United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Structural engineering consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00231
Section II: Object
Structural Engineering Services For Housing And Non-Housing Projects
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.
Within the boundaries of Aberdeen City Council local government area, Aberdeen, Scotland, Great Britain.
The works are being procured using the competitive open procedure.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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=578152
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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: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
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.
Internet address: http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk