United Kingdom-Belfast: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.choice-housing.org/
Section II: Object
2-28 Shore Road, Newtownabbey Main Contractor.
The contract is for the provision of 47 no. units of new build social housing accommodation at 2-28 Shore Road, Newtownabbey to create:
— 10 no. 5 person, 3 bedroom General Needs Houses;
— 19 no. 3 person, 2 bedroom General Needs Houses;
— 10no. 3 person, 2 bedroom General Needs Apartments;
— 2no. 3 person, 2 bedroom Wheelchair Accessible Apartments;
— 6no. 2 person, 1 bedroom General Needs Apartments.
Please note that this mix may be subject to change based on the outcome of a current planning application.
The site (circa 0.61ha) is located approximately 3.5 km to the North of Belfast City Centre close to Junction 2 of the M2 Motorway. The site is roughly rectangular and is bounded by public streets on all sides. The site fronts onto the main Shore Road and is bounded by Mount Street to the South, Dandy Street to the North and Newtown Gardens to the West. The site was formerly occupied by three disused buildings. All the buildings have now been demolished however foundations and some debris remains. The site itself is relatively level, however the surrounding ground generally slopes to the Southeast towards Belfast Lough. The surrounding area comprises a mix of uses and is in close proximity to Longwood Retail Park and Abbey Centre Shopping complex.
A Contamination Assessment and Remediation Strategy has been undertaken for the site. An Ecological survey is still to be undertaken.
The contractor will be responsible for all services etc. to develop this site and for providing, prior to completion, the relevant statutory approvals and documentation.
The scheme is to be on site in early 2018. The contract period is anticipated to be 24 months.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
To be detailed in the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The cost of responding to the pre-qualification package (PQQP) and any subsequent tender information and/or participation exercise in the procurement process generally will be borne solely by the economic operator participating. A Memorandum of Information and pre-qualification questionnaire package (PQQP) is available in respect of the project referred to in Section I) above. Economic operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this procurement process at any stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to the contract award is at the sole risk of the economic operator participating in this procurement process. All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly ‘Subject to Contract’ until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of the parties. Any date given in Section IV) above is a best estimate at the time of dispatch. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend any such date. Neither the publication of this Notice nor the employment of any particular terminology or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by Directive 2014/24/EU (as Amended) as implemented by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.