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United Kingdom-Bedford: Building installation work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://www.bedford.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.bedford.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Home Improvement Agency (HIA) Contractors' Framework
Bedford Borough Council is looking for a number of suitably-experienced contractors with whom it can work over the next 2 to 4 years to deliver home adaptation works to clients under the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) programme to a high standard of workmanship and customer care and offering value for money and to work proactively with the Council's Home Improvement Agency (HIA) to develop and enhance the service to clients. These works include works to improve access (ramps, rails, door-widening), level access showers and wetrooms, purpose-built extensions and conversions to create accessible living space and/or wet rooms, installation and replacement of heating, electrical safety checks and remedial works, asbestos surveys and miscellaneous minor works. The framework is organised into six lots.
Within the Borough of Bedford.
Works under GBP 5 000 including plumbing works, works to kitchens, doors, windows, flooring, ceiling and wall finishes.
Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.
For lot 1, there are the following individual categories:
(c) doors and windows,
(d) walls, floors and ceilings.
Bidders do not have to be able to undertake every category and must indicate which categories they wish to be considered for. The Council is seeking a minimum of three contractors for each category.
Level Access Showers
All plumbing, electrical, carpentry, tiling, flooring and general building work required to install a level access shower and accessible bathing and WC facilities.
Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.
Works to improve access into around client's homes including works to doors/openings, ramps, step alterations, thresholds and hardstanding.
Extensions and garage conversions for bedrooms and wet rooms, installing adapted kitchens, damp treatment works, replacement of doors and windows.
Electrical works including safety test and report, rewiring, installation of smoke alarms, electronic door openings, installing or moving sockets
Asbestos survey, testing, treatment and removal.
For lot 5 there are two categories:
(a) electrical testing and works,
(b) asbestos testing and works.
Bidders do not have to be able to undertake both categories and should indicate which category or categories they wish to be considered for.
Replacement and installation of boilers, radiators and full central heating systems.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and trades to undertake the works listed under each lot. NICEIC registration will be required for all electrical works and gas safe for all gas works.
Bidders will be required to provide their last 2 years' accounts and will also be subject to a third party credit check by Equifax.
Bidders should be able to demonstrate that they have made a profit in each of the last 2 years and a minimum Equifax ScoreCheck Grade of C minus. If a loss is reported for one or more years or the ScoreCheck Grade is lower than C minus, then the bidder must provide appropriate justification and explanation of its ability to trade and fulfil the contract, the Council will have discretion as to whether to accept such justification and explanation and will fail any bidder where it is not satisfied.
— relevant experience and contract examples,
— skills and accreditations,
— health and safety.
Bidders must provide up to three relevant examples of equivalent works for each lot applied for bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and trades to undertake the works listed under each lot. NICEIC registration will be required for all electrical works and gas safe for all gas works.
It is a condition that bidders agree to register with CHAS (Premium membership) before they can be accepted on to the framework.
The Council will exclude bidders that have been in receipt of enforcement or remedial action orders in relation to the health and safety executive unless the bidder can demonstrate to the Council's satisfaction that appropriate remedial action has been taken to prevent future occurrences or breaches.
The specification, standards and key performance Indicators are set out within the tender documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Bidders must use the web link provided in this notice to access the tender documentation.
Bidders must complete the selection questionnaire, forms of tender, pricing schedule and method statements, using the information provided in this notice and the tender documentation as guidance.
The contracting authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any time and not to proceed with the award of any contract at any stage of the procurement process or to award only a part or parts of any contract reserving the right to cancel or awarding part or parts of this contract.
The contracting authority shall not be liable for any cost or expense incurred by operators in connection with the completion and return of information requested in this contract notice.
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