Works - 283945-2018

03/07/2018    S125    - - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Urban development construction work

2018/S 125-283945

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Aberdeen City Council
Marischal College, Broad Street
AB10 1AB
United Kingdom
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

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

Construction Works Relating to the Refurbishment of Union Terrace Gardens, Aberdeen

Reference number: 000-JHME6869
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

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.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 19 000 000.00 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: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:

Aberdeen City Centre — Union Terrace Gardens

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

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.

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: 19 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 20
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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
III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

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

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

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.

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:

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.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
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: 2018/S 109-247401
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/08/2018
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: 24/08/2018
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
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
VI.3)Additional information:

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site 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.

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:

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.

(SC Ref:548329)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Aberdeen City Council
Marischal College, Broad Street
AB10 1AB
United Kingdom

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: