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Strategic estates partnership joint venture.

Contract award notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Board Offices, Upton Lea, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road
For the attention of: Tracey Collins
CH2 1BQ Chester
Telephone: +44 1244397383
Fax: +44 1244397398

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
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.1.1)Title attributed to the contract
Strategic estates partnership joint venture.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Predominantly Cheshire and Wirral but potentially other parts of the north of England, the Midlands and Wales.


II.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust ('CWP') is seeking a partner (the strategic estates partner 'SEP') to provide an intelligent estates strategy function to assist CWP with estates rationalisation and its capital programme for the provision of new and refurbished facilities at various sites in Cheshire and Wirral. These services will be provided to CWP through the establishment of a joint venture body ('JV') between CWP and the SEP to deliver the schemes.
The SEP (through the JV) will be expected to plan, master-plan, develop, co-ordinate and manage schemes
for new capital and refurbishment projects for CWP's estate needs as they arise over the duration of the partnership including:
- Securing third party funding where required,
- Procuring and managing the JV's supply chain to deliver the schemes,
- Arranging for and conducting land acquisition and disposals where applicable.
The opportunity is to provide a strategic, development, investment and project management role in delivering new projects but does not include the performance of delivering the detailed design and construction aspects of the new projects themselves. To ensure value for money is achieved at the time when the projects are initiated, and in observing EU procurement principles, it is expected that the supply chain will be competitively tendered via a secondary procurement for each new project delivered via the JV.
Initial strategic developments contemplated for inclusion in the joint venture include (but are not limited to):
(1) The construction of a new 76 bedded acute mental health inpatent unit in East Cheshire with estimated costs of 22 000 000 GBP to 25 000 000 GBP to replace the existing Millbrook Unit in Macclesfield.
(2) The reprovision of a specialist CAMHS unit comprising inpatient and educational facilities to be developed on a CWP owned site at Bowmere, Chester. New build costs estimated at 15 000 000 GBP to 20 000 000 GBP but refurbishment options may exist. This scheme also includes the disposal of the existing site at Pine Lodge, Liverpool Road, Chester.
(3) The refurbishment of Springview mental health unit, Clatterbridge, Wirral estimated cost 2 000 000 GBP. CWP also intends to approach site owners Wirral University Hospital Trust to discuss the acquisition of site with estimated cost 3 000 000 GBP.
(4) The construction of a new 15 bedded Learning Disabilities unit in Wirral estimated cost 3 500 000 GBP and the subsequent disposal of the existing Learning Disabilities site at Ashton House, Oxton, Birkenhead;and
(5) The development of two new 15 bedded secure service units at Soss Moss, Nether Alderley, near Macclesfield, East Cheshire with estimated costs of 8 600 000 GBP.
CWP is also considering an initiative for the centralisation of corporate services with resultant building rationalisations and assets disposals.
The SEP (through the JV) will also be expected to plan, develop and manage estates and other support services for CWP including:
- Providing consultancy innovation and strategies to optimise and rationalise the use of the estate, - Providing estate management services and property management services to deliver those strategies, - Procuring (in compliance with EU procurement principles) and managing the supply chain to deliver estates and facilities services including hard and soft facilities maintenance services and back office functions for the CWP and/or the JV,
- Arranging for, marketing and conducting disposals and acquisitions where required.
CWP currently occupies 43 sites comprising 61 buildings across Wirral and Cheshire plus shared occupation of 38 sites providing community physical health care in Western Cheshire. Space occupied totals over 52 000m2. Of this 27 500m2 is CWP owned. The estates functions will also apply to newly acquired estate during the lifetime of the partnership.
Whilst the estate function will be predominately related to CWP's estate within the Cheshire and Wirral area, the JV will also be expected to provide an estates function in sourcing and supporting estates requirements in order for the CWP to deliver clinical services opportunities in other areas of the UK. This is expected to be predominately in the North of England, the Midlands and Wales.
CWP and the SEP will each hold a 50 per cent interest in the JV which is intended to be established as a Limited Liability Partnership ('LLP').
The JV partnership with the successful SEP will be for a period of 15 years with an option (at the sole discretion of CWP) to extend the contract for a further 5 years.
CWP is also interested in the JV seeking other commercial and income generation opportunities in the public and private sector market over the long-term and such opportunities need not necessarily be restricted to the estates, development and FM services sector.
II.1.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71247000, 71541000, 71315210, 75120000, 71530000, 71510000, 71324000, 71410000, 90712000, 70110000, 79418000, 79419000, 90713000, 70330000, 71314200, 70320000, 70332100, 70332200, 70332000, 70331000, 71315300, 71315400, 50700000, 50710000, 71500000, 79993000, 90911200, 79710000

II.1.6)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.2)Total final value of contract(s)
II.2.1)Total final value of contract(s)
Value: 52 200 000 GBP
Excluding VAT

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
competitive dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of
1. Partnership Business Plan and Operational Capability. Weighting 25
2. Structure of Partnership. Weighting 20
3. Commercial Strategy. Weighting 22
4. Financial Proposal. Weighting 33
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Contract notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 85-140488 of 30.4.2012

Section V: Award of contract

V.1)Date of contract award decision:
V.2)Information about offers
Number of offers received: 2
V.3)Name and address of economic operator in favour of whom the contract award decision has been taken

Ryhurst Limited
Rydon House, East Sussex
RH18 5DW Forest Row

V.4)Information on value of contract
Initial estimated total value of the contract:
Value: 55 200 000 GBP
Excluding VAT
V.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be sub-contracted: yes
Value or proportion of the contract likely to be sub-contracted to third parties:
Not known

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:
The date of contract award decision above is the date of the issue of the Award Decision Notices. The contract was concluded on 28.11.2013.

The value of the contract represents the estimated value in accordance with the basis set out in the Contract Notice 2012/S 85-140488.

VI.3)Procedures for appeal
VI.3.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Board Offices, Upton Lea, Countess of Chester Health Park, Liverpool Road
CH2 1BQ Chester
Telephone: +44 1244397383
Internet address:
Fax: +44 1244397398

VI.3.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information aboutcontract award procedures), Regulation 32A (standstill period), Regulation 47 and Regulations 47D to 47N(inclusive) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended).
VI.3.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: