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United Kingdom-Stevenage: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.stevenage.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
SBC1117 Replacement and Renewal of Communal Heating Systems (2018-2022).
4 year Term Partnering Contract with a single Service Provider for the delivery of Replacement and Renewal of Communal Heating Systems to 15 sheltered housing blocks owned and managed by Stevenage Borough Council.
Stevenage Borough Council is seeking solutions from suitably qualified and experienced Service Providers to enter into a long-term partnering arrangement for the delivery of works (the Term Programme). The current intention is that works will be delivered to approximately 15 sheltered housing blocks although the potential to vary the scope of the works is included within the contract. Works will be carried out with residents, many of whom are vulnerable, remaining in occupation throughout the duration of the works therefore must be planned and delivered to ensure disturbance is minimised and safe access/egress to each individual dwelling is maintained at all times.
The works typically comprise the following:
1) Plantroom works such as:
— Install temporary boiler system and other temporary equipment,
— Strip out and disposal of existing boiler room equipment,
— Removal of structural plinths where required,
— Installation of replacement heating and hot water system (including gas boilers, air source heat pumps, combined heat and power (CHP) and solar thermal),
— Installation of new flue and ancillary equipment (pressurisation units, DHW pumps, controls and control panel, safety system),
— Installation of electrical services to support the works,
— Installation and modification of boiler room pipework (all services) and insulation,
— Builder's work and fire stopping.
2) Distribution works such as:
— Strip out of existing and installation of new LTHW heating distribution pipework to dwellings,
— Strip out of existing and installation of new DHW distribution pipework to dwellings,
— Removal and reinstatement of ceilings (with access panels) to aid replacement of pipework distribution,
— Installation of heat metering equipment (such as inline heat meters, heat cost allocators),
Stevenage's requirement is to select a Service Provider that is appropriate to undertake the works under a 4- year Term Partnering Contract. Full details are in the draft copy tender documents.
To access this opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
SBC will be providing an opportunity for all interested suppliers to attend a briefing as set out in the SQ. The purpose of this briefing will be to provide an introduction to Stevenage as well as an overview of the procurement process and the objectives of the procurement exercise.
As per the SQ documentation, it is intended that 5 candidates will be invited to tender although Stevenage Borough Council reserves the right to increase the number of candidates invited by 1 or 2 if the scores are closely placed at the cut off point.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Applicants will be required to complete a pre-qualification Selection Questionnaire (SQ) in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Stevenage Borough Council reserves the right to cancel the procurement and not to proceed with the long term Contract at any stage of the procurement process. Stevenage Borough Council also reserves the right not to award a contract. Neither the Stevenage Borough Council nor any person on whose behalf of whom this procurement is undertaken is to be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing and interest or tendering for these contracts. Tenderers should note that the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 may apply.
Please note the deadline for SQ return and allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted.
Any questions relating to this SQ should be made via correspondence on the website and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above.
Stevenage Borough Council will be providing an opportunity for all interested Suppliers to attend a briefing as set out in the SQ. The purpose of this briefing will be to provide an introduction to Stevenage, as well as an overview of the procurement process and the objectives of the procurement exercise.
Stevenage Borough Council will observe a standstill period following award of the Contract and conduct itself in respect of any appeals in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended).