Works - 292895-2019

25/06/2019    S120    - - Works - Contract notice - Competitive dialogue 

United Kingdom-Rochford: Construction work

2019/S 120-292895

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Rochford District Council
South Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Kirk Hardy
NUTS code: UKH3

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:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
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

Procurement of a Development Partner

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

Rochford District Council (‘the Council’) wishes to procure a development partner to deliver its asset delivery programme through the development of the following key strategic sites (‘the Project’):

— 3-15 South St., Rochford — the Council’s current main office accommodation,

— 19 South St., Rochford — additional Council office accommodation,

— 57 South St., Rochford — a derelict site,

— The Freight House, Rochford — a conference and events venue,

— The Mill Arts and Events Centre, Rayleigh — an arts and events venue,

— The Civic Suite, Rayleigh — additional Council office accommodation and Member Chamber (together, 'the Sites').

To access the procurement documents, applicants must email Kirk Hardy ( to request a log in to the Gleedspace portal at

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 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: UKH3
Main site or place of performance:

Rochford and Rayleigh.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking to make better use of its assets to achieve regeneration and economic growth and is seeking to regenerate the district by improving facilities in the local area for residents and businesses alike.

The Council has undertaken a review of its property portfolio estate requirements to determine that five of the 6 Sites in Rochford and Rayleigh can be regenerated in order to retain and develop a modern and fit for purpose civic suite with associated offices and community facilities at Freight House. A community facility and a Council touchdown point will also be retained at The Mill Arts and Events Centre site.

To deliver these proposals the Council is procuring a development partner using the competitive dialogue procedure. This procedure has been chosen in order to allow potential developers the opportunity to shape optimum solutions with the Council for the benefit of both the Council and the developer.

The successful development partner will be awarded a contract for the development of the Sites on the basis of award criteria split 40 % (price): 60 % (quality). A summary of the award criteria that the Council intends to use to assess final tenders is set out in Appendix 5 of the draft invitation to participate in dialogue. The full award criteria will be made available to applicants who are invited to participate in dialogue following conclusion of the SQ stage.

Applicants should note that the Council proposes to use the capital receipts generated from the development to cross fund the capital investment required to develop the new Council facilities at the Freight House Site. The Council may provide a loan or a capital contribution to the successful developer in order to cash flow or fund the project, however the Council is seeking tenders that mitigate the cash flow and amount of capital required. Higher scores will be available in the financial evaluation for tenders that achieve this.

The Council expressly reserves the right:

— not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice,

— to make whatever changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the procurement process,

— to award contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the requirements covered by this notice, and

— to award contract(s) in stages.

In no circumstances will the Council be liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party in relation to the procurement process.

To access the procurement documents, applicants must email Kirk Hardy ( to request a login to the Gleedspace portal at

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
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 60
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

Those applicants who are not excluded from the procurement and who meet the Council's selection criteria will be scored against the scored questions in the SQ and ranked.

The Council intends to shortlist no more than 3 applicants to invite to participate in dialogue. However, the Council reserves the right to increase the number of applicants to be invited to participate in dialogue if the Council determines at its sole discretion that their scores are closely placed around the cut-off point.

In the event that more than 4 applicants are invited to participate in dialogue, a further deselection stage may be introduced for completion early in the dialogue phase.

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

To access the procurement documents, applicants must email Kirk Hardy ( to request a log in to the Gleedspace portal at

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
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
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:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/07/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 19/09/2019
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
Tender must be valid until: 31/12/2020
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of Justice
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: