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United Kingdom-Cardiff: Construction work for multi-dwelling buildings and individual houses
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
South and Mid-Wales Residential Construction Framework
The London Housing Consortium (LHC) (acting as the Central Purchasing Body for the Welsh Procurement Alliance (WPA)), are consulting on the potential establishment of a DPS Agreement for Residential Construction (including any associated community buildings and facilities) across South and Mid-Wales. Please note that market consultation documents will be available from 12:00 noon on the date of publication of this PIN in the OJEU via the online edition TED (and if the date of publication is not a working day, on the next working day) via Procontract: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login. Please see section VI.3 for further details.
Lot No: 1 – Blаеnаu Gwеnt
UKL WALES (Please refer to section II.2.4 ‘Description of the Procurement’ for further details).
Residential Construction in Blаеnаu Gwеnt
The proposed lot structure consists of 17 lots across 16 South and Mid-Wales counties: Blaenau Gwent; Bridgend; Caerphilly County; Cardiff; Cаrmаrthеnѕhіrе; Ceredigion; North Powys; South Powys; Mеrthуr Tydfil; Monmouthshire; Neath Pоrt Talbot; Nеwроrt; Pembrokeshire; Rhondda Cуnоn Taff; Swansea; Torfaen; Vаlе оf Glаmоrgаn.
The Works (including associated Services and / or Supplies) to be delivered include the development of new build housing projects, including ‘Housing’ (housing, bungalows, flats, apartments etc.) and ‘Accommodation’ (sheltered accommodation, care homes, extra care (e.g. dementia) student accommodation etc.).
WPA anticipates a wide range of projects being delivered under the DPS, from single smaller sites to complex multi-site projects.
This is reflected in a value banded sub-lots structure within each county for delivery of developments of varying sizes: up to 5 units; 5 – 15 units; 16 – 49 units; 50 units and above.
It may be that a specialist lot within each county will be included to provide for the construction of Accommodation, in addition to the 4 value-banded lots which would then be specifically for the construction of Housing.
The DPS may also provide for the delivery of associated community buildings to residential developments (such as hubs and sporting facilities e.g. meeting places; health and care centres; recreational facilities and libraries). Plus, any associated commercial facilities such as car parks and retail units. Further the DPS may also allow for the refurbishment of existing buildings as part of a new build construction scheme.
Scope includes options for associated land purchases (and financing land purchase and development). It is likely that Contracting Authorities will commission energy efficient buildings (e.g. by using a fabric first approach). Scope is also being considered to include Modern Methods of Construction, timber framed dwellings and the installation of district heating systems.
Lot No: 2 – Brіdgеnd
Residential Construction in Brіdgеnd
The Works (including associated Services and / or Supplies) to be delivered include the development of new build housing projects, including ‘Housing’ (housing, bungalows, flats, apartments etc.) and ‘Accommodation’ (sheltered accommodation, care homes, extra care (e.g. dementia) student accommodation etc.)
Lot No: 3 – Caerphilly
Residential Construction in Caerphilly
Lot No: 4 – Cardiff
Residential Construction in Cardiff
Lot No: 5 – Cаrmаrthеnѕhіrе
Residential Construction in Cаrmаrthеnѕhіrе
Lot No: 6 – Ceredigion
Residential Construction in Ceredigion
Lot No: 7 – Mеrthуr Tydfil
Residential Construction in Mеrthуr Tydfil.
Lot No: 8: Monmouthshire
Residential Construction in Monmouthshire.
Lot No: 11 – North Powys
Residential Construction in North Powys.
Lot No: 12 – South Powys
Residential Construction in South Powys.
Lot No: 16 – Torfaen
Lot no: 15 - Swansea
Residential Construction in Swansea
Lot No: 14 - Rhondda Cуnоn Taff
Residential Construction in Rhondda Cуnоn Taff.
Lot No: 17 - Vаlе оf Glаmоrgаn
Lot No: 13 - Pembrokeshire
Residential Construction in Pembrokeshire
Lot No: 10 - Newport
Residential Construction in Newport
Lot No: 9 - Neath Pоrt Talbot
Residential Construction in Neath Pоrt Talbot
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
LHC is a joint committee of local authorities acting as a central purchasing body on behalf of WPA partners who include housing associations and councils, with whom and for whom this DPS will be developed. LHC in issuing this PIN (on behalf of WPA) invites organisations be Contributors in a market consultation which will enable WPA to gather Contributor's views to meet objectives as stated in the market consultation documents.
Welsh Government has set a target of building 20,000 new affordable homes by the end of the term of this parliament and Housing Associations in Wales have ambitions to build a minimum of 75,000 affordable homes in Wales over the next twenty years: doubling the current delivery rate. WPA is aiming to help our public sector clients to deliver the numbers of new-build homes required within that timescale.
Consequently, Contracting Authorities as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and as described inwww.lhc.gov.uk/24 may use the DPS to procure their requirements. And we are seeking comments on setting an indefinite lifespan on the DPS to facilitate this policy, not least as the DPS will be open for new RTPs during its lifetime and all Projects will be tendered, so ensuring open competition.
The prospective DPS will commission Social Value and Community Benefits as central (core objectives) to the procurement of developments, as may be defined to meet the local priorities of Authorities. Contract performance conditions will in particular concern social and environmental objectives and part of the assessment of these benefits will include measurement using the Welsh Community Benefits Toolkit. The key pillars of the measurement tool can be accessed by pasting the following address into your browser:
However, Authorities may use additional or alternative methods to assess social value and community benefits as defined in the Procurement Documents.
Please note that this is a market consultation and the profile of services that will be procured by WPA is not fixed; the Works listed are not exhaustive and WPA may add or withdraw Works from the profile described. Indeed, it is this tailoring of the procurement scope that is a primary objective of the Consultation. Outcomes may include tendering for these Works via a separate procurement that may be run concurrently or consecutively with the potential DPS procurement; the inclusion of further Works within the procurement for the potential DPS; procuring these Works at a future date or indeed by not procuring these Works at all.
Procurement Documents are anticipated to be available on Tuesday 15th September 2020, following a Contract Notice despatched on Friday 11th September 2020. The time limit for initial requests to participate ('RTPS') is anticipated Thursday 15th October 2020, however the DPS will accept RTPs throughout its lifetime.
An indicative timetable is published in the Procurement Documents. Please note that market consultation documents will be available from 12:00 noon on the date of publication of this PIN on the OJEU via the online edition TED (and if the date of publication is not a working day, on the next working day) via Procontract by pasting the following address into your browser:https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the Contact Person named at section I.1. In order to best support organisations who are interested in this opportunity, initial telephone and email enquires will be accepted. However, to ensure transparency, equality of opportunity and equal treatment, access to the documents and any material communications should be directed via the ProContract system above. The Buyer considers that the DPS is suitable for consortia.