Design and Build of Golspie Biomass Heating Schemes

Design and Build of Golspie Biomass Heating Schemes

Highland Council.



1 Authority Details


Authority Name and Address

Highland Council

Procurement – Finance Service, c/o Town House, High Street,




FM Team

+44 1463703889


Address from which documentation may be obtained

As in 1.1


Completed documents must be returned to:

As in 1.1

2 Contract Details



Design and Build of Golspie Biomass Heating Schemes


Description of the goods or services required

The Highland Council is seeking to employ a Principal Contractor for works involving the full design, supply, installation and commission of biomass heating schemes at Golspie High School/Sutherland Swimming Pool and Golspie Primary School.


NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via a ‘Tender Submission Postbox’ facility. Further details of this facility are available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems. The postbox closes precisely at the time stated.


Notice Coding and Classification

379999 other Utilities
391010 Buildings – Construction
391011 Buildings – Maintenance
391213 Engineering
399999 other Works – Construction, Repair and Maintenance

120 … Highlands and Islands


Total quantity or scope of tender

3 Conditions for Participation


Minimum standards and qualification required

Contractors, sub contractors and suppliers must be registered under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) for this particular technology. Contractors and their subcontractors must be registered under the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

Contractors must demonstrate suitable qualifications in electrical and heating installations and membership of SELECT, NICEIC or equivalent.

All plant and equipment must comply with British and European standards.

The contractor or their sub contractor must also demonstrate that suitable design qualifications and installation competence in line with the requirements of the MCS scheme and have quality assurance procedures in place in accordance with (as a minimum) MCS001, but ideally ISO9001 or similar and shall comply with the OFT consumer code of practice and be registered with REAL.

All personnel engaged in the final inspection and commissioning must have an awareness of MCS008.

Installations must comply with BS EN 303, Building Regulations and the Clean Air Act 1993.

4 Administrative Information


Type of Procedure

Single stage – Any candidate may submit a tender.


Reference number attributed to the notice by the contracting authority



Time Limits

24-02-2012  Time  12:00

b) Time-limit for obtaining documentation

c) Estimated award date  26-03-2012


Language or languages in which tenders or requests to participate can be drawn up



Tender Submission Postbox

The awarding authority has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Tender Submission Postbox facility. Further details are available at

5 Other Information


Additional Information

Tenderers are requested to complete a Supplier Appraisal Questionnaire and Tender Evaluation Questionnaire for this project.

The Highland Council are developing the use of Constructionline/CHAS Registration as part of their pre qualification requirements for contractors applying for capital property related construction tenders. The initiative intends to avoid repetitive requests for general information at supplier appraisal or pre qualification stages. However, the Council cannot insist on Constructionline/CHAS Registration and must allow non registered contractors to be assessed to an equal standard.

Contract award shall be based on a price/quality evaluation as detailed in the tender documents.

Completed tenders must be received by 12 noon on Friday 24th February 2012, via the Tender Postbox facility on this website.

(SC Ref:219005)


Additional Documentation

Golspie Volume 1 Preliminaries Rev 1
Golspie Volume 2 Particular Specification rev 1
Golspie Volume 4 Pre-Construction Information
Golspie Volume 5 Tender Qualifications rev 1
Tender Return Envelope Label
Golspie Volume 3 Schedule of Works
Golspie Biomass Scheme SAQ


Publication date of this notice