Works - 423925-2018

29/09/2018    S188    - - Works - Contract notice - Competitive dialogue 

United Kingdom-Huyton: Construction work

2018/S 188-423925

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Knowsley Council
2nd Floor, Municipal Building, Archway Road
L36 9YU
United Kingdom
Contact person: Miss Katie Lawler
Telephone: +44 1514435096
NUTS code: UKD7

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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

Land Development and Use Opportunity: The former National Wildflower Centre in Court Hey Park

Reference number: DN367130
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The principal objective of this tender is to procure a development partner to work with Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council (“KMBC”) to develop up to c1.35 hectare of land and buildings within the site of the former National Wildflower Centre in Court Hey Park. KMBC will use the competitive dialogue procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, to explore possible solutions with applicants, and identify a solution which best suits KMBC's Objectives (referred to in the accompanying Information Memorandum).

The Partner will be responsible for the:

a) the design, build and financing of any necessary infrastructure changes to the Site (in accordance with legislative and Council requirements) under the terms of the Agreement for Lease; and

b) provision for the subsequent operation and maintenance of their identified use(s) for the Site under the Lease (250 years).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 4 551 413.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKD7
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

KMBC seeks to grant a Development Agreement for Lease and a subsequent Lease (250 years) to a Development Partner (Partner) that enables them to develop and then utilise the 1,35 hectares of land and buildings that the former National Wildflower Centre (the Development Site) occupied in Court Hey Park. The site comprises a number of buildings including offices, stables and the “millennium building”, the land has great development potential.

The Objectives the Council is seeking to secure from this Procedure are:

a) identifying and enabling a new, exciting and sustainable use for this unique development site;

b) receiving a financial receipt from the Developer to support the Council’s delivery of public services in Knowsley; and

c) securing additional added-value benefits from the Development Site to Court Hey Park and the wider Borough of Knowsley.

The Council has identified a range of potential use classes for the development site and wishes to assess the interest and ability of interested parties to tailor these to the site’s distinctive characteristics whilst providing the outcomes described. The Council is open-minded as to which use is most suitable and wishes to test this through this procedure.

The procedure will allow the Council to select its partner and enter into an agreement for lease (development agreement) with them (under which the Partner will be entitled to be granted the Lease). The drawdown of the lease by the partner will be subject to a number of conditions in the agreement for lease which will need to be completed in accordance with agreed deadlines.

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: 4 551 413.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 3000
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
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
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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

The development partner and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental objectives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental or other corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details of these conditions will be set out in the Information Memorandum.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

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
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
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 29/10/2018
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice Strand
United Kingdom

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

In accordance with Public Contracts Regulations 2015 a standstill period of a minimum of 10 calendar days will be applied starting from the date when the award decision is dispatched to bidders. This period allows unsuccessful bidders to consider the decision and highlight any errors in the award process. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought generally within 30 days from the date of notification of the award decision.

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