United Kingdom-Lochgilphead: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00063
Section II: Object
Helensburgh Waterfront Development Design Team.
Argyll and Bute Council is seeking to progress with a procurement exercise to engage professional services to support completion of RIBA stages 3 to 7 in regards to the Helensburgh Waterfront Development Contract. The Helensburgh Waterfront Development Contract will deliver a new-build 25m, 6 lane swimming pool and leisure facility, with associated car park/ public realm and flood defences. The aim of this procurement exercise is to award a Contract in spring 2017 for the engagement of a design team in compliance with relevant legislation, standards and other requirements (including technical and environmental) of Argyll and Bute Council and the key stakeholders.
The Helensburgh Waterfront Development Project will deliver a new-build 25m, 6 lane swimming pool and leisure facility; Flood protection works to the site perimeter; 250 space car park; Public realm comprising perimeter walkway and flexible open space; development of 28,000ft retail opportunity; skate and cycle facilities; consideration of location of existing fairground business. The awarded Consultant will support completion of RIBA stages 3 to 7 with appropriate contract breaks for design services related to the Helensburgh Waterfront Development Project.
Extensions of contract may be necessary to delivery the services.
This Procurement will be conducted through the use of the Restricted Procedure. All queries about this procurement must be made via the PCS- Tender messaging system.
Bidders will be assessed against their responses to Part III (Exclusion Grounds) and Part IV (Selection Criteria) of the ESPD (Scotland). For Part IV (Selection Criteria) the following questions will be used to limit candidates not otherwise excluded by the Exclusion Criteria.
4A.1,4B.1,4B.3, 4B5.1, 4B5.2, 4B5.3, 4B.6 all pass/fail. 4C.1.2 Scored and weighted. Weighting 100 %.
Section C of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) will be scored in the following way:
0 — Unacceptable. Nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate previous experience/capacity/capability relevant to this criterion.
1 — Poor. Response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response shows some elements of relevance to the criterion but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate previous relevant experience/ capacity/capability.
2 — Acceptable. Response is relevant and acceptable. The response demonstrates broad previous experience, knowledge and skills/capacity/capability but may lack in some aspects of similarity e.g. previous experience, knowledge or skills may not be of a similar nature.
3 — Good. Response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good amount of experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.
4 — Excellent. Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates thorough experience, knowledge or skills/capacity/capability relevant to providing similar services to similar clients.
Additional professional services related to the subject matter of the contract may be required and a fee structure for additional services will be included within the contract.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
4A.1 Where it is required within a bidder's country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.
Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships these being membership of RIAS, RIBA or equivalent.
This section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) and covers questions 4B.1-6 of the ESPD (Scotland):
4B.1: Bidders will be required to have an average ‘general’ yearly turnover of GBP1,000,000 for the last 2 years.
As evidence for the ESPD (Scotland) question 4B.1, the Procurement Officer may ask for annual accounts from the bidder.
4B.3: Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.
4B.5: It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 2 000 000 GBP.
4B.6 Concerning any other economic or financial requirements, that may have been specified in the relevant Contract Notice, the bidder declares that: Bidders must acknowledge and accept that to establish the financial standing of a potential Tenderer, the Council will also take into account an independently provided credit risk report. In the event that a company is determined to have a risk failure rating such that the company is considered to have a high risk of business failure, the Council reserves the right to either seek further information on financial standing or to eliminate the Bidder from further consideration or participation in the tender process.
4C1.2 For public supply and public service contracts only, please provide relevant examples of supplies and/or services carried out during the last three years as specified in the Contract Notice:
(Examples from both public and/or private sector customers and clients may be provided):
Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice.
Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice. Specifically,the Design team should as a minimum be able to demonstrate experience of designing complex multi-disciplinary multi-use buildings of similar scale, in particular leisure facilities including swimming pools of not less than 25m and 6 lanes and surrounding landscaping/public realm and contract procurement experience that includes traditional contract procurement approaches.
Contract shall be formed on NEC 3 terms. All contract information including but not limited to contract option, contract data, contract z clauses and associated contract documents shall be provided with the tender documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Copies of tender documents are attached to this contract notice for the information. Bidders may choose to review these and formulate potential responses however there is no requirement to submit the tender documents in response to this notice. At this stage bidders are only required to complete the ESPD responses in accordance with the instructions to tenderers
The tender documents associated with this notice on PCS-Tender show the award criteria and weightings as they are understood at the date of issue of this notice. The final award criteria questions and weightings will be published in the ITT stage to shortlisted bidders.
Prior to the commencement of this process the following economic operators have provided services related to the early stages of the development of this project:
Gareth Hoskins Associates;
Gardiner & Theobald;
Robinson Low Frances;
Health and Safety. In respect of health and safety, the Consultant shall be required in the Contract to comply with all relevant legislation and industry best practice standards as apply to the subject matter of the contract.
Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (CDM Regulations. The Consultant shall undertake the role of Principal Designer and shall fulfil all required responsibilities in accordance with the CDM Regulations. Argyll and Bute Council will fulfil the duties and responsibilities of Client under the CDM Regulations for the Contract.
Contractual Securities. Contractual Securities including but not limited to one or more of a)Parent Company Guarantee may be required. b)Collateral Warranty. c)or other such Contractual Securities may be required from the parent company (or companies) of Single Tenderer, or from the parent company of each member of a Group of Tenderer and such requirements will be identified in the final ITT documents.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is project_7985. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
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:
Argyll and Bute Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities in order to build economic, social or environmental conditions into the delivery of Council contracts. Social Benefits e.g. jobs, work experience, training, apprenticeships and mentoring. Economic Benefits e.g. use of Small, Medium Enterprises, promotion of opportunities to Social Enterprises and the Voluntary Sector, community consultation, young person engagement, and community sponsorship. Environmental Benefits e.g. public art projects, community improvement projects, resources for community environmental initiatives and physical infrastructure.
Under this contract the Successful Tenderer will be expected to support Argyll and Bute Council's requirements for delivering a range of community benefits including:
Targeted recruitment and training for priority employability groups.
Work experience placements for the same target groups.
Curriculum support for schools and those on employability pathways.
Community Enhancement for community groups and projects.
Small and Medium Enterprises and Social Enterprise Organisations supply chain support.
Based on the value and term of contract being offered the Council will expect Tenderers to meet a minimum of 50 Community Benefits points (please see attached ‘Community Benefits — Guidance for Tenderers’ document for further information on this).
Bidders who are invited to tender shall be required to complete the Community Benefits question within the Invitation to Tender, providing a breakdown of the Community Benefits Points to be provided, a Community Benefits Method Statement, and a timetable for the delivery of these Community Benefits.