United Kingdom-Belfast: Building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.choice-housing.org/
Section II: Object
PF16-055 — Proposed component replacement and minor refurbishment works to existing ‘General Needs’ properties within Clements Court, Derry.
Choice's Asset Management team require engagement of an appropriately qualified and experienced Principal Contractor to deliver a range of proposed refurbishment, improvement and cyclical maintenance works to existing properties within a, relatively modern, single-phase development of social housing within the Waterside are of the City of Derry. Clements Court was originally constructed during 1997. The Clements Court development appears to have been completed as a single phase and incorporates a range of house-types, all of which are presently classified as ‘general needs’, in the context of the Northern Ireland Housing Executive's Common Selection Scheme. Clements Court is accessible by both vehicles and pedestrians from the adjacent Emerson Street and is close to main thoroughfare into the city centre of Derry — Glendermott Road.
In total, the scheme comprises 31 self-contained units, with the mix broken down as follows:
— 14nr 3-person, 2-bedroom bungalows;
— 12nr 2-person, 1-bedroom apartments;
— 5nr 2-person, 1-bedroom bungalows.
All properties benefit from private back gardens/yard areas, which are enclosed with a combination of intermediate and higher-level timber-boarded fencing. In-curtilage areas to the front of each property were noted to be ‘open-plan’, in accordance with the original scheme design, with no physical walls or fencing, and the like, noted marking the boundaries between the respective areas demised to each property at the front. Each dwelling benefits from its own, off-street private parking (1 space per self-contained unit), which is provided with tarmacadam hardstandings, in contrast to the brick-paviour, pedestrian walkways. Properties throughout the scheme are generally adjoined, in terrace rows, in a layout that suits the shape and form of the site, with external access to rear gardens, to facilitate refuse collection, being off communal laneways. Properties across both phases of the scheme generally benefit from both front and rear access doors, with the exception of the 6 first floor apartments, which are accessed from a total of 3 communal entrance lobbies containing the shared internal stairs and landings, as well as the electrical supplies and metering equipment serving the first floor units. The package of proposed multi-element improvements proposed will comprise kitchen replacement works (inc. M&E), external cyclical redecoration works — including the identification and implementation of necessary pre-paint repair works, overhaul of the scheme's current uPVC-framed double glazing, the removal and replacement of the vast majority of the scheme's existing external door-sets throughout, the provision of a new door-entry/intercom system (where required) to serve the scheme's upper-storey apartments, rainwater goods clearance and essential repair works, as well as refurbishment of the internal communal areas serving the 3 apartment blocks within the scheme.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
To be detailed in procurement documentation.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The cost of responding to the Pre-Qualification Package (PQQP) and any subsequent tender information and/or participation exercise in the procurement process generally will be borne solely by the economic operator participating. A Memorandum of Information and Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Package (PQQP) is available in respect of the project referred to in Section I) above. Economic operators should note that the Contracting Authority reserves the right to cancel this procurement process at any stage. Any expenditure, work or effort undertaken prior to the contract award is at the sole risk of the economic operator participating in this procurement process. All discussions and correspondence will be deemed strictly ‘Subject to Contract’ until a formal contract is entered into. The formal contract shall not be binding until it has been signed and dated by the duly authorised representatives of the parties. Any date given in Section IV) above is a best estimate at the time of dispatch. The Contracting Authority reserves the right to extend any such date. Neither the publication of this Notice nor the employment of any particular terminology or any other indication shall be taken to mean that the Contracting Authority intends to hold itself bound by Directive 2014/24/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council (as Amended) as implemented by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.
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