United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural services for buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
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Section II: Object
DfC 1188341- Historic Environment Division Specialist Services Management Contract
The contract will be used by the department for communities, historic environment division to obtain specialist advice to inform future conservation schemes within the historic and listed building estate. The following services will be provided over a 2 years period with the facility to extend annually for a further 2 periods of 1 year each up to a maximum of 4 years:
— specialist engineering advice,
— specialist landscape management advice and,
— masonry monument advice.
The successful economic operator will also be expected to provide the services of a principal designer and a project manager. The project manager will coordinate the specialist services and provide a single point of contact with DfC historic environment division. Further information is included in the Pre-qualification (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
— specialist landscape management advice, and
The successful economic operator will also be expected to provide the services of a principal designer and a project manager. The project manager will coordinate the specialist services and provide a single point of contact with DfC Historic Environment Division. Further information is included in the Pre-qualification (PQQ) and Invitation to Tender (ITT) documents.
Nitial contract period is for 2 years. Contract may be extended for a further 2 periods of 1 year, up to a maximum of 4 years.
The contract shall be for an initial 2 years period with the option for two, one year extensions at the employer’s discretion.
Form of contract. An NEC3 professional services contract will be used to provide the services.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In order for an economic operator to be eligible to participate in this competition the economic. Operator team must hold relevant licences, accreditations or certificates for specific categories and sectors as set out below. Project. manager: Member of the Association of Project Management (MAPM). Engineering advisor: Chartered member of the institution of civil, or structural engineers MICE or MIStruct.E or equivalent. Must be included on the Conservation Accreditation Register for Engineers (CARE). Landscape management advisor: chartered membership of the landscape institute or equivalent (equal and approved by. IFLA/EFLA in category – design, management and science). Masonry monument advisor: Included on the on the register of architects. Accredited in building conservation, or is listed in the directory of accredited conservationists. Other comparable accreditations may be considered.
In order for an economic operator to be eligible to participate in this competition, its construction line category value must be at least equal to the value set out below in at least one of the work categories. Work categories: project management - project management - 71541000-2. Landscape architecture - Historic σites - 71420000-8. Civil and structural engineering - Civil and structural engineering - 713111000-1 and 71312000-8: Other facilities - RIBA, CIAT - Ancient monuments and historic buildings - 71221000-3. Contractors /consultants are required to be registered and have verified Level 2 status on construction line. Suppliers should have the minimum category value (estimated value) in at least one of the construction line. Categories specified above. List and brief description of selection criteria: Refer to procurement documents. Should an economic operator wish the contracting authority to consider a work category not listed it shall make its request as instructed in MoI-Section 5. before the PQQP submission deadline for queries.
Minimum category value for economic operator 165 000 GBP. The lead enterprise of the group of economic operators shall have a category value no less than 65 000 GBP and the other members of a group of economic. operators and other entities category values when added together must be equal to or greater than 165 000 GBP. In order for an economic operator to be eligible to participate in this competition the economic operator team must hold valid insurance to all the. applicable values.
1— Public liability insurance with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident.
2— Employer’s liability insurance (Economic Operator only) with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident compliant with applicable statutory requirements.
4— Professional indemnity insurance . Professional indemnity insurance for all activities of a. professional nature including design liability with a limit of indemnity of not less than that specified below in GBP for each and every claim economic operator 1 000 000 GBP .
Structure of the economic operator team. The economic operator (or where the economic operator is a group of economic operators, all parties forming the group of economic operators) must provide at least one of the core disciplines listed below from within its own resources: Core Disciplines:
— project manager,
— specialist conservation engineering advisor,
— specialist landscape management advisor,
— masonry monument conservation advisor.
The economic operator must therefore complete the relevant PQQx and PQQ1A, where applicable. Consultant team member (CTM). The term CTM means the party providing one of following discipline services on behalf of the economic operator for the purposes of pre-qualification, the following CTMs will be assessed:
— specialist engineering advisor,
— masonry monument advisor
— principal designer.
In the event that an economic operator intends to provide any of the above services using an in-house resource then PQQ2 to PQQ5 shall still be completed in full by the economic operator. Economic operators are advised that only one CTM can be listed against each discipline. If an economic operator submits more than one CTM per discipline their submission will not be assessed until one is identified. Economic operator as CTM. In addition to PQQ1 (and if applicable PQQ1A) the economic operator must also submit a completed PQQx for each core discipline for which it will act.
Refer to MoI Evaluation Matrix and PQQ1 to PQQ5 for assessment indicators.
The economic operators’ performance on this contract will be regularly monitored. If. an economic operator fails to reach satisfactory levels of performance the economic operator may be issued with a certificate of unsatisfactory performance needs to be updated for new guidance. The issue of a certificate of unsatisfactory performance will result. in the economic operator being excluded from all procurement competitions being undertaken by contracting authorities on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Procurement Policy for a period of 12 months from the date of issue of the certificate. A list of these bodies can be viewed at: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodies-which-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
CPD, in its capacity as a Central Purchasing Body, is administering this procurement on behalf of the contracting authority. The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:
I— to award 1, some, all or no Lots,
II— not to award any contract /framework agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage, and
III— to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition, and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by economic operators or candidates.
Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken. prior to contract award is accordingly at the sole risk of the economic operator or candidate participating in this procurement process. This project will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives. No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement. or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a contract or framework agreement is. withdrawn for any reason. Economic operators should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept. this position.
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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).