United Kingdom-Blackpool: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.blackpool.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Provision of Structural Engineering Advice and Services for the Maintenance and Refurbishment of the Blackpool Tower Steel Structure.
Blackpool Council requires professional services to provide Structural inspections and advice and supervision for the continuing maintenance and refurbishment of the listed Tower steel structure. The Council is seeking a Structural Engineering Consultant that will be able to carry out structural inspections and surveys of the existing steel structure, provide guidance and deliver works in relation to the listed and historic fabric. These services will range from advisory and feasibility work through to a full design and supervisory service.
The contract of engagement will be the NEC3 professional services.
In regards to the scope of works to be completed within this contract, there are 4 main areas which need to be considered. These are as follows:
1. Site visits to inspect the full tower via various access points every 6 months.
2. Yearly review of the Tower main legs using CCTV Cameras fed down the internal legs and via rope access.
3. Supervision of the works that were omitted from the original Blackpool Tower Painting contract.
4. Identification of Future work required.
Tenderers should refer to the specification document (ITT section 2) for a full, detailed breakdown of the elements of work required in each of the 4 main areas identified.
Please note that any quantities or volumes stated are a guide only and can be subject to alteration. Should requirements, budgets or accommodations increase or decrease these will be subject to change.
This contract is expected to run between 1.9.2017 to 31.8.2019 with the option to extend for a further 2 plus 2 years.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority expressly reserve the right: (i) Not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice; (ii) To make whatever changes they may see fit to the content, process, timing and structure of the tendering competition; (iii) Not to evaluate any RTP responses received after the relevant deadline; (iv) To award 1 or more contracts in respect of part only of the requirements covered by this contract notice; (v) To procure the whole or any of the requirements covered by this contract notice by any other means they may see fit (including by way of a new procurement process); and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by those candidates participating in the procurement process. Variant bids may be permissible within the parameters to be set out in the Invitation to Tender documentation.
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period (‘Standstill Period’) at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to the candidates. This period allows unsuccessful candidates to see further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before a contract is entered into. Unsuccessful candidates will have up to two working days from the notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and such additional debriefing will be provided a minimum of 3 working days before the expiry of the Standstill Period. Such additional debriefing must be requested from the addressee specified in Section l. If an appeal regarding the award decision has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the regulations to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contact has not been entered into as a result of the procurement process, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and the Court may award damages in favour of the claimant. The purpose of the Standstill Period is to allow persons to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before any contract is entered into.