United Kingdom-Inverness: Construction work for school buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.highland.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045
Section II: Object
New 3-18 Campus, Tain, Highland, Scotland.
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.
Tain, Highland, Scotland.
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
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.
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.
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;
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.
Bidders are to demonstrate relevant experience of delivering:
Projects of Similar Scale & Value.
Sports Facilities (Games Halls, Swimming Pools, Sports Pitches).
Construction adjacent to occupied buildings.
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).
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.