The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint a lead contractor to carry out the following works to facilitate an Archaeological dig on the site known as Plot 3 Temple Quay.
Description of the contract
The Homes and Communities Agency wish to appoint a lead contractor to carry out the following works to facilitate an Archaeological dig on the site known as Plot 3 Temple Quay. Works will consist of the following: Site set up and enabling works to facilitate archaeological investigations- including formation of site working area, 3 nr excavations in consultation with the client appointed archaelogical contractor including associated trench support, dewatering and other associated works including full reinstatement of surfaces and excavations upon completion.
How to apply
A full specification / tender document package will be issued to the tendering contractors to include a schedule of works document. Each item of the schedule of works will need to be fully priced as part of the tender submission and a fixed price provided to undertake the complete contract to include employer added provisional sums and a contingency amount. No Contractor added provisional sums will be accepted. As part of the procurement process, the HCA needs to be satisfied that you have systems in place for managing health and safety within your business. Organisations wishing to tender for HCA contracts must be registered and assessed by a prequalification assessment scheme which is a member of SIPP (Safety Schemes in Procurement). This also applies to Non Construction companies. Registration and assessment must be in place prior to being invited to formally tender for the project or works. Further information on SIPP and details of assessment scheme members can be found on http://www.ssip.org.uk/ All discussions, meetings and communications will be conducted in English. The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP. This procurement and award is subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by the HCA and the contract between the HCA and supplier. Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for the HCA to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidders commercial interests. Candidates are advised that the HCA is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The HCA shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The HCA takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with the HCA. Please refer to our Anti-bribery and Corruption Policy by visiting http://www.homesandcommunities.co.uk/ethical-policies for further information.