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Works Concession Contract for Holt Development.

Public works concession

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cotman Housing Association Limited
Bowthorpe Hall, Bowthorpe Hall Road
For the attention of: Ben Guest
NR5 9AD Norwich
Telephone: +44 1603229229

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
Body governed by public law
1.3)Main activity
Housing and community amenities
1.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

Section II: Object of the concession

II.1)Description of the concession
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Works Concession Contract for Holt Development.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the successful tenderer

NUTS code UKH13

Main site or location of works Ainsworth Road, Holt, Norfolk, NR25 6FD.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works:
Places for People Group is one of the largest property management, development and regeneration companies in the UK. We build, sell and rent homes, and provide services and support to those who live in them. Places for People is a not- for-dividend organisation.
Cotman Housing Association, a part of the Places for People Group, has a development opportunity available combining land disposal and requirement to construct 5 affordable housing units.
II.1.4)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 71221000, 45211300, 45211341

II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
The site is located on Ainsworth Road, off Grove Lane which is a popular residential location to the east of Holt town centre and Greshams Preparatory School. From the town centre you would locate the site by driving eastward along Grove Lane and then turn right into Meadow Close. Ainsworth Road is the first turning on the right.
Holt is a well regarded Georgian market town situated in North Norfolk countryside. The town has many amenities including interesting antique, arts and crafts and gist shops, restaurants and pubs. On the edge of the town lies Holt Country Park and the North Norfolk coastline is easily accessible.
The site is situated 25 miles from Norwich and 6 miles from Sheringham.
The site extends to approximately 0.252 hectares (0.622 acres) subject to survey and is suitable for C3 Residential Development.
We understand that the site was formerly part of a larger property which accommodated an industrial premises. Part of the larger site has now been developed which comprises a new retirement scheme by McCarthy and Stone and residential dwellings by Places for People, both of which neighbour this site.
The purchaser will have to satisfy themselves as to the ground conditions of the site, although some historic ground investigation reports from the adjacent development are avaible for reference only in the information pack.
The site received Outline Planning Permission for residential development in 2004. This was part of a wider application for redevelopment which has resulted in the development of the adjacent sites consisting of 21 dwellings by Places for People and retirement dwellings by McCarthy and Stone.
The site was then subject to a specific Reserves Matters application in 2007 for the erection of 16 dwellings (14 houses and 2 flats). We understand that this application was granted subject to the signing of a S106 Agreement. However, this was never signed and the application was subsequently withdrawn.
The property is being disposed of by the Places for People Group. As part of the operation Places for People deliver affordable housing across East Anglia through their company Cotman Housing Association. As a condition of the sale Places for People would expect the developer to provide Cotman with 5 affordable dwellings which would have to be delivered as part of a S106 Agreement on a new scheme of 14 dwellings. The affordable units would be purchased by Cotman on completion. In summary Cotman would require the following dwellings at the set price and must comply with Homes and Community Agency, Design Quality Standards; 3 x 2 bed (4 person occupancy) - value per property 65 500 GBP and 2 x 3 bed, (6 person occupancy) - value per property 83 000 GBP.
Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the availability of utility services.
The tenure is freehold.
All parties are responsible for their own legal costs.
Prospective purchasers can view the site from the public highway during daylight hours.
In awarding a public works concession contract, Places for People is not bound by the formal procedures in the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and reserves the right to deviate from those requirements. However, Places for People intends to conduct a process similar to the open procedure to appoint a concessionaire for this opportunity.
Guide price - offers in excess of 500 000 GBP.
Bidders should seek independent financial and technical advice in assessing the cost of delivering the affordable housing specification and also the development potential of the development land.

Further information is available at

Estimated value excluding VAT: 900 000 GBP
II.2.2)Minimum percentage of the works to be awarded to third parties:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation
III.1.1)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 Pre Qualification requirements include confirming funding, meeting design code, board approval, name of Architect to be used, insurance and warranties.
III.1.2)Economic and financial ability
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met Minimum requirement of economic and financial will be outlined in the Invitation to Tender documents.
III.1.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met Minimum technical capacity will be outlined in the Invitation to Tender documents.

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Award criteria:
Details of the evaluation criteria to identify the most economically advantageous tender will be provided in the Invitation to Tender documents provided to successful qualifying bidders.
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
IV.2.2)Time-limit for the submission of applications
Date: 9.4.2012
IV.2.3)Language(s) in which applications may be submitted

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
In accordance with the Authority's standing orders. The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award any Works Concession Contract in the advertisement and to award only parts of the proposed works. Tenderers shall be aware that with the exception of dates which comply with the mandatory timescales required by the Directive or date from this notice of estimates only and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to alter the tender timetable at its discretion.
VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of England and Wales
Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Office of Government Commerce
1 Horse Guard's Road
SW1A 2HQ London
Telephone: +44 8450004999

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: