United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.hfs.scot.nhs.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10442
Section II: Object
NHSScotland Cost Advisor Framework.
This Framework will provide Cost Advisor services to Framework Customers (as further described in the Statement of Requirement) on a call-off basis.
Please note the content of all of this SOR which specifies the full requirements which are relevant to the performance of a prospective Cost Advisors duties under the proposed CA Framework.
The role of Cost Advisor is varied and may include inputs to projects to be delivered via a variety of procurement routes as indicated above. It will be a key requirement of this framework to provide Cost Advisor services for construction projects procured under the NEC3/ NEC4 suite of contracts. The Cost Advisor will be required to be conversant with all procurement routes used to deliver NHSScotland projects.
The authority is not able to guarantee the volume, type or value of any work called off under the framework however the current estimate of the total potential value over the term of the framework is noted below.
As per the procurement documents.
All procurement documents can be accessed from the Public Contract Scotland — Tender portal.
Project Code — 8024.
PQQ Code — 2586.
ESPD Technical Envelope Section on Technical and Professional Ability — Questions 4C.1.2, 4C.6, 4C.8.1 and 4C 8.2 must be answered. The scoring and evaluation mechanism is further described in the Scoring Questions Evaluation Guidance document which is attached to the ESPD. It is the intention of the Authority that those bidders who achieve the eight (8) highest scores will be invited to submit a tender unless two or more bidders score the same eighth (8th) highest score in which case all such bidders will be invited to tender.
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. This procurement is not suitable to be divided into lots as that is not considered to be cost effective or time efficient for the type and range of work anticipated.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Cost Advisor — including Joint Cost Advisor.
Manpower assessment based on numbers of:
Cat A — FRICS or MRICS qualification through the Quantity Surveying pathway and minimum 10 years'relevant post-qualification experience.
Cat B — FRICS or MRICS qualification through the Quantity Surveying pathway and minimum of 5 years' relevant post-graduation experience.
Equivalence to these qualifications is acceptable provided that the relevant qualification criteria are evidenced.
Checks on qualifications will be carried out as part of the evaluation process at Tender stage.
Refer to the Statement of Requirements for full details.
This section refers to Section B of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) (‘ESPD Scotland’) and covers questions 4B.2 — 4B.6.1 of the ESPD (Scotland) and responses will be assessed on a pass/fail basis:
4B1.2 Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 800 000 GBP for the last 3 years based on submitted accounts for this period.
4B2.2 Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 800 000 GBP for the last 3 years based on submitted accounts for this period.
4B.3 Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date on which they were set up or started trading.
4B.4 Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the financial ratio(s) from their last three years accounts and will be evaluated as set down in the lead Advisor Framework Economic/Financial Standing Evaluation guidance attached to this ESPD Question.
4B.6 — Qualitative Moderation — As a requirement for the financial economic and financial standing evaluation, each potential supplier must complete Question 4B.6 of the ESPD setting out the information as indicated in the instructional attachment to this question.
If the combined weighted score for the ratios in 4B.4 achieved is below 3, the score may be subject to qualitative moderation based on the information provided by the potential supplier in response to 4B.6 and NSS's review of verified information relating to the potential supplier which is publicly available over the year up to the date of the ESPD submission. Such moderation may, subject to the following,
result in the scores awarded being amended upwards.
If following the above moderation exercise it is considered appropriate by NSS that a potential supplier should be invited to proceed to the Tender stage of this procurement exercise because in light of the further information considered by NSS, that potential supplier is considered, overall, to have evidenced adequate financial standing, then NSS may make that selection conditional upon the potential supplier providing appropriate performance and financial guarantees from relevant parent company(ies).
NSS therefore reserves the right to require the provision to it of appropriate parent company financial data, and to assess risk as part of the qualitative moderation exercise on the basis of that parent company financial data (which will be assessed on the basis of the tests set out in section 3 above) is acceptable, and that a Parent Company Guarantee, in the form stipulated by NSS, would be entered into by an approved parent company or other guarantor acceptable to NSS.
Potential suppliers must confirm that appropriate parent company information will be made available if sought, and that a Parent Company Guarantee in the form stipulated by NSS will be entered into as a condition of participation in the framework.
Credit Scoring — NSS will credit check all potential suppliers and will use Creditsafe for these checks.
Creditsafe ratings are as follows:
— 71-100 Very Low Risk,
— 51-70 Low Risk,
— 30-50 Moderate Risk,
— 21-29 High Risk,
— 1-20 Very High Risk.
Potential Suppliers with scores within the Very High Risk and High Risk categories as defined above will not be permitted to proceed to Tender Stage unless information provided through the response to ESPD Question 4B.6 is further assessed through the prescribed moderation process and NSS make a decision to invite the potential supplier to proceed to Tender stage.
Please download and read the scoring guidance document for further information.
It is a requirement of this Framework that bidders hold, or can commit to obtaining prior to award of the Framework the forms and levels of insurance indicated below:
4B.5.1 Employer's Liability Insurance of not less than the sum of 10 000 000 GBP in respect of each and every claim or series of claims arising from the same original cause or event.
4B.5.2 Public Liability Insurance of not less than the sum of 5 000 000 GBP in respect of each and every claim or series of claims arising from the same original cause or event.
Professional Indemnity Insurance of not less than the sum of 5 000 000 GBP in respect of each and every claim or series of claims arising from the same original cause or event.
Refer to the SOR for full details.
Conditions relating to Contract Performance are included within the Statement of Requirement.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please refer to the Statement of Requirement for further details together with the ESPD (Scotland)Questionnaire. This Framework is a procurement method for publicly funded Health and Social Care Projects. Under this procurement all economic operators will be required to support the Authority's economic and social regeneration activities. The Cost Advisor Framework is intended to provide accessible independent consultancy support to the Framework Customers on a call-off basis.
The Estimated Contract Notice Value is an approximate amount for the framework and is not a guaranteed value which will be achieved through this framework.
Legal form to be taken by the grouping of suppliers, contractors or service providers to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Contracts will be entered into with the economic operator only. Whilst a ‘partnership’ or consortium model may, in practice, be adopted by the economic operator from a contractual perspective the economic operator will be required to assume the role of a ‘prime contractor’ in respect of any subcontractors and will be required to assume liability and responsibility for the acts and omissions of any subcontractors utilised by them to deliver services under the framework.
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
As indicated in the Statement of Requirement
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 8024. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
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