Contract value:£25,000 – £50,000. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking expressions of interest and completion of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires from suitably qualified and experienced specialists for ground investigation of the former Northfleet Power station, Red Lion Wharf, Northfleet Embankment.Ground Investigation, Red Lion Wharf, Northfleet Embankment
Description of the contract
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking expressions of interest and completion of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires from suitably qualified and experienced specialists for ground investigation of the former Northfleet Power station, Red Lion Wharf, Northfleet Embankment prior to obstruction removal and land raise activities.
How to apply
The contract will be for a fixed period to complete the works, but it is not expected to be more than 2 months. A shortlist of 5-8 contractors will be invited to tender once the PQQ’s have been evaluated and scored. The purpose of this Pre-Qualification/Tender process is to select the most appropriate company to carry out the proposed ground investigation works. Any contractor wishing to be considered to be awarded the contract must formally express an interest by completing a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ). It is intended that PQQ’s and information packs will be sent out to all contractors as contractors indicate that they wish to receive further information. All expressions of interest must be sent to email address Northfleet.Embankment@hca.gsi.gov.uk for the attention of Julian Perry by 12 noon on Wednesday 3rd July 2012. Contractors must be licensed by the HSE and also be members of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA). In addition to ARCA we also recognise ACAD (Asbestos Control & Abatement Division). 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 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 http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.