Tender for Estate Management
Strategic estates partnership joint venture.
UK-Chester: architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Board Offices, Upton Lea, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road
For the attention of: Tracey Collins
CH2 1BQ Chester
Telephone: +44 1244397383
Fax: +44 1244397398
General address of the contracting authority: www.cwp.nhs.uk
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.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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Strategic estates partnership joint venture.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
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: Predominantly Cheshire and Wirral but potentially other parts of the north of England, the Midlands and Wales.
NUTS code UK,UKD2
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)
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (“CWP”) is seeking a partner (the strategic estates partner “SEP”) to provide an intelligent estates strategy function to assist CWP with estates rationalisation and its capital programme for the provision of new and refurbished facilities at various sites in Cheshire and Wirral. These services will be provided to CWP through the establishment of a joint venture body (“JV”) between CWP and the SEP to deliver the schemes.
The SEP (through the JV) will be expected to plan, master-plan, develop, co-ordinate and manage schemes for new capital and refurbishment projects for CWP’s estate needs as they arise over the duration of the partnership including:
— Securing third party funding where required,
— Procuring and managing the JV’s supply chain to deliver the schemes,
— Arranging for and conducting land acquisition and disposals where applicable.
The opportunity is to provide a strategic, development, investment and project management role in delivering new projects but does not include the performance of delivering the detailed design and construction aspects of the new projects themselves. To ensure value for money is achieved at the time when the projects are initiated, and in observing EU procurement principles, it is expected that the supply chain will be competitively tendered via a secondary procurement for each new project delivered via the JV.
Initial strategic developments contemplated for inclusion in the joint venture include (but are not limited to):
(1) The construction of a new 76 bedded acute mental health inpatent unit in East Cheshire with estimated costs of 22 000 000 GBP to 25 000 000 GBP to replace the existing Millbrook Unit in Macclesfield.
(2) The reprovision of a specialist CAMHS unit comprising inpatient and educational facilities to be developed on a CWP owned site at Bowmere, Chester. New build costs estimated at 15 000 000 GBP to 20 000 000 GBP but refurbishment options may exist. This scheme also includes the disposal of the existing site at Pine Lodge, Liverpool Road, Chester.
(3) The refurbishment of Springview mental health unit, Clatterbridge, Wirral estimated cost 2 000 000 GBP. CWP also intends to approach site owners Wirral University Hospital Trust to discuss the acquisition of site with estimated cost 3 000 000 GBP.
(4) The construction of a new 15 bedded Learning Disabilities unit in Wirral estimated cost 3 500 000 GBP and the subsequent disposal of the existing Learning Disabilities site at Ashton House, Oxton, Birkenhead;and
(5) The development of two new 15 bedded secure service units at Soss Moss, Nether Alderley, near Macclesfield, East Cheshire with estimated costs of 8 600 000 GBP.
CWP is also considering an initiative for the centralisation of corporate services with resultant building rationalisations and assets disposals.
The SEP (through the JV) will also be expected to plan, develop and manage estates and other support services for CWP including:
— Providing consultancy innovation and strategies to optimise and rationalise the use of the estate,
— Providing estate management services and property management services to deliver those strategies,
— Procuring (in compliance with EU procurement principles) and managing the supply chain to deliver estates and facilities services including hard and soft facilities maintenance services and back office functions for the CWP and/or the JV,
— Arranging for, marketing and conducting disposals and acquisitions where required.
CWP currently occupies 43 sites comprising 61 buildings across Wirral and Cheshire plus shared occupation of 38 sites providing community physical health care in Western Cheshire. Space occupied totals over 52,000m2. Of this 27,500m2 is CWP owned. The estates functions will also apply to newly acquired estate during the lifetime of the partnership.
Whilst the estate function will be predominately related to CWP’s estate within the Cheshire and Wirral area, the JV will also be expected to provide an estates function in sourcing and supporting estates requirements in order for the CWP to deliver clinical services opportunities in other areas of the UK. This is expected to be predominately in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales.
It is expected that CWP and the SEP will each hold a 50 per cent interest in the JV which is intended to be established as a Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”). Any profits and losses will be shared equally between CWP and the SEP. The funding of the activity of the JV will be discussed during competitive dialogue but it is currently expected that funding will be through injections of partnership equity (in the case of CWP this may be achieved through the transfer of land into the JV or a subsidiary rather than solely through cash injections), geared with traditional development finance. Other approaches to financing and the approach to sharing returns from the developments and services will be discussed with bidders during the competitive dialogue process.
Where the JV develops a facility for CWP, it is expected that the JV (or a subsidiary entity) will take the freehold or long leasehold interest in the site and grant a lease back to CWP for approximately 20-25 years on practical completion. It is expected that facilities maintenance services will be provided by the JV as landlord on a flexible basis.
The JV partnership with the successful SEP will be for a period of 15 years with an option (at the sole discretion of CWP) to extend the contract for a further 5 years.
CWP is also interested in the JV seeking other commercial and income generation opportunities in the public and private sector market over the long-term and such opportunities need not necessarily be restricted to the estates, development and FM services sector.
Further details of the sites and anticipated development phases are provided in the memorandum of information and pre-qualification questionnaire (see section VI.3 (Additional Information) for details of how to obtain these).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71000000, 71247000, 71541000, 71520000, 71315210, 71530000, 71500000, 71510000, 71324000, 71410000, 90712000, 79410000, 70110000, 79418000, 79419000, 90713000, 70330000, 71314200, 70320000, 70332100, 70332200, 70332000, 70331000, 71315300, 71315400, 50700000, 50710000, 79993000, 90911200, 79710000
II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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 value of developed assets (inclusive of land acquisition costs) in respect of the initial five key developments is estimated to be in the region of 30 000 000 GBP to 40 000 000 GBP.
It is difficult to predict the value of further developed assets required by CWP through the JV after the initial five key developments but over the next 15 years the CWP anticipates that it may require additional developed assets up to approximately 10 000 000 GBP in value (thereby having a combined total of potential projects in the region of 50 000 000 GBP).
The value of estates and facilities management services to the CWP estate over the initial 15-year terms is estimated to be in the region of 5 200 000 GBP.
The potential return to the SEP from the developed assets and services will depend on many commercial factors including (but not limited to) the number of projects and facilities approved by CWP for the JV, the performance of the SEP, market conditions, and the arrangements for financing and sharing returns agreed between CWP and the SEP in establishing the JV.
Bidders should seek independent legal and commercial advice in relation to the potential value of the opportunity of the scheme as a whole.
The estimated value range below is in respect of the potential value of developed assets delivered through the JV (and not potential returns) together with income from the estates management aspects of the JV.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 35 000 000,00 and 55 200 000,00 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Description of these options: The contract between CWP and the SEP will be for an initial term of 15 years with an option to extend (exercisable during the initial term) for a further 5 years.
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 240 (from the award of the contract)
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
CWP reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
Details will be set out in the Invitation to Participate in Competitive Dialogue (ITPD) and/or the contractual documentation and will be developed throughout the competitive dialogue procedure.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Expressions of interest in response to this contract notice may be submitted by a single bidder or a consortium. The contracting authority reserves the right to require groupings of contractors to take a particular legal form or to require a single contractor to take primary liability or to require that each party undertakes 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: The SEP may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply-chain initiatives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
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 address 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 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the prequalification questionnaire which is available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the prequalification questionnaire which is available from the address in section I.1.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As 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
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: yes
Section IV: Procedure
IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
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: As set out in the pre qualification questionnaire which is available from the address in Section I.1.
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
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.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
6.6.2012 – 13:00
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
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
Section II.1.9 (Variants) – CWP reserves the right to invite variant proposals and final details of whether variants will be invited will be provided to bidders that are shortlisted to participate in the competitive dialogue stage of the procurement.
Section II.1.2(c) (Additional service categories): No.1, No.11 and No.14.
Section IV.3.3 (Conditions for obtaining documents) – The prequalification questionnaire and memorandum of information are available upon request from http://jointventure.cwp.nhs.uk from the date of dispatch of this notice until 05.06.12.
It is anticipated that the invitation to participate in dialogue will be sent to short-listed bidders in July 2012.
Section IV.3.4 (Time-limit for requests to participate) – Expressions of interest must be by way of completion and return of the prequalification questionnaire (in accordance with the requirements set out in the prequalification questionnaire) via email to firstname.lastname@example.org by the date and time specified in Section IV.3.4.
Expressions of interest must be received before the deadline in order to qualify as being in time. As such, bidders are urged to submit their submissions well in advance of the stated time or date in order to avoid such issues as technical difficulties with the electronic system that may be due to the high volumes of traffic attempting to submit applications on the same date at the same time. Expressions of interest delivered after the date and time specified or to a different address, electronically or otherwise, will not be considered under any circumstances.
Should you experience any problems with http://jointventure.cwp.nhs.uk, please contact the support desk.
email@example.com or call 01244 852345. Lines are available between 9am and 5pm and Monday to Friday.
General administrative queries should be sent to Tracey Collins at the contact details set out in Section I.1.
A Bidders’ day will be held from 10 am on 23 May 2012 in Chester. Please contact Tracey Collins by telephone or email at the contact details set out in Section I.1 for further details and to book places.
The contracting authority reserves the right not to award the opportunity or to award only part (or a different arrangement) of the opportunity described in this contract notice.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
FAO: Tracey Collins, Trust Board Offices, Upton Lea, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road
CH2 1BQ Chester
Telephone: +44 1244397383
Fax: +44 1244397398
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures), Regulation 32A (standstill period), Regulation 47 and Regulations 47D to 47N (inclusive) 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: