United Kingdom-Inverness: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313
Section II: Object
Design and Build of Solasta House at Plot 8 Inverness Campus.
This D&B contract is for works on Plot 8 of Inverness Campus to construct a building of circa 2 420 m2 GFA with a common entrance/core area with feature stair / WC facilities / plant room and 2 floors of office/lab/shell space with escape stairs and service risers.
The contractor will be required to appoint their own design team to complete any post contract design necessary to enable the development to proceed. They will also be responsible for the management of their designers and all sub-contractors to ensure that the project is delivered on time and to budget.
Their remit will also extend to the building, fit-out, all associated infrastructure serving the site including internal plot roads, car parking, SUDS, utility connections and landscaping etc.
It is expected that the NEC3 ECC Option A contract will be awarded in December 2017 with a completion date of no later than December 2018.
It should be noted that this is a ‘live’ site and Plot 8 already has an existing tenanted building on it. In order to reduce impact and disruption to the existing Campus users, construction access to the development will be via a Haul Road.
The total value of the contract is estimated to be between 5 000 000 GBP and 5 500 000 GBP excluding VAT.
It is the intention that a Project Bank Account (PBA) will be used for payment of the Contractor and their supply chain. The account shall satisfy the minimum requirements of a PBA defined at Annex F of ‘Implementing Project Bank Accounts in Construction Projects’. http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0051/00512149.pdf
In addition the PBA shall satisfy the minimum requirements for an effectively constituted Trust under Scots law.
HIE may require the supplier to provide additional services. Any such modification shall be in terms of Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
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 contract has not been split into Lots since it would make its execution excessively difficult.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Not applicable to this procurement exercise.
4B.1 Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 5 500 000 GBP for the last 2 years:
4B.3 Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up/started trading.
4B.4 Bidders will be required to state the value(s) for the following financial ratio(s):
EBITDA/Interest > 1.0;
Current Assets / Current Liabilities > 1.0;
Trade Creditors / Purchases* 365 < 90;
Trade Debtors / sales* 365 < 90;
Total Assets / Total Liabilities > 1.0.
4B.5 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 (for each and every claim) indicated below:
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
4B.6 as an alternative for Bidders who started trading less than 3 years prior to the ESPD return date, they must demonstrate adequate financial capacity by the following evidence:
(i) A business plan for a minimum 3 year trading period setting out projected annual average turnover of no less than the threshold stated above;
(ii) A statement of whether or not any full audited accounts are available for any years' trading to date and copies of those accounts; and
(iii) A letter of support from their bank setting out the level of financial support available to them from their bank and for how long it is available.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
ESPD Part II 2A.3 (not scored) Bidders should insert details of their Companies House (or equivalent) registration number.
Bidders are required to provide information on consortia (Q2C1 of ESPD) and/or sub-contractors (Qs 2C1 and 2D.1 of the ESPD) with the relevant supporting ESPD documentation being submitted.
Tenders must be submitted via the PCS postbox and must be received by the published deadline. Late tenders will not be accepted and HIE will reject any submissions received after the deadline. Hard copy responses will not be accepted.
PCS also gives suppliers access to an on-line Question and Answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously), and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.
Question scoring methodology for Award criteria is:
0 — Unacceptable — Nil or inadequate response which fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 — Poor — Response is partially relevant but generally poor. It addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
2 — Acceptable — Response is relevant and acceptable. It addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 — Good — Response is relevant and good. It is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4 — Excellent — Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. It is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=511647
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
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
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The types of Community Benefits bidders may seek to offer and incorporate to the contract may include, but are not restricted to:
— Targeted recruitment and training initiatives,
— Supporting Educational initiatives e.g. offering work experience placements/local school visit to explain what you do/routes to getting into the profession etc.,
— Vocational training opportunities,
— Supply chain initiatives/development,
— Support for Community and/or Environmental initiatives which may be taking place in the local community,
— Supported business, third sector and voluntary initiatives e.g. offering this sector sub-contracting opportunities to deliver elements of the contract,
— Support for Equality and diversity initiatives to encourage inclusiveness,
— Use of Gaelic to achieve both cultural and economic benefits,
— Charitable donations/monetary value of contributions to community activities,
— Graduate, Apprentice, work placements and/or trainee placements,
— Supplier engagement with schools, colleges and/or universities,
— Providing funding for new community facilities,
— Support and development opportunities delivered to young people.
Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=511647