United Kingdom-Glasgow: Construction work for multi-dwelling buildings and individual houses
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.wheatley-group.com
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA10306
Section II: Object
Framework for Housing Construction and Associated Works
The Wheatley Group intends to establish a Framework Agreement for the provision of Housing Construction and Associated Works. The framework will be divided into 2 lots covering:
— Lot 1 — up to 30 Units, and
— Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above.
This Framework Agreement will be used by WHG companies as defined in the Framework Agreement for housing construction and associated works terms and conditions.
The framework will be for a period of 36 months with the option to extend for a further 12 months at the sole discretion of the Wheatley Group.
UP TO 30 UNITS
This Framework Agreement will mainly cover new build housing. However there may be a proportion of conversion, rehabilitation or renovation works to existing properties, including non- residential and/or listed buildings.
The projects will range in size (up to 30 Units), tenure and type from mainstream housing to a variety of particular needs projects. The tenure type will cover all affordable tenures such as social and mid-market rent, full market/private rented and market sale.
The location of projects will vary, but will predominantly be located in the Central Belt of Scotland including, but not limited to:
East, West and Mid Lothian
West and East Dunbartonshire
Projects may however be located in any part of Scotland. The total number of units in each of the geographical areas may vary and no specific numbers can be guaranteed in any area or in total.
Option to extend by a further period of 12 months at the sole discretion of the Wheatley Group
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.
31 UNITS AND ABOVE
The projects will range in size (31 Units and above), tenure and type from mainstream housing to a variety of particular needs projects. The tenure type will cover all affordable tenures such as social and mid-market rent, full market/private rented and market sale.
Option to extend by a further period of 12 months at the sole discretion of the Wheatley Group.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In respect of Lot 1 — up to 30 units and Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above:
Tenderers must be a member of the Chartered Institute of Building.
It is a mandatory requirement for Tenderers to hold the above membership.
In respect of Lot 1 — up to 30 units:
Tenderers must hold:
A current Equifax (or equal) financial report score of D or better; and
A minimum Annual Turnover of 15 000 000 GBP for the previous 3 financial years 2015, 2016 and 2017 (in GBP Sterling).
The Wheatley Group will utilise Equifax to assist in its determination of the organisations financial status and risk. It is recommended that Tenderers review their own Equifax Score in advance of submitting their Tender submission. If, following this review, Tenderers consider that the Equifax Score does not reflect their current financial status, the Tenderer should attach a document to their tender submission, clearly referenced, giving a detailed explanation, together with any relevant supporting independent evidence. The Wheatley Group will review any such information as part of the evaluation of Tenderers financial status. Where the Tenderer is under no obligation to publish accounts and therefore does not have a Equifax or equivalent rating, they must provide their audited financial accounts for the previous 2 years as part of their Tender Submission in order that the Wheatley Group may assess these to determine the suitability of the Tenderer to undertake a contract or contracts of this size.
Where a consortium bid is received, the Equifax Score of each consortium member shall be assessed. Where the Tenderer is a subsidiary of a group but is applying as a separate legal entity and fails to meet the minimum financial turnover requirements or minimum Equifax (or equivalent) as a company, in order to progress to the next stage of the evaluation they must provide as part of their tender submission, written confirmation from an authorised signatory of the parent company, that a parent company guarantee will be provided within 2 weeks of request. The parent company must meet the minimum financial requirements as assessed by the Wheatley Group.
Tenderers(s), if requested, will also be required to provide 2 years audited accounts, or equivalent prior to the award of framework.
Where a Tenderer is found not to hold the minimum requirements indicated, the Wheatley Group will exclude the Tenderer from the competition.
In respect of Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above:
A minimum Annual Turnover of 30 000 000 GBP for the previous 3 financial years 2015, 2016 and 2017 (in GBP Sterling).
In respect of both Lot 1 — up to 30 Units and Lot 2 — 31 Units and above
Tenderers must have:
The under-noted insurance provision in place or provide confirmation that in the event of success in the tender process, the under-noted insurance provision will be put in place:
— Employers Liability to a minimum indemnity of 5 000 000 GBP
— Public Liability to a minimum indemnity of 5 000 000 GBP
— Contractor’s All Risk Insurance to a minimum indemnity based on a +125 % of contract value
— Professional Indemnity insurance to a minimum indemnity of 10 000 000 GBP
Statutory third party motor vehicle insurance for any company cars being used (Note: if the contractor permits employees to use their own vehicles in the fulfilment of the contract then we will require a letter from the contractor confirming that the contractor has put in place, and continues to implement on an on-going basis, arrangements to ensure that their employees are appropriately and adequately insured to drive their vehicles on the business of the company).
Should the Tenderer not have the specified insurances at the time of tendering then, the Tenderer must certify in their response that the specified insurance will be obtained.
Where a Tenderer does not hold or commit to obtaining the types and levels of insurance indicated, the Wheatley Group will exclude the Tender from the competition.
— experience and track record,
— capacity to undertake works to be delivered under the Framework Agreement,
— health and safety,
— complaints procedure and escalation,
— quality policies and systems/practices,
— equal opportunities,
— living wage.
In relation to the above criteria, and minimum levels as set out below, all certificates must be relevant, in date and in scope for the works applied and will be requested when the final preferred tendering contractors have been identified, for both lots, during the evaluation process.
Lot 1 — up to 30 Units
Experience and track record:
The organisation must have worked on at least 3 similar size (up to 30 Units), housing construction projects completed within the last 5 years and;
Have worked as a Project Manager on at least three housing construction projects utilising the SBCC Design and Build and SBCC with Quants Contracts, completed within the last 5 years.
Capacity to undertake the works to be delivered under the Framework Agreement:
The organisation must have the ability to service the Contracts to be delivered under the framework and must have the appropriate resources by discipline; plant and machinery available to fulfil the Wheatley Group’s requirements for this Lot 1 for which they are tendering for.
Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above
The organisation must have worked on at least 5 similar size (31 Units and above), housing construction projects completed within the last 3 years and;
Have worked as a project manager on at least 5 housing construction projects utilising the SBCC Design and Build and SBCC with Quants Contracts, completed within the last 3 years.
The organisation must have the ability to service the Contracts to be delivered under the framework and must have the appropriate resources by discipline; plant and machinery available to fulfil the Wheatley Group’s requirements for this Lot 2 for which they are tendering for.
Health and safety policies and practices — both Lots 1 and 2
Hold a UKAS (or equivalent), accredited independent third party certificate of compliance in accordance with BS OHSAS 18001/45001 (or equivalent) or have, within the last 12 months, successfully met the assessment requirements of a scheme which a registered member of the Safety Schemes in Procurement (SSIP) forum;
Have a current health and safety policy statement endorsed by the Chief Executive Officer, or equivalent. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of the work and set out responsibilities for H&S management at all levels within the organisation. The policy must be relevant to the nature and scale of your operations and set out your company’s responsibilities of health and safety management and compliance with legislation.
Additionally The Tenderer must have in place:
Arrangements to comply with CDM 2015 Regulations.
Arrangements to document and provide relevant construction phase plans.
Arrangements to document and provide relevant risk assessments/method statements.
Arrangement to document and provide relevant information, instruction and training
Arrangements for the recording and investigation of accidents and incidents
Arrangements to document and provide management of temporary works
Arrangements to document and provide contractor vetting procedures where sub-contracting of works is permitted.
Arrangements for the inspection and maintenance of Work Equipment.
Environmental — Lot 1 up to 30 Units
Organisation must be:
ISO 14001 Accredited or
Have a current Environmental Policy signed and dated.
Environmental — Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above
ISO 14001 Accredited and
Complaints procedure and escalation — Both Lots 1 and 2
Organisation must have an appropriate complaints procedure with a dedicated Account Manager and escalation points system in place.
Quality policies and systems/practices Lot 1 — UP to 30 Units
ISO 9001 Accredited; or
Have a current equivalent Quality Policy signed and dated.
Quality policies and systems/practices Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above
ISO 9001 Accredited; and
Have a current equivalent quality policy signed and dated.
Equal opportunities both Lots 1 and 2:
Organisation’s must comply with relevant statutory obligations in regards to being an equal opportunities employer.
Living wage both Lots 1 and 2:
Organisation must adhere to the Living Wage.
In respect of Lot 1 — up to 30 Units and Lot 2 — 31 Units and Above:
Complete the ESPDS; and
Accept the terms and conditions of the ITT and the terms and conditions of the Framework Agreement.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Tenderers responses to the ESPDS will be assessed on the basis of:
Part I — Information Only;
Part II Questions 2A.1 — 2D.1.1 Information Only;
Part III Questions 3A — 3D.15.4 Pass or Fail;
Part IV Section A to D – not applicable;
Part IV Section E – Selection Criteria Global Question (Refer to Minimum Selection Criteria as contained within this Contract Notice Notice for each lot, where Tenderers must satisfy themselves that they meet these minimum requirements prior to tendering);
Part V – not applicable; and
Part VI - Please complete as per the Guidance.
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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:
Following successful appointment to the framework, Contractors are committed to delivering the mandatory community benefits as detailed in Appendix 7 — Mandatory Community Benefits Table and the guidance statement in Appendix A, contained within the Invitation to Tender document.
Internet address: http://www.wheatley-group.com