South West Contractor’s Framework Agreements 2014-18

South West Contractor’s Framework Agreements 2014-18

DCH is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified Contractors in order to establish a framework arrangement of competant contractors who will support the FSW members in their procurement of the design, construction, completion and commissioning of mixed-use housing developments.

United Kingdom-Exeter: Construction work

2013/S 226-392807

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Devon and Cornwall Housing Limited
72 Paris Street
For the attention of: Phil Spencer
EX1 2JZ Exeter
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1392814516
E-mail: phil.spencer@dchgroup.com

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.dchgroup.com

Further information can be obtained from: Procontract website
Internet address: https://www.advantageswtenders.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Procontract website
Internet address: https://www.advantageswtenders.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Procontract website
Internet address: https://www.advantageswtenders.co.uk

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: yes

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Frameworks South West Contractor’s Framework Agreements 2014-18.
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: Various locations in and around the Cornwall & Isles of Scilly (UKK4), Devon (UKK3) , Dorset & Somerset (UKK2).
NUTS code UKK

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
Number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 48
Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT: 134 000 000 GBP

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

Devon & Cornwall Housing Limited (DCH) is the lead partner of Frameworks South West (FSW), an umbrella organisation for a number of housing associations (and their subsidaries, where appropriate), all who provide quality affordable housing in the South West.
DCH is seeking expressions of interest from suitably experienced and qualified Contractors in order to establish a framework arrangement of competant contractors who will support the FSW members in their procurement of the design, construction, completion and commissioning of mixed-use housing developments.
Contractors are asked to register their interest in bidding for the services across two value bands (less than 1.5 million GBP and greater than 1.5 million GBP) and four geographical areas; (a) Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly; (b) North Devon; (c) South Devon; (d) Dorset & Somerset. Contractors will only be allowed to register their interest for one value band in each of the geographical areas.
Contractors will need to be experienced in relation to supporting housing associations in delivering affordable and mixed-use housing new-build and regeneration schemes, working collaboratively with local residents and tenants. High standards of construction quality and pro-active support will be expected.
The services under the framework arrangement will cover the development programmes and projects of FSW members across Cornwall, the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset and will be for an initial duration of two years (extendable by FSW for another two years) from the date of appointment to the framework agreements, although Contractors should note that call-offs under the framework agreements may naturally extend beyond these periods, depending on the duration of the relevant construction time-tables.
It is anticipated that each value band and geographical area will have six successful contractors on each framework.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

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 contract is let as a framework agreement for the two separate value bands in four geographical areas of Cornwall & Isles of Scilly; North Devon; South Devon; Dorset & Somerset. Each framework agreement will be for an initial two year period extendable by the relevant contracting authority for a further two years. Contractors will only be allowed to express an interest in one value band for each geographical area.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 134 000 000 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: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract less than 1.5 million GBP in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of less than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 060 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract greater than 1.5 million GBP in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of greater than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 32 140 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract less than 1.5 million GBP in North Devon

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of less than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in North Devon.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 740 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 4 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract greater than 1.5 million GBP in North Devon

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of greater than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in North Devon.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 10 060 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 5 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract less than 1.5 million GBP in South Devon

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of less than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in South Devon.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 15 060 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 6 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract greater than 1.5 million GBP in South Devon

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of greater than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in South Devon.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 39 140 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 7 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract less than 1.5 million GBP in Dorset & Somerset

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of less than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in Dorset & Somerset.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 5 240 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots
Lot No: 8 Lot title: Contractor’s Framework agreement for contract greater than 1.5 million GBP in Dorset & Somerset

1)Short description

This framework agreement will cover contracts with a value of less than one and a half million GBP (1.5GBP) for projects instructed by the FSW members in Dorset & Somerset.It is intended that six contractors will be appointed under this lot.
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45211000, 45211100

3)Quantity or scope

Estimated value excluding VAT: 16 560 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

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

Details of the deposits and guarantees required from the successful consultants will be set out in the Contract Documents.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Details of the financing conditions and payment arrangements 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:

Joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Under the contract conditions the contractors will be required to participate in social and environmental initiatives. Further details 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: 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.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: All interested economic operators will be required to confirm in a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) their status as regards Regulation 23(1)
and 23(4) of the Public Contracts Regulations. The questionnaire will be available via the Procontract portal (https://www.advantageswtenders.co.uk

Reference No: DNWD-9CXFBD) and must be returned by uploading the completed questionnaire onto the Procontract portal in accordance with the completion instructions on the portal by the date stipulated in Section IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum levels of economic and financial capacity required are set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire.
A minimum annual turnover of 3000000 GBP is required for all contractors participating in the lower value band and 6000000 for contractors participating in the higher value band frameworks.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18. The questionnaire will be
available via the Procontract portal (https://www.advantageswtenders.co.uk

Reference No: DNWD-9CXFBD) and must be returned by uploading the completed questionnaire onto the Procontract portal in accordance with the completion instructions on the portal by the date stipulated in Section IV.3.4.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Minimum levels of technical capacity required will be set out 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
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 6: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: It is anticipated that a minimum of six organisations and a maximum of eight organisations will be invited for each lot. This means that a greater number of organisations may be invited to proceed to the tender process overall depending on the level of interest shown for each area and value lot.
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 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:

DNWD-9CXFBD
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: 23.12.2013 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.12.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.1.2014
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

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of 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

Consultants should note that this framework agreement is being procured by Devon & Cornwall Housing Limited (DCH) for and behalf of Frameworks South West and its current members as follows:
Devon and Cornwall Housing Limited, 72 Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 2JZ
Westco Properties Limited, 72 Paris Street, Exeter, EX1 2JZ
North Devon Homes Limited, Westacott Road, Barnstaple, EX32 8TA
Ocean Housing Limited, Stennack House, Stennack Road, St Austell, PL25 3SW
Plymouth Community Homes, Princess Court, 23 Princess Street, Plymouth, PL1 2EX
Yarlington Housing Group, Lupin Way, Yeovil, BA22 8WN
DCH is also procuring this framework agreement on behalf of any future members of Frameworks South West, who are likely to be any social landlord operating in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, Devon, Dorset and Somerset. This Contract Notice is therefore placed on behalf of those future members too.
Frameworks South West reserves the right not to award a framework agreement(s) or to award a framework agreement(s) for part or parts of the works only.
Contractors should note that an appointment to a framework agreement is not a guarantee of any contract award for projects.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The contracting authorities will observe a standstill period following the award of the framework agreements and conduct themselves in respect of any
appeals in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Public Contracts Amendment Regulations 2009 & 2011).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
71 Whitehall
SW1W 2AS London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.11.2013