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United Kingdom-Inverness: Construction consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.hie.co.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00313
Section II: Object
Property Lot 1 Prime Consultant
The prime consultant will be required to provide the following services: project management, cost management, supervisor services in accordance with the NEC form of contract, project monitoring, procurement, sustainability and other specialist services. This list is not exhaustive but provides the basis of services required. Full details are provided in the tender documentation.
Highlands and Islands.
It is expected that these services will be required from July 2020 for a period of 4 years, unless terminated in accordance with the provisions of the framework agreement.
The budget currently available to deliver this service is between 800 000 GBP and 1 000 000 GBP (excluding VAT). This figure is inclusive of travel and subsistence (T&S), with the exception of pre-agreed fees for ferries and flights to island locations. Call-offs from this framework may use ERDF monies.
This is Lot 1 of a 2 lot framework. Suppliers who are interested in bidding for any of these contracts can do so by locating the respective PCS/OJEU notices, which were all published on the same date with ‘Property’ in the contract description. Bidders can submit a response for each of the lots although they will only be awarded 1 lot.
The framework will be awarded for a period of 4 years.
HIE may require the supplier to provide additional services. Any such modification shall be in terms of Regulation 72 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Call offs from this Framework may use ERDF monies
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if they are in any of the situations referred to in Regulation 58 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) or hold such qualifications as comply with articles 3 and 4 of EC Directive 85/384/EEC.
Bidders must have a minimum average yearly turnover of 250 000 GBP for each of the last 2 years. They must also have, prior to the commencement of the framework:
Professional risk indemnity – minimum 5 000 000 GBP for each and every claim;
Employers (compulsory) liability – minimum 10 000 000 GBP for each and every claim;
Public Liability – minimum 10 000 000 GBP for each and every claim.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
HIE reserves the right to re-tender for these services upon termination of the contract or at the end of the contract period, including any extension period.
This framework will be non-exclusive i.e. HIE reserves the right, in certain circumstances, to procure out with the framework as and when required.
The framework will also be available for call-off by any current or future HIE subsidiary organisation, associated company, joint venture or similar, subject to a case-by-case prior approval by HIE.
The award criteria will be marked according to the following criteria:
0 = Unacceptable — Nil or inadequate response which fails to demonstrate an ability to meet the requirement.
1 = Poor — Response is partially relevant but generally poor. It addresses some elements of the requirement but contains insufficient/limited detail or explanation to demonstrate how the requirement will be fulfilled.
2 = Acceptable — Response is relevant and acceptable. It addresses a broad understanding of the requirement but may lack details on how the requirement will be fulfilled in certain areas.
3 = Good — Response is relevant and good. It is sufficiently detailed to demonstrate a good understanding and provides details on how the requirements will be fulfilled.
4 = Excellent — Response is completely relevant and excellent overall. It is comprehensive, unambiguous and demonstrate a thorough understanding of the requirement and provides details of how the requirement will be met in full.
In order to participate, bidders should register, for free, on the Public Contracts Scotland (PCS) website (www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk) and record their interest in this contract and download and complete all relevant documentation.
Tenders must be submitted via the PCS postbox and must be received by the published deadline. Late tenders will not be accepted and HIE will reject any submissions received after the deadline. Email or hard copy responses will not be accepted.
PCS also gives suppliers access to an online question and answer facility which allows queries to be submitted (anonymously) and answers published and shared with all potential bidders.
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=606434
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:
Community benefits will not be evaluated as part of the tender process but bidders are expected to provide a community benefit proposal as part of their tender detailing how, if awarded the framework, these will be addressed. Please refer to the scope of requirements for further details.
Download the ESPD document here: https://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=606434
An economic operator that suffers or is at risk of suffering, loss or damage attributable to a breach of duty under the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 or the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014, may bring proceedings in the Sheriff Court or the Court of Session.