Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Ipswich Borough Council
Contact point(s): Ipswich Borough Council
For the attention of: Joanne Cherrington
IP1 2DE Ipswich
Telephone: +44 1473433754
General address of the contracting authority: www.ipswich.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
Electronic access to information: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)
I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Ipswich Museum Development Project.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 11: Management consulting services  and related services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Ipswich Museum, Ipswich, Suffolk.
Library and School of Arts, Ipswich, Suffolk.
The New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich, Suffolk.
NUTS code UKH14
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Ipswich Museum opened as a purpose built museum, library and school of arts and science in 1881. The main buildings include the Museum ( Grade 11 built 1880 and 1900), the High Street Exhibition Galleries (Grade 11 built 1880),the Ipswich Art School (built 1893, extended 1930), and the New Wolsey Studio also built in in the 19th century. The Museum houses varied collections, provides workshops and rehearsal areas for theatre groups, offices and temporary exhibitions. It still retains its’ original style and character. The development project seeks to engage the communities it serves with its’ collection and activities. It aims to facilitate access to the collections and activities and for them and related programmes to contribute to the vibrancy and attraction of Ipswich. This tender is for Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy for the development and implementation of this project. Potential bidders should note that funding anticipated for April 2014 is dependent on a successful outcome to the HLF matched funding application, if this is unsuccessful there could be no contract award.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71250000, 71221000, 79415200, 71220000, 71315200
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
This multi-disciplinary lead consultancy involves coordinating fifteen professional services as listed in the brief, but excludes the CDM Coordinator, Clerk of Works (COW) and the Quantity Surveyor (QS). The fifteen professional services include these three appointments which will be procured by Ipswich Borough Council and novated to this contract.
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: If additional related projects are linked to the campus master plan covering adjacent areas that need similar servicing, Then by agreement such services may be extended.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 64 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The authority may require a parent company guarantee if the contract is awarded to a subsidiary company. A performance bond may be required if the contract value exceeds GBP 1,000,000.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Please see the tender documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Joint and several liability will be required if a group of economic operators is awarded the contract and a lead contractor must be appointed.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per the HLF, ACE and 3rd Party funders.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Economic operators who express an interest in the contract will be required to complete a pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please see the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision: RIBA as stipulated in the PQQ and Brief.
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged number of operators: 7
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The authority will select economic operators to be invited to tender in accordance with regulations 23-26 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.12.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
The time limit stated in IV.3.4 is for returning the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Requests to participate may only be made by obtaining and completing the Pre-Qualification and returning it to the contracting authority at the address stated in I.1.1.
The address and time limit for the return of tenders will be stated in the tender documents, which will be sent to those candidates who are selected to participate.
All dates and time periods specified in this notice are provisional and the contracting authority reserves the right to change them.
The authority reserves the right not to award the contract. It reserves the right not to proceed with all or any part of the project detailed at 11.1 above in no circumstances will it be responsible for any costs incurred by economic operators as a result of the publication of this notice or otherwise in connection with their tenders.
Full details of this tender can be found on the Suffolk Sourcing System – www.suffolksourcing.co.uk
. Before viewing this tender, please refer to the Suffolk Sourcing System ‘user Guides’ which can be accessed via the Suffolk Sourcing Homepage. Suffolk Sourcing is an e-tendering system jointly operated by Suffolk County, District and Borough Councils.
Full details of this tender can be found on the Suffolk Sourcing System – www.suffolksourcing.co.uk. Before viewing this tender, please refer to the Suffolk Sourcing System ‘User Guides’ which can be accessed via the Suffolk Sourcing Homepage” – Suffolk Sourcing is an E-Tendering system jointly operated by Suffolk County, District and Borough Councils.
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The authority will allow a standstill period of at least 10 days at the point nformation on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The standstill period provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. The Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended) provide for an economic operator who has suffered or risks suffering loss or damage by a breach of the regulations to take proceedings in the High Court. Proceedings must normally be started within 30 days of the date when the economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting proceedings had arisen.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained