United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Section II: Object
NIAO 2049226 Appointment of EOT for NIAO Accommodation Refurbishment Project
This procurement is to appoint an Economic Operator Team (EOT) to develop the Employer’s Brief relating to the complete internal refurbishment of the NIAO building at 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU. The refurbished accommodation will create an open plan environment ,to be supplemented with Meeting Rooms of various sizes, Tea Points, Local Services Areas and Breakout Areas on each level. The existing core area, including Toilet facilities, Staircases and lobby areas shall be upgraded.The NIAO will be accommodated in University Street wing that faces onto University Street and a tenant will occupy the return wing to the rear of the building. A new entrance into the building from University Street shall be provided to establish a visible presence of the NIAO on University Street. A building survey is required to identify and undertake necessary building repairs as part of the construction/refurbishment works.
This procurement is to appoint an Economic Operator Team (EOT) to develop the Employer’s Brief relating to the complete internal refurbishment of the NIAO building at 106 University Street, Belfast, BT7 1EU. The refurbished accommodation will create an open plan environment, to be supplemented with meeting rooms of various sizes, tea points, local services areas and breakout areas on each level. The existing core area, including toilet facilities, staircases and lobby areas shall be upgraded. The NIAO will be accommodated in University Street wing that faces onto University Street and a tenant will occupy the return wing to the rear of the building. A new entrance into the building from University Street shall be provided to establish a visible presence of the NIAO on University Street. A building survey is required to identify and undertake necessary building repairs as part of the construction/refurbishment works.
In accordance with Regulation 65(3) of the Public Contract Regulation. 2015, 5 candidates will be invited. This offers adequate competition to ensure that the employer is assured value for money and that. there is sufficient opportunity offered to tenders. However, this limit also protects the industry from wasting valuable resources which are required to prepare a tender submission.
Refer to draft ITT package for complete description of the works. Draft ITT package is located in the CfT. Document Area.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In order for a contractor/consultant to be eligible to participate in this competition they must hold licenses, accreditations or certificates for specific categories and sectors as set out below:
— project manager.
Employees must have and maintain 1 of the following:
— registration with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB),
— chartered membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE),
— chartered membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS),
— chartered membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE),
— chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE),
— chartered membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE),
— chartered membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET),
— chartered membership of The Association of Project Management (APM) in a construction related role,
— chartered membership of The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT),
— chartered membership of The Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB),
— chartered membership of The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA),
— chartered membership of The Royal Society of Ulster Architects (RSUA),
— equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction architect.
Employees must have and maintain:
— registration with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB), or
— equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction,
— structural engineer.
— chartered membership of Engineers Ireland, or
— quantity surveyor.
— chartered membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), or
— electrical engineer.
Employees must be from the electrical discipline and have and maintain:
— chartered membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), or
— mechanical engineer.
Employees must be from the mechanical discipline and have and maintain:
— chartered. membership of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE),
— chartered membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), or
— civil engineer.
— equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction.
Consultants are required to be registered and have Verified Status on Constructionline and should have the minimum category value in at least one of the Constructionline Categories specified below. Should Vertfied Status by a Constructionline member not be held by the consultant then a financial compliance check must be made of the consultant’s accounts and references through the Constructionline database for the work category they have offered. If the latest financial accounts and references are not up to date in accordance with the Constructionline registration and this has contributed to unverified status then the consultant will be rejected. If the economic operator is a consortium, then the Lead Enterprise for the Consortium must have a minimum. Category value of at least 40 % and the sum of each member’s category values must be equal to or greater than the value set out below. Minimum category value for consultant 40 000,00 GBP. Group of economic operators or other entity members only-each member must have a minimum category value of 20 000,00 GBP and the sum of their category values must be equal to or greater than the value set out above.
Public liability insurance [10 000 000 GBP].
Employer’s liability insurance [10 000 000 GBP].
Professional Indemnity Insurance [1 250 000 GBP].
Project Manager-Project Management-71541000-2, Architect-Architectural and. Design Services-71220000-6, Building Services Engineer-Mechanical and Electrical Engineering-71321000-4, Civil Engineering-Civil. Engineering-71321000-1, Structural Engineer-Structural Engineeing-71312000-8, Quantity Surveyor-Quantity Surveying-71324000-5.
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 1 of the core disciplines listed below from within its own resources: core disciplines:
— project manager,
— Consultant Team Member (CTM).
For the purposes of pre-qualification, the following CTMs will be assessed:
— electrical engineer,
— mechanical engineer,
— structural engineer,
— civil engineer,
— quantity surveyor,
— Principal Designer (PD).
Details are provided in the pre-qualification questionnaire..
Prior involvement: it should be noted that the firm listed below was appointed by Strategic Investment Board on behalf of Northern Ireland Audit Office to carry out an Occupational Capacity Survey of their existing building on University Street. This work was completed in 2017 and the firm. has no involved, in any capacity, with the current NIAO Accommodation Refurbishment Project. Consequently the firm is not prevented from participation in this procurement competition. Hamilton Architects 3 Joy St, Belfast BT2 8LE. The Occupational Capacity Survey Report has been included as part of the tender documents.
The economic operators’ performance on this contract will be regularly monitored. As part of its contract management procedures, the Contracting Authority will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 — Contract Management Principles and Procedures: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures
If an economic operator has received more than one current Notice of Written Warning or a Notice of Unsatisfactory Performance, the Contracting Authority, at its discretion, can consider an Economic Operator’s exclusion from future procurements, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPP), for a minimum period of 12 months or 3 years respectively.
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 one, 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).