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United Kingdom-Glasgow: Project and design preparation, estimation of costs
Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
Consultancy Services for Glasgow City Centre Districts Strategy Regeneration
The Council invites tender bids for the provision of consultancy services to produce 4 District Regeneration Frameworks (DRF’s) for Glasgow City Council’s City Centre Regeneration Group. These are the final 4 DRFs for Glasgow city centre, and relate to the following districts: Cowcaddens, Learning Quarter, Townhead and Merchant City. This commission seeks a lead consultant, supported by a multi-disciplinary consultancy team, to develop and produce these DRFs.
Economic operators may be excluded from this project if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 40 of the Concession Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2016.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In order to pass the financial check section of the contract, it is mandatory for companies to attain the undernoted:
Bidders must comply with the undernoted financial requirements in order to participate in the tendering process:
— there is a minimum financial requirement that affects trading performance and balance sheet strength,
— financial requirements should be calculated on latest filed accounts with Company House,
— for non-UK Companies, ratios should be calculated on information contained in most recent audited accounts.
— an overall positive outcome on pre-tax profits over a 3 year period,
— exceptional items can be excluded from the calculation,
— the above would be expressed in the ratio pre-tax profit/turnover.
Balance sheet strength:
Net worth of the organisation must be positive.
Intangibles can be included for purposes of the total assets figure.
The above would be expressed in the ratio total assets/total liabilities
Applicants who have been trading for less than the 3 years noted above must provide evidence that they are complying with the above minimum financial requirements for the period in which they have been trading.
Applicants who do not comply with the above financial requirements but are part of a group, can provide a parent guarantee if the parent company satisfies the financial requirements stipulated above.
Where the applicant is a group of economic operators (such as a consortium), the lead party of that group must comply with minimum financial requirements.
Bidders will be required to provide adequate assurance of financial strength to successfully complete their contractual obligations, and have available their three (3) most recent sets of annual audited accounts including profit and loss information.
The Council reserves the right at its own discretion to seek such other information from the Applicant in accordance with Regulation 61(7) or Regulation 61(8) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 to prove the applicant’s economic and financial standing.
KPIs as listed in the invitation to tender.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Re ESPD Questions 4D.1, 4D1.1, 4D1.2, 4D2, 4D2.1 and 4D2.2; applicants must hold the certificates for quality control and environmental management standards or comply with all the questions noted in ESPD Section 4D. Please refer to the 'ESPD Statements Document' uploaded to the buyers attachment area on PCS-T.
Health and safety questionnaire: the H&S questionnaire located in the buyers attachment area must be completed in full and uploaded in the qualification envelope.
Freedom of information act: information on the FOI Act is contained in Appendix A of the ITT. Applicants must note the implications of this legislation and ensure that any information they wish the council to consider withholding is specifically indicated on the FOI certificate (NB the council does not bind itself to withhold this information).
Tenderers amendments — applicants must enter any clause, condition, amendment to specification or any other qualification they may wish to make conditional to this offer. Applicants will be required to complete the tenderers amendment certificate.
Prompt payment — the successful tenderer shall, as a condition of being awarded the tender, be required to demonstrate to the Council's satisfaction that all funds due to the tenderer's permitted subcontractors in respect of these works are paid timeously and that as a minimum invoices rendered by subcontractors shall (unless formally disputed by the tenderer) be paid within 30 days of receipt. The successful tenderer shall also impose this condition on its subcontractors in respect of payments due to any sub-subcontractors, if any. Applicants will be required to complete the prompt payment certificate.
Non-collusion — applicants will be required to complete the non-collusion certificate.
Insurance mandate — all successful suppliers will be required to sign an insurance mandate, contained in the buyers attachments area within the PCS Tender portal authorising the Council to request copies of insurance documents from the supplier’s insurance provider. If the mandate is not signed and returned the Council reserves the right to request copies of insurance certificates from bidders at any point during the contract period.
Terms and conditions are located within the buyers attachments area within the PCS Tender portal.
Additional information pertaining to this contract notice is contained in the invitation to tender and ESPD Statements documents situated within the buyers attachments area of PCS-T. Bidders must ensure they read these documents in line with this contract notice.
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this ITT exercise. The project code is 1234567
For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
A subcontract 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:
Bidders must review the community benefits menu and indicate the type and volume of any community benefits outcomes which they propose to deliver through this contract. The outcomes offered must meet the minimum community benefits points required for the contract.
Glasgow City Council (‘the council’) must, by notice in writing as soon as possible after the decision has been made, inform all tenderers and candidates concerned of its decision to award the contract, conclude the framework agreement or establish a dynamic purchasing system. The Council must allow a period of at least the relevant standstill period (where the notice is sent by facsimile or electronic means the period is 10 days ending at midnight at the end of the 10th day after that on which the last notice is sent, when sent by other means he period is 15 days) to elapse between the date of despatch of the notice referred to in Regulation 85(1) of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 (‘The Regulations’). The Council is obliged to comply with the regulations and any eligible economic operator can bring an action in the Sherriff Court or the Court of Session where as a consequence of a breach by the Council, suffers or risks suffering loss or damage. The bringing of court proceedings during the standstill period means that the council must not enter into the contract, conclude the framework agreement or establish the dynamic purchasing system unless the proceedings are determined, discontinued or disposed of: or the court, by interim order, brings to an end the prohibition. The bringing of court proceedings after the standstill period has elapsed and the remedies that are available to the courts are detailed in the Regulations. Economic operators can write to the Council seeking further clarification on the notice, to which the Council must respond within 15 days. Economic operators should be mindful to seek their own independent legal advice when they consider appropriate to do so.