United Kingdom-Stevenage: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.stevenage.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: www.supplyhertfordshire.uk
Section II: Object
SBC0919 Provision of Construction Services through a Development Partner
The works generally comprise of the redevelopment of the site to provide 236 new build dwellings across 2 phases for both affordable rent and private sale, a community centre, 4 retail units, a bar/restaurant/kitchen and a health and beauty room along with amenity space, hard and soft landscaping, external fixed furniture and features and the improvement of existing services and access roads. The development is designed for general needs with the exception of Block A2 which has been designed for older persons. This procurement is a open process. Suppliers wishing to take part in this project are invited to ‘express interest’ which will give access to the full procurement documents in the e-tendering system. Any questions relating to this tender must be made via correspondence on the website, in accordance with the procurement documents. Please allow sufficient time to make your return as late returns will not be permitted by the system.
The Council is looking for a contractor that will work with the council to deliver homes that are:
(a) built to a good technical specification, delivering a high quality homes;
(b) delivered on time, helping the council meet its future demand for housing;
(c) delivered on budget, offering excellent value for money.
The project details for this new build scheme are as follows:
— name: Kenilworth Close and Malvern Close,
— address: Kenilworth Close, Stevenage, SG2 8TB and Malvern Close, SG2 8UH,
— No of units: 236
— proposed tenures: independent living scheme, social rent, affordable rent, private sale,
— delivery: scheme to be delivered in 2 phases with phase 1 being for 176 residential units and 4 retail units, phase 2 is for a further 60 residential units and community building,
— type of delivery: provision of construction services on affordable tenures and profit share on private sale units. This includes the development partner:
(a) funding the profit share part of the scheme to match the initial investment made by the council which includes the residual land value. The profit share element of the scheme consist of:
(i) 23 private sale units in the Independent Living Block (phase 1);
(ii)10 private sale units in block A1 (phase 1)
(iii) 7 private sale units in Malvern Close (phase 1);
(iv) 51 private sale units in block A3 (phase 2);
(v) 9 private sale houses (phase 2).
(b) providing sales and marketing services for the private sale units.
An element of the submission is to provide a proposal for a potential alternative scheme that would apply to phase 2 of this project should there be:
— market downturn,
— reduction in sales values of the private sales units,
— reduction in overall sales values.
In any of these scenarios, agreement would be sought between both parties in order to implement the alternative scheme.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Stevenage Borough Council, SG1 1HN.
Section VI: Complementary information
To access this procurement opportunity please visit www.supplyhertfordshire.uk and follow the on-screen guidance. In accordance with Regulation 53 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, the Council's procurement documents are available within the e-Tendering system. This is a one stage procurement process. Therefore, if you wish to be considered as a tenderer you must complete and submit a tender by the specified closing date and time. Tender submissions cannot be uploaded after this return deadline. If you are experiencing problems In-Tend offer a help section which includes a dedicated UK support desk which can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone: +44 1144070065 for any website/technical questions, Monday to Friday, 8.30-17.30. The Council reserves the right at any time to cease the procurement process and not award a contract or to award only part of the opportunity described in this notice. If the Council takes up this right, then they will not be responsible for or pay the expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any organisation or tenderer as a result. The Council undertakes to hold confidential any information provided in the proposal submitted, subject to the Council's obligations under the law including the Freedom of Information Act 2000. If the organisation considers that any of the information submitted in the proposal should not be disclosed because of its sensitivity then this should be stated with the reason for considering it sensitive. The Council will then endeavour to consult with the applicant about such sensitive information when considering any request received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 before replying to such a request. The Council reserves the right to carry out additional financial checks on all organisations bidding for this opportunity at any time during the procurement process. This is to ensure that they continue to meet the Council's requirements and remain financially viable to fulfil the requirements under the contract.
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