Landscape Architect Appointment for Co-Operative Group

Landscape Architect Appointment for Co-Operative Group

The works will comprise the design of new high quality public realm area around the Listed Estate. The scope of the works will include site establishment, site preparation, breaking out existing hard standings, isolation and removal of existing services, installation of new drainage, hard landscaped areas.

UK-Manchester: Urban planning and landscape architectural services

2013/S 124-213257

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Co-Operative Group Limited
New Century House
For the attention of: Chris Johnson, John Luddington
M60 4ES Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: john.luddington@co-operative.coop

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.manchester.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained from: This procurement is being carried out by the Co-operative working in partnership with Manchester City Council
The Co-operative is using the Manchester City Council e-business portal known as THE CHEST (www.the-chest.org.uk) to conduct this procurement exercise. Applicants must initially register their details and follow the instructions for accessing and/or returning documents on the following website: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: This procurement is being carried out by the Co-operative working in partnership with Manchester City Council
The Co-operative is using the Manchester City Council e-business portal known as THE CHEST (www.the-chest.org.uk) to conduct this procurement exercise. Applicants must initially register their details and follow the instructions for accessing and/or returning documents on the following website: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: This procurement is being carried out by the Co-operative working in partnership with Manchester City Council
The Co-operative is using the Manchester City Council e-business portal known as THE CHEST (www.the-chest.org.uk) to conduct this procurement exercise. Applicants must initially register their details and follow the instructions for accessing and/or returning documents on the following website: https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Other: This procurement is being carried out by the Co-operative working in partnership with Manchester City Council. The contract being let by the Co-operative is a subsidised public services contract pursuant to Regulation 34 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006. The contracting party for the contract being procured by this tender process will be ‘Co-operative Group Limited’
I.3)Main activity

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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

NOMA Public Realm Phase 2 and 3 Landscape Architect Appointment Rev 00 – Co-Operative Group.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Manchester.
NUTS code UKD3

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)

NOMA is the mixed-use redevelopment project being led by The Co-operative Group. It will transform 20 acres of Manchester’s Northern gateway into a remodelled mixed use area anchored by large corporate occupiers, retail, residential and leisure users. NOMA will be built at a cost of 800m GBP over 10-25 years o land owned by the Co-operative Group in the north of Manchester’s city centre.
The works will comprise the design of new high quality public realm area around the Listed Estate. The scope of the works will include site establishment, site preparation, breaking out existing hard standings, isolation and removal of existing services, installation of new drainage, hard landscaped areas, street furniture and the completion of all panting , trees and grassed areas.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71400000, 71420000, 71421000, 79415200, 71530000, 71220000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 150 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

A Bond and/or guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Pursuant to the Public Contract Regulations 2006 and as specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Pursuant to the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire documents.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
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: yes

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Accelerated restricted
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As specified in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

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)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

22.7.2013 – 19:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

2.9.2013
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Manchester is experiencing an expansion of its economic footprint in all directions. Developments such as Spinningfields, Piccadilly Quarter and Central Spine have helped to establish office locations outside the core business district area but, importantly within the regional centre. The Co-operative plays an important role in Manchester. It is a major employer, influential landowner and its buildings have chartered the fortunes and aspirations of both the city and the movement. The Co-operative’s location in the North of the city is another example of where the city centre’s footprint can be extended to meet with future demands. The development of new commercial areas has seen the evolution of Manchester City Centre from a one centre model to a polycentric model. The Co-operative is located at the heart of a new emerging commercial destination which is the City Centre North. The City Centre North area is establishing itself as a new commercial quarter with a number of new properties being developed. The Co-operative Group is leading a strategic regeneration initiative for the Northern Gateway to the City of Manchester. The vision is a transformation of a 20-acre site including the Co-operative Group’s existing building stock in the area and will include the construction of a new Co-operative Group head office. The contracting party for the contract being procured by this tender will be ‘The Co-operative Group Limited’. The Co-operative working in partnership with Manchester City Council is looking to procure a public services contract. The contract will be let by the Co-operative and is a subsidised public services contract pursuant to Regulation 34 of the Public Contract Regulations 2006. The contract will be for Noma Public Realm Phase 2 & 3, to provide Landscape Architect consultancy services The Co-operative reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this procurement process initiated by this notice and will not be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. The key target contract dates are:
Award contract – October 2013;
Start– November 2013;
Completion – November 2015.
Interested parties must submit a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire by way of expression of interest. The Co-operative is using the Manchester City Council e-business portal known as THE CHEST (www.the-chest.org.uk) to conduct this procurement exercise . Applicants will need to register their details at the following link https://www.thechest.nwce.gov.uk/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm. Once registered, applicants will be emailed a log-in and password which will allow applicants to gain access to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire. Applicants will need to electronically submit the completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire and accompanying documentation via the CHEST on-line portal no later than 22.7.2013 , as referred to in IV.3.4. Any clarification queries will also need to be submitted via THE CHEST website.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Co-operative will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers prior to entering into the contract. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may award damages and/or shorten or order the
contract ineffective.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

25.6.2013