United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction management services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.newforge.com/ncdt.php
Section II: Object
Newforge Community Development Trust Shared Space — Integrated Consultants Team
Newforge Community Development Trust, Newforge Lane, Belfast require a new, modern, fit for purpose facility to transform, re-image and open up the 10+ hectare Newforge complex in South Belfast into a unique, iconic, shared space and sports facility.
Newforge Community Development Trust wishes to make a single appointment of an Economic Operator to provide professional services of a project management led Integrated Consultancy Team (ICT) for the proposed Shared Space Centre to include, architecture, cost management, engineering and other associated construction professionals in related disciplines. The structure of the consultant team is described in MOI Part B Section 7.5.
The shared Centre has secured full planning approval. The ICT will be required to review the current designs and provide both innovation in terms of design development and address comments from key user groups and the project board. The ICT will be required to progress the designs, produce comprehensive employer.
18b Newforge Lane
For a complete description of this procurement please refer to the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire package, MOI Part B.
SEUPB Peace IV programme
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Requirements to be met by the economic operator team relating to suitability to pursue the professional activity are identified in MoI Part B Section 7.11.
The economic operator team must be made up of the following disciplines: project manager, architect, civil and structural engineer, quantity surveyor, building services engineer, landscape architect. please refer to the procurement documents for further information.
Contract performance is subject to the conditions set out in the procurement documents, including, but not limited to: compliance with the Government’s ‘Achieving Excellence in Construction’ initiative, ‘Code of Practice for Government Construction Clients and their Supply Chains’, policy for architecture and the built environment for Northern Ireland, the programme for government commitment regarding social clauses, the building information modelling policy, environmental management systems. Please refer to the procurement documents for further information.
The economic operator’s performance on this contract will be regularly monitored.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The authority expressly reserves the rights:
(i) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage;
(ii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
(iii) to award (a) contract(s) in respect of any part(s) of the works covered by this notice; and
(iv) to award contract(s) in stages.
And in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates irrespective of the outcome of the procurement process or if the procurement process is cancelled or postponed. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at risk of the company participating in this procurement process. Economic operators should be aware that up to the point the contract becomes unconditional, all costs, charges and expenses are the economic operator’s and the Contracting Authority will not reimburse any costs incurred prior to this stage. All discussions and correspondence shall be deemed strictly subject to contract until the contract is entered into.
This project is dependent on the availability of grant funding from the Special European Programmes Body (SEUPB).
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 which provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss, or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the high court.
A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen.