United Kingdom-Stirling: Construction-related services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/tenders
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA20802
Section II: Object
Advice and Support for SMEs in Scotland's Construction Sector
Zero Waste Scotland wishes to appoint a contractor(s) for the provision of specialist resource efficiency advice and support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating within Scotland's construction sector for the following construction-related services: circular design, sustainable procurement, site waste management planning and BIM and other digital technology.
The contractor is required to deliver the primary requirements of this contract at various locations across Scotland, including the Highlands and Islands as appropriate and relevant.
The provision of specialist support to engage with and influence recipient SMEs predominantly (but not exclusively) at planning, brief development and design stages, to help them understand the environmental and whole life cost benefits of incorporating circular economy design principles into their construction project.
Further information for Lot 1: circular design is provided in the tender document.
The agreement may be extended by up to a further two (2) 12-month periods.
Scottish Government ERDF Programme 2015-2020, Strategic Intervention: Resource Efficient Circular Economy Accelerator Programme.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
The provision of specialist support to engage with and influence quantity surveyors, buyers and contract managers with responsibility for or involvement with procurement for recipient SME construction project supply chains, to incorporate sustainable procurement practices and opportunities more effectively.
Further information for Lot 2 — sustainable procurement is provided in the tender document.
Site Waste Management Planning
The provision of specialist support to engage with and influence recipient SME contract managers and others involved in site management and site waste management, to assess current activities and methods of working to identify and quantify opportunities for better resource efficiency that saves money, carbon and material use.
Further information for Lot 3: site waste management planning is provided in the tender document.
'One Stop Shop'
The provision of a 'one stop shop' service that would facilitate a single coordinated response to requests for multiple support requirements from a single recipient SME that could not otherwise be delivered by any one of the other lots alone. Support activities may include any 2 or more of those identified for Lots 1 to 3 inclusive.
Further information for Lot 4: 'One Stop Shop' is provided in the tender document.
The agreement may be extended by a further two (2) 12-month periods.
The provision of specialist support to engage with and influence recipient SMEs on the benefits of using building information modelling (BIM) and other digital technologies used or applicable to any stage of a construction project, to achieve savings on money, time, carbon and material use, and to reduce waste over the whole life of a building.
Further information for Lot 5: digital technology is provided in the tender document.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1.1 of the notice is not applicable to this procurement exercise.
Section A of Part IV of the ESPD (Scotland) is not being used for this contract opportunity.
Statements for 4B.5.1-3:
The bidder confirms that they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated in the relevant contract notice (employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance).
The bidder confirms that they already have or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated in the relevant contract notice (for other insurances).
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = 5 000 000,00 GBP,
— public liability insurance = 5 000 000,00 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance = as noted in the tender document.
Note: Bidders should refer to the ‘Supplementary Information for Selection Criteria’, which is provided as an additional document for this procurement exercise, for further information on submission of evidence and how responses to these questions will be evaluated.
Statement for 4C.1.2:
Please provide relevant examples of supplies and/or services carried out during the last 3 years as specified in the contract notice. Examples from both public and/or private sector customers and clients may be provided.
Statement for 4D.1:
Will the bidder be able to produce certificates drawn up by independent bodies attesting that the bidder complies with the required quality assurance standards, including accessibility for disabled persons? If not, please explain why and specify which other means of proof concerning the quality assurance scheme can be provided.
Statement for 4D.2:
Will the bidder be able to produce certificates drawn up by independent bodies attesting that the bidder complies with the required environmental management systems or standards? If not, please explain why and specify which other means of proof concerning the environmental management systems or standards can be provided.
Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/suppliers as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU contract notice, or the relevant section of the site notice.
Statements for 4D.1:
Bidders must be able to demonstrate the following:
2f. Documented arrangements for ensuring that the bidders apply quality management measures that are appropriate to the work for which they are being engaged.
Statements for 4D.2
2f. Procedures for dealing with waste (e.g. waste management plans, waste segregation, recycling, etc.).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Further information regarding this Contract Opportunity can be found within the Tender documentation, which is available in the relevant Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) section for this procurement process.
Clarifications may be sought through the question and answer facility for this procurement exercise on the PCS web portal.
Zero Waste Scotland is not using the ESPD module on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) web portal for this procurement exercise. Tenderers must therefore download the ESPD (Scotland) provided for this procurement exercise as an additional document to prepare a response.
Further information and instructions relating to the ESPD (Scotland) for this procurement exercise are provided in both this Contract Notice and the ‘Supporting Information for Selection Criteria’ document. This includes details of the questions used, their weightings and the scoring methodology that will be used to evaluate responses. Tenderers should read the information and instructions provided carefully before submitting a response, as failure to follow instructions may result in your ESPD (Scotland) response being ruled non-compliant.
Tenderers should note that Zero Waste Scotland will carry out due diligence checking on statements made within ESPD (Scotland) responses. A request from Zero Waste Scotland to provide evidence in support of statements made by a tenderer in their ESPD (Scotland) response does not infer that the tender or the tenderer has been successful.
Quality submissions will be scored using the Scottish Government's recommended scoring convention:
4 — Excellent: response is completely relevant and excellent overall. The response is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrates a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
3 — Good: response is relevant and good. The response is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
2 — Acceptable: response is relevant and acceptable. The response addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
1 — Poor: response is partially relevant but generally poor. The response addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient / limited details or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
0 — Unacceptable: nil or inadequate response. Fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
Zero Waste Scotland anticipates that contract award will occur within 6 weeks of the deadline for tender submissions, however tenderers should note that this timetable may be subject to change.
Zero Waste Scotland is unable and unwilling to respond to any questions raised by tenderers after the deadline for tender submissions and while the procurement exercise remains live.
No work is guaranteed for any supplier appointed to any lot over the term of the agreement, including any optional extension periods.
Please be aware — this contract notice is not for the Resource Efficient Scotland Advice and Support Service (2019/S 117-287045) — details for that contract opportunity can be accessed via https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/show/search_view.aspx?ID=JUN357792
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Internet address: http://www.zerowastescotland.org.uk/content/tenders