Works - 433002-2016

09/12/2016    S238    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work

2016/S 238-433002

Contract notice

Works

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Choice Housing Ireland Limited (and its subsidiaries)
37-41 May Street
Belfast
BT1 4DN
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager — Kiara Dryden
Telephone: +44 2890441317
E-mail: developmentprogramme@choice-housing.org
NUTS code: UKN

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.choice-housing.org/

I.2)Information about joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: www.choice-housing.org
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

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

Competitive Design and Build — North Belfast and West Belfast.

II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

The Contracting Authority is seeking to appoint developers to provide land for the development of social housing. The Contracting Authority will also consider land for the development of affordable or private housing. The land must be in the North Belfast or West Belfast areas, as outlined on the maps attached to the MoI.Economic Operators must provide the land, design, construct and ensure completion of the scheme in accordance with, in relation to social housing, the Department for Communities Housing Guide, the Contracting Authority's requirements and statutory body requirements. The Contracting Authority requires Economic Operators to put forward schemes which offer a high quality development and will not consider sites which provide less than 10 units or more than 200 units. Further information in relation to the minimum requirements the site(s) must meet and the conditions precedent to contract award is contained within Section VI.3) Additional information.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

North Belfast

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45100000
45300000
45400000
71200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

The land must be in the North Belfast area, as identified in the map attached at Annex 2 of the MoI.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Contracting Authority is seeking to appoint developers to provide land for the development of social housing. The Contracting Authority will also consider land for the development of affordable or private housing. The land must be in the North Belfast or West Belfast areas, as outlined on the maps attached to the MoI.Economic Operators must provide the land, design, construct and ensure completion of the scheme in accordance with, in relation to social housing, the Department for Communities Housing Guide, the Contracting Authority's requirements and statutory body requirements. The Contracting Authority requires Economic Operators to put forward schemes which offer a high quality development and will not consider sites which provide less than 10 units or more than 200 units.

The proposed sites must meet each of the following minimum requirements:

Location

The site must be within North Belfast in the area identified in the map attached at Annex 2 of the MoI.

Size

The site must be capable of providing at least 10 housing units in one single site and a maximum of 200 housing units.

Ownership

The Economic Operator must own the Site and be able to provide clear, non-encumbered title, free of any restrictive covenants, to the Contracting Authority or have an exclusive contract to unconditionally purchase clear, non-encumbered title, free of any restrictive covenants and transfer this to the Contracting Authority.

At this stage, Economic Operators are simply required to confirm that the own the Site. Demonstration of ownership will be addressed as a condition precedent to the Contract. Economic Operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to request evidence of the Economic Operator's ownership of the Site at any stage of the Procurement.

Planning

The Site proposed by the Economic Operator must have one of the following:

— Full planning permission for the proposed number of units which is valid for at least [18] months from the PQQP Submission Deadline; and/or

— Outline planning permission for the proposed number of units which is valid for at least [18] months from PQQP Submission Deadline; and/or

— The site(s) must be zoned for residential housing.

For the avoidance of doubt, Economic Operators are required to meet only one of the above requirements in relation to planning.

Site Registration

The site must not be registered to any other housing association in Northern Ireland.

The Contracting Authority intends to enter into a conditional land sale agreement(s) with the most economically advantageous Economic Operator(s).

These shall be conditional upon the Economic Operator:

— Being able to provide clear, unencumbered title to the Contracting Authority (which contains no restrictive covenants or adverse rights which could impact development);

— Securing the Contracting Authority's approval for the detailed scheme, including a detailed specification of works;

— Securing full, detailed planning permission with no onerous conditions, to the satisfaction of the Contracting Authority and which is not subject to challenge;

— Providing vacant possession of the whole of the Site(s);

— Any environmental remedial works have been completed, if applicable, and independently verified by the Contracting Authority's own appointed expert to the Contracting Authority's satisfaction;

— Agreeing the final form of the Design and Build Contracts;

— Providing documentary evidence from a third party (e.g. bank or accountant or such other third party as the Contracting Authority shall deem as equivalent) to demonstrate proof of development funding;

— Being able to provide appropriate and valid insurances, bonds and warranties commensurate to the scale and complexity of the project, if applicable.

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: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed within the pre-qualification documents available from the address at Section 1.3 above.

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

It is difficult for the Contracting Authority to accurately value the estimate of this potential opportunity. The estimated value is between 1 000 000 GBP and 50 000.000 GBP for this Lot. The value of the Contract(s) awarded may vary significantly from this estimate.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

West Belfast

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45100000
45300000
45400000
71200000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKN
Main site or place of performance:

The land must be in the West Belfast area identified in the map attached at Annex 3 of the MoI.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Contracting Authority is seeking to appoint developers to provide land for the development of social housing. The Contracting Authority will also consider land for the development of affordable or private housing. The land must be in the West Belfast area, as outlined on the maps attached to the MoI. Economic Operators must provide the land, design, construct and ensure completion of the scheme in accordance with, in relation to social housing, the Department for Communities Housing Guide, the Contracting Authority's requirements and statutory body requirements. The Contracting Authority requires Economic Operators to put forward schemes which offer a high quality development and will not consider sites which provide less than 10 units or more than 200 units.

Size

The site must be capable of providing at least 10 housing units in one single site and a maximum of 200 housing units.

Ownership

The Economic Operator must own the Site and be able to provide clear, non-encumbered title, free of any restrictive covenants, to the Contracting Authority or have an exclusive contract to unconditionally purchase clear, non-encumbered title, free of any restrictive covenants and transfer this to the Contracting Authority.

At this stage, Economic Operators are simply required to confirm that the own the Site. Demonstration of ownership will be addressed as a condition precedent to the Contract.

Economic Operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to request evidence of the Economic Operator's ownership of the Site at any stage of the Procurement.

Planning

The Site proposed by the Economic Operator must have one of the following: — Full planning permission for the proposed number of units which is valid for at least [18] months from the PQQP Submission Deadline; and/or

— Outline planning permission for the proposed number of units which is valid for at least [18] months from PQQP Submission Deadline; and/or

— The site(s) must be zoned for residential housing.

For the avoidance of doubt, Economic Operators are required to meet only one of the above requirements in relation to planning.

Site Registration

The site must not be registered to any other housing association in Northern Ireland.

The Contracting Authority intends to enter into a conditional land sale agreement(s) with the most economically advantageous Economic Operator(s).

These shall be conditional upon the Economic Operator:

— Being able to provide clear, unencumbered title to the Contracting Authority (which contains no restrictive covenants or adverse rights which could impact development);

— Securing the Contracting Authority's approval for the detailed scheme, including a detailed specification of works;

— Securing full, detailed planning permission with no onerous conditions, to the satisfaction of the Contracting Authority, and which is not subject to challenge;

— Providing vacant possession of the whole of the Site(s);

— Any environmental remedial works have been completed, if applicable, and independently verified by the Contracting Authority's own appointed expert to the Contracting Authority's satisfaction;

— Agreeing the final form of the Design and Build Contracts;

— Providing documentary evidence from a third party (e.g. bank or accountant or such other third party as the Contracting Authority shall deem as equivalent) to demonstrate proof of development funding;

— Being able to provide appropriate and valid insurances, bonds and warranties commensurate to the scale and complexity of the project, if applicable.

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: 50 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 24
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As detailed within the pre-qualification documents available from the address at Section 1.3 above.

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

It is difficult for the Contracting Authority to accurately estimate the value of this potential opportunity. The estimated value is between 1 000 000 GBP and 50 000.000 GBP for this Lot. The value of the Contract(s) awarded may vary significantly from this estimate.

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:

As listed in the pre-qualification questionnaire 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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

As listed in the pre-qualification questionnaire documentation.

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
Restricted procedure
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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 146-262851
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 16/12/2016
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:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the 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:

The Contracting Authority intends to enter into a conditional land sale agreement(s) with the most economically advantageous Economic Operator(s).

These shall be conditional upon the Economic Operator:

— Being able to provide clear, unencumbered title to the Contracting Authority (which contains no restrictive covenants or adverse rights which could impact development);

— Securing the Contracting Authority's approval for the detailed scheme, including a detailed specification of works;

— Securing full, detailed planning permission with no onerous conditions, to the satisfaction of the Contracting Authority, and which is not subject to challenge;

— Providing vacant possession of the whole of the Site(s);

— Any environmental remedial works have been completed, if applicable, and independently verified by the Contracting Authority's own appointed expert to the Contracting Authority's satisfaction;

— Agreeing the final form of the Design and Build Contracts;

— Providing documentary evidence from a third party (e.g. bank or accountant or such other third party as the Contracting Authority shall deem as equivalent) to demonstrate proof of development funding;

— Being able to provide appropriate and valid insurances, bonds and warranties commensurate to the scale and complexity of the project, if applicable.

For the avoidance of doubt, the agreement for sale shall remain conditional upon the full satisfaction of each of the above specified conditions, unless any of them are waived at the absolute discretion of the Contracting Authority. The Economic Operator must work co-operatively with the Contracting Authority and use all reasonable endeavours to secure satisfaction of these conditions as soon as is reasonably possible. A target date for satisfaction of these conditions and a long stop date which would allow for termination should these conditions not be met, will be included in the agreement for sale.

Economic Operators should note that all costs in securing satisfaction of these conditions will be borne by the Economic Operator and will be at the Economic Operator's own risk. No payments will be made by the Contracting Authority in advance of the agreement for sale becoming unconditional and the only cost attributable to the Contracting Authority in relation to the satisfaction of these conditions will be the amount payable for the Site in question.

Economic Operators should be aware that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to award more than one Contract per Lot as a result of the Procurement and to award Contracts on a phased basis.

It is difficult for the Contracting Authority to estimate the value of this potential opportunity. The estimated value for each Lot is between 1 000 000 GBP and 50 000,000 GBP. It is also difficult for the Contracting Authority to estimate the duration of this opportunity. The estimated duration is 24 months from the date of contract signature to hand over of the site to the Contracting Authority. The values provided are estimates only.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 3JY
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 3JY
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
Belfast
BT1 3JY
United Kingdom
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
07/12/2016