Contract for Construction of Lift Shaft

Contract for Construction of Lift Shaft

Construction of Lift Shaft at 42-164 James Street in Southampton.

Construction of Lift Shaft at 42-164 James Street in Southampton

Reference number: EC09/01

Deadline date:02/10/2013

This deadline is for… Submissions of the prequalification questionnaire for the following Contracts.

Contract value:£0 – £600,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Southampton Block 42-164 James Street , Southampton.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Southampton City Council


Description of the contract

Southampton City Council invites applications from suitably experienced contractors who wish to tender for one contract: (1) The works comprise of the construction of a new passenger lift shaft, including Enabling Works (consisting of temporary main entrance, removal of asbestos if found to be present and diversion of existing services), alterations to the existing external stores to form a scooter store. The project includes an element of Contractos Design for the Pre-fabricated Lift Shaft, the Lift Cart, Lift Motor Room and Lift Guide rails, based on a perfomance specification. Block 42 – 164 James St is a supported housing complex for older people comprising of 62 one bedroom flats and a communal lounge; with associated Office and WC’s. The accommodation houses vulnerable older people, many of whom have additional care needs which often entail colleagues from outside agencies visiting them to help with personal care meaning that access to the properties is vital. Estimated value £600,000 Deadlines for submission of prequalification questionnaires are to be by 2nd October 2013. Time 12:00. It is anticipated that tender docs will be issued as follows (1) Construction of new Lift Shaft at 42 – 164 James St. Southampton – Tender Documents will be issue end of October 2013 with a commencement on site early March 2014. The expected duration of the contract is 25 weeks. It is anticipated that tender docs will be issued to a minimum of three and maximum of eight tenderers will be invited to tender for the works. Whilst every effort has been made to consider the full scope of the requirement the Contracting Authority does not guarantee the volume of goods/service/works required resulting from this tender or that it will accept any tender on completion of the tender exercise. A performance bond, and/or parent company guarantee in the case of a subsidiary company, may be required. Financing condition and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating to them will be indicated in the Tender documents. The criteria for selecting the candidates will be as set out in the Prequalification Questionnaire. Award of tender will be the most economically advantageous tender received based on quality and price (70% Price 30% Quality); the criteria for selection of which will be indicated in the tender documents.The contracting authority undertake to use reasonable endeavours to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the contracting authority’s obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the applicant considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The contracting authority will then consider the sensitivity statement before replying to any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. Tender documents or notice of non-acceptance, as appropriate will be issued to all applicants.



Classification of the contract

45400000 Building completion work

45300000 Building installation work


Additional information

Contract type: Works – Unspecified

Is it a framework agreement? No

Is this contract related to a programme of funding? No

Contract will be awarded based on: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 175 Days


Who to contact

Contact name Chris Snape

Organisation name Southampton City Council

Address One Guildhall Square, Southampton, SO14 7FP

Telephone 0238083

Extension number: 3728


Web address


How to apply

Applicants should email to request PQQ documentation for technical information contact Chris Snape on 02380 833728 or email