United Kingdom-Hertford: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.hertfordshire.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
HCC — 05/19 — The Construction of a 77 Bed/Care/Nursing Home and Associated Works at the former Wormley School, St Laurence Drive, Wormley, Hertfordshire
This is a 2 stage procurement process and you will only be invited to tender if you have been successful at the Selection Questionnaire (SQ) stage. If you wish to be considered you must complete and submit a completed SQ by the closing date and time submissions cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time. Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to “express interest” which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. To be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit a bid by the deadline of 12:00 noon on 17.6.2019 Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
This tender opportunity is for the construction of a 77 bed care/nursing home and associated works to BREEAM Excellent standard and to BIM Level 2 under a JCT Design and Build 2016 as amended contract. The home will be dementia friendly throughout. Demonstration of previous experience in collaborating with a care provider to deliver specialist care home is essential. Site access, logistics and neighbour relations are all relevant factors, with the S278 Works being necessary to undertake before starting the main construction works. It is expected that the contract duration will be in the region of 72 — 80 weeks and it is expected that for a great deal of this time the adjacent housing site will also be under construction, so collaboration between contractors will be essential. This procurement is not being divided into lots because the Council requires a single contractor to deliver this project. Economic operators should be aware that due to the nature of the works provided, any contract formed as a result of this procurement process shall be executed as a deed. Economic operators should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting a tender, where appropriate.
Following evaluation on the basis of SQ submissions, the authority intends to invite the applicants of the top five (5) ranked SQ submissions to the next stage (invitation to tender). The Authority reserves the right to invite six (6) applicants if the scores of the 5th and 6th placed applicants are 2 % or less apart (provided that such applicants meet all minimum thresholds and requirements as set out in the SQ) — these applicants will then be invited to tender.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to the selection questionnaire (SQ).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note Hertfordshire County Council has worked closely with its districts and partners to create a joint procurement portal called supply Hertfordshire. This portal provides an e-Tendering system which is run by In-Tend. To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the onscreen guidance. This procurement process is a 2 stage process and you will only be invited to tender if you have been successful and shortlisted from the first stage, i.e. pre-qualification. If you wish to be considered you must complete and submit a completed selection questionnaire by the specified closing date and time. Submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. Economic operators are solely responsible for their costs and expenses incurred with the preparation of their tender and all future stages of the procurement. Under no circumstances will the Council be liable for costs or expenses borne by the economic operators. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: +441144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8:30-17:30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the Contract.
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (“Regulations”) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective.