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Works - 25392-2020

20/01/2020    S13    Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Bedford: Construction work

2020/S 013-025392

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: BPHA Ltd
Postal address: Bedford Heights, Manton Lane
Town: Bedford
NUTS code: UKH24
Postal code: MK41 7BJ
Country: United Kingdom

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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

Project Vista Phase 1 — Framework Agreement

Reference number: bpha/Vista/1
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Please refer to Section II.2.4) — Description of Procurement.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 2 850 000.00 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: UKH24
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the 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.

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: 2 850 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 5
Maximum number: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the selection questionnaire.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

Refer to selection questionnaire and procurement documents.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

The contractor shall have an annual turnover equal or greater than twice the estimated value of the framework.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Minimum levels of insurance requirements as stated in the procurement documents.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted 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 a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:


IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 086-204785
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 02/03/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 23/03/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional 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.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: See VI.4.3 Below
Town: See VI.4.3 Below
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

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’.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: