United Kingdom-Ballymena: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Section II: Object
DOE 2530213 New Buildings for Northern Regional College, Ballymena Campus
The project is the development and construction of a new campus for Northern Regional College constructed on the existing Ballymena Site at Farm Lodge. The project will include the following works:
— site clearance including phased removal of existing college buildings and associated services and drainage,
— existing drainage and services diversions,
— earthworks including cut/fill and removal of surplus excavated/unsuitable material,
— phased construction of new fully serviced campus building,
— site works and associated landscaping.
The form of contract for pre-construction period will be NEC4 Option A and for the construction period will be NEC4 Option C. The project will be delivered to BIM Level 2. The project will consist of a phased approach of demolition and construction in order to deliver the new campus. The project will be delivered within a live fully operational environment. Refer to the procurement documents for further information.
Northern Regional College, Farm Lodge Ballymena, BT43 7DF.
In accordance with Regulation 65(3) of the Public Contract Regulation 2015, 6 candidates will be invited. This is considered to offer adequate competition to ensure that the employer is assured value for money and that there is sufficient opportunity offered to tenders. This limit also protects the industry from wasting valuable resources which are required to prepare a tender submission.
The contract duration identified in Section II.2.7) is indicative only. The contract provides for an estimated pre-construction period of 6 months and an estimated construction period of 30 months. Please refer to the draft contract for further information. The value of the contract identified in Section II.2.6) is an estimate only. Award criteria is set out in the instructions to tenderers.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Architect — employees must have and maintain:
— registration with the Architect’s Registration Board (ARB) or equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction.
Structural engineer — employees must have and maintain:
— chartered membership of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE),
— chartered membership of Engineers Ireland or equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction.
Electrical engineer — employees must be from the electrical discipline and have and maintain:
— chartered membership of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE),
— Chartered Membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction.
Mechanical engineer — employees must be from the mechanical discipline and have and maintain:
— chartered membership of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) or equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction.
Civil engineer — employees must have and maintain:
— chartered membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE),
Economic operators are required to be registered and have Verified Status on Constructionline and should have the minimum category value (9 166 667 GBP) in at least 1 of the Constructionline Categories specified or have submitted a fully completed PQQ1A Constructionline Financial Addendum/s. In the case where an economic operator is a group of economic operators or relying on the capacity of other entities for economic and financial standing, the economic operator as ‘Leads. Enterprise’ must have a category value no less than 40 % of the minimum category value (3 666 667 GBP) required by the contracting authority and the sum of the category values of the group of economic operators and the other entities that it is relying on for economic and financial standing, in a ‘Relevant Work Category’ must be greater than or equal to the minimum category value (3 666 667 GBP) required by the contracting authority building general, building general, 45210000-2, building general, building (schools and colleges), 45214000-0, building general, building general, building (design and construct).
In order for an economic operator to be eligible to participate in this competition the economic operator team must hold valid insurance to all the applicable values:
1) Public liability insurance with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident;
2) Employer’s liability insurance (economic operator only) with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident compliant with applicable statutory requirements professional indemnity insurance, contractor all risk insurance with a minimum limit of indemnity not less than 31 625 000 GBP per incident. Professional indemnity insurance for all activities of a professional nature including design liability with a limit of indemnity of not less than that specified below in GBP for each and every claim 5 500 000 GBP.
For the purposes of pre-qualification in addition to the main contractor, the following main contractor’s team members will be assessed: architect/lead designer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer and structural/civil engineer.
Conflict of interest: the contractor or the lead enterprise in the consortium must confirm that, if successful in. being short-listed for invitation to tender and ultimately awarded the tender, there would be no conflict or perceived conflict of interest in relation to the contractor team completing the contract. The contractor or the lead enterprise in the consortium must complete the ‘Conflict of Interest Declaration’ in Section E of the on-line CfT questionnaire, on behalf of the contractor team. The employer has. appointed the following firms to act on its behalf in this procurement:
McAdam Design Mott McDonald, JCP Consulting McIIwaine Landscape Architects Clever Fulton Rankin SDS.
Given their existing involvement in the project, none of the firm(s) listed above may act as a consultant for this procurement, or form part of any consortium or contractor's team. The contractor or the lead enterprise in the consortium must not contact any of the above firms with regard to this procurement.
Electrical engineer — employees must be from the electrical discipline and have and maintain:
— chartered membership of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) or equivalent professional body within your own jurisdiction.
The economic operators’ performance on this contract will be regularly monitored. As part of its contract management procedures, the contracting authority will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 — Contract management principles and procedures https://www.financeni... gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures
If an economic operator has received more than one current notice of written warning or a notice of unsatisfactory performance, the contracting authority, at its discretion, can consider an economic operator’s exclusion from future procurements, being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by the Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPP), for a minimum period of 12 months or 3 years respectively.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
CPD, in its capacity as a central purchasing body, is administering this procurement on behalf of the contracting authority. The contracting authority expressly reserves the right:
(i) to award one, some, all or no lots;
(ii) not to award any contract/framework agreement as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice or to cancel the procurement at any stage; and
(iii) to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the tendering competition and in no circumstances will the authority be liable for any costs incurred by economic operators or candidates. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to contract award is accordingly at the sole risk of the economic operator or candidate participating in this procurement process. This project will be used to progress the Government’s wider social, economic and environmental objectives. No business whatsoever is guaranteed under any resulting framework agreement or contract indeed there is no guarantee that any framework agreement or contract will be put in place in relation to this notice. No compensation etc will be paid if a contract or framework agreement is withdrawn for any reason. Economic operators should take part in this process only on the basis that they fully understand and accept this position.
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This procurement is governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and provides for economic operators who have suffered, or who risk suffering, loss, or damage, as a consequence of an alleged breach of the duty owed in accordance with Regulation 91 to start proceedings in the High Court. A standstill period will commence at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Any proceedings relating to any perceived non-compliance with the relevant law must be started within 30 days, beginning with the date when the economic operator first knew, or ought to have known that grounds for starting the proceedings had arisen (a court may extend the time-limit to 3 months, where the court considers that there is a good reason for doing so).
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