United Kingdom-Morpeth: Construction work for school buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
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Address of the buyer profile: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk
Section II: Object
Design and Build Contract for the Redevelopment of Hexham Middle School and Queen Elizabeth High School
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.
Hexham, Northumberland, UNITED KINGDOM.
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).
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Council uses the Due North ProContract e-tendering portal to conduct the tender process which can be accessed via https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
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.
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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.