United Kingdom-Southend-on-Sea: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://procurement.southend.gov.uk/southend/portal.nsf/index.htm
Section II: Object
Tender for the Provisioning of an Employer's Agent (inclusive of Quantity Surveyor and Principal Designer Roles)
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council is seeking to appoint a consultant to act as the employer’s agent (including quantity surveyor) and principal designer, on a Council led project to build a number of new homes within the borough. Further information can be found in the tender documents which can be accessed via: https://procurement.southend.gov.uk/southend/portal.nsf/index.htm
This procurement process will be carried out in accordance with The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ‘Restricted’ Tender Procedure.
As part of this ‘Restricted’ procedure, the client invites electronic responses from organisations who wish to competitively tender for the opportunity to be appointed as employer's agent (inclusive of quantity surveyor role) and principal designer for the project outlined below.
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council owns a large number of back land and underused garage sites within the Southend area. Following an in-depth Feasibility Study of 32 of these sites, the Council opted to push forward with an affordable house building programme. Phases 1 and 2 have been completed, delivering 34 affordable rented dwellings. Phases 3 and 4 have now been identified:
— Phase 3 of the HRA Land Review Project consists of the redevelopment of 5 under utilised garage sites in the east of the borough, within the Shoeburyness Ward,
— Phase 4 consists of 3 sites within Lundy Close estate within the St Laurence ward, utilising areas of land to the east of the housing estate bordering the industrial estate.
The projected Construction Budgets are 4 900 000 GBP for Phase 3, and 6 100 000 GBP for Phase 4, totalling 11 100 000 GBP. The key objective of this procurement process is to appoint an Employer’s Agent (including Quantity Surveyor) and Principal Designer to take both Phases from RIBA Design Stage One through to stage 7 (subject to the Lead Architect securing planning permission (RIBA Design Stage 3)). The Construction Budgets maybe subject to change.
The supplier questionnaire (SQ) and draft tender documents can be accessed via:
The deadline for receipt of clarification requests relating to the SQ Documents is: noon 2.8.2019.
The deadline for submission of completed SQ Responses is: 14:00 Tuesday 13.8.2019.
The minimum level requirements are covered in full in the documents provided on the electronic tendering system. This includes, but is not limited to detail on financial standing, minimum annual turnover requirement and insurance levels. All elements which are pass/fail are fully explained within the documentation provided as part of the procurement and the related online questionnaire.
Further detail of the Councils approach is confirmed in the procurement documents.
Where the number of applicants is below the minimum number, the Council may continue the procedure by inviting the Applicants with the required capabilities only. In line with the Regulation 65.
Additional services or supplies may be purchased as a result of the award of this procurement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met in accordance with Article 58 of the Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of The Council and Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as set out in the Supplier Questionnaire which is available from the address in Part I.1.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Contracting Authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
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GO Reference: GO-2019712-PRO-15096781