Eastway Habitat Creation Works 2015

Eastway Habitat Creation Works 2015

The Works include but are not exclusively limited to the following; site setup and mobilisation; vegetation clearance; earthworks; pond creation (including lining and filling); installation of toad exclusion fencing.

NL435 Preston: Eastway Habitat Creation Works 2015

Reference number:HCAP15118

Deadline date:16/02/2015

This deadline is for…Expressions of interest and receipt of tenders by 13:00 hours

Contract value: £100,000 – £150,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out:PrestonEastway South, Preston

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers?Yes

Name of the buying organisation:Homes and Communities Agency

Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is the single, national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. Our vision is to create opportunity for people to live in homes they can afford in places they want to live, by enabling local authorities and communities to deliver the ambition they have for their own areas. We achieve this by: • Understanding the needs and aspirations of people and communities through close working with local authorities on local investment planning; • Enabling local delivery through the channeling of our expertise and investment; and • Working effectively with the market, housebuilders, investors and other stakeholders. For more information visit the HCA newsroom at homesandcommunities.co.uk In the achievement of this vision, the HCA ‘holds’ large expanses of land and built estate. The HCA is accountable to government for the effective management and disposal of the portfolio and will work with local partners to develop, invest in and dispose of the assets in pursuit of the economic development and regeneration objectives agreed by local partners and in support of local strategies. Whilst these sites help facilitate the delivery of the vision for the organisation, they also bring duties of care, health and safety, trespass and other liabilities and responsibilities. As part of the solution to manage such liabilities the HCA procure the services of Contractors to undertake routine and emergency activities on its estate. The HCA is seeking to appoint a competent Contractor for habitat creation and enhancement works in Spring 2015 on a fixed price basis. The primary ecological function of the site will be to act as a receptor site for common toads which will be trapped on the land north of Eastway in spring 2016 as part of the development proposals. The Works include but are not exclusively limited to the following; site setup and mobilisation; vegetation clearance; earthworks; pond creation (including lining and filling); installation of toad exclusion fencing; creation of hibernacula; hedgerow, aquatic and structure planting; and grassland creation. Works are notifiable under CDM. A CDMC has been appointed by the Employer. The minimum level of Public Indemnity & Employers Liability insurance cover needed for this Contract is £5 million and £10 million respectively. Works are to have commenced on site by 9th March 2015. Contractor should also be aware of the following key dates: • Completion of pond/scrape excavation and mound creation (pond lining and cover material can be completed after this date) – 31st March 2015 • Completion of native structure and hedgerow planting complete – 31st March 2015 • Practical completion (except 75% brash pile placement) – 24th April 2014 • Completion of all brash pile placement – 31st March 2016 • End of Maintenance Period – 23rd April 2016 • End of Rectification Period – 23rd April 2016 All Tendering Contractors must be confident that they have the capacity to start and delivery the Contract as per the above timescales. The site will be available for viewing during this Tender. Tenderers’ will be required to visit the site prior to Pricing and will be required to confirm this within the Tender return.


Classification of the contract

45262640Environmental improvement works

45112000Excavating and earthmoving work

45342000Erection of fencing

77340000Tree pruning and hedge trimming

77310000Planting and maintenance services of green areas

77314100Grassing services

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:Lowest price

Estimated length of contract:49 Days

Who to contact

Contact nameLindsey Cunniff

Organisation nameTEP on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency

AddressGenesis Centre, Birchwood Science Park, Birchwood, Warrington, WA3 7BH

Telephone01925 844004

Extension number:

Fax01925 844002

Web addresswww.gov.uk/hca

How to apply

These works are being procured via a Single Stage tender procedure. All interested candidates should submit a written expression of interest (via email or post) quoting the Contract Title and reference number to the contact details provided. This procurement exercise is being managed by The Environment Partnership (TEP) Limited on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency (the Contracting Authority); all correspondence should be placed to TEP as specified in the Contract Information. Invitation to Tender documentation will be sent to all candidates who respond to the Expression of Interest. The Single Tender will include for a mandatory PQQ section with all Contractors will be required to satisfy prior to their Price submissions being evaluated. The Contract will be awarded based on Lowest Price. All Tender documents will be provided digitally to Contractors on the same basis. As part of the procurement process, the HCA needs to be satisfied that you have systems in place for managing health and safety within your business. Organisations wishing to tender for the HCA Contracts must be either accredited to OHSAS18001, registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SSIP (Safety Schemes in Procurement) or equivalent. This also applies to Non Construction companies. Registration and assessment must be in place prior to being invited to formally tender for the project or the Works. Further information on SSIP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on http://www.ssip.org.uk/. All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. 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 honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders 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: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/anti-bribery-and-corruption-policy for further information.