Works - 92196-2019

27/02/2019    S41    - - Works - Contract notice - Competitive dialogue 

United Kingdom-Morpeth: Construction work for school buildings

2019/S 041-092196

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Northumberland County Council
County Hall
NE61 2EF
United Kingdom
Contact person: Ms Helen Mills
Telephone: +44 3454150000
NUTS code: UK

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

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 electronically via:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5)Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Design and Build Contract for the Redevelopment of Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School

Reference number: DN394799
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

The Council is seeking to appoint a main contractor for a Design and Build contract for the redevelopment of Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School in Hexham, Northumberland. Prior to the execution of a JCT contract the successful tenderer will be expected initially to enter into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) with the Council. During the PCSA period the contractor will develop its designs to RIBA Stage 4 and obtain planning approval. The Contractor will select and engage the design team for the project. Once complete, the PCSA will be replaced by the JCT Contract, which is intended to be based on an amended 2016 JCT Design and Build Contract. The Council is expecting to commence construction works on site in late January/early February with completion of the building and handover by 27.8.2021.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
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: UK
Main site or place of performance:

Hexham, Northumberland, UNITED KINGDOM.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Both Schools form part of Hadrian Learning Trust. The project will improve the teaching and learning environment for current and future pupils in the schools, including on-site access to modern sport facilities.

The design works comprise the design of the building(s) for the Middle School, High School, sports facilities and car parking together with all designs required for the architectural, civil and structural engineering and landscaping required to allow complete construction of the works. (Continued in Section VI.3 Additional information).

II.2.5)Award criteria
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 26/08/2019
End: 27/08/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
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
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:

Financial and performance guarantees or other forms of appropriate security may be required as set out in the procurement documents and the financing conditions and payment arrangements are as described in the procurement documents. In the event of a successful consortium bid, the Council may specify, at its discretion, that the consortium members adopt a particular legal form and/or require that a single consortium member takes primary liability or that each member undertakes joint and several liability irrespective of the legal form adopted. The successful tenderer may be required to actively participate in the achievement of social and/or environmental policy objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social, environmental and/or corporate social responsibility considerations. Further details will be set out in the procurement documents.

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

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Competitive dialogue
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
Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated
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: 28/03/2019
Local time: 12:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 12/04/2019
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
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:

The Council uses the Due North ProContract e-tendering portal to conduct the tender process which can be accessed via

Tenderers need to register on the portal in order to gain access to the tender documents. All communication (including SQ submission responses) must be via the portal.

The Council reserves the right not to award any contract (in whole or part), to cancel or amend the procurement process and do not bind itself to accept any tender. The Council shall not be liable under any circumstances for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by any tenderer or prospective tenderer in responding to this notice or in taking part in this procurement process, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed.

Please note all dates, time periods and figures in relation to values and volumes specified in this notice are approximate only and the Council reserves the right to change any or all of them.

II.2.4 continued: the construction works shall comprise all site works required for completion of the school facilities and surrounding site including site access roads, earthworks, enabling works, statutory services diversions and new supplies, access roads, car parks, landscaping and on and off site drainage. The preferred option for the project is to co-locate the 2 schools through re-providing and refurbishing the buildings on the current High School site. The design for the new schools will need to take into account the site constraints, the topographical challenge of the site and a Grade II listed hydrotherapy building.

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
High Court of England and Wales
Courts of Justice, Strand
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477882

Internet address:

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) provides for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of those Regulations to take action in the High Court of England and Wales. Any such action must be brought within the time limits specified in the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

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