United Kingdom-Manchester: Building consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.re-allies.com
Section II: Object
Framework Agreement for Consultancy Services
Reallies is a social housing regeneration consortia. Its membership consists of regional housing consortia who bring together unmatched experience in procurement and regeneration. The membership consists of Procure Plus (PP), Efficiency North (EN) and Central Housing Investment Consortium (CHIC). Further information can be found by visiting www.re-allies.com.
Reallies wishes to procure and enter into a framework agreement for the provision of consultancy services to be provided predominantly in relation to social housing properties but may also be provided in relation to other public buildings, including but not limited to, schools and offices.
This Lot is for the provision of site and ground investigation services, monitoring and laboratory testing in various levels of complexity including but not limited to site investigation surveys including soil sampling and analysis; geology and mining investigations, hydrogeology and flooding, groundwater sampling and monitoring, surface water sampling / monitoring, bio-gas and radon gas monitoring, geo-environmental risk assessment, environmental impact assessment, contaminated land survey and topographical surveys.
A maximum of 30 consultants will be appointed to this Lot.
This Lot is for the completion of asbestos surveys to enable the production asbestos risk registers, the completion of risk assessments and the production of written plans to manage the risks identified.
Stock Condition Surveys and Building Surveyor Services
This Lot is for the completion of stock condition surveys to enable the assessment of the condition of housing stock to identify the appropriate means by which to maintain properties to the Decent Homes Standard as a minimum.
This Lot is for consultants who are able perform the role of the Principal Designer as set out in the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (as amended over the term of the framework agreement) or equivalent.
This Lot is for consultants who can perform the role of Employers Agent to the standards and requirements set out in the specification (or equivalent).
This Lot is for consultants who can deliver architectural services to the standards and requirements set out in the specification (or equivalent).
Mechanical and Electrical Services
This Lot is for consultants who can deliver mechanical and electrical services and who can assist customers to design and install systems to make buildings comfortable, efficient and safe.
This Lot is for consultants who can manage all costs relating to a customer’s building and civil engineering projects from the initial calculations to the final figure and enhancing value for money.
Structural Engineering Services
This Lot is for consultants who can deliver structural engineering services to the standards and requirements set out in the specification (or equivalent).
Clerk of Works
This Lot is for consultants who can perform the role of a clerk of works to ensure that work is carried out to both the regulatory standards and the customer’s specification and schedule.
Mutil Disciplinary Consultancy Services
This Lot is for consultants who can deliver (either directly or through sub-contracting arrangements) multiple disciplines set out in the specifications for employers agent, principal designer, architectural services, mechanical and electrical, quantity surveying and clerk of works services.
Energy Assessment Services
This Lot is for the provision of various types of energy assessment services ranging from desk-based modelling to on site property assessments.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Services
This Lot is for the provision of a range of consultancy services, guidance, advice and practical intervention to include (but not be limited to), energy efficiency assessments, energy efficiency options appraisals, construction detail enhancements, heat loss calculations, air tightness testing and performance monitoring.
Retrofit Coordination Services
This Lot is for consultants who can provide specialist project leadership and management to ensure that work is carried out to the customer's standards, specification and schedule whilst managing technical risks, avoid the common retrofit failure points, increasing team productivity, maximising project budgets and minimising unnecessary expenditure.
Asset Management Services
This Lot is for consultants who can provide specialist advice to assist customers in managing their property assets in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Individual contracting authorities entitled to access the framework agreement will have the option to agree and award underlying contracts to the appointed suppliers at any stage during the term of the framework agreement. The following contracting authorities will be entitled to agree and award underlying contracts under the framework agreement as and when required:
1) any member of Reallies from time to time (a “Reallies Member”), which for the avoidance of doubt currently includes PP, EN and CHIC,
2) any procurement consortia customer of Reallies or of a Reallies Member from time to time (a “Procurement Consortium Customer” which currently includes Cumbria Housing Partnership Limited (CHP), and
3) any member or customer of a Reallies Member or of a procurement consortia customer from time to time, which may include:
i— any social housing provider in the United Kingdom from time to time. “Social Housing Provider” for this purpose means any provider of social housing and includes, without limitation, registered providers, local authorities and Arms Length Management Organisations (ALMOs). A list of the current social housing providers can be found by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing and,
ii— any local authority, academy trust or free school in the United Kingdom from time to time,
4) any contractor or supplier appointed to any other framework agreement or contract of Reallies or of a Reallies member or of a Reallies member's customer from time to time.
A full list of PP's, EN's, CHP's and CHIC's current members and customers is included in the procurement documentation.
Reallies reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any time and not to proceed with all or any part of the framework. Reallies will not, under any circumstances, reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their submissions for the framework agreement.
Bidders should note that the Lot values in this notice are estimates only, and may increase depending on the number of entities that decide to award underlying contracts under the framework agreement.
In accordance with Regulation 55, 87 and Chapter 6 of the public contract Regulations 2015.