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United Kingdom-Paisley: Construction work for art and cultural buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Paisley Museum Re-imagined — Main Works
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.
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.’
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
As outlined in the procurement documents.
The contract will include performance conditions including those in relation to fair working practices and community benefits.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary 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: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A subcontract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
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.
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.