New Build Contractor Framework

New Build Contractor Framework

Islington Council invites expressions of interest from suitable suppliers to be appointed to a New Build Contractor Framework for the delivery of new council homes between 2014 and 2018.

UK-Finsbury Park: Construction work

2013/S 113-192395

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Islington Council
Strategic Procurement Team, Second Floor, 7 Newington Barrow Way
For the attention of: Sophia Pearson
N7 7EP Finsbury Park
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2075278411
E-mail: sophia.pearson@islington.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

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

1314-030 New Build Contractor Framework
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London Borough of Islington, London.
NUTS code UKI

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
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 16
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in months: 48
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: Not applicable.
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 100 000 000 GBP

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

Islington Council is committed to making Islington a fairer place to live and work and has made access to decent, affordable housing one of its top priorities. We have an ambitious, expanded new homes programme aimed at increasing the supply of good quality affordable homes, particularly new social rented homes for families.
Islington Council invites expressions of interest from suitable suppliers to be appointed to a New Build Contractor Framework for the delivery of new council homes between 2014 and 2018.
Current status
In order to secure a best value approach to delivering the new homes programme the Council intends to set-up a new Framework Agreement, in accordance with EU Procurement Directives, which is expected to be in place by early next year as the current four year New Build Contractors Framework Agreement comes to an end in January 2014.
Islington Council, both directly, and previously through Homes for Islington, has successfully procured and managed Framework Agreements for both consultants and contractors engaged to deliver its new homes programmes since 2008. The new homes programme is being supported through capital resources of up to GBP 100 million. This funding comes from a range of sources, including HRA borrowing, capital receipts and New Homes Bonus.
Islington Council also has investment partner status with the Greater London Authority (GLA) and will seek to lever in external resources to help supplement the resources available to deliver the programme whenever suitable opportunities arise.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000

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:

The new homes programme is primarily aimed at increasing the supply of genuinely affordable homes for rent, particularly for families but could also include supported housing and /or mixed tenure schemes where this would generate cross subsidy to help fund the programme. Some schemes could also include re-provision of existing or new non-residential elements, for example community centres and commercial units.
Islington Council envisages that its new homes programme will enable the building of around 400 new homes to be commenced in the period 2014-18 although the size and timing of schemes is dependent on site/opportunity identification, planning and related issues, and assumed levels of funding, particularly capital receipts from homes built for sale.
There is also the potential for expanding the programme to non-Council owned sites; partnership working with other organisations and Framework Contractors on various development opportunities; and for any ad hoc regeneration initiatives on council estates, properties and land.
Islington Council is committed to providing new homes of the highest quality, in terms of design, in-use performance and long-term sustainability and energy efficiency. Any organisation wishing to work with the Council on its new homes programme must therefore be committed to and able to demonstrate a track record, including relevant experience, skills and capacity to deliver on these objectives on complex inner city sites. Islington Council will not accept sub or below standard performance in the delivery of any contracted services/product.
The scale and nature of new build schemes that we are expecting to bring forward range from very small schemes of two to four (2-4) units to large schemes of up to 100 units. The following is intended to provide an indication of the range of opportunities over the period 2014-2018 , although this is subject to change as these and other new schemes are worked up in more detail, for example to reflect planning, resident consultation and capital financing requirements.
Estimated contract value
(Up to GBP 2 million Indicative Number of schemes 10)
(GBP 2 million to GBP 5 million Indicative Number of schemes 3)
(GBP 5 million to GBP 10 million Indicative Number of schemes 4)
(GBP 10 million+ Indicative Number of schemes 2)
Islington Council is, therefore, intending to make appointments to 2 Lots within the New Build Contractor Framework as follows:
Lot 1: project value up to GBP 2 million
Lot 2: project value greater than GBP 2 million
We will consider applications from a single organisation for both Lots but appointments will only be made to 1 and not both Lots .
Organisations wishing to tender for both Lots will be asked to indicate their preference as to which Lot they would wish to be appointed to.
Please note that the Council is looking to appoint no more than 8 organisations to each Lot.
The total value of works that may be awarded under this framework agreement is GBP 0 to GBP 100 million over the 4 year period.
The Council will be under no obligation to utilise the framework agreement. No guarantee is given towards volume or value of work under this framework agreement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 100 000 000 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

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Project value up to £2m

1)Short description

Lot 1: project value up to £2m
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000

3)Quantity or scope
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Project value greater than £2m

1)Short description

Lot 2: project value greater than £2m
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000

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:

As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
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: Any supplier may be disqualified who:
(a) is bankrupt or is being wound up, where his affairs are being administered by the court, where he has entered into an arrangement with creditors, where he has suspended business activities or is in any analogous situation arising from a similar procedure under national laws and regulations;
(b) is the subject of proceedings for a declaration of bankruptcy, for an order compulsory winding up the administration by the court or of an arrangement with creditors or of any other similar proceedings under national laws and regulations;
(c) has been convicted by a judgment which has the force of res judicata in accordance with the legal provisions of the country of any offence concerning his professional conduct;
(d) has been guilty of grave professional misconduct proven by any means which the contract authorities can demonstrate;
(e) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(f) has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes in accordance with the legal provisions of the country in which he is established or with those of the country of the contracting authority;
(g) is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying the information required under this Section or has not supplied such information;
(h) has been the subject of a conviction for participation in a criminal organization, as defined in Article 2(1) of Council Joint Action 98/733/JHA;
(i) has been the subject of a conviction for corruption, as defined in Article 3 of the Council Act of 26 May 1972 and Article 3(1) of Council Joint Action 98/742/JHA3 respectively;
(j)has been the subject of a conviction for fraud within the meaning of Article 1 of the Convention relating to the protection of the financial interests of the European Communities;
(k) has been the subject of a conviction for money laundering, as defined in Article 1 of Council Directive 91/308/EEC of 10 June 1991 on prevention of the use of the financial system for the purpose of money laundering.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (a) appropriate statements from banks or, where appropriate, evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance;
(b) the presentation of balance-sheets or extracts from the balance-sheets, where publication of the balance-sheet is required under the law of the country in which the economic operator is established;
(c) a statement of the undertaking’s overall turnover and, where appropriate , of turnover in the area covered by the contract for a maximum of the last three financial years available, depending on the date on which the undertaking was set up or the economic operator started trading, as far as the information of these turnovers is available.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As per pre-qualification and/or tender documentation as appropriate.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 0: and maximum number 30
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The first stage will involve shortlisting a maximum of the 15 highest-scoring organisations for each lot through a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). In order for submissions to be considered all scoring will be subject to minimum quality thresholds of satisfactory or above.
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. Cost. Weighting 40

2. Structure and quality of project delivery team. Weighting 15

3. Resident engagement and customer care. Weighting 15

4. Design and build management. Weighting 20

5. Health and safety management. Weighting 5

6. Sustainability. Weighting 5

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:

1314-030
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 22.7.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.7.2013 – 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
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: Islington Council Officers, their representatives and/or partners as appropriate.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 2017
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

Procurement Process
This contract is advertised as Restricted Procedure. The Restricted Procedure means the procurement process will be conducted in two stages.
The first stage will involve shortlisting a maximum of the 15 highest-scoring organisations for each lot through a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ). In order for submissions to be considered all scoring will be subject to minimum quality thresholds of satisfactory or above.
A maximum of the 15 highest-scoring organisations will be shortlisted and invited to tender for each lot.
The second stage will be an evaluation of bidders’ method statements and pricing.
Tenderers should be aware that we reserve the right to interview leading bidders. Interviews will be for verification purposes to confirm the scores of the written submission.
The Council will be under no obligation to utilise the framework agreement. No guarantee is given towards volume or value of work under this framework agreement.
How to express an interest
If you wish to apply for this contract please follow the steps below:
— Register your company free of charge via the London Tenders Portal.
Link: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

— Await acceptance. You will receive an email confirming your username and password;
— Use your username and password to log into the London Tenders Portal and express your interest in contract number 1314-030 New Build Contractor Framework Agreement – category: 45000000 – Construction Works;
— Shortly after you have expressed interest, you will receive a second email containing a link to access the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Deadlines
— The deadline for expressions of interest is: at 12h on Monday 22 July 2013.
— Submission of Pre-Qualification Questionnaires by: at 12h on Tuesday 23 July 2013.
Late applications will not be accepted.
Additional information
— Islington Council and its partners are committed to work towards a ‘Fairer Islington’. The council’s Corporate Plan 2012- 2015 outlines proposals for creating a fairer Islington by addressing the gaps between rich and poor to make a difference to the lives of those in our community who most need a helping hand. For a copy of our Corporate Plan 2012-2015 please visit www.islington.gov.uk

— Tenderers should be aware that we reserve the right to hold interviews during the tender process. These might be scored as part of the tender, or for clarification purposes. We reserve the right to interview leading bidders.
— In keeping with Islington’s commitment to sustainability, please do not include any publicity material with your submissions.
— Islington Council aims to provide equality of opportunity and welcomes applicants from black and minority ethnic communities and disabled groups. In addition the Council actively encourages Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) organisations, Social Enterprises or not for profit enterprises and small to medium enterprises (SME) to tender as part of its sustainability policy.
— The Pre Qualification Questionnaires will be marked in rounds. Only applicants who are successful after each round will be shortlisted for the next stage.
— Please include the Contract Number of this tender process when communicating with the Council in any way.
— Applicants are advised that all costs incurred either directly or indirectly in preparation, submission or otherwise related to this advert will be borne by them, and in no circumstances will the council be responsible for any such costs. Applicants are also advised that the council at its sole discretion acting reasonably and in good faith reserves the right to abandon the procurement at any stage prior to contract award.
— Islington Council and its partners are committed to work towards a ‘Fairer Islington’. The council’s Corporate Plan 2011- 2015 outlines proposals for creating a fairer Islington by addressing the gaps between rich and poor to make a difference to the lives of those in our community who most need a helping hand.
— As part of a commitment to transparency the council is now publishing all spend over GBP 500 each month. This includes spend on contracts, so the successful contractor should expect details of spend against the contract to appear on the council website www.islington.gov.uk. The council is also committed to publishing tender and contract documentation after contract award stage. Commercially sensitive information will be redacted from documentation. What constitutes commercially sensitive information is a matter for the council’s sole discretion. However, tenderers will be invited to identify information they consider to be commercially sensitive in their tender return and this will be taken into account in the council forming a view.

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

Islington Council – Strategic Procurement Team
Strategic Procurement Team, 2nd Floor, 7, Newington Barrow Way
N7 7EP London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procurement@islington.gov.uk
Telephone: +44 2075272000
Internet address: http://www.islington.gov.uk

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.6.2013