Services - 530322-2018

01/12/2018    S232    - - Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Slough: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2018/S 232-530322

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Slough Borough Council
51 Bath Road, Slough, Berkshire
Slough Berkshire
United Kingdom
Contact person: Frederick Narmh
Telephone: +44 1753875683
NUTS code: UKJ13

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Framework Agreement for asset management consultancy services

Reference number: SBC - 023600
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Slough Borough Council (the Council) is seeking to appoint a single provider of asset management consultancy services to deliver support to the Council over a 4 year period via a framework arrangement (the Framework Agreement) as and when required by the Council to support its programme of asset management works. The Framework Agreement will be made available to other contracting authorities in the UK, as set out further below in Section II.2.4.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKJ13
Main site or place of performance:

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Council is seeking to appoint a single suitable and properly qualified service provider experienced in delivering services similar to the services being let under this Framework Agreement via form of Framework Agreement with a 4 year term with call-off consultancy appointments to provide various asset management services. The form of Framework Agreement is the ACA Framework Alliance Contract with bespoke amendments and the consultancy appointments are bespoke appointments. The Framework Agreement also allows for bespoke forms of appointment to be used. Call-off appointments will be made by direct selection. The Council (or any Contracting Authority appointing under the Framework Agreement) may consult the service provider in writing, requesting it to supplement its tender as necessary, as provided for by Regulation 33(7)(b) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. The term of any call-off appointment may extend beyond the term of the Framework Agreement. The categories of services which may be called off under the Framework Agreement are as follows:

— property performance asset services,

— client support services,

— procurement and project management services,

— development services,

— financial services,

— multi-disciplinary professional services. The services are more fully set out in the procurement documents, which are available at the address listed above. The Council is letting this Framework Agreement for itself and on behalf of local authorities within the UK (for a full list see:, including other social landlords operating within the UK (for a full list, see:, including and ALMOs within the UK (for a full list see: Joint ventures comprising any of the above potential clients (or the Council) and subsidiary companies of the above potential clients (and those of the Council) may also utilise the Framework Agreement.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 20 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 48
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Envisaged number of candidates: 5
II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
II.2.14)Additional information

Appointment to the Framework Agreement is no guarantee of work or of any minimum amount of work pursuant to that Framework Agreement.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.3)Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with a single operator
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement. Framework agreement with a single operator

IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 24/12/2018
Local time: 17:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 07/01/2019
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:

The Council reserves the right not to award any contract pursuant to this procurement exercise and/or to abandon this procurement exercise at any time and/or to award a contract for part of the services at its sole discretion. The Council shall have no liability whatsoever to any applicant or tenderer as a result of its exercise of that discretion. For the avoidance of doubt, all costs incurred by any applicant and/or tenderer before signature of any contract with the Council shall be incurred entirely at that applicant's/tenderer's risk. The Council anticipates that the Business Transfers Directive 2001/23/EC as implemented by the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006, might apply to the transfer of personnel from the incumbent Contractor(s)/the Council under this procurement. The Council's detailed requirements will be set out in the Framework Agreement. Under this Framework Agreement the consultant and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment and training and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20794760000
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
High Court
Royal Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Contracting Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No. 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the Contracting Authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the Contracting Authority to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: