Works - 405970-2020

28/08/2020    S167

United Kingdom-Hertford: Site preparation work

2020/S 167-405970

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Hertfordshire County Council
Postal address: Pegs Lane
Town: Hertford
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Postal code: SG13 8DE
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Strategic Procurement Group
Telephone: +44 1707292463
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
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

HCC — 05/20 — The Provision of a Master Developer for the Baldock North Urban Extension Project

Reference number: HCC2012188
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45100000 Site preparation work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Baldock North Urban Extension Project (‘the Project’) is a proposed urban extension scheme in North Hertfordshire. The local plan allocation is for a circa 3 300 unit urban extension, including a local centre, and significant employment space and associated infrastructure. The landowner — Hertfordshire County Council (HCC) — is seeking a master developer for the project who will be responsible for developing a scheme through a planning application and delivering the Project in partnership with HCC. It is HCC’s intention that Herts Living Ltd (‘HLL’) (HCC’s wholly-owned development company) may also take part in the project by way of delivery of residential and/or employment units and/or investment and in this regard, HCC is procuring this contract on behalf of itself and HLL. It is also HCC’s intention that Chalkdene Developments LLP (the joint venture partnership set up by HLL) will have the ability to develop up to 15 % of the total number of residential units.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 750 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
70110000 Development services of real estate
45211360 Urban development construction work
45213112 Shop units construction work
45210000 Building construction work
45111291 Site-development work
45000000 Construction work
65000000 Public utilities
45213150 Office block construction work
45212000 Construction work for buildings relating to leisure, sports, culture, lodging and restaurants
70000000 Real estate services
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH23 Hertfordshire
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Please refer to the additional information contained at section VI.3) of this notice and to the descriptive document for full details in relation to this project. This procurement is being conducted in line with Regulation 30 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 (Competitive Dialogue). Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to 'express interest' which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. To be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit a Supplier Questionnaire (SQ) by the deadline of 12.00 noon on 25 September 2020. Only those shortlisted will be invited to participate in dialogue. Any questions relating to this procurement must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents and can be addressed to the main contact as shown in the details above. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 750 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 300
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged minimum number: 3
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As set out in the Selection Questionnaire.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

The initial contract shall be for 20 years. HCC has the ability to extend the contract for a period or periods of up to a total of a further 5 years as described in more detail in the contract documents.

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Please see VI.3) and the procurement documents for further details.

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:

Please refer to the tender documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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: 25/09/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 05/10/2020
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 12 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

1) HCC estimate that the gross development value of the project will be approximately GBP 500 000 000.00. HCC may look to the master developer selected through this procurement to bring forward a further urban extension project (in excess of 1 000 residential units) within Hertfordshire. In this event, HCC estimate that the total GDV of this contract will be approximately GBP 750 000 000.00. These estimates are reflective of current values and do not allow for any inflation.

2) Further information about this opportunity can be found in the descriptive document and related procurement documentation which can be obtained by logging in to

3) Organisations should be aware that due to the nature of the works provided, any contract formed as a result of this procurement process is likely to be executed as a deed. Organisations should seek independent legal advice on the implications of this prior to submitting a tender, where appropriate.

4) The Councils reserve the right to cancel the procurement at any stage of the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this contract notice.

5) The Councils, nor any person on whose behalf of whom this procurement is undertaken is to be liable for any costs incurred by those expressing an interest or tendering for this contract, including their associated entities or any other person.

6) To access this procurement opportunity please visit and follow the on-screen guidance.If you wish to be considered as a bidder you must complete and submit a selection questionnaire by the closing date and time. Selection questionnaires cannot be uploaded after the closing date/time.

7) Any clarifications regarding this opportunity must be raised through the correspondence area in the eTendering system. If you are experiencing problems with the eTendering system, In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: or telephone +441144070065 for any website /technical questions, Monday to Friday 8.30 — 17.00.

8) The Councils undertake to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Councils' obligations under law, including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the potential supplier considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity or for reasons of confidentiality, then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Councils will then endeavour to consult with the potential supplier about such commercially sensitive or confidential information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request, but the decision of the Councils in deciding whether an exemption applies is final.

9) The Councils reserve the right to carry out additional financial checks on all companies tendering for this contract at any time during the procurement process, to ensure that they continue to meet the Councils' requirements and remain financially viable to perform the Contract. The Councils will require a group of economic operators to whom the contract is awarded to form a legal entity. Any deposits or guarantees will be established as part of the competitive dialogue procurement procedure. Any financing conditions and payment arrangements will be established as part of the competitive dialogue procurement procedure.

10) Please note: HCC will be holding a supplier event on the 2 September 2020. If your Organisation is interested in attending you must 'opt in' to this opportunity by accessing the procurement documentation via and following the on-screen guidance. Once your organisation is registered HCC will be able to provide you with further details in relation to this event.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Royal Court of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079476000
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority (Section I.1) of this contract notice refers) will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day (when using electronic means) standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the decision to award a contract before a contract is executed/signed (as appropriate). The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 ('Regulations') provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and within the time limits as defined in the above regulations. Where a contract has not been entered into the court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court has the options to award damages and/or to shorten or order the contract ineffective. Any applications to the court must be made in accordance with Part 3 (Remedies) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
Official name: The High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
Town: Hertford
Postal code: WC24 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: