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Services - 156316-2016

07/05/2016    S89

United Kingdom-London: Construction consultancy services

2016/S 089-156316

Prior information notice

This notice aims at reducing time limits for receipt of tenders


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Notting Hill Housing Trust
Postal address: Bruce Kenrick House, 2 Killick Street
Town: London
Postal code: N1 9FL
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Cameron Consulting — Acting on behalf of NHH
Telephone: +44 1732600500
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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 to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Development consultancy services framework.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
71530000 Construction consultancy services
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of construction consultancy services for Notting Hill Housing (NHH) development framework. Multiple lots covering a variety of services may be procured. PIN issued to commence soft market testing exercise.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 225 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71200000 Architectural and related services
71210000 Advisory architectural services
71220000 Architectural design services
71221000 Architectural services for buildings
71222000 Architectural services for outdoor areas
71311000 Civil engineering consultancy services
71311200 Transport systems consultancy services
71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71313000 Environmental engineering consultancy services
71314300 Energy-efficiency consultancy services
71315100 Building-fabric consultancy services
71315200 Building consultancy services
71315210 Building services consultancy services
71317100 Fire and explosion protection and control consultancy services
71321300 Plumbing consultancy services
71321400 Ventilation consultancy services
71351200 Geological and geophysical consultancy services
71530000 Construction consultancy services
71600000 Technical testing, analysis and consultancy services
71621000 Technical analysis or consultancy services
73220000 Development consultancy services
79415200 Design consultancy services
79417000 Safety consultancy services
90713000 Environmental issues consultancy services
71324000 Quantity surveying services
77211500 Tree-maintenance services
90731100 Air quality management
71313200 Sound insulation and room acoustics consultancy services
71247000 Supervision of building work
71631300 Technical building-inspection services
71240000 Architectural, engineering and planning services
71420000 Landscape architectural services
90715220 Industrial site investigation
71520000 Construction supervision services
71317210 Health and safety consultancy services
71315300 Building surveying services
70311000 Residential building rental or sale services
II.2.3)Place of performance
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

NHH is embarking on an innovative procurement to replace its current consultancy framework which expires in 2017. It is intended that the Authority will procure consultants across a series of (as yet undefined) lots to deliver services such as Architecture, Employers Agents, Building Surveyors, Quantity Surveyors, Cost Consultancy Services, Landscape Architects, Design Services, M&E Services, Planning Consultants, Site Investigation, Independent Site Supervision, Valuation Services, Transport Consultants, Fire Engineer, Professional Arboriculturalist Advice, Archaeologists, Rights of Light Advisors, Heritage Consultants, Air Quality Advisors and Acoustician Advisory Services. These services may increase or decrease as a result of the procurement strategy which is currently being developed.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 225 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
II.2.10)Information about variants
II.2.11)Information about options
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

This PIN is being issued to seek participation in a Soft Market Test to allow shaping of the procurement strategy to ensure a ‘fit for purpose’ innovative framework of consultants to help NHH deliver their development business plan successfully. It is not currently a call for competition.

Where the term contracting authority has been referred to specifically in relation to Notting Hill Housing, this means ‘any parent undertaking of Notting Hill Housing Trust or Notting Hill Home Ownership, and any subsidiary undertaking of Notting Hill Housing Trust or Notting Hill Home Ownership or of such parent undertaking, now or in the future, or any third parties named on the Call-Off’.

It must be noted that the envisaged value of this framework takes into account anticipated third party use of the frameworks. Notwithstanding any statement on this notice to the contrary, this framework will be available for use by NHH (and its associated entities) and any other contracting authority that is a provider of affordable housing that is developing a site within the Greater London area for the inclusion of affordable housing. This includes providers of social housing including without limitation any Registered Provider (as defined in the Housing and Regeneration Act 2008 and registered with the Homes and Communities Agency), local authorities and/or Arm's Length Management Organisations (ALMO) will be entitled to call-off under the Framework Agreement with the written consent of NHHT.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

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:

Any requirements will be set out in full in the procurement documentation suite.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Any contract performance conditions will be fully set out within the procurement documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.5)Scheduled date for start of award procedures:

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

This PIN is issued to provide early notification to the marketplace of an intended procurement activity. NHH is currently developing its procurement strategy specific to delivery of their development consultancy framework and would welcome your participation in a soft market test designed to identify the most appropriate lotting structure for the upcoming procurement. To participate in the soft market test, please follow the link below:

The Authority is keen to engage with a broad spectrum of providers as part of this framework procurement. As such they are also delivering training sessions which relate specifically to participation in public procurement. These training sessions are to take place on 1.6.2016 and 6.6.2016. You are given information about attendance and participation at the end of the soft market test.

The Authority is also keen to advise potential participants about its vision for future development at NHH and as such has set aside time to engage with the marketplace to outline some of the critical themes relating to the successful implementation of their business plans. These sessions are to take place on 21.6.2016 and 23.6.2016. You are given information about attendance and participation at the end of the soft market test.

Should you wish to participate in either of these events, but not wish to complete a soft market test, please e-mail: in the 1st instance. However, to ensure that your opinion is fully taken into account in the development of the procurement strategy, we would very much welcome that all prospective attendees at either the training or the meet the buyer day do take the time to complete the soft market test.

The soft market test is open until 20.5.2016.

To view this notice, please click here:

GO Reference: GO-201654-PRO-8159271.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Cameron Consulting
Postal address: 2-4 High Street
Town: West Malling
Postal code: ME19 6QR
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1732600500
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
Postal address: 70 Fleet Street
Town: London
Postal code: EC4Y 1EU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2075366000
Internet address:
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: Cabinet Office
Postal address: 70 Whitehall
Town: London
Postal code: SW1A 2AS
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2072761234
Internet address:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: