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United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Building and facilities management services
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Hard Facilities Management Services Delivery Partners
The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking to appoint up to two Hard FM Services Delivery Partners for the delivery of Hard FM Services. The contract period will be for 7 years with the option to extend mutually for a further period of 3 years. The contract value is estimated at 100m GBP - 180m GBP over the 10-year duration. Each partner will be responsible for performing Hard FM Services for planned, reactive and small project works in the Council’s non-domestic operational estate in an allocated geographical area of the City.
The City of Edinburgh Council is seeking to appoint up to two Hard Facilities Management (FM) Services Delivery Partners for the delivery of Hard FM Services. The contract period will be for 7 years with the option to extend mutually for a further period of 3 years. The contract value is estimated at GBP100m - GBP180m over the 10-year duration. Each partner will be responsible for performing Hard FM Services for planned, reactive and small project works in the Council’s non-domestic operational estate in an allocated geographical area of the City.
The Hard FM Services will cover planned and reactive maintenance, statutory compliance, minor works and area wide specific programmes. The scope includes, but is not limited to:
Fabric elements, including: roofs and roof drainage, floors and floor finishes, stairs, ceilings, external and internal doors, external walls and finishes, windows, internal walls/ partitions and finishes, external pipework, sanitary services, fixtures and fittings, plumbing, signage, fixed furniture and fittings, external circulation routes including playgrounds and hardstandings, external furniture, external drainage, external signage, and boundary walls, fences and gates;
Mechanical & Electrical elements: heating and domestic hot water boilers, oil fired boilers, gas fired boilers, chimney sweeping, feed/ expansion tanks, induced draught fans, combustion air paths, oil storage tanks, boiler efficiency testing, gas fires, heating systems, ventilation inspections, battery operated smoke detectors, AC equipment, smoke vent systems, extraction units, air handling units, air conditioning units, catering equipment, deep cleaning of kitchen canopies and extract ductwork, refrigeration, pressurised hot water plant, distribution boards, electrical fixed wire testing, portable appliance testing, general lighting, lighting rigs, emergency lighting, standby generators, battery equipment, alternators, fire fighting equipment, fire blankets, carbon monoxide sensors, defibrillators, lightning protection, automated doors, mansafe systems, access control systems; and lifts and escalators
Further information on the scope of services can be found in the ESPD Instruction Document attached to this Contract Notice.
The contract period will be for 7 years with the option to extend mutually for a further period of 3 years.
Please see information in the ESPD Instruction Document.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Part II: Section D - Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 71 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Part III: Section A, B, C & D - Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in regulation 58 and 71 of The Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Part IV: Selection criteria - B: Economic and financial standing – Question 4B.1 - Bidders are required to have a minimum “Hard Facilities Management Services” annual turnover of GBP12.5m for the last two financial years. Where a Bidder does not have an annual turnover of this value, the Council may exclude the Bidder from the competition or may apply discretion seeking supporting evidence to determine the Bidder’s suitability to proceed in the competition.
Part IV: Selection criteria - B: Economic and financial standing – Question 4B.4 - Tenderers will be required provide the following information in response to 4B.4:
Current ratio for Current Year: >1.20
Current ratio for Prior Year: >1.20
The formula for calculating a Tenderer’s current ratio is current assets divided by current liabilities. The acceptable range for each financial ratio is greater than 1.20. Where a Tenderer’s current ratio is less than the acceptable value, the Council may exclude the Tenderer from the competition or may apply discretion seeking supporting evidence to determine the Tenderer’s suitability to proceed in the competition.
Part IV: Selection criteria - B: Economic and financial standing – Questions 4B.5 - Tenderers are required to hold, or commit to obtaining prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
— Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance - 10m GBP,
— Public Liability Insurance - 5m GBP,
— Contractors All Risk Insurance - 250 000 GBP.
Where a Tenderer does not hold, or commit to obtaining the types and levels of insurance indicated, the Council may exclude the Tenderer from the competition.
The weighted and mandatory selection criteria can be located in the ESPD Instruction document.
Please see procurement documents
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=599838.
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx.
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
A sub-contract clause has been included in this contract. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2363
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
The Council aims to maximise the social, economic and environmental benefits from its procurement (known as ‘Community Benefits’) by incorporating Community Benefit clauses within its contracts. These benefits are delivered by suppliers in addition to meeting the core requirements of the contract.
Types of community benefits which the Council would like to include within this contract may include, but are not limited to:
— targeted recruitment and training e.g. jobs, training, work experience, job shadowing opportunities, apprenticeships for young persons and unemployed individuals,
— supported employment for people with disabilities or other disadvantaged groups,
— promotion of job opportunities through local agencies,
— training for existing workforce, particularly in relation to traditional skills such as stone masonry, leadwork and slating,
— mentoring – suppliers offering support and guidance to local organisations and individuals,
— suppliers using community venues and other community services,
— promotion of certain supply chain subcontractors (Small to Medium Enterprises, enterprises, supported businesses, Third Sector Organisations),
— the staff of suppliers undertaking volunteering within communities,
— community enhancement - resources provided for community facilities (e.g. playgrounds, habitat enhancements, environmental improvements) and initiatives (e.g. energy efficiency),
— outreach and education opportunities within the community to those associated with or impacted by the types of service provided e.g. promoting careers in construction and trades or care and support to local schools,
— sponsorship of local organisations,
— community consultation, engagement and strengthening of community relations,
— equal opportunities in terms of the supplier’s staffing and access to services.
A tenderer that suffers loss as a result of a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session. The City of Edinburgh Council (the Council) will have a minimum standstill period of 10 days before awarding the contract. The communication of the award decision notice will be sent by fax or e-mail to all tenderers with the standstill period commencing on the next day. If proceedings are started in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session against the Council in respect of the decision to award the contract within the standstill period then the Council is prevented from awarding the contract. Post contract award the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session may (1) award damages provided proceedings are brought within 3 months from the date when the grounds for the bringing of the proceedings first arose (2) be entitled to issue an ineffectiveness order or impose a financial penalty on the Council. A claim for an ineffectiveness order must be made within 30 days of the Contract Award Notice being published in the OJEU or within 30 days of the date those who expressed an interest in or otherwise bid for the contract were informed of the conclusion of the contract or in any other case within 6 months from the date on which the contract was entered into.