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24/09/2014    S183

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Building construction work

2014/S 183-322257

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: Aberdeen City Council
Postal address: Town House, Broad Street
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB10 1AQ
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Communities, Housing and Infrastructure
For the attention of: Paul Genoe
Telephone: +44 1224665650
Fax: +44 1224665656

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
Housing and community amenities
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Strategic Mixed Tenure Housing for Aberdeen City.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Aberdeen City.

NUTS code UKM50 Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Aberdeen City Council has identified approximately 118.95 acres of its land on which it is seeking to facilitate the development of mixed tenure housing. Small landholdings within the regeneration areas of Tillydrone and Middlefield provide tertiary land opportunities with the remaining land opportunities being primary or secondary in nature on sites including the Former Bucksburn Farm and East Woodcroft. All sites are within the Aberdeen Local Development Plan (ALDP)(2012), at various stages of the planning process. Further information is contained within the Memorandum of Information, which is an appendix to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
The Council is seeking to procure a Private Sector Partner to establish a Partnership Vehicle to construct and develop approximately 1 000 new affordable homes and also approximately 1 000 private development homes on land owned by the Council, with the potential for a further 1 000 homes being built on additional land. The long-term future of the project is to continue to develop sites for affordable housing and private development and it is expected that additional sites may be added to supplement the sites identified in the MOI. It is envisaged that the Private Sector Partner will include a Registered Social Landlord within its structure or as a part of any proposed consortium.
The precise legal and financial make up for the delivery of the Council's objectives will be subject to the competitive dialogue process and there will be the opportunity to consider alternative structures. The structure will be defined within the Invitation to Tender.
It is envisaged that the Partnership Vehicle will have a governance structure with representation from Aberdeen City Council and the Private Sector Partner to ensure an equitable return on investment for both parties. The housing will be a mix of homes for social rent, mid-market rent, low cost home ownership and shared equity and private housing for sale. The Private Sector Partner will assist in the funding of the construction and provide development expertise and help to create a financial model for the delivery of the programme.
The Private Sector Partner, through the Partnership Vehicle will be expected to provide designs for all the affordable housing tenures in accordance with a design brief. The Private Sector Partner, through the Partnership Vehicle, will also be expected to deliver private development housing to meet market demand.
The Partnership Vehicle will retain ownership of the affordable homes for rent and will be responsible for managing and maintaining these homes. The Partnership Vehicle will distribute profit based on share-holding.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000 Building construction work, 45211100 Construction work for houses, 45211300 Houses construction work, 45211360 Urban development construction work, 70111000 Development of residential real estate, 70210000 Residential property renting or leasing services

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The short-term objective of the project is to develop an initial 1 000 affordable homes and 1 000 private development homes, with the potential for a further 1 000 homes and, depending on the mix of house types, the works will have a value of between GBP 175 m and GBP 300 m. The actual revenue generated will depend on selling prices, which will be determined by the market.
The long-term future of the project is to continue to develop sites for affordable housing and private development and it is expected that additional sites may be added to supplement the sites identified in the MOI. In this case the value of the project will increase.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 175 000 000 and 300 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
The precise legal and financial make up for the delivery of the Council's objectives will be subject to the competitive dialogue process.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The relevant conditions are all included within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: All economic and financial capacity conditions are contained within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
All technical capacity conditions are contained within the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
competitive dialogue
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: This is a complex tender and the number of suitable candidates able to meet the Council's requirements are expected to be limited. Also, given the level of detail required to be submitted through the tender process it is appropriate to limit the number of operators.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated yes
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 249-434058 of 24.12.2013

IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 3.11.2014
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
3.11.2014 - 16:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information
The procurement procedure being followed is competitive dialogue. However, as there is a clear view of what the objectives of the project are and how it will be delivered the dialogue will be restricted to a limited range of subjects and any requirements for meetings minimised. The Council is regarding this as a 'Restricted+' procedure, rather than engaging in dialogue on all issues.
Delivery of this project will require a combination of inputs, including services, advice, and financial and other resource. However, as the ultimate aim of the project is to deliver housing, the Council has categorised this project, for procurement law purposes, as a works contract.
(SC Ref:319528)
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority's economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
As defined in the procurement documents.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Official name: Head of Commercial and Procurement Services
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: An economic operator that suffers, or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2012 (SSI 2012/88) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: