Development of Marine Employment Quarter at Centenary Quay in Southampton

Development of Marine Employment Quarter at Centenary Quay in Southampton

Urban development construction work. Landscaping work. Building construction work. Construction work for commercial buildings. Hotel construction work. Car park building construction work. Parking lot construction work. Marine construction works. Marine installations. Jetties.

United Kingdom-Guildford: Urban development construction work

2014/S 081-140744

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The Homes and Communities Agency
Bridge House, 1 Walnut Tree Close
For the attention of: Jeremy Herring
GU1 4GA Guildford
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 3001234500
E-mail: jeremy.herring@hca.gsi.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.homesandcommunities.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Savills
2 Charlotte Place
For the attention of: Martin Hastelow
SO14 0TB Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2380713900
E-mail: mhastelow@savills.com
Fax: +44 2380713901

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Savills
2 Charlotte Place
For the attention of: Martin Hastelow
SO14 0TB Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2380713900
E-mail: mhastelow@savills.com
Fax: +44 2380713901

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Savills
2 Charlotte Place
For the attention of: Martin Hastelow
SO14 0TB Southampton
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2380713900
E-mail: mhastelow@savills.com
Fax: +44 2380713901

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

National or federal agency/office
I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities
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:

Development of the Marine Employment Quarter at Centenary Quay in Woolston, Southampton.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
NUTS code UKJ33

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)

Urban development construction work. Landscaping work. Building construction work. Construction work for commercial buildings. Hotel construction work. Car park building construction work. Parking lot construction work. Marine construction works. Marine installations. Jetties. Office block construction work. Construction work for warehouses and industrial buildings. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking to appoint one or more partner(s) to develop HCA owned land, namely the Marine Employment Quarter (MEQ) at Centenary Quay, Woolston in Southampton. The available land is approximately 8.64 acres and has already been cleared and remediated. The land is part of the larger Centenary Quay development, which includes residential and retail use. However the MEQ development will be commercial use/employment led, with no residential element.
The objective of this procurement exercise includes the sale of land to the development partner(s). There is outline planning permission in place in respect of the entire site, as well as full planning permission for a boat building scheme on part of the site. The HCA reserves the right to accept offers made on the basis of a new or amended planning application, subject to viability.
HCA reserves the right to consider offers to develop one or more parts of the site only; however its preference would be to enter into a single development agreement for the entire site. HCA reserves the absolute right to reject any offers relating to part of the site only at any time and for any reason.
There is no project-specific grant funding available for this development; however Applicants are encouraged to consider and explore any possible grant funding which may be available in the normal way. Please note HCA reserves the absolute right, at any time and for any reason, to reject any offers which include an element of HCA grant funding.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45211360, 45112700, 45210000, 45213100, 45212411, 45213312, 45223300, 45244000, 45244100, 45244200, 45213150, 45213200

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The HCA is seeking to appoint one or more partner(s) to develop HCA owned land, namely the Marine Employment Quarter at Centenary Quay, Woolston in Southampton.
The objective of this procurement exercise includes the sale of land to the development partner(s).
For the avoidance of doubt, the HCA does not envisage making any payments to the development partner in respect of this project.
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

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required by HCA if considered appropriate. Please refer to the PQQ for further information.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

It is a condition that the successful developer purchases the developed land from the HCA. The HCA reserves the right to prescribe the structure and timing of the payment during the Invitation to Tender stage. The HCA also reserves the right to include the structure and timing of the payment as a topic for discussion during the dialogue phase. Bidder’s proposals in respect of the amount of the purchase price will be assessed at the final tender stage.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

If the contract is awarded to a grouping of economic operators (i.e. a consortium), HCA reserves the right to require the grouping to form a single legal entity (with appropriate financial guarantees in place) and/or require that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. Please refer to the PQQ for further information.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the draft Heads of Terms, which will be issued at the Tender stage.
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: The suitability of candidates will be assessed in accordance with Regulation 23 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Please refer to the PQQ for further information.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Please refer to the PQQ for further information.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Please refer to the PQQ for further information.
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

competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Using the evaluation criteria stated within the PQQ.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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:

HCAE15010
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

8.8.2014 – 17:00
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

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

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender. This Contract Notice must be read in full. Applicants are reminded that participation in this procurement process is subject to the Terms and Conditions set out in the Memorandum of Information.
The address of the site is Victoria Road, Southampton.
Please note the exact boundaries of the site will be confirmed at the tender stage.
HCA reserves the right, at any time during the procurement process, to remove some parts of the site from the scope of this procurement.
All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English.
The contract will be subject to English law. It is the responsibility of each Applicant to comply with all of the requirements set out in the PQQ, including the Terms and Conditions which apply to this procurement process. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP.
This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honor our transparency obligations without undermining the bidder’s commercial interests.
Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (‘The Act’). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.
The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.

All dates included in this notice are provisional and potentially subject to revision. References to external standards are conditional as the standards themselves are subject to revision and their inclusion will be conditional on planning.
All further information, including the PQQ, can be accessed electronically via a password protected virtual data room. Please send an email quoting ‘Centenary Quay Dataroom’ in the subject heading to mhastelow@savills.com in order to obtain the web address and password. Please provide your name, company name and telephone number in the email.

The HCA is procuring the development partner via the competitive dialogue in order to give feedback on technical proposals and allow clarification of legal and other matters. It is our intention to limit the scope and length of the dialogue stage and call for tenders at the earliest opportunity. HCA intends to down-select the number of bidders to be invited to final tender following outline submissions.
HCA reserves the right to terminate the procurement process (or part of it), to change the basis of and the procedures for the procurement process at any time, or to procure the contract by alternative means if it appears that the contract can be more advantageously procured by alternative means. The most economically advantageous tender will not automatically be accepted.
HCA further reserves the right to consider and accept any offer(s) to purchase some or all of the land, without any related development obligations. In the event that an offer is made which is exempt from the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) (PCR), for example in accordance with Regulation 6(2)(e), the offer will be considered outside of the regulated procurement process and, if accepted, the contract will be concluded outside the scope of this procurement and the PCR.
You will not be entitled to claim from HCA any costs or expenses that you may incur in preparing your PQQ or tender response or as a result of expressing an interest in or otherwise taking part in this procurement process. You must bear all your own costs associated with expressing an interest and/or taking part in this procurement process in all circumstances including (but not limited to) if HCA terminates or abandons the procurement process and/or disqualifies you from the procurement process
To view this notice, please click here: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=96588149.

GO Reference: GO-2014423-PRO-5624925.

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

The Homes and Communities Agency
St Georges House, Kingsway
NE11 0NA Team Valley, Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to consider the decision and highlight any errors in the award process. Such appeals should be addressed to the contact in I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No. 5) and any amendments thereon provide for aggrieved parties 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

The Homes and Communities Agency
St Georges House, Kingsway
NE11 0NA Team Valley, Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23.4.2014