United Kingdom-Belfast: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.choice-housing.org/
Section II: Object
PF16-016 — Multi-Element Improvement (MEI) Works to Elmwood House, Oakdale House and Ashmore House.
The package of multi-element improvements proposed will comprise kitchen replacement works (inc. M&E), bathroom refurbishments, upgrades to the scheme's external lighting, overhaul of existing glazing (both uPVC and timber-framed), the removal and replacement of external door sets, the provision of a new door-entry/intercom system to serve a number of the general needs apartments, minor external alterations to improve refuse management and general health & safety, alterations and compliance works to existing automatic fire detection systems, rainwater goods clearance and refurbishment works to the internal communal areas serving Oakdale House.
It is initially anticipated that the package of improvement works will be delivered over a period of 3 months.
Choice's Asset Management team require engagement of an appropriately qualified and experienced Principal Contractor to deliver a range of proposed refurbishment and improvement works to an existing, social housing scheme, which comprises three separate, purpose-built accommodation blocks, as well as a shared, central courtyard and a combination of both communal and privately demised, external areas. The scheme comprising Elmwood House, Oakdale House and Ashmore House was constructed by original developers, Ulidia Housing Association, during the mid-1990s. The scheme is located close to the junction of Northland Avenue and Northland Road — a key thoroughfare into the town centre of Derry.
With a focus on the three accommodation blocks and their composition, the larger ‘General Needs’ block, Oakdale House, comprises a total of eight three-person, two-bedroom self-contained apartments, which are evenly split across the building's two storeys. The smaller ‘General Needs’ accommodation block, Elmwood House, comprises a total of four units — two three-person two-bedroom apartments and two, slightly larger, four-person two-bedroom apartments — each of which benefits from ‘own door’ access, as opposed to via shared, communal areas.
The final building making up the scheme, Ashmore House, currently provides supported accommodation for one of Choice's partner organisations, Clarendon Shelter. The larger Ashmore House benefits from an additional storey and currently contains a total of four single-bedroom, self-contained apartments at ground floor level, as well as fourteen private bedrooms across the building's first (four units) and second (ten units) floors. The first and second floors of Ashmore House also contain all of the living, kitchen and bathroom accommodation shared by Clarendon Shelter's clients occupying the fourteen private bedrooms, whilst the partner organisation's office and other ancillary accommodation, is also catered for. Clarendon Shelter provide 24/7 support to their clients — vulnerable female adults — housed within Ashmore House.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
To be detailed in the procurement documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The cost of responding to the Pre-Qualification Package (PQQP) and any subsequent tender information and/or participation exercise in the procurement process generally will be borne solely by the economic operator participating. A Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Package (PQQP)is available in respect of the project referred to in Section I) above. Economic operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this procurement process at any stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to the contract award is at the sole risk of the economic operator participating in this procurement process. All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly ‘Subject to Contract’ until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of the parties. Any date given in Section IV) above is a best estimate at the time of dispatch. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend any such date. Neither the publication of this Notice nor the employment of any particular terminology or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (as Amended) as implemented by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.