Employers Agent Consultant Framework Knowsley

Employers Agent Consultant Framework Knowsley

Framework of service providers to provide employers agent services for development construction projects.

United Kingdom-Prescot: Construction consultancy services

2019/S 112-275088

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Knowsley Housing Trust
Lakeview, Kings Business Park
L34 1PJ
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Claire Paton
E-mail: tenders@cirruspurchasing.co.uk
NUTS code: UKD
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.firstark.com/

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.firstark.com/

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Procurer/Advert/View?advertId=d82df9cc-938b-e911-80f8-005056b64545&fromAdvertEvent=True
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Employers Agent Consultant Framework

Reference number: DN414843

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

First Ark Group are seeking bids from service providers with extensive experience of the social housing sector to establish a framework of service providers to provide employers agent services for development construction projects. It is anticipated that successful service providers may be instructed in a principle designer or purchasing agent role from time to time and therefore should have competent skills in these areas.

This procurement exercise is being led by the Knowsley Housing Trust (KHT) for itself and on behalf of the other members of the First Ark Group.

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: UKD

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The framework is required to support an anticipated development programme of 400 units per year over the 4 years. Of which approximately 40 % will be Section 106 agreements. Services are expected to be required in the following boroughs: Knowsley, St Helens, Sefton, Cheshire West, Cheshire East, Wigan, Halton, Warrington and West Lancashire. However services may also be required throughout North West England and surrounding areas as appropriate to meet the operational needs of the business.

KHT reserves the right to change the volume of work or amend the required services, during the life of the framework. Therefore no guarantees are given, nor are implied as to the value or quantity of business that will be placed with the successful service providers.

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

Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Envisaged number of candidates: 10
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

See PQQ documentation.

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

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

List and brief description of conditions:

As per the PQQ documentation.

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.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure

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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 4
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
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: no
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: 12/07/2019
Local time: 17:00

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

Date: 24/07/2019

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

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

48 months depending upon Knowlsey Housing Trust and their ongoing requirements.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Tenders are to be submitted through the First Ark Group Procontract e-tendering system only.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
The Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

This tender process will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award is communicated to tenderers. Appeals can be directly raised via the contact points detailed in Section VI.4.1) of this contract notice. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 #102 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 (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).

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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: