United Kingdom-Belfast: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.erstni.org
Main address: http://www.hmkni.com
Section II: Object
St. Patrick's Primary School
A twenty one class base primary school with two multi-purpose halls, a nurture suite, separate dining hall and chair store, and school meals kitchen and stores. Further requirement for site works, playground, 3G pitch and car-parking. Extensive existing accommodation across 2 separate sites bordering either side of Churchill Street must be demolished.
The works will be carried out in 2 main phases:
— Phase 1 will involve the demolition of the existing Edmund Rice (Senior) Primary School, followed by the construction of a new 21 class base primary school and attendant site works.
— Phase 2 will involve the demolition of the existing Star of the Sea (Junior) Primary School, followed by the construction of car-parking, 3G pitch and grass play facilities.
25 Pim Street
A twenty one class base primary school with 2 multi-purpose halls, a nurture suite, separate dining hall and chair store, and school meals kitchen and stores. There is a further requirement for associated site works, playground facility, 3G pitch and car-parking. Extensive existing accommodation across two separate sites bordering either side of Churchill Street must be demolished.
The current schedule of accommodation for primary schools can be viewed at the following link:
The works will be carried out in two main phases:
Economic Operators are to note that the client intends to engage a third party, outwith the scope of this contract, to provide mobile accommodation facilities on the Star of the Sea site. These will be completed in advance of the successful Contractor commencing Phase One works, in order to facilitate decant of pupils currently occupying the Edmund Rice (Senior) Primary School.
Following completion of Phase 1 works and prior to the successful Contractor commencing Phase 2 works, pupils will decant to the new school building and the mobile accommodation provider will off-hire all mobile accommodation units. The successful Contractor will only then be granted vacant possession of the site to commence Phase 2 works.
Mechanical and electrical sub-contract works will be required.
The construction period is anticipated to be in the region of 100 weeks.
As specified in the pre-qualification documentation.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As directed in the Invitation to Tender documentation, noting particularly:
— the Authority may require performance bonds, parent company guarantees or other forms of security,
— the contract conditions may require a Project Bank Account,
— no specific legal form is required of the Economic Operator or Operators tendering, but where more than one Economic Operator tenders the Employer requires that they be joint and severally liable for all obligations.
And liabilities relating to the contract.
— the Economic Operator's performance will be regularly monitored; if the Economic Operator fails to meet satisfactory levels of performance a Certificate of Unsatisfactory Performance may be issued. This will exclude the Economic Operator from procurement competitions undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for 12 months from date of issue of certificate.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
All Economic Operators must inform the Contracting Authority's representative of their intention to submit a PQQ response in order to receive notice of clarifications and addenda. Economic Operators should at the earliest opportunity contact Stuart Conlin of Hood McGowan Kirk LLP at address:
Hood McGowan Kirk LLP will make those Economic Operators that have previously acknowledged their intention to submit a PQQ response aware of clarifications and addenda via e-mail.
The PQQP must be completed as directed and 3nr copies returned via post using the pre-addressed label contained within this documentation package. The Economic Operator's package return is to contain no external markings that would identify the Economic Operator, and must clearly reference the opportunity. The postal address is:
Hood McGowan Kirk LLP
Additionally, the PQQP is to be returned electronically to:
When sending submission via e-mail please ensure that:
— Any single e-mail containing attachments is below 20mb in the aggregate,
— Where any single e-mail unavoidably exceeds 20mb in the aggregate, send e-mails separately clearly marked as ‘1 of X’,
— An e-mail confirming receipt of all documentation is obtained.
The PQQP can be sent at any time before the submission deadline specified within this document. The PQQP must be received no later than the PQQP submission deadline specified in the PQQ documentation.
For the avoidance of doubt, submission of the PQQ documentation constitutes the Economic Operator's confirming interest in the opportunity.
The Authority expressly reserves the rights:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the (services) covered by this notice; and
(iv) to award contract(s) in stages.
And in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by candidates.
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering,loss,or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court.
A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days,beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. (A court may extend the time limit to 3 months,where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so).