Holmeside Supermarket and Car Park Demolition Contract

Holmeside Supermarket and Car Park Demolition Contract

The contract is to undertake the demolition works for the former Kwik Save supermarket and Multi-level car park site.

Reference number: HCAP13009

Deadline date:10/05/2012

This deadline is for… Expressions of interest and completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires (by Noon)

Contract value:£300,000 – £400,000

Location where the contract is to be carried out: Sunderland Former Kwik Save Supermarket and Car Park, Park Lane, Sunderland, SR1 3NX.

Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? No

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 contract is to undertake the demolition works for the former Kwik Save supermarket and Multi-level car park site. The overall strategy is to remove all structures situated above existing ground level and leave foundations. With the exception of reinforced concrete floor slabs which are safely supported by natural ground, which shall remain. Also included in the contract is the construction of 2 No. parapets to Network Rail and Sunderland City Council standards. The major elements of the works will comprise the demolition and deconstruction and safe removal/disposal of the following: • Former Kwik Save supermarket constructed of steel lattice truss girders, steel beams, columns and brick in-fill panelled walls; • Internal mezzanine flooring; • Steel purlins and roof deck; • Reinforced concrete dual level car park and access ramp; • Spiral reinforced concrete ramp; • Cantilever reinforced concrete floor slabs; • Simply supported pre-fabricated reinforced concrete slabs; • Simply supported reinforced concrete pedestrian walkways; • Partially pre-fabricated steel framed pedestrian footbridge (approx. 100.0m long); • Reinforced concrete columns and beams; • Asbestos cement and any other asbestos containing materials; • All services located within the building footprint; • Escalator; • Pre-cast reinforced concrete staircase; • Building services typical of supermarket; • Slabs and foundations where supported by columns and beams; • Pre-cast concrete and internal brick walls; • Gates and palisade fencing; • Restaurant and canteen appliances. Other elements of the works include: • The majority of inert material to be retained on site; • Site levels to be raised with compacted site won crushed inert material; • Construction of new vehicle and pedestrian restraint on Park Lane at the existing car access ramp; • Extension of existing parapet on Holmeside Bridge to Network Rail Standards; • Reinstatement works to the rear of Park Lane retail unit; • Removal of an existing fire escape serving the nightclub; • Infilling of any voids, basements and grading steep level changes post demolition; • Drainage provisions during demolition and once the site has been cleared to prevent run-off entering adjacent land and property; • Provision of perimeter protection measures to meet the requirements of Sunderland City Council and Network Rail; • All demolition and temporary works in the proximity of the Network Rail apparatus to be to the satisfaction of Network Rail prior to works commencing; Structural calculations plus independent check are required to satisfy Network Rail of the structural integrity of any structure adjacent to their boundary.




Classification of the contract

45111000 Demolition, site preparation and clearance 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: 245 Days


Who to contact

Contact name Ben Smith/Vin Bamford

Organisation name URS on behalf of the Homes and Communities Agency

Address URS, West One, Level 8, Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 1BA

Telephone 0113 204 5000

Extension number:

Fax 0113 204 5001

How to apply

The closing date for the EOI and PQQ is 10th May 2012. The successful Applicant will be appointed through a restricted procedure; this comprises a two-stage process: response to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) and the Invitation to Tender (ITT). Responses to the PQQ will be used in the first step to shortlist applicants. Between 4 and 6 bidders will be invited to participate further in the procurement process at the ‘Invitation to Tender’ stage. Following assessment of the submissions received in response to the Invitation to Tender, a successful Bidder will be selected. The dates below are provisional only and the Homes and Communities Agency reserves the right to change these. Contract Notice published – 25th April 2012 Deadline for PQQ submissions – 10th May 2012 Invitation to Tender issued – 17th May 2012 Deadline for ITT responses – 14th June 2012 Contract awarded – 21st June 2012 The EOI and PQQ are to submitted to URS via the following email address: hcaholmesidedemolition@urs.com The PQQ document can be downloaded from the HCA website. Alternately, it can be requested from URS using the email address above. The anticipated commencement date for the Works commencing is July 2012. Works are expected to take approximately 40 weeks from commencement to completion. Prior to tendering Contractors should ensure that they have the ability and capacity to commence and deliver works within the required timescales Tenderers should be aware that the works are notifiable under CDM. The HCA has appointed Mace to undertake CDMC. The successful contractor will be required to liaise with and provide health and safety information including Construction Phase Health and Safety Plan to the appointed CDMC Contractors should be aware that in order to participate in the tender exercise they must already be registered with SSIP and must already carry the appropriate insurances as specified within the PQQ to participate in this tender exercise. (£10m Employers Liability, £10m Public Liability, £10m Damage to Property (in relation to each and every claim)). The Contractor will be expected to develop a good working relationship with the HCA and/or their appointed agent(s) to ensure delivery of high quality Works. Contractors must be licensed by the HSE and also be members of the Asbestos Removal Contractors Association (ARCA). The Contractor must have previous experience, understanding and competence of demolition projects involving Network Rail Interface and adhering to their approval procedures. The Contractor must have previous experience, understanding and competence of demolition projects involving construction works and management of a sub-contractor to undertake these works. 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.