United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Architectural design 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
Design Team for Student Accommodation at Peffermill.
The University of Edinburgh wishes to appoint a Design Team to develop design proposals for new build student accommodation at Peffermill to support the increasing student numbers.
The project aims to deliver a 600-bed student accommodation development at Peffermill in close proximity to the existing playing fields and University Outdoor Sports.
The project aims to deliver a 600-bed student accommodation development at Peffermill in close proximity to the existing playing fields and University Outdoor Sports. This project has been identified as one of the proposed opportunities to address the current projected shortfall in student bed spaces identified within the Residential Strategy 2017.
Land has been identified and is considered suitable for development for residential development.
Scope of Appointment
The University wishes to appoint a single design team for the full scope of work as per the details listed above to ensure consistency from brief to completion.
The University is seeking Design Team services in order to support and obtain a Planning Permission in Principle for the site. The delivery of the accommodation could be via a traditional in-house funded model or alternatively there is the potential of novation of the Design Team to a design and build contractor or development partner.
The Design Team should consist of Architecture Consultants, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer, Civil and Structural Engineer (incl. services). The Lead Consultant will be the Architectural Consultants who will be required to have the necessary size and experience for this type of project.
The design team appointment will be via the University's Design Team appointment documentation.
Objective Criteria for Shortlisting — ESPD Section 4C scoring methodology:
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.
This project will not be divided into lots as the University wishes to appoint a single design team service.
We will apply a 2-stage Restricted Procedure. Bidders must self-certify adherence to selection and exclusion criteria via the ESPD (Scotland) on PCS-T. Suppliers may be required to submit Means of Proof at a later stage via PCS-T. When completing the ESPD, bidders must have regard for the specific selection requirements detailed in Sections III and VI of this OJEU Notice.
As per the information detailed within the contract advert notice plus our ESPD documentation.
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
Statement for ESPD 4A.2
Where it is required within a bidder's country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or membership of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.
The overall design team will consist of numerous parties and each party will be required to have the relevant professional or trade register or membership which is applicable to their trade.
We have listed the numerous parties within Section 1 item 1.3 of the ESPD Guidance Document and this information can be viewed via the PCS-T visible to supplier's portal area.
ESPD Statement 4.B.1.1 General turnover we require 1 500 000 GBP per annum
ESPD Statement 4.B.5.1 Employers Liability Insurance 5 000 000 GBP
ESPD Statement 4.B.5.1 Public Liability Insurance 5 000 000 GBP
ESPD Statement 4.B.5.1 Professional Indemnity Insurance 5 000 000 GBP.
ESPD 4C.1.2 1st Statement.
Bidders will be required to provide 3 examples of relevant Design Team Leader services carried out during the past 3 years (where your organisation was the Lead Architect) that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in the relevant section of the Contract Notice, which are over 20 000 000 GBP in value. The projects undertaken must be by the Lead Architects organisation (not the personnel).
Bidders examples should include the following:
— Description of the project and its accommodation;
— Final construction value;
— Location (incl. whether city centre or green field);
— Name of project Architect;
— Name and address of the client contact to provide the University with a reference;
— Coloured images of the interior and exterior;
— Contract type;
— Practical completion date;
— Any awards the project has achieved;
— How technical facilities and measures for maintaining design and construction quality were deployed on the project.
Your examples must be from within the last 3 years. They do not need to be fully complete but if they are not finished must be no less than 1 year from practical completion.
Responses to be a maximum of 2 A4 pages of text excluding images per project example. Each Design Team Leader/Lead Architect example provided worth 20 %. Overall 60 %.
ESPD 4C.1.2.1 2nd Statement
Bidders will be required to provide information for 2 relevant construction projects that your Mechanical and Electrical Engineer has carried out during the last 3 years which demonstrate your Mechanical and Electrical Engineer have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in the relevant section of the Contract Notice, which are over 20 000 000 in value.
Your examples must be from within the last 3 years.
Responses to be a maximum of 2 A4 pages of text excluding images per project example.
Each Mechanical and Electrical Engineer example provided worth 12.5 %. Overall 25 %.
ESPD 4C.1.2.1 3rd Statement
Bidders will be required to provide information for 1 relevant construction project that your Civil and Structural Engineer has carried out during the last 3 years which demonstrate your Civil and Structural Engineer have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in the relevant section of the Contract Notice, which are over 20 000 000 in value.
Note: For all 4C.1.2 response examples, please also include the name of each Customer Organisation along with their contact details i.e. Name, Telephone Number, email address. If you are unable to provide any examples for any 4C.1.2 statement please explain why you cannot.
Weighting 15 %.
ESPD 4D.1 1st Statement
Quality Management and Health and Safety Procedures. The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent),
ESPD 4D.1 2nd Statement
Quality Management and Health and Safety Procedures. The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum.
ESPD 4D1.1 1st Statement
Quality Management. If the bidder does not hold UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent), then the bidder must have the following:
A documented policy and procedures regarding quality management. The policy must set out responsibilities for quality management demonstrating that the bidder has and continues to implement a quality management policy that is authorised by their Chief Executive, or equivalent, and is periodically reviewed at a senior management level. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work to be undertaken and set out responsibilities for quality management throughout the organisation.
ESPD 4D1.1 2nd Statement
Health and Safety Procedures
If the bidder does not hold UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum then the bidder have the following:
A regularly reviewed and documented policy and procedures for Health and Safety (H&S) management, endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work and set out responsibilities for H&S management at all levels within the organisation. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of your operations and set out your company's responsibilities of health and safety management and compliance with legislation.
As detailed within our ESPD and or ITT documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The value stated in II.2.6 relates to the construction value of this contract is estimated to be circa thirty million 30 000 000 GBP.
The design team fee and is estimated to be two million, five hundred thousand 2 500 000 GBP (350 000 GBP to Stage D).
The The University will be requesting evidence from bidders, details of the Fair Work Practices they have in place. Detailed information will be contained within our Invitation to Tender (ITT) documentation.
ESPD 4A.2 Statement
The lead architect must be ARB registered.
The overall design team will consist of numerous parties and each party will be required to have the relevant professional or trade register or membership which is applicable to their trade. Within Section 1 item 1.3 of the ESPD we have listed the numerous parties.
We will apply a two 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. Statements detailing the specific requirements can be found within Section III 1.1 and 1.2 and Section VI (VI.3) of the Contract Notice.
— Bidders must complete the technical envelope. Specific statements detailing the requirement can be found within Section III 1.3 of the Contract Notice. The responses to these statements will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed within Section 3 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 — Invitation to Tender (ITT)
The University will evaluate all shortlisted bidders/tenderers ITT submissions via undertaking a Quality / Technical and Commercial evaluation. Those bidders who have submitted a tender return will also be invited to interview. The ITT quality questionnaire will be marked and a further mark (for the interview) will be incorporated into the overall ITT quality score.
Technical (Quality) Scores shall be allocated based on the total percentage achieved by the response out of the maximum possible percentage. This takes into account the score out of 4 and the weighting allocated to individual questions. For example if a question is weighted 10 percent and your submission scores 3 points out of 4 for that question then you will receive 7.5 percent out of a possible 10 percent. e.g. in the event you score 4 out of 4 for all our quality questions and score 100 then you will be awarded the maximum score of 20 percent. In the event you score 2 out of 4 for all questions then your score will be 50 percent out of the quality percentage of 20 percent therefore your score would be 10 percent. Cost — the bidder who submits the lowest cost will be awarded the maximum score 80 percent and the others awarded a score pro rata, in relation to the lowest bid.
The quality and commercial score will be combined to give each bidder/tenderer an overall total score.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 8079. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343