United Kingdom-Ross-shire: Construction work for multi-dwelling buildings and individual houses
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.albynhousing.org.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA18062
Section II: Object
46 new build flats and houses + associated external works — Torbreck, Inverness
Albyn Housing Society are looking for a suitable contractor to construct 46 social housing units comprising of 1 bed flats, 2 bed flats, 2 bed villa's and 3 bed villa's as well as all associated external works, roads, sewers, landscaping etc.
This project will be let under SBCC Standard Building Contract, with Quantities, for use in Scotland (2011 Edition — SBC/Q/Scot) and is for the erection of 46 properties including flats and villas.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
See attached minimum requirements document.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=549988
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
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.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
This is not required.
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Albyn Housing Society aims to combat social exclusion and deprivation by promoting opportunities for training and employment for the long term unemployed. The Contractor must be able to demonstrate its intention to integrate trainees and [long term] unemployed persons into the labour market without distinction of sex, marital status, race, ethnic origin or political or religious beliefs.
Albyn Housing Society also specifically wishes to encourage and intends to support the education and training of young people in order that they can be equipped to work successfully in the Building and Construction Industries. The contractor is, therefore, required to recruit and train such young people.
Accordingly, the Contractor shall provide Albyn Housing Society with a Training and Employment Method Statement detailing how they will aim to achieve and manage the following training and employment objectives during the Contract Period:
(a) provide at least 1 (Nº 1) Modern Apprenticeship (MA) place who is obtained from a source agreed by Albyn Housing Society. The placement can be across a range of disciplines to be determined by the successful contractor;
(b) the application of good equal opportunities recruitment procedures and management practices by the Contractor and subcontractors;
(c) the development of an operating framework to encourage subcontractor compliance in order to achieve these training and employment objectives.
As well as seeking community benefits for training and employment the Society will be looking for contributions to be made within the community itself. We will be looking for the contractors to provide further information on how they will achieve this at tender stage. These contributions could include, but are not limited to:
— community engagement and sponsorship,
— financial or “in kind” contributions to community involvement projects, community environmental initiatives and physical infrastructure,
— enhanced public realm.
Internet address: www.albynhousing.org.uk