United Kingdom-Hertford: Construction work for buildings relating to leisure, sports, culture, lodging and restaurants
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.eastherts.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
EHC 0518 DBOM Contract for East Herts Leisure Facilities
East Herts Council is procuring a Supplier based on a competitive dialogue process with the aim of entering into a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contract for the Authority's leisure facilities. The documents can be accessed from the My Tenders area of the Supply Hertfordshire website and selecting the View Details button of this project. Any questions relating to this DBOM should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
— Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre,
— Bishops Stortford, Hartham Leisure Centre,
— Hertford, Ward Freeman Pool and Gym,
— Buntingford, Fanshawe Pool and Gym,
— Ware and Leventhorpe Pool,
East Herts Council is procuring a supplier based on a competitive dialogue process with the aim of entering into a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contract for the Authority's leisure facilities. Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre (Bishops Stortford) has surpassed the life span originally expected, and is now in need of replacement and closure. The Authority requires the supplier to design, build, and then operate and maintain the new centre. Once it is complete and ready to open the existing leisure centre will be closed. There is a joint use centre Leventhorpe (Sawbridgeworth) to the south of Bishops Stortford, that the Authority and school wish to discuss as part of the procurement process. The Authority requires a Supplier to develop further the existing proposals for enhancements to the existing Hartham Leisure Centre (Hertford), and manage this centre during all development works. The joint use centre, Fanshawe, as part of Chauncy School, is just outside Hertford (Ware). The school is currently exploring a local delivery approach led by the School and may wish to include this as part of the procurement process. The Authority currently manages a further joint use facility; Ward Freeman in Buntingford, and this is within the scope of the contract. The Authority wishes the supplier to consider investment to enlarge the centre's gym.
As set out in the SQ Descriptive Document.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any stage of the procurement process and not to award a contract. The Council nor any person on whose behalf of whom this procurement is undertaken is to be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for this contract, including their associated entities or any other person. To access this procurement opportunity please visit: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. If you wish to be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) by the closing date and time. Selection questionnaires cannot be uploaded after the closing date and time. Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through the Correspondence areas in the eTendering system. If you are experiencing problems with the eTendering system, In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone +44 114 4070065 for any website / technical questions, Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law, including Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the potential supplier considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity or for reasons of confidentiality, then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the potential supplier about such commercially sensitive or confidential information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request, but the decision of the Council in deciding whether an exemption applies is final. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this Contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract. The Contracting Authority will require a group of economic operators to whom the contract is awarded to form a legal entity. Any deposits or guarantees will be established as part of the competitive dialogue procurement procedure. Any financing conditions and payment arrangements will be established as part of the competitive dialogue procedure.
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed / signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.