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United Kingdom-Dudley: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
DUD — The Provision of Major Adaptations and Housing Assistance Works
Dudley MBC is looking to set up work programmes for delivering major adaptations and housing assistance works within the Dudley Borough and potentially for use by other contracting authorities. The works to be procured and called off through the two separate contract lots.
New Build Extension and Conversion Works
Within the Borough of Dudley.
New build extension and conversion works.
Lot A is estimated to deliver workstreams at GBP 12.5 million over 4 years. This is a 4-year contract with a break clause at 2 years subject to performance during the initial term. The Council reserves the right to terminate the contract in the event of non-performance at any point during the term of the contract.
Alteration, Adaptation, Improvement and Repair Works
Alteration, adaptation, improvement and repair work.
Lot B is estimated to deliver workstreams at GBP 12 million over 4 years. This is a 4-year contract with a break clause at 2 years subject to performance during the initial term. The Council reserves the right to terminate the contract in the event of non-performance at any point during the term of the contract.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
As in procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Please note that estimated spend figures provided in this notice are based on historical information and cannot be guaranteed under this contract. This exercise is being conducted in electronic format (eTender). If you wish to take part please register with Dudley MBC eTendering website www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk and use the Register/Sign In button which is located on the left hand side of the page and complete the registration forms. Following registration, an email will be sent to you advising of your user ID along with a reminder of your email address and password. If your company has previously registered with the system you should already have received your log-in details. If for any reason these are no longer available to you, please use the ‘Forgotten your details ?’ button located on the log-in page. Details of the project are located under the All Opportunities link which is also where you can express an interest and receive the documentation. Once you have done this you must log back into the website using the details provided following registration and locate the contract document under tenders; My Tenders on the menu. Once an expression of interest has been accepted by the system, users must log back into the system to access documents. Now they will appear under the my tenders tab. Further assistance with the system may be obtained by contacting the system administrator on 01384814862 or email@example.com Guidance documents are also published under the Help screen which can be found on the home screen at www.blackcountrybusiness.co.uk The Council expressly reserves the right:
1) not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice;
2) to make whatever changes it sees fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition;
3) to award contracts in respect of any parts of the requirement covered by this notice; and
4) to award contract(s) in stages and in no circumstances will the Council be liable for any costs incurred by candidates;
5) to award contracts for one, two or more lots without awarding contracts for all lots;
6) to abandon the procurement process due to reasons caused by a pandemic such as Covid-19 and other pandemics acts of God classed as Force Majeure fitting criteria of global pandemic according to WHO, Public Health England (PHE) which makes it impossible to continue with procurement process or contract performance;
7) the Council reserves the right not to award the contract to where it deems bids received are abnormally low to the pre-tender estimate after carrying due diligence test in line with PCR (2015) Reg.69;
8) the Council reserves the right to modify the contract during its term in line with conditions provided for in PCR (2015) Reg.72, in circumstance where it is impossible to carryout further competition for parts of contract which have become necessary, but where not previously included in the initial call for competition.
The Council will always take legal advice from procurement lawyers in exercising these rights to ensure that competition is not stifled and provide equal treatment of all economic operators. Neither the Council is to be liable for any costs, fees or expenses incurred by any party expressing any interest in or participating in this procurement process. The Council is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Environmental Information Regulations 2004. All information received will be dealt with in accordance with that Act and information to which the environmental information regulations apply will be dealt with in accordance with those regulations.
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures: the contracting authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar days standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) (as amended) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be started within 30 days beginning with the date when the aggrieved party first knew or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen. The Court may extend the time limit for starting proceedings where the Court considers that there is a good reason for doing so but not so as to permit proceedings to be started more than 3 months after that date. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages or, where the contract award procedures have not been followed correctly, declare the contract to be ‘ineffective.’