Services - 422878-2018

28/09/2018    S187    - - Services - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Bedford: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2018/S 187-422878

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Homes England (the name adopted by the Homes and Communities Agency)
Woodlands, Manton Lane
Bedford
MK41 7LW
United Kingdom
E-mail: asbestos@homesengland.gov.uk
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
National or federal agency/office
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Homes England Asbestos Services in Buildings and Structures Framework

Reference number: DN367600
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Our Asbestos services in buildings and structures framework will be used to procure services related to the identification, management and removal of Asbestos in buildings on land that we own. The services procured through this framework will enable the preparation of public sector land for disposals to developers in order to build homes.

Any organisation, or consortium, can apply to be a supplier if they can deliver all of the required services across England. Those considering submitting a tender should look carefully at the scope of services.

We are also in the process of procuring a range of other technical and professional services frameworks to enable us to support our activities.

Our framework is for 4 years and it envisaged that there will be 5 suppliers. Individual appointments will either be via direct award or further competition.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UK
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Our Asbestos services in buildings and structures framework will used by Homes England and also be made available to other public bodies as part of Homes England's enabling role which include central government departments and their arm's length bodies and agencies, non departmental public bodies, NHS bodies, local authorities, registered providers, health, police, fire and rescue, education, charities and devolved administrations.

Refer to our procurement documentation for further details.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 50
Price - Weighting: 50
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 10 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
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.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
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

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:

Refer to our procurement documentation.

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
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 5
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
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: 2018/S 081-181430
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 26/10/2018
Local time: 17:00
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders
Date: 26/10/2018
Local time: 17:00

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: yes
Estimated timing for further notices to be published:

2022.

VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The opportunity can be accessed via Home England’s e-Tendering system. Tenderers wishing to be considered for this contract must register their expression of interest and submit a tender through our e-Tendering system. If not already registered, candidates should register at https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

All discussions, meetings, and communications will be conducted in English.

The contract will be subject to English law. Tenders and all supporting documents must be priced in GBP and all payments under the contract will be made in GBP.

This procurement and award are subject to the transparency arrangements being adopted by the UK Government. These arrangements include the publication of tender documentation issued by Homes England and our contract with the supplier.

Bidders should highlight any areas they consider commercially sensitive in order for Homes England to be able to honour our transparency obligations without undermining the bidder's commercial interests.

Candidates are advised that Homes England is subject to the freedom of information Act 2000 (“The Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidential or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. Homes England shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is insufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response.

Homes England takes a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and sets high standards of impartiality, integrity and objectivity in relation to the stewardship of public funds and the management of its activities. The principles contained within this policy apply to both internal and external audiences, including anyone wishing to undertake business or engage with Homes England.

Please refer to our anti-bribery and corruption policy by visiting https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/anti-bribery-and-corruption-policy for further information.

Homes England (the trading name adopted by the Homes and Communities Agency) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal data. Details can be found at https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/homes-england/about/personal-information-charter

All dates in this notice are indicative and may be amended.

The NUTS code included in this notice is “UK”. However, the services will only be procured in England.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Homes England
St George's House, Kingsway, Team Valley
Gateshead
NE11 0NA
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to consider the decision and highlight any errors in the award process. Such appeals should be addressed to the contact in I.1. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, public contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 nº 5) and any amendments thereon provide for aggrieved parties to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly and the intention to take action brought to the attention of the contracting authority to enable suspension of award proceedings.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
25/09/2018