United Kingdom-Cardiff: Construction work
Contract award notice
Results of the procurement procedure
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.nawww.nwssp.wales.nhs.uk
Section II: Object
NHS Building for Wales Regional Supply Chain Partner Framework
The NHS Building for Wales Regional Supply Chain Partner Frameworks will cater for health related capital projects with an estimated construction value of between 4 000 000 GBP and 12 000 000 GBP.
Regional Supply Chain Partner: South East Wales
Performance is required to include the southern region of Powys as described and illustrated within the Contract (Annexure A, Memorandum of Information, October 2016).
The NHS Building for Wales Regional frameworks will cater for health related capital projects with an estimated construction value of between 4 000 000 GBP and 12 000 000 GBP (excluding Value-Added Tax).
There will be 3 regional Lots. Lot 1 South East Wales, Lot 2 South West Wales and Lot 3 North Wales.
Initially there will be 3 National frameworks:
— Project Manager:
— Cost Adviser:
— Supply Chain Partner.
Upon commencement of the above 3 frameworks a fourth framework will be procured for Supervisor.
It is intended that there will be 4 organisations appointed to each Framework discipline i.e.:
— 4 organisations for Project Manager (plus one reserve),
— 4 organisations for Cost Adviser (plus one reserve),
— 4 organisations for Supply Chain Partner.
Each Supply Chain is required to be made up of the following disciplines:
— 1 Constructor,
— 2 Architects,
— 2 Civil and Structural Engineers,
— 2 Building Services Engineers,
— 2 Building Services Installers — each covering both Electrical and Mechanical installation.
The Constructor will be required to undertake the role of Principal Designer, Principal Contractor and Designer under the CDM 2015 Regulations.
All Regional Frameworks will adopt the NEC3 suite of contracts.
The frameworks will be procured on the basis of an initial 4 year contract with the option to extend by up to 2 years.
The frameworks will be procured and managed by NWSSP-Specialist Estates Services on behalf of the NHS in Wales.
Velindre NHS Trust will sign the Framework Agreements with the successful bidders as sponsor of the frameworks.
Contracts for specific projects will be subject to mini-competition between the successful bidders on each of the Frameworks.
Contracts for specific projects which are let under the frameworks will be entered into between the successful bidders and the individual NHS Local Health Boards or Trusts responsible for the project. It will be open to all NHS Local Health Boards or Trusts in Wales (and also any other NHS bodies that may exist in Wales during the life of the framework, the Welsh Government, and any other Welsh public bodies who wish to develop facilities jointly or in collaboration with the NHS) to let contracts under these frameworks for the duration of the frameworks.
Please refer to the Memorandum of Information on Etenderwales.bravosolution.co.uk for further detail and information.
This Contract Notice relates to the appointment of Supply Chain Partner Services for the Regional Framework.
Candidates are reminded that the issue of documents from NWSSP-SES does not commit NWSSP-SES, Velindre NHS Trust, or any Local Health Board or NHS Trust in Wales to:
— proceed with the appointment of Candidates to this Framework Agreement,
— award any subsequent contract for individual projects pursuant to this Framework Agreement.
Neither NWSSP-SES, Velindre NHS Trust, or any NHS Local Health Board or Trust in Wales, nor any of their advisers shall be liable for any expenses incurred by the candidates in connection with the tender process either for this Framework Agreement or any subsequent contract pursuant to this Framework Agreement.
NHS Wales is committed to contributing to the social, economic and environmental well-being of the wider community. Accordingly, while the requirement to do so will not be part of the award criteria for this tender, the successful contractor will be expected to consider opportunities to recruit and train long term economically inactive persons as part of the workforce delivering this project, and contractual obligations and/or performance indicators may be introduced to this effect.
There will be an option at the Contracting Authority's discretion to extend the framework by a period of up to 2 years (including multiple extensions of any duration but which are cumulatively no greater than 2 years.
Regional Supply Chain Partner: South West Wales
This Contract Notice relates to the procurement exercise for the NHS Building for Wales Regional Supply Chain Partner only.
— Project Manager,
— Cost Adviser,
— Award any subsequent contract for individual projects pursuant to this Framework Agreement.
There will be an option at the Contracting Authority’s discretion to extend the framework by a period of up to 2 years (including multiple extensions of any duration but which are cumulatively no greater than 2 years).
Regional Supply Chain Partner: North Wales
Performance is required to include the northern region of Powys as described and illustrated within the Contract (Annexure A, Memorandum of Information October 2016).
The NHS Building for Wales Regional frameworks will cater for health related capital projects with an estimated construction value of between 4 000 000 GBP and 12 000 00 GBP (excluding Value-Added Tax).
Velindre NHS Trust will sign the framework agreements with the successful bidders as sponsor of the frameworks.
Section IV: Procedure
Section V: Award of contract
Section VI: Complementary information
Due to external factors in the construction sector it has been decided to increase the resilience and maintain the competitiveness of this framework arrangement by appointing one reserve contractor in addition to the 4 contractors who were successful in being appointed to the framework. In normal circumstances, the reserve contractor will not be entitled to bid for Call-off Contracts to be awarded under the framework. In line with the objective of providing resilience and maintaining competition, the reserve contractor will only be entitled to tender where 1 or more of the 4 appointed contractors does not bid or is unable to bid. This could apply, for example, where 1 or more contractors:
— declines to bid or withdraws its bid,
— is unable to bid because of a conflict of interest or force majeure,
— has been suspended from the framework for any of the reasons set out in the Framework Agreement, or
— has been served with notice of termination under the Framework Agreement due to e.g. insolvency or serious breach of contract.
Therefore, in accordance with the original tender documents, the number of contractors on the framework who are entitled to bid for Call-off Contracts will never be greater than 4 at any one time.
Aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the procurement rules have the right to take action in the High Court (England and Wales). Any such action is subject to strict time limits and must be brought in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.