Kent County Council Construction Consultancy Services Framework 2023-2027

5 Lots. Lot 1 – Multi-discipline (client delegated duties). Lot 2 – Project Manager (including client delegated Quantity Surveying duties).

Opportunity Id
DN623906
Title
SC220177 – Construction Consultancy Services Framework
Categories
390000 – Works – Construction, Repair & Maintenance
Description

Suppliers should “register their interest” in this opportunity. Once registered you will automatically gain access to the SQ and supporting documentation which needs to be completed and submitted by 9th December 2022 at 12:00 midday

Kent County Council (the Authority) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 km2. It has an annual expenditure of over GBP 900 million on goods and services and a population of 1.3 million. The Authority provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 305 parish/town councils. The Authority is responsible for maintaining over 8700 km of carriageways and 6300 km of footways across the County.

This framework is to enable the procurement of construction consultancy services to support the delivery of minor works projects and significant Property Infrastructure including new builds, extensions, refurbishments and alterations to its estate. The majority of this is existing schools; however, any type of building work to any property including housing, and associated construction services such as hard or soft landscaping is included.

A framework is to be established with up to three Consultants per consultancy discipline (Lots) to deliver the pipeline of work based on a rotation approach (subject to performance).

Consultancy services will be Lotted into the following disciplines and roles:

Lot 1 – Multi-discipline (client delegated duties)

Client delegated duties as required by the Client and under the NEC Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC) when issued to a Contractor for minor projects, including the roles of quantity surveyor, planner, clerk of works and Principal Designer.

This lot will include:-

(a) Multi-discipline (client delegated duties) – INCLUDING the role of the quantity surveyor
(b) Multi-discipline (client delegated duties) – EXCLUDING the role of the quantity surveyor

Lot 2 – Project Manager (including client delegated Quantity Surveying duties)

(a) Project Manager
All Project Manager duties as required under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) when issued to a Contractor for major projects

(b)Client Delegated QS Duties
Client delegated quantity surveyor duties:-
– for minor projects, where the quantity surveyor is not required under the Multi-Disciplinary lot 1
– where the Client is appointed as Project Manager under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) and the ECC is issued to a Contractor for major projects
– under the NEC Professional Services Short Contract (PSSC), when issued to a Contractor for early contractor involvement

Lot 3 – Supervisor

All Supervisor duties as required under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC), when issued to a Contractor for major projects

Lot 4 – Technical Advisor

Providing the ‘critical friend’ role in respect of design to the Client as required:-

– when a contract is issued for minor projects to a Contractor under the NEC Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC)
– for early contractor involvement under the NEC Professional Services Short Contract (PSSC)
– for major projects under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC)

Lot 5 – Construction Design Management Advisor

CDM Advisor when a contract is issued to a Contractor under the NEC Engineering and Construction Short Contract (ECSC):-

– for minor projects, only if notifiable
– under the NEC Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) for major projects

There is no guarantee of work within this Framework and the Client reserves the right to competitively tender any future project it deems appropriate.

Candidates will be permitted to bid for as many lots as they wish but if they are successful and awarded onto Lot 1 – Multi-Discipline they will not be awarded any other Lots on the Framework.

If a candidate is successful for any of lots 2,3,4,5 they will be able to be awarded more than 1 lot however there is no guarantee that they will be appointed for more than one discipline (Lot) on a project-by-project basis and consideration to role allocation will be given on a project-by-project basis.

Please refer to the invitation documents for more details

The Form of contract for this Framework Arrangement will be the NEC4 Framework Contract with additional client Z clauses

Individual call off contracts raised against the framework will largely be the Professional Services Short Contract (PSSC) Contract, but may on occasion be the Professional Services Contract (PSC)

The framework will operate for up to four years (with an optional up to 1+1-year extension) with no guarantee of any works being awarded. This framework will support the Infrastructure Property Building programme (Major and Minor projects). Projects are proposed to be awarded on the basis of rotation (subject to satisfactory performance), with the opportunity to run a mini-competition process through the framework, should it be required. This is at the discretion of the Client.

The primary objective of the Client is to create collaborative relationships while increasing flexibility and agility when commissioning new projects.

Work will only be awarded should a successful candidate be meeting its Key Performance Indicators and demonstrate value for money for each scheme.

The fee structure will be confirmed in the ITT but is likely to be fee percentages broken down across the RIBA work stages with different fee tables for different project types and values

There will also be hourly rates for ad hoc services and compensation events

The range of construction projects that consultancy services under this framework will support could be a combination of:-

– New builds
– Extension/refurbishments
– Single stage / two stage
– Minor works including Net Zero Schemes (under £1M)
– Major works (over £1M no maximum)

The anticipated construction spend (to which these consultancy services will be required under this Framework) has been set out in Section 3.9 of the Positioning Statement to provide prospective candidates an indication of consultancy spend values expected through this framework. Projects will be dependent on available budgets and there is no guarantee of volumes under this framework.

The framework is being procured by the Authority for its own use. However other public sector bodies have entitlement to procure works through this framework.  Other public sector bodies typically but not limited to Kent Districts and other Kent Partners.

Region(s) of supply
South East (England)
Estimated value
N/A
Keywords
Consultancy, Construction, CDM, NEC, Project Management, Quantity Surveying

Key dates

Estimated contract dates

Start date
02/10/2023
End date
02/08/2027

Contact details

Buyer
Kent County Council
Contact
Lyndon Smith
Telephone
03000419653
Address
Sessions House
Maidstone
Kent
ME14 1XQ

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