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United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
NEPO212 Construction & Engineering Consultancy Services.
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.
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.
Multi Disciplinary Building Construction related services
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
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
Multi Disciplinary Transportation and Civil Engineering related services
Highways Asset Management
Flood, Coastal and Marine
Building Surveying Services
Building Commercial Management
Engineering Commercial Management
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
This is not required at framework tender stage however, may be required by the Contracting Authority at Call Off depending upon the project requirements.
As stated within the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
48 months from contract award date.
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:-
A complete list of permissible users is shown on the NEPO website below:
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