Home Improvement Agency Contractors’ Framework

Home Improvement Agency Contractors’ Framework

Bedford Borough Council is looking for a number of suitably-experienced contractors with whom it can work over the next 2 to 4 years to deliver home adaptation works to clients under the Disabled Facilities Grant programme.

United Kingdom-Bedford: Building installation work

2020/S 144-355925

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Bedford Borough Council
Postal address: Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street
Town: Bedford
NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Postal code: MK42 9AP
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Tim Frondigoun
E-mail: tfrondigoun@arkconsultancy.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1215153831
Fax: +44 1215153923
Internet address(es):Main address: https://www.bedford.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.bedford.gov.uk

I.2)Information about joint procurement

I.3)Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

II.1.1)Title:

Home Improvement Agency (HIA) Contractors’ Framework

II.1.2)Main CPV code

45300000 Building installation work

II.1.3)Type of contract

Works

II.1.4)Short description:

Bedford Borough Council is looking for a number of suitably-experienced contractors with whom it can work over the next 2 to 4 years to deliver home adaptation works to clients under the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) programme to a high standard of workmanship and customer care and offering value for money and to work proactively with the Council’s Home Improvement Agency (HIA) to develop and enhance the service to clients. These works include works to improve access (ramps, rails, door-widening), level access showers and wetrooms, purpose-built extensions and conversions to create accessible living space and/or wet rooms, installation and replacement of heating, electrical safety checks and remedial works, asbestos surveys and miscellaneous minor works. The framework is organised into six lots.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Minor Works

Lot No: 1

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45330000 Plumbing and sanitary works
45410000 Plastering work
45420000 Joinery and carpentry installation work
45430000 Floor and wall covering work
45440000 Painting and glazing work
45450000 Other building completion work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Works under GBP 5 000 including plumbing works, works to kitchens, doors, windows, flooring, ceiling and wall finishes.

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

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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

For lot 1, there are the following individual categories:

(a) plumbing,

(b) kitchens,

(c) doors and windows,

(d) walls, floors and ceilings.

Bidders do not have to be able to undertake every category and must indicate which categories they wish to be considered for. The Council is seeking a minimum of three contractors for each category.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Level Access Showers

Lot No: 2

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45330000 Plumbing and sanitary works
45410000 Plastering work
45420000 Joinery and carpentry installation work
45430000 Floor and wall covering work
45440000 Painting and glazing work
45450000 Other building completion work
45310000 Electrical installation work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

All plumbing, electrical, carpentry, tiling, flooring and general building work required to install a level access shower and accessible bathing and WC facilities.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Access Works

Lot No: 3

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45410000 Plastering work
45420000 Joinery and carpentry installation work
45430000 Floor and wall covering work
45440000 Painting and glazing work
45450000 Other building completion work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Works to improve access into around client’s homes including works to doors/openings, ramps, step alterations, thresholds and hardstanding.

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

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Major Works

Lot No: 4

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45410000 Plastering work
45420000 Joinery and carpentry installation work
45430000 Floor and wall covering work
45440000 Painting and glazing work
45450000 Other building completion work
45330000 Plumbing and sanitary works
45310000 Electrical installation work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Extensions and garage conversions for bedrooms and wet rooms, installing adapted kitchens, damp treatment works, replacement of doors and windows.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Compliance Works

Lot No: 5

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45310000 Electrical installation work
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Electrical works including safety test and report, rewiring, installation of smoke alarms, electronic door openings, installing or moving sockets

Asbestos survey, testing, treatment and removal.

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

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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

For lot 5 there are two categories:

(a) electrical testing and works,

(b) asbestos testing and works.

Bidders do not have to be able to undertake both categories and should indicate which category or categories they wish to be considered for.

II.2)Description

II.2.1)Title:

Heating Works

Lot No: 6

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45330000 Plumbing and sanitary works
45351000 Mechanical engineering installation works

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKH24 Bedford
Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Replacement and installation of boilers, radiators and full central heating systems.

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

Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 GBP

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

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:

Bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and trades to undertake the works listed under each lot. NICEIC registration will be required for all electrical works and gas safe for all gas works.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide their last 2 years’ accounts and will also be subject to a third party credit check by Equifax.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders should be able to demonstrate that they have made a profit in each of the last 2 years and a minimum Equifax ScoreCheck Grade of C minus. If a loss is reported for one or more years or the ScoreCheck Grade is lower than C minus, then the bidder must provide appropriate justification and explanation of its ability to trade and fulfil the contract, the Council will have discretion as to whether to accept such justification and explanation and will fail any bidder where it is not satisfied.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

— relevant experience and contract examples,

— skills and accreditations,

— health and safety.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders must provide up to three relevant examples of equivalent works for each lot applied for bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and trades to undertake the works listed under each lot. NICEIC registration will be required for all electrical works and gas safe for all gas works.

It is a condition that bidders agree to register with CHAS (Premium membership) before they can be accepted on to the framework.

The Council will exclude bidders that have been in receipt of enforcement or remedial action orders in relation to the health and safety executive unless the bidder can demonstrate to the Council’s satisfaction that appropriate remedial action has been taken to prevent future occurrences or breaches.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The specification, standards and key performance Indicators are set out within the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description

IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open 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: 42
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: 26/08/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:

English

IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2020
Local time: 12:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

VI.3)Additional information:

Bidders must use the web link provided in this notice to access the tender documentation.

Bidders must complete the selection questionnaire, forms of tender, pricing schedule and method statements, using the information provided in this notice and the tender documentation as guidance.

The contracting authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any time and not to proceed with the award of any contract at any stage of the procurement process or to award only a part or parts of any contract reserving the right to cancel or awarding part or parts of this contract.

The contracting authority shall not be liable for any cost or expense incurred by operators in connection with the completion and return of information requested in this contract notice.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court of England and Wales at the Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address: www.justice.gov.uk/courts

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: High Court of England and Wales at the Royal Courts of Justice
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000Internet address: www.justice.gov.uk/courts
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

23/07/2020