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Notice Summary

Title:
United Kingdom-Bedford: Home Improvement Agency (HIA) Contractors' Framework
Document Ref:
355925-2020
Document Type:
Contract Notice - Open Procedure
Published By:
Bedford Borough Council
Date Published:
28 July 2020
Deadline Date:
26 August 2020
Document Source:
Framework/DPS:
Yes
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Notice Abstract

Bedford Borough Council is looking for a number of suitably-experienced contractors with whom it can work over the next 2 to 4 years to deliver home adaptation works to clients under the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) programme to a high standard of workmanship and customer care and offering value for money and to work proactively with the Council's Home Improvement Agency (HIA) to develop and enhance the service to clients. These works include works to improve access (ramps, rails, door-widening), level access showers and wetrooms, purpose-built extensions and conversions to create accessible living space and/or wet rooms, installation and replacement of heating, electrical safety checks and remedial works, asbestos surveys and miscellaneous minor works. The framework is organised into six lots.

Notice Details

Contract notice

Directive 2014/24/EU - Public Sector Directive

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1) Name and addresses

Bedford Borough Council

Borough Hall, Cauldwell Street

Bedford

MK42 9AP

UK

Contact person: Tim Frondigoun

Telephone: +44 1215153831

E-mail: tfrondigoun@arkconsultancy.co.uk

Fax: +44 1215153923

NUTS: UKH24

Internet address(es)

Main address: https://www.bedford.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: https://www.bedford.gov.uk

I.3) Communication

The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge at:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home


Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address


Tenders or requests to participate must be sent electronically to:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home


Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

https://in-tendhost.co.uk/bedford/aspx/Home


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

II.1.1) Title

Home Improvement Agency (HIA) Contractors' Framework

II.1.2) Main CPV code

45300000

 

II.1.3) Type of contract

Works

II.1.4) Short description

Bedford Borough Council is looking for a number of suitably-experienced contractors with whom it can work over the next 2 to 4 years to deliver home adaptation works to clients under the Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) programme to a high standard of workmanship and customer care and offering value for money and to work proactively with the Council's Home Improvement Agency (HIA) to develop and enhance the service to clients. These works include works to improve access (ramps, rails, door-widening), level access showers and wetrooms, purpose-built extensions and conversions to create accessible living space and/or wet rooms, installation and replacement of heating, electrical safety checks and remedial works, asbestos surveys and miscellaneous minor works. The framework is organised into six lots.

II.1.5) Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6) Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: Yes

Tenders may be submitted for all lots

II.2) Description

Lot No: 1

II.2.1) Title

Minor Works

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45330000

45410000

45420000

45430000

45440000

45450000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH24

Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Works under GBP 5 000 including plumbing works, works to kitchens, doors, windows, flooring, ceiling and wall finishes.

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

Value excluding VAT: 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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.2.13) 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

For lot 1, there are the following individual categories:

(a) plumbing,

(b) kitchens,

(c) doors and windows,

(d) walls, floors and ceilings.

Bidders do not have to be able to undertake every category and must indicate which categories they wish to be considered for. The Council is seeking a minimum of three contractors for each category.

Lot No: 2

II.2.1) Title

Level Access Showers

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45330000

45410000

45420000

45430000

45440000

45450000

45310000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH24

Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

All plumbing, electrical, carpentry, tiling, flooring and general building work required to install a level access shower and accessible bathing and WC facilities.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 400 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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.2.13) 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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

Lot No: 3

II.2.1) Title

Access Works

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45410000

45420000

45430000

45440000

45450000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH24

Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Works to improve access into around client's homes including works to doors/openings, ramps, step alterations, thresholds and hardstanding.

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

Value excluding VAT: 600 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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.2.13) 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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

Lot No: 4

II.2.1) Title

Major Works

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45410000

45420000

45430000

45440000

45450000

45330000

45310000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH24

Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Extensions and garage conversions for bedrooms and wet rooms, installing adapted kitchens, damp treatment works, replacement of doors and windows.

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

Value excluding VAT: 2 000 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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.2.13) 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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

Lot No: 5

II.2.1) Title

Compliance Works

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45310000

71600000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH24

Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Electrical works including safety test and report, rewiring, installation of smoke alarms, electronic door openings, installing or moving sockets

Asbestos survey, testing, treatment and removal.

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

Value excluding VAT: 200 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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.2.13) 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

For lot 5 there are two categories:

(a) electrical testing and works,

(b) asbestos testing and works.

Bidders do not have to be able to undertake both categories and should indicate which category or categories they wish to be considered for.

Lot No: 6

II.2.1) Title

Heating Works

II.2.2) Additional CPV code(s)

45330000

45351000

II.2.3) Place of performance

NUTS code:

UKH24

Main site or place of performance:

Within the Borough of Bedford.

II.2.4) Description of the procurement

Replacement and installation of boilers, radiators and full central heating systems.

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

Value excluding VAT: 120 000.00 GBP

II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Duration in months: 24

This contract is subject to renewal: Yes

Description of renewals:

Two further annual extensions of 1 year each up to a maximum total duration of 4 years.

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.2.13) 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

Bidders are required to be able to undertake all trades associated with the work issued through this lot.

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:

Bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and trades to undertake the works listed under each lot. NICEIC registration will be required for all electrical works and gas safe for all gas works.

III.1.2) Economic and financial standing

List and brief description of selection criteria:

Bidders will be required to provide their last 2 years' accounts and will also be subject to a third party credit check by Equifax.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Bidders should be able to demonstrate that they have made a profit in each of the last 2 years and a minimum Equifax ScoreCheck Grade of C minus. If a loss is reported for one or more years or the ScoreCheck Grade is lower than C minus, then the bidder must provide appropriate justification and explanation of its ability to trade and fulfil the contract, the Council will have discretion as to whether to accept such justification and explanation and will fail any bidder where it is not satisfied.

III.1.3) Technical and professional ability

List and brief description of selection criteria:

— relevant experience and contract examples,

— skills and accreditations,

— health and safety.

Minimum level(s) of standards required:

Bidders must provide up to three relevant examples of equivalent works for each lot applied for bidders must demonstrate that they have the necessary skills and trades to undertake the works listed under each lot. NICEIC registration will be required for all electrical works and gas safe for all gas works.

It is a condition that bidders agree to register with CHAS (Premium membership) before they can be accepted on to the framework.

The Council will exclude bidders that have been in receipt of enforcement or remedial action orders in relation to the health and safety executive unless the bidder can demonstrate to the Council's satisfaction that appropriate remedial action has been taken to prevent future occurrences or breaches.

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions

The specification, standards and key performance Indicators are set out within the tender documentation.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1) Description

IV.1.1) Type of procedure

Open procedure

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement with several operators.

Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 42

IV.1.8) Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No

IV.2) Administrative information

IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 26/08/2020

Local time: 12:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted

EN

IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 26/08/2020

Local time: 12:15

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1) Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: No

VI.3) Additional information

Bidders must use the web link provided in this notice to access the tender documentation.

Bidders must complete the selection questionnaire, forms of tender, pricing schedule and method statements, using the information provided in this notice and the tender documentation as guidance.

The contracting authority reserves the right to cancel the procurement at any time and not to proceed with the award of any contract at any stage of the procurement process or to award only a part or parts of any contract reserving the right to cancel or awarding part or parts of this contract.

The contracting authority shall not be liable for any cost or expense incurred by operators in connection with the completion and return of information requested in this contract notice.

VI.4) Procedures for review

VI.4.1) Review body

High Court of England and Wales at the Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand

London

WC2 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079476000

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts

VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures

High Court of England and Wales at the Royal Courts of Justice

The Strand

London

WC2 2LL

UK

Telephone: +44 2079476000

Internet address(es)

URL: http://www.justice.gov.uk/courts

VI.5) Date of dispatch of this notice

23/07/2020

Current Notes