LGSS Construction Framework

LGSS Construction Framework

LGSS wishes to appoint Principal Contractors onto a Framework that will be used to deliver Works for a range of construction projects.

United Kingdom-Northampton: Construction work

2014/S 206-364027

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

LGSS on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council. (LGSS is a Shared Services venture set up by founding partners Cambridgeshire County Council and Northamptonshire County Council)
LGSS Procurement John Dryden House 8-10 The Lakes
Contact point(s): www.lgssprocurementportal.co.uk; Contract ID: 9LMF-BH7IIG
NN4 7YD Northampton
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: support@due-north.com

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/en/councilservices/Council/procurement/Pages/default.aspx

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

LGSS Construction Framework.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: LGSS wishes to appoint Principal Contractors onto a Framework that will be used to deliver Works for a range of construction projects.
The Framework is open, but not limited, to the following:
(i) All of LGSS including existing and/or future partners and other organisations delegating services and/or functions to LGSS (currently Northamptonshire County Council, Cambridgeshire County Council, Norwich City Council and Northampton Borough Council) who participate in the LGSS shared services venture;
(ii) Clients of LGSS — including, but not limited to Schools and Academies, Fire and Rescue, Health and Police Authorities;
(iii) Any City, District, Borough or other Local Authority within the counties of Northamptonshire and Cambridgeshire;
(iv) Any companies or organisations set up by participants in LGSS;
v) Central Bedfordshire Council as named collaborating Authority.
Access to the LGSS Construction Framework shall solely be controlled and managed by LGSS. Framework Providers shall not accept any instruction under this Framework other than from LGSS, unless otherwise notified by LGSS.

NUTS code UK

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 36

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: The Framework will operate for a period of 3 years (from the award of the contract), with the option to extend for a further period of 1 year in 1 or more periods, making 4 years in total.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 000 and 1 000 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The LGSS Construction Framework will cover construction Works and will include, but not be limited to, repairs and renovation, refurbishment, alterations, demolition, modular build, extensions and new build.
The Framework will cover a full range of building types and will include, but not be limited to, education, social care, public infrastructure and public buildings such as community centres, libraries or offices.
LGSS will call off Works from this Framework by way of mini competition using the relevant Framework Band based on the pre-tender ‘Works’ budget.
The number of Framework Providers appointed to each Band shall vary. It is envisaged this will be as follows:
— Band A (100 000 GBP up to 1 500 000 GBP) — up to 8 Providers;
— Band B (1 500 000 GBP up to 3 000 000 GBP) — up to 8 Providers;
— Band C (3 000 000 GBP up to 6 000 000 GBP) — up to 8 Providers;
— Band D (6 000 000 GBP up to 10 000 000 GBP) — up to 6 Providers;
— Band E (10 000 000 GBP and above) — up to 6 Providers.
Sub-weightings to be used for evaluation of the Price criteria will be based on 30 % Overheads and 10 % Profit.
Please note that this is not an exclusive Framework and LGSS reserves the right to move to an open market procurement process for any project where LGSS believes that the Framework would either not offer best value for money or due to the sensitivity of the client project. The decision to use an open market procurement route, where commercially prudent to do so, will be made on a project by project basis.
The main objective of the LGSS Construction Framework will be to provide a Framework of excellent contractors who will positively engage with LGSS and LGSS clients and their consultants to provide construction that is highly functional and represents good value.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

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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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots

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:

It is intended that 5 Framework Bands will be established, differentiated by value, as follows:
Band A: 100 000 GBP up to 1 500 000 GBP;
Band B: 1 500 000 GBP up to 3 000 000 GBP;
Band C: 3 000 000 GBP up to 6 000 000 GBP;
Band D: 6 000 000 GBP up to 10 000 000 GBP;
Band E: 10 000 000 GBP and above.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 000 000 and 1 000 000 000 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

Information about lots

Lot No: 1Lot title: Band A: 100 000 GBP up to 1 500 000 GBP

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45211100, 45211360, 45212000, 45212212, 45212330, 45213000, 45213150, 45213240, 45213270, 45213312, 45214000, 45214200,45214300, 45214310, 45214320, 45214400, 45215000, 45215213, 45215214, 45215215, 45215221, 45215222, 45216120, 45216121, 45220000,45223320, 45223810, 45260000, 45111100, 44211100, 45453100, 45100000, 45300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 2Lot title: Band B: 1 500 000 GBP up to 3 000 000 GBP

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45211100, 45211360, 45212000, 45212212, 45212330, 45213000, 45213150, 45213240, 45213270, 45213312, 45214000, 45214200,45214300, 45214310, 45214320, 45214400, 45215000, 45215213, 45215214, 45215215, 45215221, 45215222, 45216120, 45216121, 45220000,45223320, 45223810, 45260000, 45111100, 44211100, 45453100, 45100000, 45300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 3Lot title: Band C: 3 000 000 GBP up to 6 000 000 GBP

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45211100, 45211360, 45212000, 45212212, 45212330, 45213000, 45213150, 45213240, 45213270, 45213312, 45214000, 45214200,45214300, 45214310, 45214320, 45214400, 45215000, 45215213, 45215214, 45215215, 45215221, 45215222, 45216120, 45216121, 45220000,45223320, 45223810, 45260000, 45111100, 44211100, 45453100, 45100000, 45300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 4Lot title: Band D: 6 000 000 GBP up to 10 000 000 GBP

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45211100, 45211360, 45212000, 45212212, 45212330, 45213000, 45213150, 45213240, 45213270, 45213312, 45214000, 45214200,45214300, 45214310, 45214320, 45214400, 45215000, 45215213, 45215214, 45215215, 45215221, 45215222, 45216120, 45216121, 45220000,45223320, 45223810, 45260000, 45111100, 44211100, 45453100, 45100000, 45300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Lot No: 5Lot title: Band E: 10 000 000 GBP and above

1)Short description

2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45211100, 45211360, 45212000, 45212212, 45212330, 45213000, 45213150, 45213240, 45213270, 45213312, 45214000, 45214200,45214300, 45214310, 45214320, 45214400, 45215000, 45215213, 45215214, 45215215, 45215221, 45215222, 45216120, 45216121, 45220000,45223320, 45223810, 45260000, 45111100, 44211100, 45453100, 45100000, 45300000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Contract opportunities arising from this Framework may require the operator to provide a Parent Company Guarantee and/or Performance Bond and/or other form of security where appropriate.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

These will be established within the contract documentation issued for each project.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

No special legal form is required, but in the case of group bidders the Contracting Authority requires that a prime contracting entity assumes primary 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

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Defined within Information and Instructions Document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Defined within Information and Instructions Document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Defined within ITT Documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Defined within ITT Documentation.
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

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

1. Technical (quality). Weighting 60

2. Pricing. Weighting 40

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:

Contract ID: 9LMF-BH7IIG

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

2.12.2014 – 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

English.

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

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

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: LGSS Procurement staff.

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

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise. The purpose of the process is to establish Framework Agreements. Once established, operators who are successful in being awarded Framework Agreements will be invited to compete for works contracts which may be required within the value band from time to time.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The duration of this standstill will be disclosed at this point. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into.
Such additional information should be required LGSS. (Refer to address in part 1.1). 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). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Crown Commercial Service
Rosebery Court St. Andrews Business Park
NR7 0HS Norwich
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.10.2014