Works - 301166-2017

02/08/2017    S146

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Construction work for houses

2017/S 146-301166

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Aberdeenshire Council
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224665652

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Laurencekirk Affordable Housing (18188).

Reference number: 000-TBHR9643
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45211100 Construction work for houses
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

VEAT notice re purchase of land and construction costs to facilitate development of affordable housing.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 3 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45211000 Construction work for multi-dwelling buildings and individual houses
45211300 Houses construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Land and construction costs in association with S75 affordable housing as part of a larger scheme of housebuilding.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

The overall value falls below the threshold for regulated procurement as per OJEU regs. The financial element associated with the land acquisition is out-with the the scope of the regs and without this, the remaining cost is below the Scottish Gov 2 000 000 GBP threshold but for openness and transparency a decision has been made to publish this VEAT as there is no alternative but to involve the main developer in the construction of the Council's portion of Affordable Housing as part of their overall development under S75 rules.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Muir Homes Ltd
Postal address: Muir House, Belleknowes Ind. Est., Inverkeithing, Fife
Town: Dunfermline
NUTS code: UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire
Postal code: KY11 1HY
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1383416196
Fax: +44 1383411112
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Initial estimated total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 977 783.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 2 977 783.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

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

(SC Ref: 506355).

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Aberdeenshire Council
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1224665652

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: