United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Prison building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.sps.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00384
Section II: Object
10624B — Design and Build of Community Custody Unit in Dundee (Hilltown)
The Cabinet Secretary for Justice announced in June 2015 that Scotland was adopting a new approach to the support of female offenders in custody, including the need to create an environment that encourages and assists with their transformational change, utilising facilities designed and built to take account of gender and potential trauma.
The strategy seeks to deliver a new Women’s National Facility at the site of HMP Cornton Vale, Stirling, together with the provision of 5 Community Custody Units (CCUs) at various locations across Scotland. In July 2017, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice announced that the first 2 CCUs would be in:
1) Glasgow and
2) Fife/Dundee areas (subsequently confirmed as Maryhill in Glasgow and Hilltown, Dundee respectively).
This contract notice is for the CCU at Hilltown, Dundee only.
The procurement will follow the restricted procedure:
— following publication of the contract notice, a European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) will be published by SPS and will be made available to bidders, along with SPS's supporting guidance document,
— following the evaluation of the ESPD, shortlisted bidders will be provided with an Invitation to Tender (ITT). Tender responses will then be evaluated by SPS.
The maximum number of candidates to be invited to the to the ITT stage shall be 5, assuming that 5 compliant responses are received. All mandatory requirements of the ESPD must be met.
The following criteria will be assessed:
— economic and financial standing,
— quality assurance schemes and environmental management standards and
— technical and professional ability (scored questions).
This CCU will be designed to accommodate up to 16 women in 2-storey houses. The accommodation consists of three houses, (2 house types 1(6 bedrooms each) and one house type 4 (4 bedrooms)). A separate Hub building will provide a reception, administration and staff facilities, along with a range of facilities for the women, such as healthcare, education and community space.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
List and brief description of conditions:
The bidder is enrolled in the relevant professional or trade registers kept in the Member State of its establishment (as described in Schedule 5 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015).
This refers to the ESPD (Scotland) Part IV
Bidders will be required to have a minimum “General" annual turnover of 6 000 000 GBP for each of the last 3 years.
It is a requirement of this contract that bidders hold, or can commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, they types and
— employer's (compulsory) liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP,
— public liability insurance = 10 000 000 GBP,
— professional indemnity insurance = 10 000 000 GBP.
The bidders shall be capable and have experience in delivering projects of a similar nature as the required works.
Bidders will be required to provide 2 examples of works carried out in the past 5 years that demonstrate that they have the relevant experience in delivering works of a similar nature, scale and complexity as described in the supporting guidance.
The supplementary guidance (downloadable via PCS-T) details the 3 separate scored questions and an additional pass/fail question. The guidance also states the methodology for the scoring and subsequent ranking for the ESPD responses.
The bidder must comply with all legislative requirements.
Bidders will be ranked on a scale of 0-4.
For all scored questions, scoring a 0 will be non-compliant.
Bidders will be ranked on the basis of their responses to the scored questions.
The top 5 bidders will progress to the ITT stage. In the result of a tie, bidders will then be ranked based on their scores for the highest weighted question. This principal will continue until there is a differentiation.
The Form of Contract is GC/Works/1 Single Stage (Design and Build), as amended by SPS.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Bidders should note that compliance in the following areas is likely to be evaluated as part of the ITT award criteria:
1) key design and project delivery resources;
1.1) key project team members;
1.2) wider project team;
1.3) project team management;
2) project delivery;
2.1) Building Information Management System (Level 2 BIM);
2. 2) stakeholder interface;
2.2.1) adjacent occupiers care plan;
2.2.2) client interface;
2.2.3) community benefits;
2.3) health and safety;
2.4) building standards;
2.6) construction plan;
3) design proposal;
3.1) energy requirements;
3.2) design commentary;
3.3) key systems;
4) sustainable procurement duty;
5) workforce matters.
It is the intention that the project will operate a mandatory Project Bank Account (PBA) — a project specific account ring fenced with effective trust status, which will be used for payment of the Contractor and his supply chain. The account shall be opened by the employer under the Scottish Government Banking Services Framework defined at
And in addition it is intended that the PBA shall satisfy the minimum requirements for an effectively constituted Trust under Scots law.
Further guidance on PBAs can be obtained via the following link:
The buyer is using PCS-Tender to conduct this PQQ exercise. The Project code is 12139. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2343
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a sub-contract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
Whilst not introducing a mandatory sub-contracting clause, SPS will however actively encourage the successful Contractor to advertise any packages of work that they do not already have a proposed supply chain partner(s), via Public Contract Scotland.
SPS does not want to potentially limit any supply chain options for the successful Contractor.
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:
Contractors (and their supply chain) shall be required to consider a range of community benefits that will be evaluated as part of the award criteria and will be incorporated into the contract (see http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0043/00436826.pdf. These might include, for example:
— employment of new entrants (e.g. apprenticeships, work placements, other trainees, etc.),
— engagement of supported business, social enterprise, or third sector organisation,
— community events,
— other community benefits proposals which otherwise improve the economic, social or environmental wellbeing of the authority's area in addition to the main purpose of the contract in which the requirement is included.
Internet address: http://www.sps.gov.uk