Works - 317281-2016

14/09/2016    S177

United Kingdom-Eastleigh: Construction work

2016/S 177-317281

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Radian Group Limited
Postal address: Collins House, Bishopstoke Road, Hampshire
Town: Eastleigh
NUTS code: UKJ32 Southampton
Postal code: SO50 6AD
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Jonathan Rickard

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Porchester Road Design and Build Contract.

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

A Contract for the design and construction of 50 homes on the Porchester Road site.

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: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45211100 Construction work for houses
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ32 Southampton
Main site or place of performance:

Porchester Road, Southampton, Hampshire.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

A Contract for the design and construction of 50 homes on the Porchester Road site.

The estimated value of the Contract is approximately 6 000 000 GBP.

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
Negotiated procedure without prior publication
  • The works, supplies or services can be provided only by a particular economic operator for the following reason:
    • absence of competition for technical reasons

Radian Group Limited (Radian) intends to award the Contract to Hampshire Homes Group Ltd (HH) pursuant to Regulation 32(2)(b)(ii) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (the Regulations). Radian is of the view that the Contract can only be awarded to HH because competition is absent for technical reasons.

Radian bought the Porchester Road site on the open market following a competitive bidding process. HH provided extensive assistance to Radian with its bid for the site, including development of the detailed design for the proposed scheme. HH therefore has extensive knowledge of the scheme, and has offered Radian an extremely competitive build price for the scheme together with commercially advantageous terms and conditions.

Radian is therefore of the view that if it were to seek to procure the Contract in accordance with the Regulations competition would be absent for technical reasons because no contractor in the market would realistically be able to compete with HH's offering for the Contract, due to the unparalleled understanding that HH has of the scheme and the build cost and terms and conditions it is prepared to offer Radian.

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

Contract No: 1

Porchester Road Design and Build Contract

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: Hampshire Homes Group Ltd
National registration number: 09854504
Postal address: 97 Leigh Road, Hampshire
Town: Eastleigh
NUTS code: UKJ3 Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Postal code: SO50 9DR
Country: United Kingdom
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: 6 000 000.00 GBP
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 6 000 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

The Contracting Authority will enter into this Contract following a minimum 10 day calendar day standstill period starting on the day after this notice is published in the Official Journal of the European Union. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (as amended) (the Regulations) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or who are at risk of harm by a breach of the Regulations to bring proceedings in the High Court. Any such proceedings must be brought within the limitation period specified by the Regulations according to the remedy sought.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: The Strand
Town: London
Country: 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
Official name: Cabinet Office
Town: London
Country: United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: