Works - 86114-2016

15/03/2016    S52    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Belfast: Construction work for subsidised residential accommodation

2016/S 052-086114

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Choice Housing Ireland Limited
37-41 May Street
United Kingdom
Contact person: Procurement Manager — Kiara Dryden
Telephone: +44 2890441317
NUTS code: UKN

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
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 to the abovementioned address
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Housing and community amenities

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

PF15-010 Woodleigh Terrace Remodelling/Refurbishment Works.

Reference number: PRN338
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

SHAC Housing Association originated in 1977 as the Student's Housing Association Co-operative Ltd, with the overarching aim of providing accommodation for students and single people. Over the following three-and-a-half decades, SHAC developed and managed over 850 units of accommodation. A significant proportion of SHAC's housing stock comprised purpose-built blocks of shared flats — similar in configuration and layout to university halls of residence — with units comprising a number of private bedrooms served by shared kitchens, bathrooms and living areas.

Despite continuing high levels of demand for housing across Northern Ireland, SHAC's shared accommodation is not eligible — in its existing format at least — for allocation in accordance with the Northern Ireland Housing Executive's Common Selection Scheme (often referred to as the ‘Housing Waiting List’).

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 664 700.00 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: UKN
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The existing property is located close to the junction of Asylum Road and Princes Street and comprises a five storey (excluding basement), purpose-built accommodation block, whose construction was completed by SHAC during 1987-88. The property's accommodation currently comprises a number of three, four and five bedroom shared units, set across the ground to fourth floor levels. The first to fourth floors contain one four-bedroom and one five-bedroom unit each, with the ground floor containing 1 5 and 1 3-bedroom unit, which was, at 1 time, provided as living quarters for the scheme's on-site warden. A communal laundry room has been provided at basement level, whilst the scheme's common room, main switchgear, Landlord's storage space and communal welfare facilities are also accommodated within the basement. The property is situated within a busy, well-established, built-up urban environment, just off the Strand Road arterial route on the Westbank of the City of Derry. Accommodation is served by a total of seven car parking spaces, running parallel to the building's front elevation, which are accessible from Asylum Road. Much of the immediate built environment comprises older, aesthetically appealing properties, which contribute to the area's overall townscape character. Many of the original Edwardian and Georgian townhouses appear to have been quite sympathetically converted to modern office accommodation and are let to an array of local businesses. One of Fold Housing's larger ‘Category 2’ sheltered schemes within the City of Derry, Lavery Fold, is immediately next door and appears to have been constructed in and around the same time as the 3-5 Woodleigh Terrace building.

In summary, the current mix of accommodation at the scheme comprises:

5nr 5-person five-bedroom shared units

4nr 4-person four-bedroom shared units

1nr 3-person three-bedroom shared unit.

In total, the current scheme provides 44nr private bed spaces across a total of ten units of shared accommodation. An enclosed, private courtyard is provided at the rear of the property, which is accessible from the ground floor lobby, whilst the building is also served by a communal passage to the rear to facilitate refuse collection. The building's central core contains all vertical circulation facilities, including 2 separate, fully enclosed stairwells, whilst the single passenger lift — serving all 6 levels of the building — comprises a modern installation, having been replaced as part of Choice Housing's 2012-13 Planned Maintenance Programme. The Woodleigh Terrace building benefits from a steel superstructure, which then appears to have been supplemented with reinforced concrete, with the secondary concrete element thought to mainly act as a protective measure. The building's external elevations comprise a self-coloured dry-dash render to the vast majority of areas, with the non-rendered areas, mainly at lower level, provided with a smooth red facing brick. Insulated cavity wall construction is assumed throughout, whilst floors throughout consist of pre-stressed reinforced concrete slab construction, with the exception of the basement, which comprises a 1980s Building Standards-compliant, solid concrete floor construction. On-site inspection, desktop review of available records, as well as enquiries with the relevant statutory authorities, would all indicate that the building has not been significantly altered, either internally or externally, during the course of its life, beyond some standard like-for-like component replacement.

More information is detailed in section 7.2 of the MOI document.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 664 700.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 10
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: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

To be detailed in the PQQ Documentation.

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

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:

To be detailed in the Pre Qualification Documentation.

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.2.2)Contract performance conditions:

To be detailed in the Pre Qualification Documentation.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of 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
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: 11/04/2016
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:
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 4 (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:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Courts of Justice in Northern Ireland
Royal Courts of Justice, Chichester Street
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: