Works - 125597-2017

05/04/2017    S67    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Inverness: Construction work for school buildings

2017/S 067-125597

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Inverness
IV3 5NX
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kara Coles
Telephone: +44 1463253532
E-mail: kara.coles@highland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKM62

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

New 3-18 Campus, Tain, Highland, Scotland.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45214200
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

New campus to be constructed in the grounds of the existing Tain Royal Academy. Works comprise a nursery, primary school, secondary school, special needs school, community facilities (including library, sports halls and swimming pool), and external sports fields, car parking, pedestrian footpaths and landscaping. The works will also include the demolitions of the existing secondary school and adjacent property at 9 Hartfield Road, Tain.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 46 500 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45214200
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM61
Main site or place of performance:

Tain, Highland, Scotland.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Construction works, form of contract is SBCC Design and Build. Applicants are expected to have had experience with this form of contract. To be awarded on a most economically advantageous basis with a 60/40 price quality split respectively.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 46 500 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 34
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 8
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

Bidders may be excluded if they are in any situation referred to in Regulation 8 & 9 of the Procurement (Scotland) Regs 2016. An ESPD will only be considered if it verifies there are no mandatory grounds for exclusion.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Ref ESPD Q. 4B.1.1 Bidders are required to have a general yearly turnover of a minimum of twice the estimated value of the Works stated in this Contract Notice, for the last 3 financial years prior to date of this contract notice. The accounts demonstrating the above must be lodged at Companies House at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house This applies to UK registered companies, EU registered and other companies must provide similar or equivalent evidence of their annual turnover.

Ref ESPD Q. 4B.4, a formal assessment of the company's financial standing will be undertaken by The Highland Council's Finance Service prior to tenderer selection, based on Equifax's Business Credit Rating report and narrative. This includes a financial risk assessment and a recommended contract limit. Equifax uses the most recent company accounts lodged with Companies House for this purpose.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Ref ESPD Q. 4B.1.1 Bidders are required to have a general yearly turnover of a minimum of twice the estimated value of the Works stated in this Contract Notice, for the last 3 financial years prior to date of this contract notice. The accounts demonstrating the above must be lodged at Companies House at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house This applies to UK registered companies, EU registered and other companies must provide similar or equivalent evidence of their annual turnover.

Ref ESPD Q. 4B.4, a formal assessment of the company's financial standing will be undertaken by The Highland Council's Finance Service prior to tenderer selection, based on Equifax's Business Credit Rating report and narrative. This includes a financial risk assessment and a recommended contract limit. Equifax uses the most recent company accounts lodged with Companies House for this purpose.The min. standards acceptable include a recommended contract limit in excess of the estimated value of the Works stated in this Notice and a Risk Score (as defined by Equifax), of D or above (A, B, C). Other ratios may be taken into account. If the Highland Council assesses that the financial risk is too high, the contract limit is insufficient, or the other ratios are unacceptable for the tender opportunity advertised, then the submission will be excluded.

Ref ESPD Q. 4B.5.1, the types and levels of the insurances required is as stated below:

Employer's (Compulsory) Liability = 10 000 000 GBP.

Public Liability = 10 000 000 GBP.

Professional Indemnity = 10 000 000 GBP.

Product Liability Insurance is as stated in the tender documents.

All Works Insurance is as stated in the tender documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Ref ESPD Q.4C.1, bidders will be required to submit 3 examples of works of similar character/nature carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in this Notice. The Relevant Experience Form and Scoring Matrix attached as Additional Documentation will be used to evaluate responses.

Ref ESPD Q.4C.4, bidders will be required to submit their:

Supply chain organigram;

Subcontract performance management process/systems information;

Procurement process/procedure;

Systems used;

Efficiencies in procurement (i.e. identifying savings using trusted suppliers consistently).

The Scoring Matrix attached as Additional Documentation will be used to evaluate responses.

Ref ESPD Q.4C.7 & Q4.C.10 — these questions are not weighted and will not be scored but the bidder will be expected to provide a statement of intent for information only.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Ref ESPD Q.4C.1, bidders will be required to submit 3 examples of works of similar character/nature carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in this Notice. The Relevant Experience Form and Scoring Matrix attached as Additional Documentation will be used to evaluate responses.

Bidders are to demonstrate relevant experience of delivering:

Projects of Similar Scale & Value.

School Buildings.

Sports Facilities (Games Halls, Swimming Pools, Sports Pitches).

Construction adjacent to occupied buildings.

Ref ESPD Q.4C.4, bidders will be required to submit their:

Supply chain organigram;

Subcontract performance management process/systems information;

Procurement process/procedure;

Systems used;

Efficiencies in procurement (i.e. identifying savings using trusted suppliers consistently).

The Scoring Matrix attached as Additional Documentation will be used to evaluate responses.

Ref ESPD Q.4C.7 & Q4.C.10 — these questions are not weighted and will not be scored but the bidder will be expected to provide a statement of intent for information only.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Ref ESPD Q.4D Bidders must hold a UKAS or equivalent accredited independent 3rd party certificate of compliance for the following standards:

BS EN ISO 9001.

BS OHSAS 18001.

BS ISO 14001 (or valid EMAS certificate).

H&S Policies.

Bidders will be required to provide evidence of, or be assessed for, Principal Designer and Principal Contractor capability under CDM 2015. Highland Council Capability Assessment Criteria will be provided within the Procurement Documents.

Bidders will also be expected to provide RIDDOR AFR, H&S Notices and Convictions, or equivalents, in all cases.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 08/05/2017
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 02/06/2017
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

Highland Council intend to take between 5-8 bidders through to the ITT stage of the process. Should there be less than 5 initial applications in total, or less than 5 who meet the mandatory criteria as set out within this notice and the attached documents, then only those who meet these mandatory levels of qualifying criteria will be taken through to the next stage.

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=488588

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Based on the requirements of the ‘National Skills Academy — Construction’, a Client based approach to implementation by contractors of employment and skills requirements on construction projects in Scotland.

The Employment Skills Strategy for the project is determined by the project type and estimated construction value. In this case the Employment Skills Strategy for Tain 3-18 campus is category 6.0 Education/band 8. This identifies the target minimum number of each classification of employment and skills for this project. Suppliers will be required to identify how these requirements will be achieved on a month by month basis during the construction phase of the project.

Suppliers would also be required to provide a method statement setting out how they would intend to implement the employment and skills requirements for this project. This would consist of a 1500 word (max) method statement submitted with their tenders.

Suppliers should also be aware of the ‘Shared Highland Apprenticeship in Construction’ scheme (SHAC). Further information is available on info@shachighland.co.uk

Suppliers are required to ensure that all opportunities are advertised locally, and that at least one supplier engagement event is held locally, so that trades are given the opportunity to engage with the successful supplier to identify how they can be involved with subcontracting activities.

(SC Ref:488588).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
The Highland Council
Council Headquarters, Glenurquhart Road
Inverness
IV3 5NX
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1463702000

Internet address:http://www.highland.gov.uk/

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
03/04/2017