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Services - 358688-2016

14/10/2016    S199

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2016/S 199-358688

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: North East Procurement Organisation (Central Purchasing Body)
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Karen Carter
E-mail: karen.carter@nepo.org
Telephone: +44 1912613918
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.nepo.org
Address of the buyer profile: www.nepo.org
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Darlington Borough Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Town Hall, Feethams
Town: Darlington
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: DL1 5QT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: customerservices@darlington.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.darlington.gov.uk/
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Durham County Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: County Hall
Town: Durham
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: DH1 5UL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: help@durham.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.durham.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Gateshead Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Civic Centre, Regent Street
Town: Gateshead
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE8 1HH
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: customerservices@gateshead.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.gateshead.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Newcastle City Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Civic Centre, Barrass Bridge
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE1 7RS
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: csc@newcastle.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.newcastle.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Northumberland County Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: County Hall, Morpeth
Town: Northumberland
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE61 2EF
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: contactus@northumberland.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.northumberland.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: North Tyneside Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE27 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: contact.us@northtyneside.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.northtyneside.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Redcar & Cleveland Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Redcar & Cleveland House, Kirkleatham Street
Town: Redcar
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: TS10 1RT
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: contactus@redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.redcar-cleveland.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: South Tyneside Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Town Hall & Civic Offices, Westoe Road
Town: South Shields
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE33 2RL
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: customerhelp@southtyneside.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.southtyneside.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Sunderland City Council (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Civic Centre, Burdon Road
Town: Sunderland
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: SR2 7DN
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@sunderland.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.sunderland.gov.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Teesside University (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Borough Road
Town: Middlesbrough
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: TS1 3BA
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: enquiries@tees.ac.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.tees.ac.uk
I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: North East Combined Authority (NECA) (Framework Contract Participant)
Postal address: Quadrant, The Silverlink North, Cobalt Business Park
Town: Newcastle upon Tyne
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
Postal code: NE27 0BY
Country: United Kingdom
E-mail: contact.us@northtyneside.gov.uk
Internet address(es):
Main address: www.neca.gov.uk
I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
Access to the procurement documents is restricted. Further information can be obtained at: www.nepo.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: www.nepo.org
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

NEPO212 Construction & Engineering Consultancy Services.

Reference number: DN146039
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000 Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

The North East Procurement Organisation (NEPO) is inviting responses from suppliers for the provision of Construction & Engineering Consultancy Services. The main areas of activity may comprise of, but not exclusively be limited to, individual projects or programmes for new build work and/or extensions and/or improvements and/or renovations of schools (including maintained schools), libraries, civic offices, headquarters buildings, social services properties, museums, leisure facilities, universities, further education buildings, colleges, academies, health service buildings, emergency service buildings, third sector organisation, buildings used by Government Departments and Government Agencies as well as other operational establishments, premises, and assets to be used by similar public service providers. Housing/ residential — including but not limited to social housing, commercial, industrial, health, leisure and retail property, agricultural and mixed use property.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

Suppliers bidding for Lot 1 and/or Lot 2 are not permitted to bid for lots 3 — 16. Suppliers must elect to bid for either the multi disciplinary lots or the individual disciplines within lots 3-16. Suppliers bidding for lots 3-16 may form part of the supply chain to those bidding for lots 1 & 2.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Multi Disciplinary Building Construction related services

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71500000 Construction-related services
71200000 Architectural and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Multi Disciplinary Transportation and Civil Engineering related services

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71300000 Engineering services
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Highways Asset Management

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71311220 Highways engineering services
71311210 Highways consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Flood, Coastal and Marine

Lot No: 4
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71354500 Marine survey services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Ecology

Lot No: 5
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71400000 Urban planning and landscape architectural services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Housing

Lot No: 6
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
70333000 Housing services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 40 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Architectural Services

Lot No: 7
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71200000 Architectural and related services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

M&E Services

Lot No: 8
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71334000 Mechanical and electrical engineering services
71321000 Engineering design services for mechanical and electrical installations for buildings
71333000 Mechanical engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Project Management

Lot No: 9
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71541000 Construction project management services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Transport Planning

Lot No: 10
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71356400 Technical planning services
71410000 Urban planning services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Building Surveying Services

Lot No: 11
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71315300 Building surveying services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Structural Engineering

Lot No: 12
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Highway Structures

Lot No: 13
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71312000 Structural engineering consultancy services
71631400 Technical inspection services of engineering structures
71311300 Infrastructure works consultancy services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Planning

Lot No: 14
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71240000 Architectural, engineering and planning services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Building Commercial Management

Lot No: 15
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71315000 Building services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Engineering Commercial Management

Lot No: 16
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71300000 Engineering services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKC NORTH EAST (ENGLAND)
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Suppliers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. If not already registered, candidates should register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due- north.com/register?openform. Any queries regarding the procurement process or tender documents must

be raised no less than 7 days before the tender return date, through the Q&A section on the NEPO eTender system. For any support in submitting your expression of interest or tender response, please contact the NEPO Portal helpdesk at +44 1912613940 or portal@nepo.org. There are a number of help guides available on the portal. Reading these will assist the supplier in completing and submitting their responses.

In order to be appointed to this Framework Contract, following evaluation suppliers must be ranked 1–6. Successful suppliers will enter into a Framework Agreement in a form which is set out in the procurement documents.

The Council does not give any guarantee and/or warrant the actual value of the goods/services (if any) which will be placed with the successful suppliers by any client using the Framework Contract pursuant to this process and accepts no liability thereof. Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

Pre Qualification submissions are invited from suitably qualified and experienced consultancy businesses who can meet the requirements under any of the above lots as a whole. Applications from businesses who cannot meet the entire scope of a particular lot through either directly employed expertise or as part of their sub consultancy network will not be considered.

The Framework will enable sufficiency of skilled resources to match peaks in workload, provide expertise in areas where skills are not provided in-house, facilitate benchmarking of costs to demonstrate best value and to drive service improvement through innovation and efficiency. Successfully awarded suppliers will be required to work together with NEPO, Client departments, other consultancy firms and contractors to drive improvements and support the aims and ambitions of the NEPO Construction Category.

Where the scope of the services are clearly defined and the Contracting Authority Employer has decided that the works can be evaluated using information submitted within the tender the Contracting Authority Employer can award directly to the Consultant that offers the most economically advantageous offer based on the requirements of the ITT.

Where it is not possible to determine the award of specific call-off contract under direct call off then Contracting Authorities may decide to run a mini competition within a specific lot, inviting all Consultants within that specific lot capable of performing the contract. The criteria for evaluations at the mini competition stage will be detailed within the documentation issued at mini competition stage. Please note that the framework evaluation criteria will not be amended, however the weightings applied to the criteria may differ as outlined below.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Framework & Lot Management / Weighting: 10 %
Quality criterion - Name: Project Delivery Requirements / Weighting: 40 %
Quality criterion - Name: Quality and Performance Management / Weighting: 12 %
Quality criterion - Name: Social Value / Weighting: 8 %
Cost criterion - Name: Overall Cost / Weighting: 30 %
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

This Framework will be a direct replacement for the current Building Construction Consultancy and Transportation & Civil Engineering Consultancy frameworks and which will also be subject to future renewal.

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 10
Maximum number: 96
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: It is anticipated that this framework will be utilised for funded projects including but not limited to European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) although the detail of this is currently unknown.
II.2.14)Additional information

The opportunity can be accessed via the NEPO eTender system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through the NEPO eTender system. Candidates must register on the NEPO eTender system at https://procontract.due-north.com/register?openform

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

This is not required at framework tender stage however, may be required by the Contracting Authority at Call Off depending upon the project requirements.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As stated within the procurement documents.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 96
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 10/11/2016
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 09/12/2016
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

48 months from contract award date.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

NEPO is a Central Purchasing Body as defined in the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (PCR15). This means that NEPO may provide central purchasing activity on behalf of Contracting Authorities.

The agreement will be available for use by all NEPO Members within the North East region. A list of member organisations is available in the About section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org.

This agreement will also be made available to all current and future NEPO Associate Members throughout the North East region. Current Associate Members are listed in the Associate Member section of the NEPO website at: www.nepo.org/associate-membership/list.

NEPO intends to make the resulting agreement available for use by all Contracting Authorities throughout the North East region (as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015) including but not limited to Government Departments and their Agencies, Non-Departmental Public Bodies, Central Government, NHS Bodies, Local Authorities, Emergency Services, Coastguard Emergency Services, Educational Establishments, Registered Social Landlords and Registered Charities who have a need to purchase the above services.

Please see the following websites for further details:-

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/Localcouncils/index.htm

http://www.education.gov.uk/edubase/home.xhtml

http://www.schoolswebdirectory.co.uk/localauthorities.php

http://www.ukschoolsdirectory.net

https://www.gov.uk/find-school-in-england

apps.deni.gov.uk/appinstitutes/instmain.aspx

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/open-academies-and-academy-projects-in-development

http://unistats.direct.gov.uk/institutions/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/heis/

http://www.hefce.ac.uk/workprovide/unicoll/fecs/

http://www.nhs.uk/ServiceDirectories/Pages/AcuteTrustListing.aspx

http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/Dl1/Directories/A-ZOfCentralGovernment/index.htm

https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations

http://www.dsdni.gov.uk/index/dsd_contact_us/dsd_our_offices.htm

http://www.ons.gov.uk/ons/publications/re-reference-tables.html?edition=tcm%3A77-336664

http://www.police.uk/forces.htm

http://www.police-information.co.uk/index.html

http://www.mcga.gov.uk/c4mca/mcga07-home.htm

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs

http://www.fire.org.uk/fire-brigades.html

http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/About_us/Regulation/Registering_charities_index.aspx

http://www.oscr.org.uk/

http://www.idea.gov.uk/idk/core/page.do?pageId=7175736

http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/Showcharity/RegisterOfCharities/registerhomepage.aspx

http://www.communities.gov.uk/newsroom/factsandfigures/housingplanning1/facts/socialhousing/?id=1822644

A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:

http://www.nepo.org/associate-membership/permissable-users

Organisations wishing to access the NEPO agreement will be required to register as a NEPO Associate Member in the first instance.

Further information can be found at: www.nepo.org

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: NEPO
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1912613918
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: NEPO
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1912613918
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: NEPO
Postal address: Guildhall, Quayside
Town: Newcastle Upon Tyne
Postal code: NE1 3AF
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1912613918
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
10/10/2016