United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.scottishprocurement.scot
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA16123
Section II: Object
Tenders are invited for the provision of Construction Consultancy Services.
Workstream 1 Consultancy Services will include: Building Energy Assessors; Quantity Surveying; Project Management; Structural /Civil Engineer Services; Employers Agent; Clerk of Works Services; Contract Administrator; Principle Designer Duties; Health and Safety Advisor; Architect; and Building Services Engineer and a combined Service offering all of the other services.
Bidders may apply for an individual service or multiple services. If a bidder proposes to offer a combined service they must be able to offer all of the services listed above.
Workstream 1 Consultancy Services — Eastern Scotland
Various consultancy services for construction projects for local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies across Eastern Scotland.
The services to be delivered cover the full range of RIBA stages 0-7 to support building projects from site find, survey and feasibility through to design, project management and completion.
Property types will include housing, bungalows, flats, apartments, sheltered accommodation, care homes, student accommodation and other types of community building.
Consultancy services will include: Building Energy Assessors, Quantity Surveying, Project Management; Structural /Civil Engineer Services; Employers Agent; Clerk of Works Services; Contract Administrator; Principle Designer Duties; Health and Safety Advisor; Architects; and Building Services Engineer.
Tenders may apply for individual consultancy services or a combined services offering all services listed above.
Bidders may apply for part-coverage of a lot. It is the aim to appoint up to 4 companies per service per Lot. However more companies may be appointed to allow full provision of a service throughout a lot.
LHC anticipates a wide range of projects being delivered under the framework, from single smaller sites to complex multi-site projects.
Before completing and submitting an offer Bidders are urged to read the detailed specification (H1-WS1-Specification) which details the services they are committing to deliver and the standards to which they are committing to deliver them.
Potential bidders should note that there is no guarantee that any work will be awarded under the framework.
Local government areas covered:
Edinburgh, City of Falkirk;
Perth and Kinross;
Workstream 1 Consultancy Services — West Central Scotland
Various consultancy services for construction projects for local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies across West Central Scotland.
Workstream 1 Consultancy Services — North Eastern Scotland
Various consultancy services for construction projects for local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies across North Eastern Scotland.
Workstream 1 Consultancy Services — Highlands and Islands
Various consultancy services for construction projects for local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies across Highlands and Islands.
Argyll and Bute;
Eileanan an Iar, Na h-;
Workstream 1 Consultancy Services — Southern Scotland
Various consultancy services for construction projects for local authorities, housing associations and other public bodies across Southern Scotland.
Dumfries and Galloway;
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
For consultancy services membership of one or more the relevant professional bodies: RIBA, RICS MCIOB, MICE, MIStrucE, NEBOSH or IOSH, CIBSIE.
LHC uses the following ratios to evaluate each bidder's and approved contractor's financial status Turnover: This is calculated as twice the typical value for projects called off this framework. If a company's turnover exceeds the stated value then it passes this ratio.
Profitability: This is calculated as profit after tax but before dividends and minority interests. If a company makes a profit then it passes this ratio.
Liquidity: this is calculated as current assets and work in progress, divided by current liabilities. If the answer is greater than 1 then it passes this ratio.
Where 2 out of 3 of the ratios cannot be met LHC reserves the right to undertake its own detailed financial assessment of the bidder in order to ascertain to its own satisfaction the financial and economic standing and robustness of the organisation of the bidder and also, where applicable, the Parent/Holding Company and its subsidiaries.
LHC will require the following insurances to be in place: Public Liability, Employers Liability; Professional Indemnity Insurance; Product Liability Insurance.
For Consultancy — Individual Consultancy Services
Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 20 000 GBP for the last 3 years:
For Combined Consultancy Services to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of 100 000 GBP for the last 3 years:
For all lots require the following insurance levels as a minimum:
Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.
Public Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.
Professional Indemnity Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.
Product Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP.
Parent company guarantees and performance bonds may be requested by LHC and framework users.
Contractual Warranties may be required by the arrangement users for individual contracts.
Parent company guarantees may be required by end users and LHC. Groups of suppliers tendering will be required to assume a specific legal form if successful.
For Consultancy Services bidders will be required to provide certification from an independent UKAS accredited body attesting conformity to ISO 9001, or provide written evidence of conformity.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
LHC is a joint committee of local authorities acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of Scottish Procurement Alliance (SPA) partners who include housing associations and councils constituted under section 2 of the Local Government etc., (Scotland) Act 1994, with whom and for whom this framework has been developed.
Due to the reach and scale of SPA partners' portfolios the framework aims to support the delivery of housing throughout Scotland. Consequently, whilst not specifically consulted in the development of this framework, other contracting authorities as defined by the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 and as described in www.procurementalliance.scot/24 may also deem the framework to offer a value for money procurement solution for their requirements, and may also use the framework.
However bidders should only consider the opportunity presented by current and future members of the SPA when preparing and submitting their bids.
The 150 000 000 GBP value for the contract notice is based on a challenging target of circa 10 000 units, and reflects the SPA partners' determination to help achieve the target for new houses set out by Scottish government. Consultancy costs are estimated at 10 % of construction costs for each project.
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 and Schedule 1 of the FAC1 agreement within the ITT zip folder attached to this notice.
For the avoidance of doubt in Scotland it is mandatory for Community Benefit requirements and Project Bank Accounts to be included for all projects over the relevant OJEU threshold.
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=516987
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.
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:
LHC Clients are required to consider Community Benefits on each and every contract. Tenderers must be aware that LHC Clients may add Community Benefit requirements including but not limited to:
— To generate employment and training opportunities for priority groups;
— Vocational training;
— To up-skill the existing workforce;
— Equality and diversity initiatives;
— To make sub-contracting opportunities available to SMEs, the third sector and supported businesses;
— Supply-chain development activity;
— To build capacity in community organisations;
— Educational support initiatives;
— To work with schools, colleges and universities to offer work experience; and to minimise negative environmental impacts, for example impacts associated with vehicle movements and/or associated emissions and impacts on protected areas, buildings or sites.
For the avoidance of doubt in Scotland it is mandatory for Community Benefit requirements to be included for all projects over the relevant OJEU threshold.
(SC Ref: 516987).