South Shields Town Centre Regeneration

South Shields Town Centre Regeneration

The Council is seeking a development partner to bring forward the redevelopment of a range of sites in South Shields town centre. It is anticipated that the initial development will involve sites at Wouldhave House, Harton Quays, Barrington Street, Fowler Street West (Phase 1) and Union Alley Car Park.

UK-South Shields: architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2012/S 198-326005

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

South Tyneside Council
Town Hall & Civic Offices, Westoe Road, Tyne & Wear
Contact point(s): Economic Regeneration
For the attention of: John Sparkes
NE33 2RL South Shields
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1914247603
E-mail: john.sparkes@southtyneside.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.southtyneside.info

Further information can be obtained from: Nepo
Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
Contact point(s): Reference No. QTLE-8YRLJN
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Nepo
Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
Contact point(s): Reference No. QTLE-8YRLJN
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Nepo
Keelman House, Fifth Avenue Business Park, Team Valley Trading Estate
Contact point(s): Reference No. QTLE-8YRLJN
NE11 0XA Gateshead
UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: http://www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf

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

Homes and Communities Agency
Central Business Exchange II
MK9 2EA Central Milton Keynes
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

South Shields Town Centre Regeneration.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: The administrative area of South Tyneside and in particular South Shields.
NUTS code UKC22

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)

The Council is seeking a development partner to bring forward the redevelopment of a range of sites in South Shields town centre. It is anticipated that the initial development will involve sites at Wouldhave House, Harton Quays, Barrington Street, Fowler Street West (Phase 1) and Union Alley Car Park. This development will be retail led, but will also include a mix of leisure and other commercial uses, and potentially a public library provided that the Council’s procurement and development timetable can be met by the private sector partner. Further development sites may be included in the partnership, and while the mix of uses on these sites is likely to be similar to the core sites initially included, it could also include alternative uses such as residential.
The partner will be required to provide master planning and urban design services, and will develop a scheme that is viable and acceptable in design and planning terms. The partner will be responsible for managing the planning process. Once an acceptable scheme has been developed the partner will be required to oversee its delivery, either by acting as the master developer and sub-contracting works, or by direct delivery, or a mixture of both. The procurement will be progressed through the Competitive Dialogue process. The Gross Development Value is estimated to be between 50 000 000 – 100 000 000 GBP, dependent on the content of the scheme. It is anticipated that the project could last circa ten years although the Council wishes to see significant development brought forward during the first five years in particular.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 45210000, 45211360, 45000000, 71400000, 70000000

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: no
II.1.9)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

The Gross Development Value is estimated at between 50 000 000 – 100 000 000 GBP depending on the content of the scheme.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: It is anticipated that this will cover 4-6 core sites although potentially circa 12 sites may be included in the arrangement.
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement exercise and details will be included in the contract documents. The Council reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds and other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Further details will be set out in the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Requests to participate will be accepted from groupings of economic operators (consortia). In the event of a successful consortium bid, the contracting authority may specify that the consortium membership takes a particular legal form and/or require that a single consortium member takes primary liability or that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. Where a subsidiary company is used, the ultimate parent company may be required to provide a guarantee in respect of the performance of the contract by the subsidiary before acceptance. The project may require the establishment of a joint venture or special purpose vehicle for the delivery of specific project(s).
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under this contract the successful organisation and potentially its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of the social, economic and/or environmental regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery of the project. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, economic, environmental or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details of these conditions will be set out in the contract 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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and REgulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre qualification questionnaire available from the contracting authority at the address given in Section I.1.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre qualification questionnaire available from the contracting authority at the address given in Section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Further details will be contained in the pre qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre qualification questionnaire available from the contracting authority at the address given in Section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Further details will be contained in the pre qualification questionnaire.
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: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Details and criteria for choosing those to be invited to participate in the tender process are set out in the pre qualification questionnaire. The objective criteria include those as envisaged by Regulations 23 to 25 inclusive of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 187-307787 of 28.9.2012

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

13.11.2012 – 23:59
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 tenders

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

Tenders and all supporting documents must be in English and priced in sterling (GBP).
Section II.1.9 Variants may be accepted. The contracting authority will finally confirm whether variants will be accepted and the basis upon which any such variants may be submitted in the tender/contract documents.
Section IV.3.4 Requests to participate must be made by completion and return of the pre qualification questionnaire by the date and time specified in section IV.3.4 and in accordance with the instructions set out in the pre qualification questionnaire. Completed pre qualification questionnaires submitted after the deadline may not be considered.
Applicants wishing to express an interest and be considered for inclusion on the shortlist must complete the pre qualification questionnaire (PQQ). To do this you must register as a supplier accessing the North East Purchasing Organisation (Nepo) website: www.qtegov.com/procontract/supplier.nsf. If you already have a login, select log in form the top right corner and enter your username and password. If you are not registered select Register Free and complete the registration form. Your username and password will be e-mailed to you. To register interest against a contract select the binoculars beside Latest Opportunities section, enter the Contract Ref: QTLE-8YRLJN in ‘Contains’ field and press search. Tick the select box against the contact and press register, your registration will be confirmed by e-mail and on screen. If you have any queries or require further assistance please contact Scott Bell, Portal Administrator, Tel: +44 1914335949.

Bidding and bid costs are entirely at the risk of bidders and will not be refunded by the contracting authority under any circumstances. The contracting authority shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. All dates and time periods specified in this notice are only provisional and the contracting authority resserves the right to change these.
The contracting authority reserves the right to not award any or part of this contract.
Candidates are advised that the contracting authority 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, confidentiality 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 contracting authority 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 not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.10.2012