United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Urban development construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Construction Works Relating to the Refurbishment of Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen
The Council intends to regenerate Union Terrace Gardens located within Aberdeen City Centre as part of the Council’s City Centre Master Plan. The rejuvenation of Union Terrace Gardens is one of 22 projects identified within the City Centre Masterplan.
The proposed scheme includes the overall landscape design of the former Victorian gardens, including restoration of key heritage features along with the inclusion of new contemporary landscape features. The scheme also includes a series of new architectural interventions, namely new elevated walkway structures and three new buildings within the setting of the gardens.
Aberdeen City Centre — Union Terrace Gardens
Following the work undertaken by the Council's appointed design team — ACC are in a position to commence with the works element of the regeneration of Union Terrace Gardens. The works comprises the complete renovation of Union Terrace Gardens including new pavilions to Union Street, Union Terrace and Rosemount Viaduct linked by feature walkways along with refurbishment of the Union Terrace arches and upgrading works to Union Terrace. There are also strengthening works to the balustrades round the park and additional height metal balustrade barriers on Union Street. The gardens landscaping comprises slabbing, grassed areas, trees, seats and lighting along with a major lighting feature in the centre of the gardens.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Satisfactory Economic stability
Adequate levels of insurance held or to be held prior to contract commencement
Ability to deliver the requirements of this contract as per the tender doc package
In order to comply with the Global Question within the ESPD, Tenderers must meet the following criteria:
Bidders will be required to have a minimum general yearly turnover of 30 000 000 GBP for the last 3 years.
Where turnover information is not available for the time period requested, the bidder will be required to state the date which they were set up or started trading.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Public Liability Insurance = 10 000 000 GBP.
The Authority will use an independent credit scoring organisation, namely Credit safe, to conduct appropriate financial probity checks. An unsatisfactory report which identifies potential areas of concern or risk may require further account related information to be provided for further assessment.
It is the Employers policy to measure the performance of the Contractor on a regular basis.
In the event that the Contractor's performance fails below a satisfactory level, the Contractor will be invited to determine a means of rectifying the situation. Repeated or continual failures may result in suspension or termination of the contract.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
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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.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
It is not felt that inclusion of such a clause would achieve the desired outcomes at this time. The involvement of SMEs etc is addressed as part of the overarching community benefits project plan instead.
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:
As part of the Quality assessment of this tender exercise, Tenderers will be required to respond to a Community Benefits Project plan. As part of this the successful contractor will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the Employers economic, social and environmental objectives including:
— employment opportunities for young people, the unemployed and disadvantaged groups,
— educational and training opportunities, including but not limited to, work experience, vocational training and educational initiative with schools, further and higher education establishments,
— sub-contracting opportunities and supply chain initiatives for SMEs', supported businesses and the third sector.
Internet address: www.aberdeencity.gov.uk