Tender for Real Estate Management

Tender for Real Estate Management

Agency Services for the Management of Accommodation Sourced from the Private Rented Market.

UK-Dalkeith: Real estate agency services on a fee or contract basis

2013/S 119-203693

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Midlothian Council
Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Tim Higgins
EH22 1DN Dalkeith
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315615237
E-mail: tim.higgins@midlothian.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1316542797

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00336

Further information can be obtained from: Midlothian Council
Dundas Buildings, 62a Polton Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Tim Higgins
EH19 3YD Bonnyrigg
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315615237
E-mail: tim.higgins@midlothian.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1316542797
Internet address: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Midlothian Council
Dundas Buildings, 62a Polton Street
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Tim Higgins
EH19 3YD Bonnyrigg
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315615237
E-mail: tim.higgins@midlothian.gov.uk
Fax: +44 1316542797
Internet address: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Midlothian Council
Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street
Contact point(s): Legal and Secretariat Services
For the attention of: Secretariat
EH22 1DN Dalkeith
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1315617500
Internet address: http://www.midlothian.gov.uk

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

East Lothian Council

Midlothian Council

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Agency Services for the Management of Accommodation Sourced from the Private Rented Market.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Midlothian and East Lothian.
NUTS code UKM2

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 Consortium comprising Midlothian Council and East Lothian Council propose to continue the supply of temporary accommodation to Housing Service customers through a Private Sector Leasing (PSL) scheme. The current scheme has been in place since 2007 and the Consortium is again now seeking tenders from suitably qualified and experienced organisations to take forward the Private Sector Leasing scheme. The Consortium previously included Scottish Borders Council, but they will not take part in this second generation of the contract.
The key objectives of the Private Sector Leasing Scheme are to:
-Significantly reduce the use and time spent in B&B accommodation for homeless households.
-Procure / Manage accommodation from the private rented market for Housing Service customers.
-Widen the range of short and medium term housing options for Housing Service customers.
Tenants will be from 16 years upwards with varying degrees of support needs and a few requiring, at least at the beginning of the tenancy, high support but they will be people who have been judged capable of sustaining a tenancy with support.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=267861

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

70300000, 55250000, 98341000

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: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Current property numbers within the Scheme that are required to be maintained, and potentially increased are; Midlothian Council – 243; East Lothian Council 101.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: There will be an option to extend the contract by two single-year periods. Therefore the total potential contract length including these optional extensions will be 4 years.
Provisional timetable for recourse to these options:
in months: 24 (from the award of the contract)
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Number of possible renewals: 2
In the case of renewable supplies or service contracts, estimated timeframe for subsequent contracts:
in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 12.11.2013. Completion 11.11.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Fixed Price Contract – Invoices to be settled within 30 days of receipt.
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: no
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: (1) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they are not bankrupt or the subject of an administration order, are not being wound-up, have not granted a trust deed, are not the subject of a petition presented for sequestration of their estate, have not had a receiver, manager or administrator appointed and are not otherwise apparently insolvent.
(2) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that the candidate, their directors, or any other person who has powers of representation, decision or control of the candidate has not been convicted of conspiracy, corruption, bribery, or money laundering. Failure to provide such a declaration will result in the candidate being declared ineligible and they will not be selected to participate in this procurement process.
(3) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not been convicted of a criminal offence relating to the conduct of their business or profession.
(4) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have not committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of their business or profession.
(5) All candidates must comply with the requirements of the State in which they are established, regarding registration on the professional or trade register.
(6) Any candidate found to be guilty of serious misrepresentation in providing any information required, may be declared ineligible and not selected to continue with this procurement process.
(7) All candidates will have to demonstrate that they are licensed, or a member of the relevant organisation, in the State where they are established, when the law of that State prohibits the provision of the services, described in this notice, by a person who is not so licensed or who is not a member of the relevant organisation.
(8) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of social security contributions under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the candidate is established
(9) All candidates will be required to produce a certificate or declaration demonstrating that they have fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes under the law of any part of the United Kingdom or of the relevant State in which the economic operator is established.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: (1) All candidates will be required to provide evidence of relevant professional risk indemnity insurance.
(2) All candidates will be required to provide a statement, covering the 3 previous financial years including the overall turnover of the candidate and the turnover in respect of the activities which are of a similar type to the subject matter of this notice.
(3) All candidates will be required to provide statements of accounts or extracts from those accounts relating to their business.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As per Appendix 12 of the ITT pack.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
(1) A statement of the candidate’s average annual number of staff and managerial staff over the previous 3 years
(2) Details of the educational and professional qualifications of their managerial staff; and those of the person(s) who would be responsible for providing the services or carrying out the work or works under the contract;
(3) All candidates will be required to provide certification drawn up by an independent body attesting the compliance of the economic operator with quality assurance standards based on the relevant European standards.
(4) A statement of the principal goods sold or services provided by the supplier or the services provider in the past 3 years, detailing the dates on which the goods were sold or the services provided; the consideration received; the identity of the person to whom the goods were sold or the services were provided
(5) A statement of the candidate’s technical facilities; measures for ensuring quality; and their study and research facilities;
(6) An indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
(7) A statement of the technicians or technical services available to the candidate to carry out the work under the contract; or be involved in the production of goods or the provision of services under the contract; particularly those responsible for quality control, whether or not they are independent of the candidate.
(8) A list of works carried out over the past 5 years, detailing the value of the consideration received; when and where the work or works were carried out; and whether they were carried out according to the rules of the trade or profession and properly completed.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the attached Invitation to Tender document.
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

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

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

MID/13/06
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
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: 22.7.2013
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

29.7.2013 – 12:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 29.7.2013 – 12:00
Place:

Legal & Secretariat, Midlothian Council, Midlothian House, Buccleuch Street, Dalkeith, EH22 1DN.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: 48 Months.
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

Please raise an questions or queries in relation to the services required, Invitation to Tender document, or the tender process in general using the question and answer facility on Public Contracts Scotland. Direct contact made to any staff at the member Councils may result in your exclusion from the tender process.
(SC Ref:267861)
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

17.6.2013
Requirement: Real Estate Management