United Kingdom-Edinburgh: Construction consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00290
Section II: Object
Professional Services for Active Travel projects
The City of Edinburgh Council requires professional services design support for the following 2 projects within its Active Travel Investment Programme: (1) Powderhall Railway Path (2) Dundee Street and Fountainbridge Cycleways Project. Please see attached documents for further information.
Lot 1 and Lot 2.
Powderhall Railway Path
City of Edinburgh.
Project 1 focuses on the development of the Powderhall Railway solum into an off-carriageway active travel corridor. Please see Appendix 1 for further information.
If and when required.
Dundee Street and Fountainbridge Cycleways Project
Project 2 focuses on the development of a high-quality cycling infrastructure on the Dundee Street/Fountainbridge corridor. Please see Appendix 2 for further information.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
The overall design team will consist of numerous parties and each party will be required to have the relevant professional or trade register or membership which is applicable to their trade.
Tenderers are required to have the following minimum ‘general’ annual turnovers for the last 2 financial years:
— Lot 1: Powderhall Railway Path: 60 000 GBP,
— Lot 2: Dundee Street/Fountainbridge Cycleway: 48 000 GBP.
Where a tenderer does not have an annual turnover of this value, the Council may exclude the tenderer from the competition or may apply discretion seeking supporting evidence to determine the tenderer’s suitability to proceed in the competition.
tenderers will be required provide the following information in response to 4B.4:
— current ratio for current year: 1.10
— current ratio for prior year: 1.10
The formula for calculating a tenderer’s current ratio is current assets divided by current liabilities. The acceptable range for each financial ratio is greater than 1.10. Where a tenderer’s current ratio is less than the acceptable value, the Council may exclude the tenderer from the competition or may apply discretion seeking supporting evidence to determine the tenderer’s suitability to proceed in the competition.
Tenderers are required to hold, or commit to obtaining prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance indicated below:
(a) Employers (Compulsory) Liability Insurance — 5 000 000 GBP;
(b) public liability insurance — 10 000 000 GBP;
(c) professional indemnity — 5 000 000 GBP.
Where a tenderer does not hold or commit to obtaining the types and levels of insurance indicated, the Council will exclude the tenderer from the competition.
It is a mandatory requirement that tendering organisations with more than 5 employees have in place a Health and Safety Policy which is approved at a senior level within the organisation and is reviewed regularly. Bidders should confirm that this condition has been met within the response to this question. Where a bidder does not have a Health and Safety Policy and is required to do so, the Council may exclude the bidder from the competition.
Section IV: Procedure
City of Edinburgh Council.
Section VI: Complementary information
Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=606341
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the postbox facility. A user guide is available at https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Organisations are encouraged to secure positive outcomes that will benefit the community in which they operate. Further information can be found in the Specification and tenderers' submissions.
Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=606341
Internet address: http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk
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