United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Landscape architectural services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://historicenvironment.scot
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00164
Section II: Object
Caerlaverock Project — Landscape Architect appointment
The requirement is for a Landscape Architect to provide full pre- and post-contract duties to develop proposals to provide a new car park and access road to serve Caerlaverock Castle and visitors to the Caerlaverock Estate as well as general improvements to paths and landscape across the site. Due to the importance of the setting in an area of such important historic and natural heritage, the vision is for an exemplar of a car park in the countryside.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
HES use Scotbis, an independent provider of business credit reports, to assess the financial standing of tenderers. The overall aim of this assessment is to ensure, as far as possible, that any potential Supplier will not have financial difficulties that endanger their ability to perform the Contract. If financial information cannot be gained from that source Historic Environment Scotland will request that you provide full audited accounts for the last full financial year. If Suppliers cannot provide any of the assurances as detailed above, and it is determined by HES that your financial strength is not adequate, then your company may not pass the financial evaluation. If you can provide the assurances as detailed above, HES may explore these options with you before determining whether your company can be taken forward in this procurement exercise. Bank details may also be sought to support the above.
Bidders will be required to provide up to 3 examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the requirement.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
A draft of the proposed Invitation to tender document is attached to provide further background but is for information only at this stage.
Those expressing an interest must have adequate insurance cover as detailed below or confirm that this will be in place prior to any contract being agreed:
— Employers liability Insurance: 5 000 000 GBP.
— Public liability Insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.
— Professional Indemnity Insurance: 1 000 000 GBP.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=544123
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=544123
Internet address: http://historicenvironment.scot