Internal Refurbishment Works Tyne and Wear

Internal Refurbishment Works Tyne and Wear

The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint a Principal Contractor to complete the proposed internal refurbishment works in accordance with the specification documents prepared by GVA Grimley Ltd.

Reference number: HCAP14019

Deadline date:19/11/2013

This deadline is for… Expressions of interest and completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaires by 16:00 hours

Contract value:£35,000 – £45,000


Is this suitable for smaller suppliers? Yes

Is this contract suitable for a voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations? Yes

Name of the buying organisation: Homes and Communities Agency


Description of the contract

The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint a Principal Contractor to complete the proposed internal refurbishment works in accordance with the specification documents prepared by GVA Grimley Ltd. The chosen contractor will be appointed under the terms of a JCT Minor Works Building Contract with Contractor’s Design Form of Contract 2011 Edition. The contract is to be administered by the HCA’s Lead Consultant, GVA Grimley Ltd. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) occupy St George’s House. The three-storey office building was built in 1936 and there have been a number of refurbishments to both the internal and external fabric of the property during that time. There is a Kitchen area on both ground and first floors along with a tea point facility again on ground and first floors of the building. The current arrangements were fitted as part of the major refurbishment works in 1998. The refurbishment works to the kitchen/tea point areas include renewal of all the existing fittings (base/wall mounted units) inclusive of kitchen sinks, worktops, etc, as well as floor coverings, suspended ceilings and redecoration. All integrated appliances including dishwashers, fridges, etc also require replacing. Works to the kitchen/tea point areas will include a small amount of service alteration works. All new fittings are to be fitted to the existing service/drainage provisions where possible. The existing ground floor south wing former Post Room is to be converted into 2no separate shower rooms inclusive of common locker space. Proposed works are to include re-configuration of the existing layout including removal of the existing internal dividing wall, as well as new floor, wall and ceiling finishes. New service installations/drainage disposal are to be provided connected into the nearby services, as well as lighting, small power and mechanical extraction provision. New showers are to be electrically operated. All service installations associated with the new showers are to be designed and installed by the appointed contractor. Other works include the removal of a number of internal dividing walls to the first floor office space in order to provide open plan space inclusive of making good any retained finishes.



Classification of the contract

45453100 Refurbishment 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: Lowest price

Estimated length of contract: 30 Days


Who to contact

Contact name Mr Ashley Thomason

Organisation name Homes and Communities Agency

Address St George’s House, Kingsway, Team Valley ,Gateshead, Tyne and Wear , NE11 0NA

Telephone 0300 1234 500

Extension number:

Fax 0191 4875690

How to apply

All interested parties should send an email to: These documents detail the process and procedures involved with the completion of the PQQ and advise on the project works required. Strict adherence to deadlines is required for submission of PQQ. 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.