Property Management Contract for Gloucestershire Portfolio

Property Management Contract for Gloucestershire Portfolio

Knightstone Housing Association is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced property management company for the provision of services to its general rented properties in Stroud, Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Cheltenham local authority.

United Kingdom-Weston-super-Mare: Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis

2014/S 191-337138

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Knightstone Housing Association
Weston Gateway Business Park
For the attention of: Amanda Gameson, Project Accountant
BS24 7JP Weston-super-Mare
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1934526020
E-mail: amanda.gameson@knightstone.co.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.knightstone.co.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/knightstone

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

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Housing and community amenities

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:

Property Management Contract for Gloucestershire Portfolio.

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

Services
Service category No 14: Building-cleaning services and property management services

NUTS code UKK13

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)

Knightstone Housing Association is seeking to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced property management company for the provision of services to its general rented properties in Stroud, Tewkesbury, Gloucester and Cheltenham local authority. A management agreement will be in place for a period of 10 years unless the options to purchase at 5 years or shortly before the end of the 10 years is exercised. There are also early termination provisions with the management agreement.
The management agreement will involve estate management across a range of disciplines including repairs and maintenance, housing management, income recovery, tenancy enforcement, and rents and service charges. The estimated value of the contract fee is 300 GBP per property annually, increased annually in April using previous September’s CPI figure.
The successful bidder will take on all housing and property responsibilities as reflected in the draft Management Agreement provided on the supplier portal.
Important information: This tender is being conducted through the Knightstone supplier portal and all documentation is only available via this portal for which the URL is:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/knightstone

Once you have registered and expressed interest in the project, you will then be able to login to the secure area and download/view the tender documents.
Submissions must be made via the web site. All documents should be uploaded to the website, then be sure to press the Red button Submit Return (You may need to scroll the screen down to see this button). You will then receive a receipt (print and retain a copy of this receipt and this is your confirmation of your submission). The tender status will then confirm your documents have been submitted.
If you have any problems accessing the documents then please send Knightstone an email using the correspondence function on the supplier portal.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

70330000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

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:

The management agreement can be in place for 10 years and the estimated management fee over that period is 708 322 GBP based on assumptions in Appendix 5L of Tender Documents.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 708 322 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: The successful bidder will have two opportunities to purchase the properties.

On the 5th anniversary of the management agreement the successful bidder will be given an option to buy all or part of the properties with negotiations to be completed and a sale agreement entered into by 1.4.2021.

If the successful bidder does not exercise the Right to Buy option then they will continue to manage the properties until Expiry unless the agreement is terminated as per the provisions in the management agreement.
The successful bidder will be given another Option to Buy when Knightstone and the successful bidder enter into discussions on whether the successful bidder wishes to buy all or part of the stock under management of this agreement 18 months prior to the end of the management agreement.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 60 (from the award of the contract)

II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The specific requirements are set out in the tender documentation and may include a parent company guarantee.
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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: For more information on Knightstone’s specific requirements please refer to the Invitation To Tender, the draft Management Agreement and other supporting information — the ‘Tender Documents’.
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: Organisations are expected to complete the Tender Submission Questionnaire. This can be downloaded from Knightstone’s supplier portal, details of which are provided in section I.1. The Invitation to Tender document sets out the minimum standards and the award criteria.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender document.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Organisations are expected to complete the Tender Submission Questionnaire. This can be downloaded from Knightstone’s supplier portal, details of which are provided in section I.1. The Invitation to Tender document sets out the minimum standards and the award criteria.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The minimum standards are set out in the Invitation to Tender document.
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: no

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

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

Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.11.2014
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

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Year 2024

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

Knightstone Housing Association is part of the Knightstone Housing Group, whose members are:
Knightstone Housing Association Ltd
Knightstone Charitable Housing Ltd
Knightstone Capital plc
Great Western Assured Growth Ltd
Arc Development Southwest Ltd
Arc Homes (South West) Ltd
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 contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) (as amended) 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 started within 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. The Court may extend the time limit for starting proceedings where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so but not so as to permit proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages or, where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly, declare the contract to be ineffective.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

1.10.2014