United Kingdom-Lochgilphead: Building consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.argyll-bute.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00063
Section II: Object
Rothesay TH and Dunoon CARS Design Team Framework.
The Rothesay TH and Dunoon CARS schemes seek to revitalise key buildings within specific sections of both towns by offering grants to property owners to assist with the cost of making structural and external repairs to their historic buildings and shopfronts.
Argyll and Bute Council wish to assist property owners by setting up a framework, which will allow property owners as well as the Council if required, to appoint a conservation accredited professional to act as their agent, to assist them with repairing their building and drawing down of grant from Rothesay TH or Dunoon CARS.
Dunoon — CARS Design Team
This framework will allow property owners within the Dunoon CARS scheme area, as well as the Council if required, to appoint a conservation accredited professional to act as their agent, to assist them with repairing their building and drawing down of grant from Dunoon CARS.
There is an option for the Council to extend this framework for an additional period until the relevant grant cut-off date — The Dunoon CARS scheme runs from 1.4.2017 to 31.3.2022.
Rothesay TH — Design Team
Rothesay, Isle of Bute.
This framework will allow property owners within the Rothesay TH scheme area, as well as the Council if required, to appoint a conservation accredited professional to act as their agent, to assist them with repairing their building and drawing down of grant from Rothesay TH.
There will be an option for the Council to extend this framework until the relevant grant cut-off date — the Rothesay TH Scheme runs from 1.10.2017 to 30.9.2022.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Where it is required within a bidder's country of establishment they must confirm which authorisation or memberships of the relevant organisation(s) are required in order to perform this service.
Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships, to enable them to carry out the scope of the contract as detailed in part II.2.4 of the OJEU contract notice.
It is a specific requirement of this contract that persons responsible for carrying out the contract, or intended subcontractor(s), must have membership of, and be Conservation Accredited with, one of the following organisation(s):
— Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS),
— Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA),
— Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS).
If bidders intend to subcontract such work they must confirm that any subcontractors will be registered with the appropriate scheme(s).
If bidders do not commit to ensuring that they, their proposed sub-contractors, or their future sub-contractors have the required membership they may not be taken forward in this procurement exercise.
Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 180 000 GBP for the last 2 years:
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.
Financial Status — To establish the financial standing of a bidder, the Council will firstly take into account a risk report provided independently by KeyNotes. Within such reports, the risk of a business failure is expressed on a scale of 1 (maximum risk) to 5 (minimum risk). In the event that a bidder is determined to have a risk failure rating of 3 and under i.e. that the bidder is considered to have a high risk of business failure, Argyll and Bute Council reserves the right to request further information, as in our sole discretion, considered necessary for the purpose of ensuring that the bidder has the financial capacity to deliver any contract awarded as a result of the tender exercise. Should the further information fail to satisfy the Council of the economic standing of the bidder then such bidder may be excluded from further competition.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity Insurance = 5 000 000 GBP.
Bidders will be required to provide between 3 and 5 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU Contract Notice. Examples should only be provided in the template attached to Question 1.76.2 of the Qualification Envelope.
Quality Management Procedures and Health and Safety Procedures minimum standards are detailed within the ‘Tender Assessment and Evaluation’ attachment uploaded to PCST.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The procurement process is being run by Argyll and Bute Council on behalf of the Clients — the heritable proprietors of the buildings that are subject to priority funding or small grant funding under the Rothesay TH scheme or Dunoon CARS scheme, or any group representing them. Client may also refer to Argyll and Bute Council or Visit Scotland, if either of these organisations choose to utilise this framework in relation to Rothesay TH or Dunoon CARS.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The Project code is 9031. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
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:
A non-evaluated Community Benefits Clause is included within this tender:
Argyll and Bute Council is committed to maximising Community Benefits from its procurement activities in order to build economic, social or environmental conditions into the delivery of Council contracts.
In the Tender Submission, the bidder will be required to detail any social, economic and environmental benefits associated with contract performance during the contract term in the event of their appointment.
If there will be no Community Benefits, the bidder should state this in the submission. If there will be Community Benefits, the Tender Submission should include a methodology/plan/statement as to how this will be delivered.
Under this procurement exercise, the Community Benefits Information will in no way be scored/evaluated/taken into account beyond the requirement that the Community Benefits Information is included in the bidder's Tender Submission.
While the Community Benefits Information will in no way be scored/evaluated/taken into account beyond the requirement that it is included in the bidder's Tender Submission, if the Community Benefits Information contains any Community Benefits, these will be enforceable as part of the contract. Accordingly, where a contract is awarded to a bidder whose Tender Submission included Community Benefits, the bidder will be required to deliver those Community Benefits as part of the contract.