The Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners

The Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners

The GLA is seeking proposals from housing providers to deliver a range of affordable home ownership products in London. Providers are invited to bid for funding from the GLA to deliver one or more of three options.

UK-London: financial and insurance services

2012/S 189-311268

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Greater London Authority
City Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London
Contact point(s): Greater London Authority, CIty Hall, The Queen’s Walk, London. SE1 2AA
For the attention of: Jamie Ratcliff
SE1 2AA London
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: housingcovenant@london.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Electronic access to information: http://www.london.gov.uk/priorities/housing

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

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: no

Section II: Object of the contract

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

The Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners.
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: Solely within Greater London.
NUTS code UKI

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)

This is a voluntary OJEU notice lodged by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as part of the Mayor’s housing covenant. The GLA is seeking proposals from housing providers to deliver a range of affordable home ownership products in London. Providers are invited to bid for funding from the GLA to deliver one or more of three options. Option one is a flexible product, which will assist aspiring purchasers through rent to save, shared ownership or an equity loan. Option two is additional funding for the existing FirstBuy product. Option three is an invitation for other proposals which have a proven track record of success with customers and retail mortgage lenders.
All providers must request funding for new build homes on specific sites across London to make them available to eligible purchasers who are unable to purchase a home at an affordable rate without assistance.
The GLA has up to 100 000 000 GBP to support this initiative with the intention of assisting around 10 000 Londoners up until 31.3.2016. The GLA wants to maximise the impact of this funding through earlier completions where possible. This funding is available for schemes in Greater London only.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

66000000, 70100000, 45400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:

Up to 100 000 000 GBP is available for this scheme up until 31.3.2016.
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals

This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.2.2013. Completion 31.3.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

If any are required, these 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:

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:

If relevant, 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: Applicants are referred to the Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners funding prospectus and details in Section 6.3 below.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Applicants are referred to the Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners funding prospectus and details in Section 6.3 below.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Applicants are referred to the Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners funding prospectus and details in Section 6.3 below.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Applicants are referred to the Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners funding prospectus and details in Section 6.3 below.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Applicants are referred to the Mayor’s housing covenant: homes for working Londoners funding prospectus and details in Section 6.3 below.
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

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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
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

30.11.2012 – 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
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

This is a voluntary OJEU notice lodged by the Greater London Authority (GLA) as part of the Mayor’s housing covenant. The GLA is seeking proposals from housing providers to deliver a range of affordable home ownership products in London. Providers are invited to bid for funding from the GLA to deliver one or more of three options. Option one is a flexible product, which will assist aspiring purchasers through rent to save, shared ownership or an equity loan. Option two is additional funding for the existing FirstBuy product. Option three is an invitation for other proposals which have a proven track record of success with customers and retail mortgage lenders.
All providers must request funding for new build homes on specific sites across London to make them available to eligible purchasers who are unable to purchase a home at an affordable rate without assistance.
The GLA has up to 100 000 000 GBP to support this initiative with the intention of assisting around 10 000 Londoners up until 31.3.2016. The GLA wants to maximise the impact of this funding through earlier completions where possible. This funding is available for schemes in Greater London only.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended by the Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.9.2012