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United Kingdom-Inverness: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313
Section II: Object
Design Team Services
HIE and the University of the Highlands and Islands propose to construct a new shared development on plot 15 of Inverness Campus and require a suitably experienced and qualified design team.
The appointment will be made under the NEC3 Professional Services Contract (PSC) Option A directly with HIE, with final designs submitted for planning by May 2020. Construction is expected to be awarded by October/November 2020 with the work estimated to be complete by winter 2021. Note, HIE anticipates that this will be a ‘fast track’ project in that deliverable dates are fixed.
It is expected that these services will be required from March /April 2020 for an initial period of 8 months, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the contract with HIE having the option to extend for a period or periods together not exceeding 6 months following the initial term. The budget currently available to deliver this service is between 200 000 GBP and 250 000 GBP (excluding VAT). This figure is inclusive of travel and subsistence (T&S) but exclusive of planning fees and charges.
HIE has the option to extend for a period or periods together not exceeding 6 months following the initial term.
HIE may require the supplier to provide additional services. Any such modification shall be in terms of Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Architects and practices must either be registered with the Architects Registration Board of the UK or hold such qualifications as comply with articles 3 and 4 of EC Directive 85/384/EEC.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the following minimum insurances for each and every claim.
Employer's (compulsory) liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Public liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP
Professional indemnity insurance = 5 000 000 GBP
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The award criteria will be marked according to the following criteria:
0 = Unacceptable — nil or inadequate response which fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 = Poor — response is partially relevant but generally poor. It addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
2 = Acceptable — response is relevant and acceptable. It addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 = Good — response is relevant and good. It is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4 = Excellent — response is completely relevant and excellent overall. It is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
In order to participate, bidders should register, for free, on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) and record their interest in this contract and download and complete all relevant documentation.
Tenders must be submitted via the PCS postbox and must be received by the published deadline. Late tenders will not be accepted and HIE will reject any submissions received after the deadline. Email or hard copy responses will not be accepted.
PCS also gives suppliers access to an online question and answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously) and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=611767
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.
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:
Although these will not be evaluated as part of this tender process, bidders are still encouraged to deliver some as part of this contract. Bidders should see the ‘Community Benefits and Fair Work Practices’ Guidance and excel spreadsheet for more information.
Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=611767
Internet address: http://www.hie.co.uk