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United Kingdom-Bedford: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
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Section II: Object
Project Vista Phase 1 — Framework Agreement
Please refer to Section II.2.4) — Description of Procurement.
BPHA own a number of flat blocks in Bedford, built between 1954 to 1968. They do not currently enhance their environment and perform poorly in terms of heat retention. ‘Project Vista’ was conceived to develop, plan and implement a bespoke investment strategy for these high-density, ‘aged’ assets. The programme will explore refurbishment of the blocks and provision of new accommodation, supporting the overall vision to maintain properties and communities ‘where people can live happily in a home they can afford.’ The key programme objectives are to improve thermal efficiency, aesthetics and security at each site, extending asset life by 30+ years and, in doing so, maintain housing provision that it is ‘safe’ and of an appropriate standard. Phase 1 of the Project Vista programme comprises regeneration work, including block refurbishment and some new build work, at the following three sites. Indicative construction budgets, exclusive of VAT, are as follows:
— Bury Court, Church Lane (6 000 000 GBP-7 000 000 GBP),
— Ashburnham Court, Ashburnham Road (4 000 000 GBP-4 500 000 GBP),
— Brickhill, Severn Way (15 000 000 GBP-17 000 000 GBP).
The intent of this procurement is to establish and appoint a supplier to a framework agreement to deliver all the phase 1 works currently planned, subject to appropriate levels of performance and prevailing positive relationships between the contracting authority and supplier throughout the term of the framework. Subject to the terms and conditions of contract documents included in the procurement documents, separate contracts will be awarded under the framework agreement for the design and build of the regeneration works at each of the above sites. Bidders should refer to the procurement documents for further details of the works and services to be delivered. The framework agreement will be in place for a period of 4 years, though projects and contracts awarded under the framework may continue beyond the expiry of the framework.
As set out in the selection questionnaire.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Refer to selection questionnaire and procurement documents.
The contractor shall have an annual turnover equal or greater than twice the estimated value of the framework.
Minimum levels of insurance requirements as stated in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
BPHA reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any time and not to proceed with all or part of the framework agreement. BPHA will not under any circumstances reimburse any expense incurred by bidders in preparing their selection questionnaire or tender submissions. In accordance with the requirements of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the selection questionnaire and tender documents are being made available to bidders via the BPHA procurement portal from the date of issue of this notice. However, as BPHA is following the restricted procedure to procure the framework agreement, interested bidders are initially only required to submit a completed selection questionnaire by the deadline in Section IV.2.2) of this notice. Only those bidders that are shortlisted for the tender stage following the selection questionnaire evaluation will be required to submit a tender for the framework agreement in response to the invitation to tender.
The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are 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 started within 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. The Court may extend the time limit for starting proceedings where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so but not so as to permit proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date. 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 may only award damages or, where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly, declare the contract to be ‘ineffective’.