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United Kingdom-London: Waste-treatment plant construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Energy Recovery Facility (‘ERF‘) Construction Works Including all Buildings, Infrastructure and Works for the North London Heat and Power Project (‘NLHPP’)
North London Waste Authority (the ‘Authority’) is seeking a contractor to design, procure, construct, commission and test a ERF including all associated buildings, infrastructure and landscaping works at its Edmonton EcoPark site in Edmonton, London N18 3AG in relation to the NLHPP (the "Contract"). The Contract also includes training of operational staff by the contractor. The NLHPP is a programme of works to be carried out for the Authority at its ‘EcoPark’ site, in Edmonton, London N18 3AG. The works are the fundamental component in the delivery of the NLHPP and associated works at the Edmonton EcoPark pursuant to a development consent order granted to the Authority on 24 February 2017.
Edmonton, N18 3AG.
The Authority is seeking a contractor to design and construct the following works:
(i) the ERF that consists of two identical process lines each comprising moving grate combustion unit, heat recovery boiler, combined flue gas treatment system incorporating selective catalytic reduction, a common turbine-generator/condensing system and all associated auxiliary systems;
(ii) all civil engineering, buildings, architectural treatment, utilities connection, landscaping and other site works;
(iii) ERF Weighbridges and ancillary offices;
(iv) transport offices, workshops and parking for on-site operational vehicles;
(v) vehicle wash;
(vi) administration/operations offices and staff facilities;
(vii) windshield and flues;
(viii)) cooling condensers;
(ix) raw water pre-treatment plant;
(x) ERF Fire Water Tank and associated fire protection systems;
(xi) electrical substation, works and connections;
(xii) gas compound, works and connections;
(xiii) other utility connections including communications and water;
(xiv) workshops, stores and maintenance contractors area; and
(xv) wastewater treatment plant and associated works.
The contractor shall deliver all design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, operator training and handover requirements for the new ERF including all buildings, infrastructure and works. The contractor shall deliver all design, engineering, procurement, construction, commissioning, testing, operator training and handover requirements for the ERF including all associated buildings, infrastructure and landscape works. The contractor shall comply with the requirements of the CDM Regulations 2015 in relation to the roles of the principal contractor and principal designer for this contract. The Authority may require the contractor to provide operational services during the defects liability period. Further details of the required works are set out in the procurement documents. The memorandum of information provides background information on the Authority, the NLHPP and a summary of the key contract terms in relation to these works. The works are on the critical path for the delivery of the NLHPP for the development of a replacement ERF and associated works at the Edmonton EcoPark pursuant to a development consent order (The North London Heat and Power Generating Station Order (2017/215) as amended) granted to the Authority on 24 February 2017. The site for the works, Edmonton EcoPark, is an operational waste management site where LondonEnergy Ltd, a private company wholly owned by the Authority, operates an existing Energy from Waste (‘EfW’) facility. Normal operation of the EfW facility is to be maintained at all times during the construction.
The Authority will invite to tender the highest scoring applicants on the basis of the selection criteria set out in the procurement documents.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Responses will be assessed in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. Please see the procurement documents for further information.
The Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds or other forms of appropriate security. The Authority is keen to exploit all opportunities for the NLHPP to generate social value, and to ensure that potential benefits of the construction programme for local people and the wider community are maximised. Tenderers should note that the contract includes a term requiring the successful tenderer to pay (and procure that its subcontractors pay) at least the London Living Wage to personnel working primarily at the site of the works. Tenderers should also note that the contract includes a term requiring the successful tenderer to provide a minimum of ninety (90) new apprenticeships, either as part of the successful tenderer's own corporate apprenticeship scheme or through a construction industry shared apprenticeship scheme.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
I.3) The selection questionnaire and appended memorandum of Information together with the draft Invitation to Submit Detailed Solutions (ISDS) (including ISDS Annexures) and draft Invitation to Submit Final Tenders (ISFT) (including ISFT Annexures) are available. The envisaged timetable is set out in the selection questionnaire.
II.2.5) The quality and management, technical and commercial criteria and sub-criteria and associated weightings are set out in the selection questionnaire.
II.2.7) The duration of the contract does not include the defects liability period, which will be no less than 24 months following take over.
III.1.3) Tenderers should note that the Authority is requesting references to support certain responses to the selection questionnaire. Further details are set out in the selection questionnaire. Tenderers should note that the Authority intends to publish details of any contract awarded in accordance with the UK Government transparency policy, subject to possible redactions at the discretion of the Authority. The Authority reserves the right not to award the contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by the publication of this notice; and to make changes as it deems fit to the content and structure of the competition whilst ensuring compliance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/102) and the EU Directives; and in no circumstances will the Authority be liable for any costs incurred by tenderers. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this notice, the procurement documents or in an acceptance of a tender by the Authority shall be construed as an agreement by the Authority to enter into the contract with the successful tenderer. Details of the conditions relating to submission of selection questionnaires, tenders, conduct of the procurement process and award of contract are set out in the selection questionnaire and other procurement documents which are available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/nlwa/ III.2.2: A contractual provision is also included to require the successful tenderer to provide one hundred and eighty (180) training placements each of two weeks’ duration. Tenderers should note that the contract includes terms requiring the successful tenderer to meet social value targets including in relation to local employment and equality and diversity. Tenderers should note that the Contract is the IChemE Red Book with special conditions to the model form of contract.