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United Kingdom-Carlisle: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.cumbria.gov.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.cumbria.gov.uk/scprocurement/default.asp
Main address: http://www.carlisle.gov.uk/
Main address: http://www.allerdale.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.eden.gov.uk/
Main address: http://copeland.gov.uk/
Main address: http://www.barrowbc.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.southlakeland.gov.uk/
Main address: http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.cumbria.ac.uk/
Section II: Object
Capital Works Framework
The framework is for the procurement of external contractors to deliver the Council’s capital works programme. The works are expected to include: highway maintenance and improvement schemes, schools and corporate property maintenance and improvement works, new build highways and property schemes, flood prevention schemes and economic development or regeneration schemes. A full description of the scope is given in section 3 scope.
Lot 1A — Property Low Value (50 000 GBP-450 000 GBP)
Cumbria County Council’s Capital Programme for property provides maintenance, improvements, extensions and new build for Cumbria County Council’s property portfolio. At present the capital programme includes projects for schools, care-homes, offices and fire stations ranging from less than 100 000 GBP to over 10 000 000 GBP in value. The capital maintenance activity equates to over 5 000 000 — 10 000 000 GBP per annum. The low value sub-lot will generally include schemes of value between 50 000 GBP and 450 000 GBP but may on occasion be used to procure works below 50 000 GBP dependant on the complexity, risk and other considerations.
Framework tenders will be assessed in 2-stage process. A maximum of 15 applicants for sub-lots 1a and 2a and 12 applicants for sub-lots 1b and 2b will be then be taken forward for consideration in stage 2. Stage 2 responses will be scored and ranked and the highest scoring 10-12 applicants for sub-lots 1a and 2a and up to 8 applicants for 1b and 2b will be accepted onto each sub-lot.
Lot 1B — Property High Value (350 000 GBP-5 000 000 GBP)
Cumbria County Council’s Capital Programme for property provides maintenance, improvements, extensions and new build for Cumbria County Council’s property portfolio. At present the capital programme includes projects for schools, care-homes, offices and fire stations ranging from less than 100 000 GBP to over 10 000 000 GBP in value. The capital maintenance activity equates to over 5 000 000-10 000 000 GBP per annum. The high value sub-lot will include schemes of value between 350 000 GBP and 5 000 000 GBP but may on occasion be used to procure schemes above 5 000 000 GBP based on complexity, risk and other considerations.
Lot 2A — Civils Works Low Value (50 000 GBP — 450 000 GBP)
Cumbria County Council’s capital programme for highways and civil engineering works provides for all aspects of the maintenance, repair and development of its highway asset.
Typical work includes:
— structures and bridges – repair and or maintenance of highways structures including retaining walls and bridges. Typical schemes are around 50 000 GBP to 250 000 GBP and include culvert replacement, masonry arch bridge repairs, replacement of sections of retaining wall and sea wall repairs. Structures are primarily stone or stone faced, reinforced or mass concrete or structural steelwork and are most often on carriageway local roads,
— public realm – improvements to town centre environments likely to involve highway surfacing, footpaths, drainage and improvements to signage. Works may also include improvements to the look and function of transport interchanges,
— highway improvement (including S278) — improvements to junctions, access roads, car parks and distributor routes to improve safety and or facilitate development,
— footpath/cycleway improvements – some of these schemes may be procured through other Council frameworks (e.g. small value surfacing framework) but larger schemes (circa 250 000 GBP — 1 000 000 GBP) may be let through this framework. Currently forecast schemes are linked to the local plan growth works in each of the district council areas,
— drainage, ground stabilisation and flood prevention schemes – schemes could include packages of several small drainage schemes or piling, slope stabilisation or slope protection schemes adjacent to highways. Schemes could also include a variety of flood prevention schemes.
Lot 2B — Civils Works High Value (350 000 GBP-5 000 000 GBP)
Typical Work includes:
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Suppliers wishing to express an interest and obtain access to the tender documents should go to www.the-chest.org.uk and click on current opportunities from the navigation area on the left of the screen. On the next screen enter the contract Reference (DN420261) in the box labelled 'contains' then click search. Click on the Blue link for the contract title to view the opportunity. To express an interest you will need to login. if you are not already registered on the www.the-chest.org.uk you will need to return to the home page and click on Register. Register FREE link in the navigation area on the left of the screen. Registration is free of charge and your username and password will be emailed to you.
Cumbria County Council is fully supportive of all aspects of diversity including ethnicity, race, religion, age, disability and sexual orientation. In this respect Cumbria County Council welcomes expressions of interest from ethnic minority, disabled and other diverse business communities and the voluntary sector. Economic operators are therefore required to fully comply with all statutory obligations/applicable legislation and there will be a requirement to participate in the Authority's supplier audits on all aspects of diversity.
The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition; and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates. If the Contracting Authority decides to enter into a Contract with the successful supplier, this does not mean that there is any guarantee of subsequent contracts being awarded. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly a matter solely for the commercial judgement of potential suppliers. The Contracting Authority reserve the right to use any electronic portal during the life of the agreement.
The framework is for 48 months. The value provided in Section II.1.5 is only an estimate. We cannot guarantee to suppliers any business through this contract. Under this procurement the contractor is required to actively participate in the economic and social regeneration of the locality of and surrounding the place of delivery for the procurement. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.