Religious Buildings Construction Work
On behalf of Rochester Cathedral, Focus Consultants is inviting suitably qualified and experienced contractors to express interest for the Basebuild Works contract at Rochester Cathedral.
UK-Rochester: Religious buildings construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
The Chapter Office, Garth House, The Precinct
Contact point(s): Focus Consultants
For the attention of: Eleanor Clarke and Elizabeth Wells-Thulin
ME1 1SX Rochester
E-mail: email@example.com and Elizabeth.firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Rochester Cathedral
NUTS code UKJ4
The Basebuild contract will comprise of the following key elements of work:
Crypt and Vestries:
– Creation of a secure, atmosphere-controlled treasury and permanent exhibition space in the oldest part of the Crypt.
– Provision of disabled access (platform lift) between three floors in the heart of the Cathedral.
– Improvements to the servery area to create better access to the vestries and enable appropriate servicing of education and events.
– Work to the vestries to create flexible space for education work with adults and children
– New stone flooring in the main Crypt to replace the current unsympathetic concrete.
– Heating and ventilation into the space to facilitate use for events and functions. Due to the conservation sensitivities, use of the heating and ventilation will be limited to specific occasions.
– Upgrading the electric supply and improving the inappropriate lighting.
– The inclusion of a platform lift impacts on the South Door and consequently the porch and immediate area is to be re-modelled to give level access out to the Garth (Cloister) involving some hard and soft landscaping and regrading of levels.
– Urgent repairs to the library roof.
– Restructuring the main library to ensure it can be used more effectively and flexibly and provide better physical access.
– Incorporating facilities for research and exhibition and achieving an integrated solution to conservation and general storage.
The Pre-Qualification Questionnaires will be assessed in two stages.
Assessment of the mandatory questions of the Pre Qualification Questionnaire. The Contractor must pass all of the mandatory criteria as summarized below to be considered at the next stage, without exception.
– Experience working in a Cathedral or other major Church, experience working in a listed building and experience working in an open and in regular use town centre site. These need not necessarily be one and the same project.
– Company standing – no bankruptcy or criminal convictions.
– Comply with equal opportunities legislation.
– Comply with health and safety legislation.
Further detail on the above mandatory questions is detailed in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
Those that pass Stage 1 will then be assessed on the following basis.
Technical Resources, References and Experience; Scored 0 – 10; weighted 40%
Economic and financial standing; Scored 0 – 10; weighted 20%
Environmental; Scored 0 – 10; weighted 20%
Detailed Health & Safety Requirements as defined by CDM Regulations; Scored as detailed in document; weighted 20%
The timescale for the works is anticipated as:
Tender period – August – September 2013
Mobilisation – October 2013
Start on Site – November 2013
Practical Completion – May 2014
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Estimated value excluding VAT: 2 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the Tender Documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the PQQ.
As set out in the PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the PQQ.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the PQQ.
Payable documents: no
Section VI: Complementary information
the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further
debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days
from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a
minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested
from the address in section VI.4.3 below.
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 (generally within 3 months). 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. If the contract
has been entered into the court may only award damages.
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