Development of Castle Lane East Car Park

Development of Castle Lane East Car Park

This Project is for the sale and development of a site in the Town Centre of Lurgan herein after referred to as Castle Lane East.

UK-Portadown: construction work

2012/S 223-367344

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Department of Social Development
Regional Development Office, Southern Team, Magowan Buildings, 27a West Street
Contact point(s): Contracts & Standards Branch
BT62 3PN Portadown
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890816555
E-mail: construct.info@dfpni.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dfpni.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate Clare
Contracts & Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate Clare
Contracts & Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate Clare
Contracts & Standards Branch, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 8003684850
E-mail: help@bravosolution.co.uk
Fax: +44 2070600480
Internet address: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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 Castle Lane East Car Park, Lurgan.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Lurgan, Co. Armagh. N. Ireland.
NUTS code UKN05

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)

Project.
This Project is for the sale and development of a site in the Town Centre of Lurgan herein after referred to as Castle Lane East.
Background.
The Craigavon Integrated Development Framework was launched on 28.7.2010. The Framework highlighted a number of Priority Projects that it advocated should be promoted as key components within the overall vision.
One of the principal opportunities highlighted for Lurgan was referred to as Castle Lane East. This area is a strategic part of the Town in the retail core, adjacent to Market Street/High Street and Brownlow House and Lurgan Park.
A comprehensive analysis of the area and its constraints and opportunities is contained in the Castle Lane East, Lurgan Analysis Report that is included with the ITT information. The following summarises the key issues, contained in that document, which should inform any potentially interested Economic Operators.
Description.
The development potential is focussed on the area between Castle Lane, Windsor Avenue and Market Street. A portion of that area, totalling 0.5Ha is currently in use as a public car park and is in the ownership of DRD Roads Service.
The buildings adjacent to the car park include a shopping centre and retail frontages to the South, food outlets (including one vacant former Tesco premises) and some residential and commercially used buildings to the East, which primarily front onto Windsor Avenue.
The area of the site fronting onto Castle Lane is currently a surface car park (approximately 200 spaces) owned and maintained by the DRD.
The area is fully within the designated Town Centre of Lurgan.
Principles.
0.5Ha of the Castle Lane East area is a public car park in the ownership of DRD Roads Service. The Department for Social Development (DSD) have identified that land as the focus for this Development Brief, however it is recognised that there would be increased regeneration benefits to the Town and enhanced development potential if additional lands were included and therefore Economic Operators are encouraged to consider the car park in its wider context. A significant proportion of that adjacent land is not in public ownership and therefore cannot be offered, by DSD as part of a development brief. Whilst DSD has vesting powers, given the likely timescales for any vesting and the costs involved, DSD will only exercise those powers as a last resort. Economic Operators must therefore consider the appropriateness of including land other than the car park within their bid, providing evidence, for example through binding option agreements, that they own or have the capacity to acquire all of the land which it proposes to include in any development proposal. DSD may, in exceptional circumstances, exercise its vesting powers to deliver a clean title to the site to facilitate a development proposal.
Through the Consultation that has taken place, two key landowners have noted that they may be interested in collaborating with an Economic Operator as part of an integrated development. These parties have made no commitment to this project, furthermore, there are other parties who may also be interested in collaboration, however, in the interests of the project, it is considered beneficial to make all Economic Operators aware of the interest of these two parties.
Services to be provided by the economic operator.
Interest is sought from bidders who have the ability not only to deliver development on the site, but to deliver a development of an appropriate nature and quality within a reasonable timescale. The preferred Economic Operator will undertake the redevelopment of the site and re-provide and ensure the future management of 176 public car parking spaces (of which 9 are disabled).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 71541000, 45100000, 45213312, 45111250, 45211360, 45210000, 45213111, 45232411, 45213112, 45213100, 45213110, 45111291, 71334000, 45112700, 71220000, 71410000, 71242000, 71000000, 45111200

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 500 000 and 7 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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:

A parent company guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As directed in the ITT documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No specific legal form is required but if the contract is to be awarded to a consortium the Contract Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering the contract.
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: Full details are included in the ITT and the Eligibility Document.
Developers interested in the provision of the works will be required to complete the Tender Documents which are available from the e-sourcing portal.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As specified in the ITT and the Eligibility Document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As specified in the ITT and the Eligibility Document.
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

Open
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: As specified in the ITT and the Eligibility Document.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:

Project_11005 (423507SNB)
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

25.2.2013 – 15:00
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

Duration in months: 24 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening 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

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.

The Authority expressly reserve the rights:
(I). not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(II). to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
This contract may be used to progress the governments’ wider social, economic and environmental objectives.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: CPD will incorporate a standstill period at the point of 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.
This procurement is governed by 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 Northern Ireland.
Any proceedings relating to any preceived non-compliance with relevant legislation must be started within 30 days or at the most within 3 months, begining with the date when the Economic Operator knew, or ought to have known of the alleged infringment.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:15.11.2012