United Kingdom-Huyton: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.knowsley.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.knowsley.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Land Development and Use Opportunity: The former National Wildflower Centre in Court Hey Park
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).
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.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Internet address: http://www.justice.gov.uk
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.