United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Construction consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/procurement/supplying
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00107
Section II: Object
The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint the services of a Commissioning Management Officer (CMO) for the Darwin tower Main Contract Works. The Commissioning Manager shall work on the project from pre-tender through to final completion including a one year soft landings process, the role will be from RIBA Stage 2 to RIBA Stage 8. This direct appointment with The University is not a hands on physical commissioning role but involves the management of the commissioning process/leading the contracting team through this process.
The Commissioning Officer will be responsible for managing the commissioning, setting to work and validating as applicable all mechanical and electrical services installed through the Enabling Works Contract.
There is a possibility that works will not run to schedule so the appointment may be extended till they are complete.
As detailed within the ESPD document on PCS-Tender.
There is a possibility that additional CMO coverage will be required in other areas of the campus therefore two individuals must be available to be designated as CMO's for the University.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if there are any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Chartered Engineer membership or equivalent.
Bidder representatives proposed must have an Engineering degree.
While no minimum turnover is requested, the University reserves the right to examine accounts to determine that the bidder has sufficient financial stability to undertake the service. Please see ESPD qualification questionnaire for details.
ESPD 4B.5.1 and 4B.5.2 Statement
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
Please note it is a legal requirement that all bidders hold a minimum of 5 000 000 GBP Employers (Compulsory) Liability insurance except those companies which are exempt in specific circumstances. For further guidance see:
Bidder representatives proposed to fulfil the Commissioning role must have knowledge and experience of BISREA soft landing process.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
We will apply a 2-stage process:
Stage 1 — Pre-Qualification via the submission of the completed ESPD (Scotland).Bidders must pass the minimum standards (pass/fail) sections of the ESPD (Scotland). These can be found within the qualification envelope of PCS-T.
Bidders must complete the technical envelope. Specific statements detailing the requirement are detailed below. The responses to these statements will be scored as per the scoring methodology also detailed below. We will take the six highest scoring bidders through to the ITT stage and they will be invited to submit a tender.
Stage 2 — The University will evaluate all shortlisted bidders/tenderers ITT submissions via undertaking a Quality/Technical (including an interview assessment) and Commercial/cost evaluation.
Technical (Quality) Scores shall be allocated based on the total percentage achieved by the response out of the maximum possible percentage. Cost — the bidder who submits the lowest cost will be awarded the maximum score attributed to the Commercial (Cost) section and others awarded a score pro rata, in relation to the lowest bid.
For further details on the Technical (Quality)/Commercial (Cost) breakdown please see ESPD document.
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.
ESPD 4C.1.2 Statement — 90 % (30 % per example)
Bidders will be required to provide 3 examples of Commissioning Manager services carried out during the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in the Contract Notice.
It is essential that the Commissioning Manager/s actively working on the project have experience managing the commissioning of M&E systems and also validating CL2 and CL3 laboratories in highly serviced complex environments. Projects should show that your organisation was leading the commissioning exercise, has brought the projects to a successful completion and monitored the occupation phase.
Bidders examples should include the following:
Description of the project and its accommodation,
Final construction value,
Bidder role in the projects,
Name of Design Lead and Main Contractor,
Name and address of the client contact to provide the University with a reference,
Coloured images of the interior and exterior.
ESPD 4C.8.1 Statement (worth 10 %)
Bidders will be required to confirm the number of managerial staff for the last 3 years.
Please provide information on staff numbers in the following areas:
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 8044. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343