Works - 442366-2019

20/09/2019    S182    Works - Voluntary ex ante transparency notice - Contract award without prior publication 

United Kingdom-Aberdeen: Construction work for houses

2019/S 182-442366

Voluntary ex ante transparency notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority/entity

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Aberdeenshire Council
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
NUTS code: UKM50
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1467530600

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

Development of New Social Housing at Laurencekirk under s.75

Reference number: 000-Very 2638
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Development of 24 new social housing units at Laurencekirk under s.75.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 3 239 308.30 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKM50
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Construction of 24 new social housing units at Laurencekirk as part of developer's obligations to provide affordable housing under s.75.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
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 IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • The procurement falls outside the scope of application of the directive

The contractor has offered to provide the authority with 24 dwelling houses for social housing at Blackiemuir avenue, Laurencekirk in satisfaction of a planning obligation contained within an agreement between the KIC (Holdings) Ltd and the authority under Section 75 of the town and country planning (Scotland) Act 1997 (which agreement was registered in the land register on 22.8.2012. The authority intends to enter into a combined transaction to acquire the land upon which the dwelling houses will be built and for the construction of the dwelling houses in accordance with a specification approved by the authority. The estimated value is 3 445 308,33 GBP inclusive of land. Land value 206 000 GBP. This transaction is exempt from the requirement to advertise in the Official Journal of the European Union due to it being below the threshold for a public works contract and also because it is a contract to purchase land.

IV.1.3)Information about framework agreement
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

Section V: Award of contract/concession

V.2)Award of contract/concession
V.2.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor/concessionaire
Official name: Muir Homes Ltd
Postal address: Muir House, Belleknowes Ind. Est., Inverkeithing, Fife
Town: Dunfermline
NUTS code: UKM72
Postal code: KY11 1HY
Country: United Kingdom
The contractor/concessionaire will be an SME: no
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot/concession (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot/concession: 3 239 308.30 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(SC Ref:594566)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: Aberdeenshire Council
Postal address: Woodhill House, Westburn Road
Town: Aberdeen
Postal code: AB16 5GB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1467530600

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: