United Kingdom-Solihull: Construction work
Prior information notice
This notice is for prior information only
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.solihull.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/csw-jets
Main address: http://www.sandwell.gov.uk/
Main address: https://www.acivico.co.uk/
Section II: Object
Constructing West Midlands 2 — Construction Framework
This prior information notice is issued for information only purposes in advance of a formal restricted procedure tender process commencing to establish a framework for capital works.
The main areas of activity may comprise of individual construction related projects or programmes including new build work, extensions, improvements, renovations, reinstatement, repairs, mechanical, electrical, services and infrastructure works and may also include design and other services as required to develop and construct the works. The framework will consist of 2 lots as follows:
— Lot 1: the delivery of works generally from 250 000 GBP — 5 000 000 GBP,
— Lot 2: the delivery of works generally from 5 000 000 GBP, with no upper threshold.
The contracting authorities wish to establish this framework for all types of construction and building services work as part of the overall Constructing West Midlands (CWM) offer.
Recognising the contracting authorities have properties outside the West Midlands region the location of works may on occasion be outside NUTS Code UKG.
Lot 1 will comprise of the delivery of works generally from 250 000 to 5 000 000 GBP. This may include projects in the following sectors but not limited to:
— education including schools, colleges and universities, housing (including low, medium and high-rise), health and social care, sports, leisure and recreation, museums, art galleries, libraries, blue light, transport, infrastructure and public realm, recycling and waste centres, industrial, office, administrative and commercial buildings.
Construction companies selected to join the framework will be expected to be highly competent in terms of working collaboratively, working very closely and openly with the client organisations, in-house and external design consultants, and other partners and providing clear project support throughout the ‘pre construction period'. Performance will be monitored using a comprehensive set of performance indicators.
CWM endeavours to adopt industry best practice principles wherever possible including the Government Construction Strategy the Industrial Strategy for Construction (Construction 2025), and promotes the New Models of Construction Procurement, in particular use of 2 stage open book.
CWM will comply with all of the mandatory attributes in the National Association of Construction Frameworks (NACF) Regional Framework Accreditation Attributes in order to continue to be a member of the NACF.
In addition it will strive to fulfil the NACF objectives:
— the NACF will share best practise with members, framework users and the wider public sector,
— provide guidance and support to the public sector where requested,
— promote social value through procurement and construction frameworks activity,
— offer linkage between local government and central government on construction related issues.
It is intended that Real Estate Services and Major Civil Engineering works will not be delivered as exclusive or stand-alone projects, only as part of enabling or complementary works aligned with an appropriate project.
Individual call off contracts for a contracting authority may be from 250 000 GBP and up to a value of 5 000 000 GBP, although these values are indicative and may be adjusted where deemed appropriate for some works.
It is anticipated that bidding organisations must be able to demonstrate an annual turnover in excess of 10 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 200 000 000 — 400 000 000 GBP.
It is intended that the framework may be utilised for projects funded by national and European grants.
Some call-offs from this framework may be subject to the requirements of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) comprising the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the European Social Fund in England (ESF), the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE) and any other funding stream that may become available during the course of the framework. Therefore, the contractor will need to comply with the funding requirements of the European Structural Investment Fund (ESIF) and associated regulations such as procurement, publicity, eligibility criteria.
It is anticipated that 4 contractors will be appointed to Lot 1 following a short-listing exercise to 8 contractors at SQ stage. The duration of the framework will be 48 months from the award of the agreements. A meet the buyer event was held in July and the presentation material is available at www.csw-jets.co.uk where you will also be able to participate in this tender opportunity.
Lot 2 will comprise of the delivery of works generally from 5 000 000 GBP, with no upper threshold. This may include projects in the following sectors but not limited to:— education including schools, colleges and universities, housing (including low, medium and high-rise), health and social care, sports, leisure and recreation, museums, art galleries, libraries, blue light, transport, infrastructure and public realm, recycling and waste centres, industrial, office, administrative and commercial buildings.
Individual call off contracts for a contracting authority will be from 5 000 000 GBP.
It is anticipated that bidding organisations must be able to demonstrate an annual turnover in excess of 50 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 000 to 1 000 000 000 GBP.
It is anticipated that 4 contractors will be appointed to Lot 2 following a short-listing exercise to 8 contractors at SQ stage. The duration of the framework will be 48 months from the award of the agreements. A meet the buyer event was held in July and the presentation material is available at www.csw-jets.co.uk where you will also be able to participate in this tender opportunity.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The framework is open to all public sector organisations within the specified geographic area which broadly covers UKG West Midlands to include (but are not limited to):
local authorities including all Metropolitan Districts, Unitary Authorities, County Councils, City Councils, District Councils, and Borough Councils
Parish Councils, Town Councils and Combined Authorities
Government Departments, agencies and public bodies https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations
Educational, training and learning establishments including but not limited to all pre-school, nursery, day-care, child-care, primary, secondary, tertiary, further, higher, adult, vocational, special educational, special needs and specialist educational establishments, publicly funded schools (including Department for Education and local authority maintained schools), voluntary aided schools; foundation schools; any faith educational establishments including the Roman Catholic Dioceses and Anglican Dioceses, academies, free schools; independent schools, public schools, private schools, grant-maintained schools, fee paying schools, grammar schools; foundation partnerships; education authorities, universities, colleges, city and manufacturing technology colleges, further education establishments; higher education establishments and other educational establishments.
National Parks Authorities http://www.nationalparks.gov.uk
Social Enterprises within Culture and Leisure http://www.sporta.org/member-directory
Registered providers of social housing https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/current-registered-providers-of-social-housing
National Housing Federation http://www.nhfdirectory.co.uk
Police Forces http://www.police.uk/?view=force_sites
Fire and rescue services http://www.fireservice.co.uk/information/ukfrs
NHS Bodies including Acute Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Mental Health Trusts, Health and Care Trusts, Ambulance Trusts, Area Teams, Special Health Authorities, Other health related bodies and NHS property services
Department of Health Advisory Bodies and Committees http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/about-us/public-bodies-2/advisory-bodies/
Care Quality Commission, independent regulator of health and social care in England.
Care homes, http://www.cqc.org.uk/search/services/care-homes
Mental Health Service, http://www.cqc.org.uk/search/services/mental-health?location=&latitude=&longitude=&sort=default&la=&distance=15&mode=html
Public service providers e.g. General practitioners' surgeries www.nhs.uk/service-search/go/locationsearch/4
Third Sector and Charities in the United Kingdom http://www.charity-commission.gov.uk/
Local enterprise partnerships (LEP's)
Successor organisations to those identified above and their subsidiaries.
The framework may be used by non-public body organisations to comply with conditions associated with the use of public funds for these projects. Other areas of activity may include any building construction work undertaken by the participating organisations, their facilitating agencies or sub-users acting with or on their behalf.
Limited Companies and other enterprises qualifying as Bodies Governed by Public Law for the purposes of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.