Viability Consultants London

Viability Consultants London

London Borough of Tower Hamlets.

UK-London: architectural, engineering and planning services

2012/S 47-077493

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place, 5 Clove Crescent
E14 2BG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073644795
E-mail: procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/data/business/data/council-business/index.cfm

Electronic access to information: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm

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: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm
https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm
London
UNITED KINGDOM

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm
https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm
London
UNITED KINGDOM

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:

DR3947 Contract for retained viability consultants.
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
NUTS code UKI12
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
Duration of the framework agreementDuration in years: 3

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

Architectural, engineering and planning services. To carry out an independent review of viability assessments submitted as part of development proposals and associated matters that have been submitted to the local planning authority, (LBTH), at either the planning application or pre-application stage. This review will be used in negotiations to secure planning obligations, including affordable housing, through a legal agreement.
The consultant will be be required to produce reports evaluating the proposals and provide viability advice as well as sitting as a panel member as part of the process.
The framework contract will be for three years and is planned to commence on 1.8.2012.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71240000

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:

The number of viability assessments required will be determined by the number of planning applications and pre-application assessments required, where development viability is a material consideration, which is estimated to be in the region of 20-30 per year.
The assessments must be made using a recognised suitable industry standard toolkit methodology, to be approved by the Authority.
The assessments will have to include a written, (electronic) report, clearly explaining; the data used, the options tested, findings and conclusions reached and recommendations made.
The recommendations will be used during negotiations, lead by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, for affordable housing and planning obligations, with the developers. Consultants must be prepared to be involved in the planning obligation negotiations.
Deadlines will be set for the return of the assessments to meet planning decision timescales and are therefore anticipated to be short timescales (a 3 weeks timescale is anticipated for each initial assessment – set out under the terms of the contract and with short timescales for responding to any requests for advice resulting from that assessment).
Additional development viability assessment work and expert advice may also be required in addition and consultants should be available for these when necessary.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 450 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 1.8.2012. Completion 31.7.2015

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

None.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

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

Public limited company, limited company, partnership and no groupings.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
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: Turnover not less than 200,000 GBP per year.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: A questionnaire (PQQ) setting out the Council’s requirements is available from the London tenders portal and must be returned duly completed to that address by the deadline indicated in IV 3.3.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
A questionnaire (PQQ) setting out the Council’s requirements is available from the London tenders portal and must be returned duly completed to that address by the deadline indicated in IV 3.3.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
A questionnaire (PQQ) setting out the Council’s requirements is available from the London tenders portal and must be returned duly completed to that address by the deadline indicated in IV 3.3.
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

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 10
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:

D3947
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

5.4.2012 – 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

A questionnaire (PQQ) setting out the Council’s requirements is available from the London tenders portal and must be returned duly completed to that address by the deadline indicated in IV 3.3.
Please note all expressions of interest must be received by 12:00 noon on 5.4.2012. The pre-qualification questionnaire is available to download from the London tenders portal (see Annex A for link) All completed pre-qualification questionnaires must be returned via the London tenders portal by 12:00 noon on 23.4.2012. GO Reference: GO-201236-PRO-3764313.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
E14 2BG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073644381

Body responsible for mediation procedures

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
E14 2BG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073644831

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

London Borough of Tower Hamlets
Mulberry Place
E14 2BG London
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2073644831

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:6.3.2012