United Kingdom-Glasgow: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA13122
Section II: Object
Architect and Design Framework
Scottish Canals is looking for partner organisations to provide a range of architecture and design services to aid the organisation deliver a number of projects in the operational, commercial, and regeneration and development work of the organisation. The contract value given in the anticipated maximum value of the framework over the 5 year period. This estimate comes from previous work carried out as well as from anticipated funding applications and aspirational spend. There is no guarantee that these spend levels will be delivered during the contract life, or that the spend profile will be uniform during the contract.
Medium/High Value or Risk Projects
Scotland wide across canal network.
Lot 1 will be used to deliver our core projects or work required by Scottish Canals. It is likely that the project will require multi discipline design input through RIBA stages 0 to 6 although some projects may require input at selected stage(s) only. Examples of previous work in this area is given in the tender documents.
The contract will be awarded with an initial contract period with an option to extend to a maximum contract period of 5 years.
Financial information and business probity questions (ESPD Question Set):
— insurance levels,
— fair work practices,
Full details of the requirements and weightings of the objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates is contained in the documentation.
Low Value or Risk Project Work
Scotland wide across canal network
Lot 2 has been introduced as part of this framework to deliver more straightforward work that may only include selected delivery stages from the RIBA Plan of work 2013 with a reduced number of design disciplines required. The type of work envisaged for this lot may include items such as drawing updates or internal layout plans.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
For 4A.1: If required by the member state, bidders are required to be enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers within the country in which they are established.
For 4A.2: Bidders must confirm if they hold the particular authorisation or memberships.
— for 4B.1: Bidders are required to give information for the last 2 years,
— for 4B.2: Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 2 000 000 GBP for the last 2 years for lot 1,
— for 4B.2: Bidders will be required to have an average yearly turnover of a minimum of 200 000 GBP for the last 2 years for lot 2,
— for 4B.5: It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commence of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
—— employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP (lot 1 and 2),
—— public liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP (lot 1 and 2),
—— professional indemnity insurance = 3 000 000 GBP (lot 1),
—— professional indemnity insurance = 250 000 GBP (lot 2).
For 4.C.1: Bidders will be required to provide examples that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience to deliver the services/supplies as described in part II.2.4 of the OJEU contract notice or the relevant section of the site notice.
For 4.C.4: Bidders will be required to confirm that they have (or have access to) the relevant supply chain management and tracking systems used by them to deliver the types of requirements detailed in II.2.4 in the OJEU Contract Notice or the relevant section of the site notice.
For 4.C.6: Bidders will be required to confirm that their managerial staff have the relevant educational and professional qualifications needed to carry out the roles.
For 4.C.10: Bidders will be required to confirm whether they intend to subcontract and, if so, for what proportion of the contract.
Each professional discipline must be carried out by suitably qualified staff in each of these disciplines.
A range of delivery and performance KPIS will be included as part of the contract delivery requirements.
Section IV: Procedure
The unique nature of the canal network in Scotland including many heritage assets, scheduled ancient monuments, water control and containment installations, as well as unique structures such as The Falkirk Wheel. A longer framework period allows for time for all parties to gain a better understanding of these assets and provide better value for money through the framework.
Section VI: Complementary information
Framework will be re-tendered at end of contract period in 2024
This Framework Agreement will run for a initial period of two years with the option to extend for additional periods up to a maximum of a total contract period, including extensions, of 5 years.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 11541. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
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:
Full details of community benefits are included as award criteria and will be published with the tender document.
Internet address: http://www.scottishcanals.co.uk
Scottish Canals will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period before entering into the contract at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Any appeal should be directed to the contact details set out in VI.4.3) below. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the regulations 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 Sheriff Court or the Court of Session in Scotland. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the contract award decision or order the Authority to amend any documents and may award damages. If the contract has already been entered into when the appeal is lodged, the Court may only award damages unless satisfied that one of the prescribed grounds for ineffectiveness applies.