Geotechnical Works Northampton

Geotechnical Works Northampton

Sixfields LDO sites Foundation Investigation, Northampton.

Reference number: HCAP13064

Deadline date:24/10/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of interest and receipt of tenders (by 1pm)

Contract value:£40,000 – £60,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Northampton Land off Edgar Mobbs Way, Northampton (from approximate National Grid Reference SP 728 600 to SP 740 602)

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? No

Name of the buying organisation: Homes and Communities Agency


Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency is seeking the services of a contractor for intrusive ground investigation works within 2 plots of land off Edgar Mobbs Way in western Northampton. The works include 10no. cable percussive boreholes to depths of up to 45m for identification of ground conditions, sampling and associated chemical and geotechnical testing.



Classification of the contract

45111250 Ground investigation work


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: Most economically advantageous tender in terms of: The criteria stated in the contract documents

Estimated length of contract: 70 Days


Who to contact

Contact name Emma Hill

Organisation name Halcrow Group Ltd on behalf of the HCA

Address Lyndon House, 62 Hagley Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B16 8PE

Telephone 0121 456 2345

Extension number:


How to apply

Suppliers wishing to tender shall email to register an expression of interest. The supplier will then be provided with a copy of the tender documents. Tender submissions shall arrive no later than 1pm on Wednesday 24th October 2012. Details on what documents are to be submitted are stated in the Tender Document. Tenders will not be accepted at any other HCA office and tender envelopes/packages must be securely sealed. Tenders delivered by hand or courier must be delivered by the specified time and date. Tenders will be invalidated if the envelope bears any marking which would lead to the tenderer being identified, including franking logos and those made by third parties, e.g. couriers and Data Post. 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 HCA contracts must be registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SIPP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). 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 works. Further information on SIPP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on 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 for further information.