Design and Build Contract Northumberland

Design and Build Contract Northumberland

Design and Build Contract for a new build Primary and Secondary School and Leisure Centre.

United Kingdom-Morpeth: Construction work for school buildings

2016/S 161-290688

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mr Paul Lynch
Telephone: +44 1670620289
NUTS code: UKC21
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Design and Build Contract for a new build Primary and Secondary School and Leisure Centre.

Reference number: SPS00649

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The Council is seeking to appoint a main contractor for a Design and Build contract for a new build primary and secondary school and public leisure centre and library facilities in Ponteland, Northumberland. Prior to the execution of a JCT contract the successful tenderer will be expected initially to enter into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) with the Council. During the PCSA period the contractor will develop its designs to RIBA Stage 4 and obtain planning approval. The contractor will select and engage the design team for the project. Once complete, the PCSA will be replaced by the JCT Contract, which is intended to be based on an amended 2011 JCT Design & Build Contract. The Council is expecting to commence construction works on site in August 2017 with completion of the building and handover by 30 August 2019.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC21
Main site or place of performance:

Ponteland, Northumberland, United Kingdom.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The project is intended to support the proposed wider reorganisation of the school structure in Ponteland through the provision of suitable accommodation for the increased number of pupils and age ranges. In addition, the project will improve the teaching and learning environment for current and future pupils in the schools, including on-site access to modern sport and leisure facilities, whilst benefitting the Ponteland community as a whole.

The design works comprise the design of the building(s) for the primary school, secondary school, sports facilities, car parking, leisure centre and library facilities together with all designs required for the architectural, civil and structural engineering and landscaping required to allow complete construction of the works. (Continued in Section II.2.14. Additional information).

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 13/03/2017
End: 09/08/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Maximum number: 3
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

After evaluation of the pre-qualification questionnaire responses, the three highest ranking candidates will be issued with an invitation to participate in dialogue.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

II.2.14)Additional information

The construction works shall comprise all site works required for completion of the school and leisure facilities and surrounding site including extensions to the public highway, site access roads, earthworks, enabling works, statutory services diversions and new supplies, access roads, car parks, landscaping and on and off site drainage.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Financial and performance guarantees or other forms of appropriate security may be required as set out in the procurement documents and the financing conditions and payment arrangements are as described in the procurement documents. In the event of a successful consortium bid, the Council may specify, at its discretion, that the consortium members adopt a particular legal form and/or require that a single consortium member takes primary liability or that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. The successful tenderer may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental and/or corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details will be set out in the procurement documents.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 19/09/2016
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 10/10/2016

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

The Council uses the Due North ProContract e-tendering portal to conduct the tender process which can be accessed via need to register on the portal in order to gain access to the tender documents. All communication (including PQQ submission responses) must be via the portal.

The Council reserves the right not to award any contract (in whole or part), to cancel or amend the procurement process and do not bind itself to accept any tender. The Council shall not be liable under any circumstances for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by any tenderer or prospective tenderer in responding to this notice or in taking part in this procurement process, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

Please note all dates, time periods and figures in relation to values and volumes specified in this notice are approximate only and the Council reserves the right to change any or all of them.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

High Court of England and Wales
Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882Internet
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of those Regulations to take action in the High Court of England and Wales. Any such action must be brought within the time limits specified in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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