United Kingdom-Carlisle: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/
Section II: Object
Property Maintenance Minor Works Framework 2020
Cumbria County Council is responsible for the strategic local services within Cumbria.
The Council owns a large portfolio of property comprising the following:
— 318 primary and secondary schools,
— 41 care homes and day centres,
— 13 offices,
— 10 highway depots,
— 38 fire and rescue properties,
— 44 libraries and archives,
— 28 residential homes,
— 9 storage facilities,
— 26 children’s centres,
— 44 other miscellaneous assets.
The Council has programmes of capital maintenance, new build and extensions for all these types of property.
The Council proposes to enter into the framework agreement for a maximum period of 4 years (2-year initial term with 2 possible 1 year extensions) with the successful tenderers.
Lot 1: General Building, Repair and Refurbishment
General building contractors who will carry out construction operations required on site for refurbishment and maintenance projects. The contractor shall have the capacity to undertake all disciplines of work packages including:
Carpentry and Joinery
Supply and installation of, joinery components for maintenance projects, including repairs, restoration and replacement of doors, windows, floors, staircases, skirting boards, architraves, window boards and bespoke items such as counters, cupboards, units and panelling.
Contractors should note that on occasion these works are carried out on listed buildings, therefore the contractor shall be required to work on restoration works such as sliding sash windows and ornate mouldings, timber floors.
Masonry and bricklaying (internal and external works).
Required to carry out all aspects of masonry and bricklaying trades including, but not limited to, repairs, replacement and building of brick and/or block walls (loadbearing or otherwise), forming of openings for windows and doors, retaining/boundary walls, repointing works, forming ramps and stairs, paving, stone repairs and columns.
Plastering and Drylining
Carry out all aspects of plastering and drylining services including but not limited to bond and skim, ornate, limelite, rendering (internally and externally), plasterboarding, tape and fill, bonding and patch repairs.
Metal stud partition and damp proofing works, fencing, gates, below ground drainage, repairs and replacement roofing works.
Lot 2: Mechanical and Electrical works
The outline scope of works are to include for the supply of all labour and materials to carry out a wide range of mechanical and electrical works across the whole of CCC’s property portfolio. Mechanical projects shall range from:
— minor/low value maintenance works and replacement of mechanical and plumbing plant, systems and equipment,
— larger planned schemes for replacement of mechanical and plumbing plant, installations, systems and equipment. The supply and installation of new heating plant and equipment, predominantly gas fired but alternative fuels may be specified including biomass and oil. These schemes can range from small domestic through to larger complex installations plus hot and cold water services and above ground drainage.
The range of works shall include low temperature hot water heating installations and boiler plant along with ducted warm air and extract systems, air handling unit equipment and associated ductwork installation.
Contractors must be a registered member of gas safe and hold building and engineering services association (B&ES) qualifications and registered chartered institute of plumbing and heating engineers (CIPHE) or association of plumbing and heating contractors APHC.
Electrical projects shall range from:
— carry out full electrical installation work in association with maintenance replacement and refurbishment projects. Carry out electrical installation inspection and testing work on all types of CCC properties, including:
— stripping out and replacement/installation of general lighting and power, containment, mains distribution and any other electrical service or equipment. Also emergency lighting systems, alarm and call bell systems.
On completion of any of the named works above an electrical certificate or commissioning certificate must be issued in accordance with the relevant British standards.
Contractors must be a registered member of an electrical safety scheme such as NIC EIC or equivalent.
Contractors shall include details of all trade membership bodies with their submissions for approval.
Lot 3: Roofing Works
Carry out repairs and replacement roofing works in accordance with the contract documents for the project being tendered. As there are a wide range of roof covering methods and technologies available we have listed the most common types used on projects.
— traditional slate and tiled pitched roofs,
— built up felt roofs,
— single ply membrane roofs,
— liquid plastic roofs,
— profiled composite sheet roofing,
— mastic polymer modified asphalt,
— proprietary roof repair systems,
— flat roofs.
Contractors shall be members of the National Federation of Roofing Contractors (NFRC), Confederation of Roofing Contractors (CORC) or equivalent.
Please note this framework does not cover works on roofs that are subject to warranties.
Lot 4: Painting and Decorating
Carry out all aspects of the painting and decorating trade, to the internal and external of buildings as required. This covers all types of acrylic and oil based paint finishes as specified in the particular scheme which is being tendered. Contractors may also have the opportunity to tender for fire retardant paint coverings, especially to steel. Contractors may also be responsible for preparation works such as scraping, sanding, caulking, stain removal, filling and taping. Other duties may include wallpapering of varying quality products and specialist works such as marbling and gold leaf painting to our listed buildings.
All decorators shall hold NVQ levels 2 and 3.
Lot 5: Asbestos Removal and Disposal
Carry out removal, encapsulation of asbestos containing materials including disposal of hazardous waste for projects within Council buildings and schools. For each project contractors appointed will be invited to attend site to enable them to quote for the works. Emergency response – contractors shall attend site with equipment to carry out remedial works within 2 hours of emergency being reported to them.
All contractors shall provide waste consignment notes with the invoice.
All contractors undertaking work on ACMs must hold membership of either ARCA, or the ACAD Division of TICA and must hold an Asbestos Licence from the HSE Asbestos Licensing Unit.
The above requirements do not apply to non-licensable tasks in the following categories:
— removal of asbestos cement materials such as roofing sheets and rainwater goods,
— toilet cistern and seat removal,
— vinyl floor covering material,
— gaskets removed by engineers.
However it is a requirement that all persons removing or working on the above items have received recognised training on working with non-licensable ACMs.
Contractors carry out asbestos related work must hold the minimum level of professional indemnity insurance cover as specified in the job contract. This is likely to be higher than normal levels of cover due to increased risk.
Contractors must comply with CCC’s Management of Asbestos Policy in its entirety.
https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/elibrary/Content/Internet/535/615/984/39980123319.pdf?timesta mp=43815102441 Contractors should note the separation of duties between testing and removal.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the authority's supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.
The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the contracting authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the contracting authority decides to enter into a contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. The contracting authority reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The framework is for 48 months. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this contract. Under this procurement the contractor is required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.
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