UK-Northampton: construction work

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UK-Northampton: construction work

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Contact point(s): For the attention of: Northamptonshire County CouncilCounty Hall, George Row PQQ 27756 NN1 1AN Northampton UNITED KINGDOM Internet address(es): General address of the contracting authority: Address of the buyer Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s) Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2) Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority

I.3) Main activity

General public services

I.4) Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1) Description

II.1.1) Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Oakley Vale New Primary School Construction Project.

II.1.2) Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works Execution Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Oakley Vale New Primary School, Corby, Northamptonshire, England.NUTS code UK UNITED KINGDOM

II.1.3) Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves a public contract

II.1.4) Information on framework agreement

II.1.5) Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Northamptonshire County Council wishes to appoint a Principal Contractor to undertake the construction of a New Build 2FE Primary School at Oakley Vale, Corby, Northamptonshire. It is expected that the contract will last for a period of 48 weeks and will take the form of a JCT Standard form of Building Contract 2011 agreement and priced on a Bill of Quantities as a part of this Tender process.

II.1.6) Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000 Construction work 45214200 Construction work for school buildings 45210000 Building construction work 45214210 Primary school construction work

II.1.7) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

II.1.8) Lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.1.9) Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2) Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1) Total quantity or scope:

The Works are scheduled to commence on site in early August 2012 and be completed in early July 2013. The building is expected to meet or exceed the building bulletin requirements and achieve a minimum BREEAM rating of Very Good. Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 500 000 GBP

II.2.2) Information about options

II.2.3) Information about renewals

II.3) Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 6.8.2012. Completion 5.7.2013

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1) Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1) Deposits and guarantees required:

A Parent Company Guarantee and/or Performance Bond and/or other form of security may be required where appropriate.

III.1.2) Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Payments will be made during the construction phase.

III.1.3) Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

The economic operator will be excluded if they have been found guilty of corruption offences, organised crime or fraud.

III.1.4) Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes Description of particular conditions: Form of Tender will be provided to those Bidders who are selected via the PQQ to move to ITT stage.

III.2) Conditions for participation

III.2.1) Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender: 1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): — if you have not registered on this website before, a video tutorial can be found on the link below. Browse to the eSourcing Portal: and click the link to register, — accept the terms and conditions and click ‘continue’, — enter your correct business and user details, — note the username you chose and click ‘Save’ when complete, — you will shortly receive an email with your unique password (please keep this secure). 2. Express an Interest in the tender: — login to the portal with the username/password, — a supplier’s eTendering manual and video tutorial on how to respond to an online tender can be found on the right hand side of the webpage. Click the ‘PQQs / ITTs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier), — click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content,— click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page, — this will move the PQQ /ITT into your ‘My PQQs/ My ITTs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only), — you can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’ box. 3. Responding to the tender: — click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ/ ITT Details’, you can choose to ‘Create Response’ or to ‘Decline to Respond’ (please give a reason if declining), — you can now use the ‘Messages’ function to communicate with the buyer and seek any clarification, — note the deadline for completion, then follow the onscreen instructions to complete the PQQ/ITT, — there may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available). You must then submit your reply using the ‘Submit Response’ button at the top of the page. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.

III.2.2) Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details in PQQ and ITT documents. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details in PQQ and ITT documents.

III.2.3) Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Details in PQQ and ITT documents. Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Details in PQQ and ITT documents.

III.2.4) Information about reserved contracts

III.3) Conditions specific to services contracts

III.3.1) Information about a particular profession

III.3.2) Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Type of procedure

IV.1.1) Type of procedure


IV.1.2) Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8 Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Selection criteria is listed in the PQQ documents.

IV.1.3) Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

IV.2) Award criteria

IV.2.1) Award criteria

The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document

IV.2.2) Information about electronic auction

An electronic auction will be used: no

IV.3) Administrative information

IV.3.1) File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

PQQ 27756

IV.3.2) Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 26.1.2012 – 12:00

IV.3.4) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.1.2012 – 12:00

IV.3.5) Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates


IV.3.6) Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up


IV.3.7) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8) Conditions for opening tenders

Date: 27.4.2012 – 12:00 Place: LGSS Procurement Team staff, Northampton, England. Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yesAdditional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: LGSS Procurement Team staff.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

VI.2) Information about European Union funds

VI.3) Additional information

The Contracting Authority intends to use an eTendering system in this procurement exercise and reserves the right to use a reverse auction.

VI.4) Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1) Body responsible for appeal procedures

E-mail: Internet address: Paul White – Head of LGSS Procurement Northamptonshire County Council, Room 129, County Hall NN1 1DN NorthamptonUNITED KINGDOM Body responsible for mediation procedures E-mail: Internet address:Paul White – Head of LGSS Procurement Northamptonshire County Council, Room 129, County Hall NN1 1DN Northampton UNITED

VI.4.2) Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Northamptonshire County Council will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. The duration of this standstill will be disclosed at this point. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be required from (Refer to address in part 1.1) If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages.

VI.4.3) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

E-mail: Internet address: Paul White – Head of LGSS Procurement Northamptonshire County Council, Room 129, County Hall NN1 1DN NorthamptonUNITED KINGDOM

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice:


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