Kings Gate Main Contract – Caernarfon Castle

Kings Gate Main Contract – Caernarfon Castle

The main works briefly comprise of new visitor facilities within the Kings Gate Tower.

United Kingdom-Cardiff: Historical monument or memorial construction work

2020/S 083-197861

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: Welsh Government
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Services, Cathays Park
Town: Cardiff
NUTS code: UKL
Postal code: CF10 3NQ
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 3000623300

I.2)Information about joint procurement

The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Kings Gate Main Contract

Reference number: C148/2019/2020

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Cadw is the Welsh Government’s historic environment service working for an accessible and well-protected historic environment for Wales. Cadw have a requirement for a qualified and experienced contractor to carry out the main works required for the Kings Gate project at Caernarfon Castle. Caernarfon Castle offers a complex logistical project due to the nature of working within a highly significant Castle infrastructure, whose sole purpose was to provide a defensive stronghold and in-turn be difficult to gain access to. Access is therefore limited. The main works briefly comprise of new visitor facilities within the Kings Gate Tower, to include a new café, toilet facilities, exhibition spaces, retail, external viewing decks and staff accommodation. The main focus of the project being to improve the visitor offer, especially for visitors with limited ability to access certain parts of the Castle. All bidders should be able familiar with working in an historic setting.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 3 500 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)


II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKL
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The works briefly comprise of new visitor facilities within the Kings Gate Tower at Caernarfon Castle, to include a new café, toilet facilities, exhibition spaces, retail, external viewing decks and staff accommodation.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Technical / Weighting: 70
Price – Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value

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

Duration in months: 12
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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: yes
Identification of the project:


II.2.14)Additional information

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:

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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: yes
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: 02/06/2020
Local time: 16:00
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, Welsh

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

Duration in months: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 02/06/2020
Local time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows

Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

eTender information:

— the first person from your organisation to use the platform will be required to register on behalf of the organisation;

— registration involves accepting a user agreement and providing basic information about your organisation and about the user performing the registration.

— the user who performs the registration becomes the Super User for the organisation;

— on registering on the platform the Super User will select a username and will receive a password;

— The password will be sent by email to the email address that was specified in the user details section of the registration page;

— in order to log-in to the platform please enter your username and password;

— note: if you forget your password then visit the homepage and click ‘Forgot your password?’;

— registration should only be performed once for each organisation;

— if you think that someone in your organisation may have already registered on this platform then you must not register again;

— please contact the person who registered (i.e. the Super User) in order to arrange access to the platform;

— contact the Helpdesk immediately if you are unable to contact the Super User (for example if they have left your organisation);

— note: if your organisation is already registered on the platform then you must not make any additional registration. Please contact the helpdesk to gain access to the Platform;

— tenders must be uploaded to the BravoSolution portal by 12 p.m.

How to find the ITT:

— once logged in you must click on ‘ITT’s Open to all Suppliers’;

— the eTender references for this contract are: project_44296, itt_80822;

— click on the title to access summary details of the contract. If you are still interested in submitting a tender, click the ‘Express an Interest Button’. This will move the ITT from the ‘Open to all Suppliers’ area to the ‘My ITT’s’ on the home page;

— you will then see the full details of the ITT in the qualification and technical envelopes along with any relevant documents in the

‘Attachments’ area;

— should you have any questions on the ITT, please use the ‘Messages’ area to contact the buyer directly — please do not contact the named person at the top of this notice.

Note: the authority is using eTenderWales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

The contractor shall ensure that all contracts with subcontractors and suppliers which the contractor intends to procure following the award date and which the contractor has not, before the date of this contract, already planned to award to a particular subcontractor or supplier, are advertised through the Sell2Wales portal ( and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver community benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The community benefits included in this contract are:

Community benefits will be a core requirement and will be evaluated as part of the tender. Please refer to the tender pack for more information.

(WA Ref:100664)

The buyer considers that this contract is suitable for consortia.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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: