Works - 171205-2017

06/05/2017    S88    Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Kilmarnock: Construction work

2017/S 088-171205

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: East Ayrshire Council
Postal address: Corporate Procurement Team, London Road HQ
Town: Kilmarnock
NUTS code: UKM33
Postal code: KA3 7BU
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1563576936

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

PS-17-44 (16-087-SC-SF) — Dean Castle Restoration Project (16-087).

Reference number: PS-17-44 (16-087-SC-SF)
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Dean Castle project sits with the context of the recently awarded Dean Castle Country Park ‘Parks for People’ funding that will redesign the park in line with the research and conclusions developed in the Conservation Management Plan (CMP). The vision for the Dean Castle and Country Park Development Project is to create a 5 star visitor attraction, helping to maximise the opportunities for visitors to participate in, appreciate and value their local heritage.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 5 200 000.00 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: UKM33
Main site or place of performance:

Dean Castle Country Park, Kilmarnock.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Project is being funded from an overall budget allocation of 5 200 000 GBP funded from various sources including Historic Scotland, Heritage Lottery Fund and East Ayrshire Council. The project comprises the essential stonework restoration to the external fabric of the Castle buildings, internal modernisation and re-display of museum collections and exhibition areas. The funding will also support a range of apprenticeship and learning programmes around the stonework restoration and collection conservation aspects of the project. Works will be subject to strict conservation principles.

Scheme design has currently reached the end of RIBA plan of work 2013 stage 3, and the project has progressed to Historic Scotland Arch 3 stage. Building warrant, planning permission and listed building consent is the responsibility of the Council and will be in place prior to contract start date.

Works relate to the refurbishment of the existing Keep, Palace, Gatehouse, Covered Walkway, Courtyard and former Laundry found at the rear of the complex. A programme of works of up to 4 years to the noted buildings is envisaged with sectional completion.

The anticipated programme from tender to start is as follows:

Contract Notice Issued (PQQ — 2 Stage) 12.6.2017;

PQQ Return Date 7.7.2017;

Notification of short-list 7.8.2017;

Issue of Tender Documents to Short-list 14.8.2017;

Tender Return Date 11.10.2017;

Standstill 10.11.2017;

Contract Award 21.11.2017;

Pre-Start Meeting w/b 4.12.2017;

Construction Start Date 15.1.2017.

II.2.14)Additional information
II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

(SC Ref: 494456).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: