Leicester Ashton Green Development Opportunity

Leicester Ashton Green Development Opportunity

Leicester City Council.

UK-Leicester: construction work

2012/S 42-068198

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Leicester City Council
New Walk Centre, Welford Road
For the attention of: Mr Geoff Mee, Ashton Green Project Manager
LE1 6ZG Leicester
Telephone: +44 1162527156
E-mail: ashtongreen@leicester.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1162221091

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

Leicester Ashton Green Development Opportunity.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the successful tenderer
NUTS code UKF21

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)

Construction work. Construction work for multi-dwelling buildings and individual houses. Site preparation work. Landscaping work for green areas. Landscaping work for sports grounds and recreational areas. Sheltered housing construction work. Construction work for commercial buildings, warehouses and industrial buildings, buildings relating to transport. Construction work for school buildings. Construction work for buildings of further education. Construction work for buildings relating to health. Construction work for social services buildings. Construction work for highways, roads. Real estate services. Land management services. Commercial property management services. Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services. Urban planning and landscape architectural services. Construction-related services. Construction project management services. Construction consultancy services. Construction work for gas pipelines. Construction work for water and sewage pipelines. Construction and ancillary works for telephone and communication lines. Construction work for pipelines, communication and power lines, for highways, roads, airfields and railways; flatwork. Construction works for power plants and heating plants. Site-development work. Landscaping work. Engineering works and construction works. District-heating mains construction work. District-heating plant construction work. Development services of real estate. Recruitment services. Training services. Security services. Leicester City Council is looking to procure a major developer/infrastructure provider (“development partner”) to work in a long term collaborative partnership to prepare a detailed delivery & phasing strategy, in accordance with the masterplan and outline planning permission, for a housing-led mixed use sustainable urban extension up to 3,000 new homes on the northern edge of Leicester and to design and deliver a significant first phase of development.
The whole site comprises 130 hectares of agricultural land owned almost entirely by the Council. The Council has a strong commitment to sustainable development and has prepared a clear vision for Ashton Green incorporated into a spatial masterplan (2010) and outline planning permission (2011).
Ashton Green has been a strategic housing allocation since the mid-1970s and it is proposed that this site will play a major role in delivering the 20 000 new homes that Leicester needs over the next 15 to 20 years. The Council recognises the importance of the “place making” agenda through designing quality places and supporting sustainable communities.
The Council will require the successful bidder to take forward the masterplan and outline planning permission and to deliver a significant first phase of approximately 23 hectares to include circa 950 low/zero carbon new homes with 30 % affordable housing, a new commercial village centre with a primary school, as the first phase of co-located community social infrastructure, up to 5 hectares of employment land, significant open space provision and early highways and public transportation improvements.
Social, economic and environmental regeneration is important to the Council. Leicester City Council schemes propose to promote a stronger economy better able to meet the needs of the community and to develop measures to promote social inclusion. Therefore, successful bidders will be expected to assist the Council to fulfill these objectives through increasing the opportunities for employment and training.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45211000, 45100000, 45112710, 45112720, 45211200, 45213000, 45214200, 45214500, 45215100, 45215200, 45233100, 70000000, 70332100, 70332200, 71000000, 71400000, 71500000, 71541000, 71530000, 45231220, 45231300, 45232300, 45230000, 45251000, 45111291, 45112700, 45220000, 45232140, 45251250, 70110000, 79600000, 80500000, 79710000

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
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Ashton Green is a major housing led mixed use development opportunity on the northern edge of the city of Leicester in the East Midlands. The site comprises 130 hectares of agricultural land owned almost entirely by the local authority, Leicester City Council. The Council is seeking to appoint a long term strategic development partner to bring forward development on the site in accordance with the Council’s commitment to sustainable development as outlined in the Ashton Green Masterplan 2010 and the Outline Planning Permission 2011.
The precise quantity of this development opportunity will be determined through the competitive dialogue process and will be influenced by the implementation of a detailed delivery strategy and phasing plan, the prevailing market conditions, availability of funding and changes in construction technology over the lifetime of the project. The contract will most probably include an element of land management/real estate services. It is anticipated that a first development phase will have a gross development value in excess of 130 000 000 GBP.
The contract is for 10 years with an option to extend the contract for up to 5 years at the sole discretion of the Council.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 130 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 120 (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:

The provision of appropriate guarantees, bonds and warranties is reserved.
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a Candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
Please refer to the Memorandum of Information (MoI) and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to the Memorandum of Information (MoI) and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to the Memorandum of Information (MoI) and the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ).
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

Section IV: Procedure

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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
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
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

13.4.2012 – 14:00
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 tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

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

The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Suppliers must read through this set of instructions and follow the process to respond to this opportunity.
The information and/or documents for this opportunity are available on https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta. You must register on this site to respond, if you are already registered you will not need to register again, simply use your existing username and password. Please note there is a password reminder link on the homepage.

Suppliers must log in, go to your Response Manager and add the following Access Code: 5R9776YYFQ. Please ensure you follow any instruction provided to you here.
The deadline for submitting your response(s) is 14:00hrs on 13.4.2012. Please ensure that you allow yourself plenty of time when responding to this invite prior to the closing date and time, especially if you have been asked to upload documents.
If you experience any technical difficulties please contact the Delta eSourcing Helpdesk on call +44 8452707050 or email helpdesk@delta-esourcing.com. GO Reference: GO-2012228-PRO-3744193.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:28.2.2012