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United Kingdom-Belfast: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Address of the buyer profile: https://etendersni.gov.uk/epps
Section II: Object
DE 2449401 Appointment of an Integrated Consultant Team for Holy Rosary Primary School, Belfast. SEP 2-10
The provision of a construction related professional services team of consultants to actively develop the employer's requirements and provide professional services in accordance with RIBA Plan of Work 2013 Stages 1-7. For a complete description of this procurement please refer to the pre-qualification questionnaire package.
PCR 2015 Regulation 65(3).
Award criteria is as set out in the instructions to tenderers document. Please refer to ITT Document 3 of 4 scope of services, for detailed description of the procurement.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In order for a consultant to be eligible to participate in this competition they must hold licences, accreditations or certificates with a professional construction body as set out in the procurement documents in Holy Rosary Draft ITT, Tender Package, Quality Submission (TP-QS).
Economic operators are required to be registered and have verified status on Constructionline and should have the minimum category value (63 000 GBP) in at least one of the Constructionline Categories specified or have submitted a fully completed PQQ1A Constructionline Financial Addendum. In the case where the 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 ‘Lead Enterprise’ must have a verified category value no less than 25 200,00 GBP and the sum of the category values held by the members of a group of economic operators when added together must be equal to or greater than 63 000 GBP. Architecture — Architecture and Related Services — 71220000-6, Quantity Surveyor — Quantity Surveying — 71324000-5, PM Services — Construction PM Services — 71541000-2, M and E Services — M and E Engineering Services — 71315210-4, Civil Engineering — Civil Engineering — 71311000-1, Structural Engineering — Structural Engineering — 71312000-8.
In order for an economic operator to be eligible to participate in this competition the economic operator must hold valid insurance to all the applicable values.
1) Public liability insurance with a minimum limit of indemnity of not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident;
2) Employer’s liability insurance with a minimum limit of indemnity of not less than 10 000 000 GBP per incident compliant with applicable statutory requirements;
3) Professional indemnity insurance for all activities of a professional nature including design liability with a limit of indemnity of not less than 2 000 000 GBP for each and every claim.
The economic operator (or where the economic operator is a group of economic operators, all parties forming the group of economic operators) must provide at least 1 of the core disciplines listed in the procurement documents in Holy Rosary Draft ITT, Tender Package, Quality Submission (TP-QS).
The Economic Operator’s (EO’s) performance on this contract will be regularly monitored. As part of its contract management procedures, the Contracting Authority (CA) will use the protocol for managing poor supplier performance contained in Procurement Guidance Note PGN 01/12 Contract Management Principles and Procedures: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/publications/procurement-guidance-note-0112-contract-management-principles-and-procedures
If an EO has received more than 1 current notice of written warning or a notice of unsatisfactory performance, the CA, at its discretion, can consider an EO’s exclusion from future procurements being undertaken on behalf of bodies covered by Northern Ireland Public Procurement Policy (NIPPP) for a minimum period of 1 or 3 years respectively. A list of bodies subject to NIPPP: https://www.finance-ni.gov.uk/articles/list-public-bodieswhich-ni-public-procurement-policy-applies
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 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 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.
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).