Services - 544746-2019

18/11/2019    S222    Services - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

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

2019/S 222-544746

Contract notice

Services

Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Scape Procure Ltd
National registration number: 09955814
Postal address: 2nd floor, City Gate West, Tollhouse Hill
Town: Nottingham
NUTS code: UK
Postal code: NG1 5AT
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: John Simons
E-mail: johns@scapegroup.co.uk
Telephone: +44 1159583200

Internet address(es):

Main address: https://www.scapegroup.co.uk/services/procure

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.scapegroup.co.uk/services/procure

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://www.delta-esourcing.com/
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Other activity: Scape Procure Ltd is a public sector owned built environment specialist. We offer a suite of OJEU compliant frameworks.

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

Scape National Consultancy Framework

Reference number: SCP006
II.1.2)Main CPV code
71000000
II.1.3)Type of contract
Services
II.1.4)Short description:

Scape Procure Ltd (Scape) wishes to establish a framework agreement for a 4-year duration with an option to extend for a further 2 years.

Experienced suppliers are invited to apply for 3 lots covering built environment, infrastructure and place shaping consultancy services as defined by the NUTS and CPV codes below. Applications are welcome from consortia, joint ventures and the like; such parties must form a single legal entity to contract with prior to contract award. A maximum of 5 bidders will be invited to ITT stage for each lot. 1 supplier shall be appointed to each lot.

This framework agreement is available for use by the public sector bodies (and their statutory successors) cited by name in Schedule 1 to the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and additionally listed in the published corrigendum to this notice and online at: https://www.scapegroup.co.uk/site-information/framework-usage-eligibility

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 700 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: yes
Tenders may be submitted for all lots
Maximum number of lots that may be awarded to one tenderer: 2
The contracting authority reserves the right to award contracts combining the following lots or groups of lots:

See procurement documentation.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Scape Built Environment Consultancy

Lot No: 1
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
70110000
70111000
70112000
70120000
70130000
70210000
70220000
70310000
70321000
70330000
71000000
71210000
71220000
71230000
71240000
71250000
71310000
71311000
71311200
71312000
71315300
71320000
71321100
71324000
71330000
71340000
71350000
71410000
71420000
71510000
71520000
71530000
71540000
71541000
71610000
71620000
71700000
79112100
90490000
90710000
90712000
90713000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKL
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKN
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

East of ENGLAND, London, East Midlands (ENGLAND), West Midlands (ENGLAND), Wales,South East (ENGLAND), South West (ENGLAND), NORTHERN IRELAND, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West (ENGLAND), North East (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services will comprise a range of built environment consultancy as noted. In addition, ancillary services will be made available by the framework partner through their own supply chain. The specific services that may be procured under the framework cannot be clearly defined at this stage. The nature and type of services may include those identified by CPV codes on or in connection with any land or property, infrastructure and related asset owned, rented, leased or developed by any of the public sector bodies eligible to use the framework, or on property, infrastructure or related assets in which any of the public sector bodies may have an interest at the time or prospectively.

The Common Procurement Vocabulary codes stated are deemed to include, for the avoidance of doubt and unless otherwise stated, the Category and Sub-category codes below the CPV codes stated, i.e. 71500000, Construction-related services is deemed to include 71530000, Construction consultancy services and 71541000 Construction project management services.

At this stage Scape anticipate that a single supplier/entity will be awarded Lot 1 to provide all the required services at the conclusion of the procurement process themselves, through their supply chain or via a consortium/joint venture arrangement. The supplier/entity will be expected to work for and cooperate with public sector clients, in-house and external consultants, contractors and other partner providers. All contract performance will be monitored using a set of comprehensive performance indicators. Services shall be delivered by the consultant and their supply chain. All services will be performed in accordance with the framework agreement and a delivery agreement executed in accordance with this agreement. Individual commissions called-off under the framework may be as little as 500 GBP or exceed 50,000,000 GBP.

Bidders applying for this Lot are required to have a minimum annual turnover of 70,000,000 GBP.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Tender Quality submission / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Interview / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 350 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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

Potential suppliers will be required to register on Delta to download the documentation using the following access code for Lot 1 DB8NQE2AFV and will have to submit their expression of interest electronically through Delta.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Scape Infrastructure Consultancy

Lot No: 2
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
71000000
71210000
71220000
71230000
71240000
71250000
71310000
71311000
71311200
71311210
71311300
71312000
71313000
71315300
71320000
71322000
71324000
71330000
71340000
71350000
71410000
71420000
71510000
71520000
71530000
71540000
71541000
71610000
71620000
71700000
90490000
79112100
90710000
90712000
90713000
98113100
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKL
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKN
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

EAST OF ENGLAND,LONDON,EAST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND),WEST MIDLANDS (ENGLAND),WALES,SOUTH EAST (ENGLAND),SOUTH WEST (ENGLAND),NORTHERN IRELAND,YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER,NORTH WEST (ENGLAND),NORTH EAST (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The services will comprise a range of infrastructure consultancy as noted. In addition, ancillary services will be made available by the framework partner through their own supply chain. The specific services that may be procured under the framework cannot be clearly defined at this stage. The nature and type of services may include those identified by CPV codes on or in connection with any land or property, infrastructure and related asset owned, rented, leased or developed by any of the public sector bodies eligible to use the framework, or on property, infrastructure or related assets in which any of the public sector bodies may have an interest at the time or prospectively.

The common procurement vocabulary codes stated are deemed to include, for the avoidance of doubt and unless otherwise stated, the category and sub-category codes below the CPV codes stated, i.e. 71500000, construction-related services is deemed to include 71530000, construction consultancy services and 71541000 construction project management services.

At this stage Scape anticipate that a single supplier/entity will be awarded Lot 2 to provide all the required services at the conclusion of the procurement process themselves, through their supply chain or via a consortium/joint venture arrangement. The supplier/entity will be expected to work for and cooperate with public sector clients, in-house and external consultants, contractors and other partner providers. All contract performance will be monitored using a set of comprehensive performance indicators. Services shall be delivered by the consultant and their supply chain. All services will be performed in accordance with the framework agreement and a delivery agreement executed in accordance with this agreement. Individual commissions called-off under the framework may be as little as 500 GBP or exceed 50 000 000 GBP.

Bidders applying for this lot are required to have a minimum annual turnover of 50 000 000 GBP.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Tender quality submission / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Interview / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 250 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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

Potential suppliers will be required to register on Delta to download the documentation using the following access code for Lot 2 CG2P6845YB and will have to submit their expression of interest electronically through Delta.

II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:

Scape Place Shaping

Lot No: 3
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
66140000
66171000
70110000
70111000
70112000
70120000
70310000
70321000
70330000
71210000
71230000
71241000
71242000
71311200
71313000
71314000
71314200
71314300
71315300
71321100
71410000
71530000
71540000
72000000
72200000
72212300
72212421
72212482
72212490
72220000
79112100
79996000
90710000
90712000
90713000
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKH
NUTS code: UKI
NUTS code: UKF
NUTS code: UKG
NUTS code: UKL
NUTS code: UKJ
NUTS code: UKK
NUTS code: UKN
NUTS code: UKE
NUTS code: UKD
NUTS code: UKC
Main site or place of performance:

East of England, London, East Midlands (ENGLAND), West Midlands (ENGLAND), Wales,South East (ENGLAND), South West (ENGLAND), NORTHERN IRELAND, Yorkshire and the Humber, North West (ENGLAND), North East (ENGLAND).

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The place shaping lot is dedicated to the management of property by implementing effective strategies to achieve sustainable public estates. This includes all aspects of the asset lifecycle from policy, change management, operational improvement through strategic advisory services to enable long term planning.

In addition, ancillary services will be made available by the framework partner through their supply chain. The specific services that may be procured under the framework cannot be clearly defined at this stage. The nature and type of services may include those identified by CPV codes on or in connection with any land or property, infrastructure and related asset owned, rented, leased or developed by any of the public sector bodies eligible to use the framework, or on property, infrastructure or related assets in which any of the public sector bodies may have an interest at the time or prospectively.

The common procurement vocabulary codes stated are deemed to include, for the avoidance of doubt and unless otherwise stated, the category and sub-category codes below the CPV codes stated, i.e. 71500000, construction-related services is deemed to include 71530000, construction consultancy services and 71541000 construction project management services.

At this stage Scape anticipate that a single supplier/entity will be awarded Lot 3 to provide all the required services at the conclusion of the procurement process themselves, through their supply chain or via a consortium/joint venture arrangement. The supplier/entity will be expected to work for and cooperate with public sector clients, in-house and external consultants, contractors and other partner providers. All contract performance will be monitored using a set of comprehensive performance indicators. Services shall be delivered by the consultant and their supply chain. All services will be performed in accordance with the framework agreement and a delivery agreement executed in accordance with this agreement. Individual commissions called-off under the framework may be as little as 500 GBP or exceed 50 000 000 GBP.

Bidders applying for this lot are required to have a minimum annual turnover of 25 000 000 GBP.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Tender quality submission / Weighting: 60
Quality criterion - Name: Interview / Weighting: 10
Cost criterion - Name: Price / Weighting: 30
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 100 000 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 72
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

Potential suppliers will be required to register on Delta to download the documentation using the following access code for Lot 3 54F75Y636Q and will have to submit their expression of interest electronically through Delta.

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:

The procuring body expects that each bidder is suitably qualified in the field of their respective services and can evidence this as a part of the bid.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders must be able to evidence the minimum annual turnover as per advised in each Lot in II.2.4).

Bidders must be able to self-certify that they already have, or can commit to obtain, prior to the commencement of the contract, the levels of insurance cover indicated below:

Employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance: 10 000 000 GBP*.

Public liability insurance: 10 000 000 GBP.

Professional indemnity insurance 5 000 000 GBP.

*It is a legal requirement that all companies hold employer’s (compulsory) liability insurance of 5 000 000 GBP as a minimum. Please note this requirement is not applicable to sole traders.

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
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

Scape will include a set of performance measures in the framework agreement and these will be used to manage the performance of the supplier, set improvement targets and drive continuous improvement. These will be the minimum indicators and other measures may be offered by bidders as part of their ITT. Performance against these indicators will be reviewed with the successful bidder at regular review meetings, together with the comparative performance that will enable benchmarking against:

— other companies engaged in Scape or other frameworks,

— the overall performance of all Scape or other frameworks,

— national performance measures where they are available.

The successful bidder will be required to collate and submit their own performance data in accordance with the performance management requirements set out in the contract. Further details will be available in the ITT.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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 several operators
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years:

Scape recognises the considerable investment in people, process and systems required to create and manage the expert, local and responsive supply chains to operate this framework. An initial term of 48 months will only be extended by 24 months if the supplier has performed effectively and the commercial terms in the framework remain favourable for clients in the prevailing market conditions.

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
Notice number in the OJ S: 2019/S 164-402768
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 20/12/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
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
Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used
VI.3)Additional information:

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement. Scape Procure Ltd (Scape) wishes to establish a framework agreement for use by or on behalf of public sector bodies (their respective statutory successors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational change) for a four (4) year duration with an option to extend for a further two (2) years.

This notice is an invitation for formal expressions of interest in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015. In the formal procurement process which follows, applications are invited from suitably experienced suppliers of consultancy services who can provide high quality services using a customer focused approach particularly in the public sector. Scape will be open to receiving responses from consortia, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other such arrangements however, such organisations will be required to form a single legal entity to contract with prior to the award of the contract and provide appropriate guarantees and security packages commensurate with such services. Scape intends to invite a maximum of five (5) bidders to ITT stage for each lot.

Scape anticipate that a single supplier/entity will be awarded to each lot of the framework to provide all the required services at the conclusion of the procurement process. The required services will be provided directly, or through their supply chain or via a consortium/joint venture arrangement. The services will comprise a full range of consultancy services as noted by the lot specific common procurement vocabulary (CPV). Scape have previously issued a PIN for the purpose of pre-procurement in line with the UK Government’s Lean Sourcing guidelines, by engagement with the market, before the start of the formal procurement process for this framework opportunity.

The provider will be expected to work for and co-operate with local government and all other contracting authorities, in-house and external design consultants, contractors and other partner providers.

The nature and type of services may include those identified by CPV codes on or in connection with any land or property, infrastructure and related asset owned, rented, leased or developed by any of the public sector bodies eligible to use the framework, or on property, infrastructure or related assets in which any of the public sector bodies may have an interest at the time or prospectively. This may include commissions in the following sectors:

Central Government, Local Government, education, housing, leisure, libraries, blue light, health and social care, offices, transport, military, farms, recycling and waste centres, nuclear, industrial and commercial buildings and any other public sector operational buildings and establishments.

To view this notice, please click here:

https://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/viewNotice.html?noticeId=446762369

Go Reference: GO-20191113-PRO-15566851

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: The High Court of England and Wales
Postal address: Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
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 that an award decision notice is communicated to tenderers. The award decision notice will specify the criteria for the award of the framework agreement, the reasons for the decision, including the characteristics and relative advantages, the name and score of the successful tender and will specify when the standstill period is expected to end or the date before which the contracting authority will not conclude the framework agreement. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, set out the time frame within which aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of a breach of the rules may take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within 30 days from the date when the economic operator in question first knew or ought to have known that grounds for the bringing of proceedings had arisen. The Court may extend the 30-day period in a particular case if it considers that there is good reason for so doing, up to a period of 3 months from the actual or deemed date of knowledge of the economic operator. The Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or may order the contracting authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the framework agreement has been entered into the Court may make a declaration of ineffectiveness or may order that the duration of any relevant specific contract be shortened and additionally may award damages. The time limit for seeking such a declaration is generally 30 days from notification of the award (either by award decision notification or contract award notice depending on the circumstances) or otherwise 6 months. Proceedings may be instigated by the issue of a Claim Form meeting the requirements of the Court Procedure Rules (‘CPR’) within 30 days from when the relevant economic operator first knew or ought to have known that grounds for proceedings had arisen.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
13/11/2019