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Works - 122238-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  151932-2020
12/03/2020    S51    Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Irvine: Construction work for school buildings

2020/S 051-122238

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: North Ayrshire Council
Postal address: Cunninghame House, Friars Croft
Town: Irvine
NUTS code: UKM93
Postal code: KA12 8EE
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1294310000

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

NAC/5013 New Build Primary School, Kilbirnie

Reference number: NAC/5013
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

North Ayrshire Council requires a new build primary school including a nursery which will be built on the site of the old Glengarnock Academy in Kilbirnie. This will be a replacement for the current Moorpark Primary School.

The contract duration will be 65 weeks construction period and expected contract start date is August 2020.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 8 650 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM93
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The construction of a predominately single storey new build primary school and nursery (approx. total area 3 000 m2), together with extensive external works.

The works include groundworks, glulam timber frame, cross laminated timber structure, structural timber walls, brickwork, roof and wall cladding, joiner work, wall finishes, floor finishes, suspended ceilings, fixed furniture, decoration, siphonic roof drainage, plumbing, mechanical and electrical installations together with associated site works, underground drainage and external services.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 20
Price - Weighting: 80
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 15
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

For completion by Non-UK businesses only:

If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘specific’ yearly turnover of GBP 13 840 000 for the last 3 years in the business area covered by the contract.

Bidders who cannot meet the required level of turnover will be excluded from this tender.

Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up/started trading.

NAC reserve the right to review the bidders financial information including information from credit reference agencies at tender stage and throughout the life of the contract and seek clarifications if necessary. If clarifications are not satisfactory the bidder may be excluded from the tender process.

It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = GBP 10 million

Public liability insurance = GBP 10 million

Professional indemnity insurance = GBP 5 million

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide 2 examples of works carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in part II.2.4) of this contract notice. The works must be of a similar value, size and scope. Unsatisfactory experience will result in a fail and exclusion from the tender process.

Bidders must provide 2 satisfactory references on the reference templates provided. References submitted must be for the same 2 experience examples used. References should be completed and signed by previous customers for contracts of a similar nature, value scope and size. If any of the referees score the bidder less than 2 the bidder will be excluded from the tender process.

Completed experience and reference templates must be uploaded into the general attachments area of the qualification envelope.

Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Quality management procedures

1) The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS EN ISO 9001 (or equivalent), or

2) A quality management policy authorised by their chief executive or equivalent. Please see the ESPD Guidance documents in the instruction to tenderers document for full details.

Environmental management standards

1) The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent) accredited independent third party certificate of compliance with BS EN ISO 14001 (or equivalent) or a valid EMAS (or equivalent) certificate, or

2) An environmental management policy authorised by their chief executive or equivalent. Please see the ESPD Guidance within the instruction to tenderers document for full details.

Health and safety procedures

1) The bidder must hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with ISO 45001* (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a construction-related scheme in registered membership of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum.

* Organisations certified to OHSAS 18001 will require to migrate to the new Standard before OHSAS 18001 is withdrawn in March 2021. NAC will continue to accept this standard until this date however the Standard’s validity period and proposed contract period will be taken into account closer to the withdraw date.


2) A Health and Safety policy authorised by their chief executive or equivalent, and is regularly reviewed at a senior management level, which is relevant to the scale and scope of the contract.

Full details are contained within the ESPD guidance form within the instructions to tenderers document.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 012-022879
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/04/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/04/2020
Local time: 12:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

North Ayrshire Council have decided not to use lots for this tender for the reason stated below:

Nature of the contract not suitable for lots.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 15584. For more information see:

The contracting authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:

It is expected that the contractor will already have a list of pre-qualified and agreed sub-contractors to draw from.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

— employability requirements 7 persons for 449 weeks,

— supply chain initiatives,

— education and community engagement.

(SC Ref:616541)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Kilmarnock Sheriff Court
Postal address: Sheriff Court House, St Marnock Street
Town: Kilmarnock
Postal code: KA1 1ED
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1563550024

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: