Works - 419242-2020

Submission deadline has been amended by:  511764-2020
07/09/2020    S173

United Kingdom-Paisley: Construction work for art and cultural buildings

2020/S 173-419242

Contract notice


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Renfrewshire Council
Postal address: Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street
Town: Paisley
NUTS code: UKM83 Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire
Postal code: PA1 1JB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicola Hainan
Telephone: +44 7958009541
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 electronically via:
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

Paisley Museum Re-imagined — Main Works

Reference number: RC-CPU-19-419
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45212300 Construction work for art and cultural buildings
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The contract is for a building contractor to undertake the extension, renovation and refurbishment of the Grade A — listed Paisley Museum complex (Main Works). The aim of Paisley Museum Re-imagined is to provide a visitor experience of international quality, which tells the inspirational stories of Paisley, its heritage and its pattern. The transformation of the Paisley Museum is underpinned by a series of high-level strategic project aims that will turn it into a:

— leading European museum — telling the story of Paisley as a pattern and a town;

— visitor destination drawing its audience from Scotland, UK and overseas;

— platforming institution for learning, skills development, innovation and research;

— community resource at the heart of Paisley’s local life.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 21 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM83 Inverclyde, East Renfrewshire and Renfrewshire
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Renfrewshire Council are looking to procure a main contractor to deliver the main works contract for the Paisley Museum Re-imagined project. The procurement exercise is being conducted at OEJU level as an open tender.

The contract will be governed by SBCC standard building contract with quantities for use in Scotland, SBC/Q/Scot 2016 Edition as supplemented and amended by the Council specific ‘Employer's Amendments.’

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Technical questionnaire / Weighting: 55
Quality criterion - Name: Community benefits / Weighting: 10
Quality criterion - Name: Fair working practices / Weighting: 5
Price - Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 18
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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

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.

There are a mixture of funding streams for this project: internal and external.

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:

If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Renfrewshire Council requires to ensure that the economic operator has the necessary economic and financial capacity to perform and complete the contract. In the current difficult economic environment, the Council seeks to ensure that the contractor who undertakes the works has suitable financial strength and capacity to complete these works.

The Council will require bidders to have a (‘general’) yearly turnover of GBP 42 million and to evidence this level of turnover in the previous 3 years. Failure to meet this mandatory requirement will result in exclusion from the procurement process.

The Council will also require the economic operator to evidence where possible they have a Dun and Bradstreet failure score of no less than 30. The Council recognises that many businesses have been directly affected by the Coronavirus pandemic and therefore may be unable to meet the D&B score. Where an economic operator wishes to be considered for selection under this contract but cannot meet the D&B score that economic operator must provide financial information which will satisfy the Council that they have an equivalent level of economic and financial standing and must provide related guarantees or formal assurances to support their right to participate and be considered for any contract award (Regulation 61(8)). Examples, but not an exclusive list, of the financial information the Council would consider are: parent and/or ultimate parent company audited accounts for the most recent 3 financial years (if applicable); guarantees and bonds; bankers’ statements and references (including confirmation of value and duration of credit facilities); management accounts and financial projections including cash flow forecasts(approved by the Chief Financial Officer); order book pipeline; details and evidence of previous contracts, including contract values and other evidence of capital availability. Please note that any financial information disclosed should evidence the financial strength of the economic operator tendering, therefore additional supporting information will need to be provided where joint or group accounts are provided in support of a bid to explain to the Council the relevance of that information.

Where the economic bidder relies upon or intends to reply upon any key sub-contractors in performance of the contract, then the Council reserves the right to assess the financial strength and suitability of the Key subcontractor as part of the selection process:

— where the economic operator relies upon a parent company to provide financial assurance in support of their bid, the Council will also reserve the right to seek financial information on the strength and suitability of the parent company; and

— where the economic operator relies upon the capacity of other parties in respect of selection and/or performance of the contract, then dependent on the nature of the arrangement the Council may require full disclosure of financial information in support of the bid. For example, where the bidder identifies as a consortium the Council will require each consortia member to meet the financial selection requirements contained in the procurement documents.

The Council reserves the right to monitor that the economic operator continues to meet the financial selection requirements until the evaluation has been completed and prior to any award being made. Economic operators must inform the Council of any changes to any submission made by them in respect of their financial and or economic situation. The Council will further reserve the right to remove any economic operator from the tendering process where they are no longer able to fulfil any of the selection requirements as directed within the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Turnover — bidders will be required to have a minimum ‘general’ yearly turnover of GBP 42 million for the last 3 years.

Insurance — it is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:

Employer’s liability — GBP 10 000 000 (GBP ten million) each and every claim.

Public liability — GBP 25 000 000 (GBP twenty-five million) Each and every claim.

Public and products liability — GBP 25 000 000 (GBP twenty-five million). Each and every claim but in the aggregate for products

Professional Indemnity — GBP 10 000 000 (GBP ten million). Each and every claim (Cover for pollution and contamination claims: N/A. Expiry of required period of CDP professional indemnity insurance: 12 years from practical completion of the works.

Contractors’ all risk — value of works plus 15 %.

Third party motor insurance — unlimited in respect of injury/ harm and minimum GBP 5 000 000 (GBP five million pounds) in respect of property damage. Each and every claim.

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide examples of works carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the work as described in part II.2.4) of the OJEU contract notice or the relevant section of the site notice.

Bidders will be required to confirm details of the technicians or technical bodies who they can call upon, especially those responsible for quality control.

Bidders will be required to confirm that they have (or have access to) the relevant supply chain management and tracking systems used by them to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4) in the OJEU contract notice or the relevant section of the site notice.

Bidders will be required to demonstrate that they have (or have access to) the relevant tools, plant or technical equipment to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4) in the OJEU contract notice or the relevant section of the site notice.

Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.

Quality management procedures and environmental management procedures as outlined in the procurement documents.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

As outlined in the procurement documents.

III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The contract will include performance conditions including those in relation to fair working practices and community benefits.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 038-091140
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 13/11/2020
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
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: 5 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 13/11/2020
Local time: 12:00

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:

The council are utilising PCS-T for this procurement exercise and all submissions should be made through that system. However, due to the large volume of technical documentation that is involved in this process, the council will also make use of a sharepoint page. Access to this can be requested by the appropriate personnel via the PCST message board.

The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 16851. For more information see:

A subcontract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see:

Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see:

A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:

Tenderers will be required to complete a community benefit outcome menu and supporting methodology as part of the award criteria that will be evaluated.

(SC Ref:628565)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: See VI.4.3 below
Town: See VI.4.3 below
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

An economic operator that suffers or risks suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (SSI 2015/446) (as amended) may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or Court of Session.

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: