United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps/home.do
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/contact
Section II: Object
TEO — Grade A Office Accommodation Ebrington.
The aim is to procure a Developer to Design, Build, Own and Operate a Grade ‘A’ Office building of minimum 50 000 ft² nett. The building is to be constructed on an existing enabling platform, constructed in 2013/14, which has the capacity to carry buildings up to five storeys and owned by the Contracting Authority on its Site at Ebrington. The selected developer will be responsible for achieving planning approval for two buildings totalling up to 100 000 ft² gross in line with the approved Ebrington Development Framework which highlights this particular site as suitable for a landmark office building. The selected developer will not be expected to deliver the second building under this procurement. As part of this procurement the department will offer grant assistance of up to 5 000 000 GBP towards the timely delivery of this key project. Under this procurement the contractor will be required to support The Executive Office's social benefit objectives.
Ebrington Site, Derry~Londonderry.
Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to economic and social considerations. Please see the procurement documents available at eTendersNI.gov.uk for further information.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
If an economic operator fails to reach satisfactory levels of performance the economic operator may be issued with a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance.. . The issue of a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance will result in the economic operator being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by Contracting Authorities on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of twelve months from the date of issue of the certificate. A list of these bodies can be viewed at:. . https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies.
Section IV: Procedure
Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Belfast, BT3 9ED.
Staff to be nominated by Central Procurement Directorate, Department of Finance.
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority expressly reserves the rights:. . (I). not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage;. (II). to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;. (III). to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the [services] covered by this notice; and. (IV). to award contract(s) in stages.. . and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at risk of the company participating in this procurement process.. . This project will be used to progress the Government's wider social, economic and environmental objectives..
This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering ,loss ,or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court. A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.. . Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.(A court may extend the time limit to 3 months ,where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so)..