remembrance Centre

New Remembrance Centre, External Works and Demolition/Dismantling of Existing Remembrance Centre – The Long Term Plan.

UK-Alrewas: construction work

2012/S 169-279834

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The National Memorial Arboretum Company Limited
Croxall Road, Alrewas, Staffordshire
Contact point(s): The National Memorial Arboretum
For the attention of: Angela Ham, Executive Assistant
DE13 7AR Alrewas
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1283792333
E-mail: AHam@thenma.org.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.thenma.org.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Gardiner and Theobald LLP Management Services
Freetrade Exchange, 37 Peter Street
Contact point(s): Andrea Hill
For the attention of: Andrea Hill
M2 5GB Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1618174040
E-mail: gtmsmanchester@gardiner.com
Fax: +44 1618174041
Internet address: http://www.gardiner.com

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Gardiner and Theobald LLP Management Services
Freetrade Exchange, 37 Peter Street
M2 5GB Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Gardiner and Theobald LLP Management Services
Freetrade Exchange, 37 Peter Street
Contact point(s): Andrea Hill
For the attention of: Andrea Hill
M2 5GB Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1618174040
E-mail: gtmsmanchester@gardiner.com
Fax: +44 1618174041

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

New Remembrance Centre, External Works and Demolition/Dismantling of Existing Remembrance Centre – The Long Term Plan.
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: The National Memorial Arboretum, Croxall Road, Alrewas. DE13 7AR.
NUTS code UKG24

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 construction of a new Remembrance Centre and associated landscaping including car parking alterations, a new service yard and an external canopy in Heroes Square. The existing Remembrance Centre will be demolished or dismantled when the new Remembrance Centre is occupied. Service diversions and some or all of the ground works/building substructure will be completed as part of an Enabling Works contract not covered by this Notice.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000

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:

The overall building will provide up to c3900 m2 and will be single storey apart from the atrium which will be double storey height. The Gross area of the new building plus the external Canopy and Colonnades is c5050 m2.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 000 000,00 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

Duration in months: 18 (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:

A bond will be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per the the JCT 2011 Contract conditions and agreed Amendments.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Contract will be let to a single legal entity.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: JCT 2011 Standard Building Contract conditions and agreed Amendments.
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: 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: Audited accounts for the company and parent company (if Applicable) for the last three financial years must be supplied.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: A minimum level of PII of 10 000 000 GBP is required arising out of one event.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
a) Evidence of projects of a similar nature for multi use visitor centres and also experience of construction using concrete frame, Portland stone, reconstituted stone and render.
b) Experience of working on live, occupied sites
c) Experience of working with signature architects
d) Availability and experience of suitable team members and site staff
e) Evidence of ‘Added Value or innovation on similar projects
f) Willingness to enter into a standard JCT contract (traditional)
g) Willingness to accept enabling works covered by the appropriate warranties
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Details of three referees connected with relevant projects who can be contacted. Details of proposed organisation structure for the project identifying key team members and roles with appropriate staff CV’s.
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: a) Quality and relevance of experience of firm and proposed team
b) Financial strength
c) Performance on previous contracts
d) Strength and depth of resource
e) Strength of procedures
f) Equal opportunities compliance
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:

N/A
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: 5.10.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

9.10.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

5.11.2012
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 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

A Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and a Project Information Memorandum (PIM) will be issued electronically by Gardiner & Theobald LLP to those expressing interest in the project. Requests to Participate should be submitted by no later than 9/10/12 at 12.00 noon in the form of a brief statement addressing the conditions for participation as listed in this Contract Notice and in the PQQ and PIM. The document should comprise up to 30 sides of A4 sized paper accompanied by a practice profile or brochure. 2 copies of this information should be submitted to Gardiner & Theobald’s Manchester office, address listed in this Contract Notice. An electronic copy should also be provided on CD.
Further information will be provided in the Invitation to Tender which will be sent to shortlisted candidates. Tenders and all supporting information will be required to be priced in sterling and all payments will be made in sterling. As part of the short listing and tendering exercise, the NMA and/or TRBL may take up references, require applicants to attend an interview and see examples of similar projects undertaken. The contract will be considered in English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
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 client will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section 1.1.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved 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). 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:31.8.2012