Services - 265773-2019

07/06/2019    S109    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Structural engineering consultancy services

2019/S 109-265773

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
AB16 5GB
United Kingdom
Contact person: George Middleton
Telephone: +44 1224346246
NUTS code: UKM50

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
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

Structural Engineering Services For Housing And Non-Housing Projects

II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Aberdeen City Council require the establishment of an external contract for the provision of structural engineering services for housing projects and to supplement the Council’s in-house resource for non-housing projects to run for a 3 year period from 1.10.2019, with an option for the Council to extend the contract for a 2 further periods each being of 1 year duration. The appointed consultant will be expected to provide a professional structural engineering service as part of a team comprising either a mix of other external professionals or Aberdeen City Council’s in-house disciplines.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Within the boundaries of Aberdeen City Council local government area, Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The works are being procured using the competitive open procedure.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 01/10/2019
End: 30/09/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

The Council shall have the sole option of extending the contract for a further period of up to 2 years after the expiry of the initial term, this being for a period of 1 year + 1 year.

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

Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.

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:

Please refer to these statements when completing section 4A of the ESPD (Scotland).

Statement for 4A.1.

If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

Statement for 4A.1.1

Please provide relevant documentation electronically in relation to 4A.1.

Statement for 4A.2.

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

Bidders are required to provide information re Q.4B.1.1 and 4B.2.2 for the last 3 financial years.

Bidders are to confirm they meet the min requirements re insurances held re Q.4B.5.1 and Q.B.5.2

Bidders are required to provide information re Q.4B.5.3

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

— bidders are required to provide their yearly and average turnover for the last 3 years,

— bidders are required to provide their yearly turnover in the business area(s) covered by the contract for the last 3 years.

The Council will use the independent Credit scoring organisation Creditsafe to check the financial status of the bidder and may involve further detailed financial checking/assessment.

Bidders are to confirm the following values of insurance are held (and/or will be held for the duration of the contract should they be successful) re Q.4B.5.1 and Q.B.5.2:

— contractor’s public liability insurance: injury to persons or property. Insurance cover for any 1 occurrence or series of occurrences arising out of 1 event: 5 000 000 GBP,

— liability of employer liability insurance may be required. Minimum amount of indemnity for any 1 occurrence or series of occurrences arising out of 1 event: 5 000 000 GBP,

— contractors all risk insurance (works insurance) to the value of the contracted works (level to be confirmed at the contract award stage),

— professional indemnity insurance 5 000 000 GBP.

Level of cover: amount of indemnity required: relates to claims or series of claims arising out of 1 event, and is 5 000 000 GBP.

Level of cover for pollution/contamination claims: amount of indemnity required: relates to claims or series of claims arising out of 1 event and is 5 000 000 GBP.

Expiry of required period of CDP professional indemnity insurance: 12 years from the date of practical completion of the works.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

4C1.2 — Please provide details of 3 similar commissions you've undertaken during the past 3 years. For each example please outline what the similarities are between that and this commission, what the relevant experience you demonstrated successfully via these projects is and how these will be of benefit to Aberdeen City Council should you be successful.

III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open 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
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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: 4 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 10/07/2019
Local time: 12:00

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:

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

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

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.

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

The successful bidder will be expected to work together to deliver community benefits. More details regarding the community benefits will be given in the ITT itself.

(SC Ref:578152)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Aberdeen City Council
Woodhill House, Westburn Road
AB16 5GB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224346246

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: