Works - 288737-2019

21/06/2019    S118    - - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-London: Construction work

2019/S 118-288737

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Department for Education on behalf of itself and contracting authorities identified in Section II.2.14)
5th Floor, Sanctuary Buildings, 20, Great Smith Street
London
SW1P 3BT
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 8450194170
E-mail: Tom.Stocks@education.gov.uk
NUTS code: UKZ

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-education

Address of the buyer profile: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://education.app.jaggaer.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local subdivisions
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

DfE Offsite Schools Framework (Incorporating Modular and MMC delivery)

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The Department for Education (DfE) wishes to procure a new offsite construction framework for the design and build of offsite schools and educational establishments to support its educational infrastructure delivery programmes and other initiatives. The DfE offsite framework is being established to cultivate innovation and modernise the industry by increasing the adoption of MMC (modern methods of construction) offsite production in the market, in line with the government’s commitment to MMC and its presumption in favour of offsite construction by 2019 across suitable capital programmes, where it represents best value for money.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 1
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Bidders may submit a tender for both lots but can only be successful in 1 lot. Bidders must state their preference at the time of tender. Further information is contained in the procurement documents available at the above website.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 1: Larger, Higher Value Schemes

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44211000
44211100
45100000
45210000
45214000
45214200
45214210
45214220
45214230
45214300
71221000
71300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKZ
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The DfE intends to appoint up to 5 contractors to the Framework Agreement for this lot. This lot is intended for the delivery of offsite built Secondary Schools and Secondary blocks of Gross Internal Area (GIA) 6 000 m2 and above throughout England, but the DfE may use Lot 1 to deliver batches of primary school schemes. Schemes awarded under the framework will be subject to a mini-competition or allocated via a performance based allocation procedure.

The stated lot value of 2 000 000 000 GBP is the maximum headroom for schemes delivered under this lot but the actual value of schemes is anticipated to be lower than this figure. The median anticipated pipeline for Lot 1 is expected to be a throughput of 15 secondary schemes per year. DFE makes no guarantee to any Bidder or contractor that they will be awarded any schemes and no guarantee is made in respect of any volume of work under the Framework Agreement. The framework is intended to supplement and not replace existing DfE school construction frameworks.

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: 2 000 000 000.00 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.2.10)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
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Lot 2: Smaller, Lower Value Schemes

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
44211000
44211100
45100000
45210000
45214000
45214200
45214210
45214220
45214230
45214300
71221000
71300000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKZ
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The DFE intends to appoint up to 5 contractors to the Framework Agreement for this lot. This lot is intended for the delivery of offsite built primary school schemes and secondary blocks of GIA from 750 to 6 000+ m2 throughout England, but the DfE may use Lot 2 to deliver secondary school schemes above 6 000 m2. Schemes awarded under the framework will be subject to a mini-competition or allocated via a performance based allocation procedure.

The stated lot value of 1 000 000 000 GBP is the maximum headroom for schemes delivered under this lot but the actual value of schemes is anticipated to be lower than this figure. The median anticipated pipeline for Lot 2 is expected to be a throughput of 15 primary schemes per year, DFE makes no guarantee to any bidder or contractor that they will be awarded any scheme contract and no guarantee is made in respect of any volume of work under any scheme contract, or in aggregate under the Framework Agreement.

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: 1 000 000 000.00 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.2.10)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:

Bidders must be able to meet the minimum turnover requirements stated in selection questionnaire. The successful bidders will also be required to maintain insurance of the types and in the amounts set out in the selection questionnaire, available from the abovementioned web address.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The contractors may be required to help achieve social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment, training and supply-chain initiatives, such as apprenticeships and T-Levels. Contract performance conditions may relate to these considerations.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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 several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 10
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 242-552124
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 05/08/2019
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 06/08/2019
Local time: 09:00

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:

Further information about the lots, requirements of the tender and the processes for contracts to be awarded based on the Framework Agreement are set out in the procurement documents.

The DFE Offsite Framework follows previous frameworks let by the DfE (formerly the EFA and ESFA) for the construction of offsite component solutions for schools.

Building on the previous frameworks, the new framework will provide a longer term, more efficient framework for all school types that is intended to deliver ever improving offsite solutions in accordance with the government's industrial strategy.

The framework procurement is designed to: complement the DfE’s existing frameworks; develop and increase the capacity of the offsite/MMC market to support the progression to Design For Manufacture and Assembly ((DFMA); incorporate programme and cost savings, through standardisation across a pipeline of schemes; improve value for money within the period of the framework, both in relation to cost against DfE Funding Rates, and quality in identified key areas against the DfE output specification; and minimise onsite disruption to education provision.

The DfE has produced design guides for this framework to illustrate how schools might be designed for efficient delivery using modern methods of construction and offsite construction. The design guides are provided in Volume 6 of the procurement documents (ITT).

A key aspect of the framework tender is that bidders must demonstrate that schemes which meet the Employer’s Requirements can be delivered within DfE Funding Rates. Under the framework it is intended that each scheme is to be delivered at or below DfE funding rates, using a flexible offsite solution, based on standard documentation, against a standard output specification.

It is intended that this procurement will be used by the DFE to deliver projects funded by the DFE's capital programmes, including (but not limited to) Free Schools Programme, Priority School Building Programme (or successor programme) and may also be used for the delivery of other Academies Capital Maintenance Funded schemes, basic needs and other capital programmes.

Purchases from the framework may be made by the Secretary of State for Education, Department for Education; other Government Departments; Local Authorities in England listed on https://www.gov.uk/find-local-council or any replacement list; free schools; Academy Schools within the meaning of the Academies Act 2010; all primary and secondary education establishments in England on the EduBase Get Information about Schools register https://get-information-schools.service.gov.uk/ or any replacement list; any other primary, secondary or SEN school of any legal form; and further education institutions providing further education as defined in the Education Act 1996.

The DFE is likely to be the main client of this procurement.

Tenders must be received before the deadline. Bidders are encouraged to submit their submissions well in advance of the stated date and time in order to avoid such issues as technical difficulties with the electronic system that may be due to the high volumes of traffic attempting to submit applications on the same date at the same time. Tenders delivered after the date and time specified or to a different address, electronically or otherwise, will not be considered.

The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award the opportunity or to award only part of the opportunity described in this Contract Notice.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Royal Courts of Justice
Strand
London
WC2A 2LL
United Kingdom
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:
19/06/2019