Construction Works Framework at The Royal Group of Hospitals

Construction Works Framework at The Royal Group of Hospitals

The PRP Framework will consist of an initial project (New Royal Maternity Jubilee Hospital) with a potential for subsequent call-off of further construction contracts within a 4 year period with an estimated aggregated works cost of GBP 250,000,000.00 subject to satisfactory performance.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work

2013/S 173-298424

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
c/o Health Estates Investment Group, Estates Development Directorate, Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont
For the attention of: Louise Clarke
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890522475
E-mail: louise.clarke@dhsspsni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.belfasttrust.hscni.net

Further information can be obtained from: Health Estates Investment Group
Estates Directorate, Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 80036848950
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Health Estates Investment Group
Estates Directorate, Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 80036848950
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Health Estates Investment Group
Estates Directorate, Annexe 7, Castle Buildings, Stormont Estate
BT4 3SQ Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 80036848950
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: http://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity

Health
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:

Construction Works Framework at The Royal Group of Hospitals (Initial Project New Maternity Unit).
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: The Royal Group of Hospitals
Grosvenor Road
Belfast
BT12 6BA
NUTS code UKN01

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 a single operator
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: 250 000 000 GBP

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

The Contracting Authority is seeking to establish a Performance Related Partnering (PRP) Framework Agreement. The PRP Framework will consist of an initial project (New Royal Maternity Jubilee Hospital) with a potential for subsequent call-off of further construction contracts within a 4 year period with an estimated aggregated works cost of GBP 250,000,000.00 subject to satisfactory performance.
The initial project is for the construction of a new regional maternity hospital located within the Royal Group of Hospitals site Grosvenor Road, Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Royal Group of Hospitals is a regional hospital for Northern Ireland and will remain in operation at all times during construction.
The new maternity hospital will be approximately 16,418 sq m in size and will contain operating theatres, paediatric intensive care, early pregnancy unit, Midwifery Led Unit and other support facilities.
The duration of the initial project will be 126 weeks from the award of the contract.
A potential subsequent project which may be awarded under the Framework depending on satisfactory performance of the contractor, funding and the discretion of the Trust is the new Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children on the Royal Group of Hospitals site of approximately 30,000 m².
The Contracting Authority may at its absolute discretion and at any time elect to discontinue the PRP procurement process and/or withdraw Preferred Bidder status and/or decide not to enter into any contract in respect of the Initial Project and any potential subsequent ‘call-off’ projects. It is acknowledged that the Preferred Bidder has the discretion to withdraw from the PRP procurement process at any stage prior to acceptance by the Contracting Authority of a formal offer that relates to the Initial Project and any potential subsequent ‘call-off’ projects.
If, at any time, the PRP procurement process is discontinued and/or Preferred Bidder status is withdrawn, the Contracting Authority at its absolute discretion may decide to invite the Preferred Bidder and the remaining short-listed Contractors that did not achieve Preferred Bidder status in relation to the Initial Project to enter a competition for the relevant project that will be awarded on the basis of lowest price.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45215000, 45210000, 45215140, 45215100

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 Contracting Authority is seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for construction works projects, and intends to use performance related partnering as the methodology to procure the projects. The Initial Project is for the provision of a new build Maternity Hospital on a ‘brownfield’ site within the grounds of the existing Royal Group of Hospitals, Belfast, Northern Ireland which will remain operational during the build programme.
The duration of the contract will be 126 weeks from the award of the contract.
The contract will be in two parts;
1-The construction of a new maternity hospital and underground connection to the existing hospital,
Part 2- Demolition of part of the existing maternity hospital and the formation of an overhead link to the existing adult acute hospital and then final demolition of the remaining maternity hospital and formation of a new car park.
Further developments at The Royal Group of Hospitals may include a new children’s hospital of approximately 30,000 m² and a new energy centre to serve the entire hospital complex. Subject to Department of Health and other statutory approvals, it is intended that these further works, if instructed within the next 4 year period, will be procured on a Performance Related Partnering basis as an extension of this process. All of this work will be in close proximity to the live operational hospital.
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: 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:

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

The main contractual terms are detailed in GC/Works/1 form of contract (as amended by DHSSPS). This will be provided to all firms invited to submit a tender for the contract.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Refer to Memorandum of Information, Section 8.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: In Accordance with Articles 45-50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23-25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire available from the address in Annexe A.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As III.2.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 number of operators: 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price
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:

BE2891*0
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: 14.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.10.2013 – 12:00
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

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk and click the link to register – Accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’ – Enter your correct business and user details – Note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete – You will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure) 2. Express an Interest in the tender – Login to the portal with the username/password – Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) – Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. – Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. – This will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box 3. Responding to the tender – Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining) – You can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification – Note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ ITT – There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

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

Refer to instructions contained in Section Vl.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. 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:4.9.2013