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United Kingdom-Bedford: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england
Section II: Object
Homes England Multidisciplinary Technical Services Framework
Our multidisciplinary technical services framework will be used to procure development related professional and technical services on our land. The services procured through this framework will be linked to preparation of public sector sites for disposals to developers in order to build homes.
Any organisation, or consortium, can apply to be a supplier if they can deliver all of the required services across England. Those considering submitting a tender should look carefully at the Scope of Services.
Our framework will cover all technical services and provide a ‘one stop shop’ primarily for a single development site.
We will also procure a range of more specialist technical and professional services frameworks to enable us to engage directly with specialist suppliers. These procurements will commence later in 2018.
Our framework is for 4 years and it envisaged that there will be 15 suppliers. Individual appointments will either be via direct award or further competition.
Our mulitdisciplinary technical services framework will used by Homes England and also be made available to other public bodies as part of Homes England's enabling role which include central government departments and their arm's length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities, registered providers, health, police, fire and rescue, education, charities and devolved administrations.
Refer to our procurement documentation for further details.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Refer to our procurement documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The opportunity can be accessed via Home England’s e-Tendering system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through our e-Tendering system. If not already registered, candidates should register at https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
All discussions, meetings, and communications will be conducted in English.
The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP.
This procurement and award are subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by Homes England and our contract with the supplier.
Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for Homes England to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidder's commercial interests.
Candidates are advised that Homes England is subject to the freedom of information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. Homes England shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.
Homes England takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with Homes England.
Please refer to our anti-bribery and corruption policy by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/anti-bribery-and-corruption-policy for further information.
Homes England (the trading name adopted by the Homes and Communities Agency) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. Details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england/about/personal-information-charter
All dates in this notice are indicative and may be amended.
The NUTS code included in this notice is “UK”. However, the services will only be procured in England.
Additional CPV codes associated with this framework are 70000000 (real estate services) and 90713000 (environmental issues consultancy services).
Other frameworks mentioned above are:
— planning /masterplanning technical services framework (5 regional lots are envisaged),
— project and cost management technical services framework,
— asbestos technical services framework,
— land survey technical services framework.
The contracting authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to consider the decision and highlight any errors in the award process. Such appeals should be addressed to the contact in I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, public contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 nº 5) and any amendments thereon provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and the intention to take action brought to the attention of the contracting authority to enable suspension of award proceedings.