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Intermediate Construction Framework.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Hampshire County Council
Three Minsters House, High Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Support Team
SO23 8UL Winchester
Telephone: +44 1962832323
Fax: +44 1962841326

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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
Housing and community amenities
Recreation, culture and religion
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

As set out in Section VI.3 of this notice
76 High Street
SO23 8UL Winchester

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Intermediate Construction Framework.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: County of Hampshire and adjoining areas, United Kingdom.


II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 12

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 4

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 400 000 000 GBP
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Hampshire County Council (HCC) proposes to establish a construction framework for contactors to deliver projects and programmes of work approximately in the 0.5m GBP to 4m GBP value range, although the majority of the projects are expected to lie between 1.5m GBP and 3m GBP .
The type of work is expected to consist mostly of extensions, refurbishments and alterations to existing schools; however any type of building work to any property, including associated services and associated hard or soft landscaping, is included. Work to Fire, Police and NHS properties may be needed. Exclusively civil engineering works such as highways, bridges or coastal works will not be included.
The Intermediate Framework will follow the principles and practice of the existing the Hampshire-Surrey Local Construction Framework (LCF) for projects up to 1.5m GBP. The Framework will be based on the two-stage appointment of contactors to projects, early contractor engagement, open-book pricing and collaborative working as practiced by the LCF framework.
The type of work will include the requirement for contractors to be able to provide full design services with a construction project.
It is envisaged that the award criteria being used for this procurement will be 70/30, quality/cost. Further details, including the sub criteria, will be made available in the Invitation to Tender documents.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45200000, 45300000, 45400000, 71000000, 71200000, 71300000, 71500000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
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 estimated capital value of projects over the full life of the framework delivered by this procurement is in the region of 40,000,000 and 400,000,000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 40 000 000 and 400 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 48 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to require deposits, guarantees, bonds, warranties and other forms of appropriate security. As defined in the Tender documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
As defined in the Tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
No special legal form will be required. In the case of organisations applying as a consortia or joint venture, full details for each member is required. It will be necessary for each member to sign an undertaking that they shall be jointly and severally liable, or to require a single provider to take primary liability, for the perforrmance of the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: As defined in the Tender documentation.
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: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Minimum Insurance levels are required:
Employer's Liability 10,000,000 GBP
Public Liability 10,000,000 GBP
Professional Liability/Indemnity 5,000,000 GBP
To support the financial assessment the Council will obtain a financial appraisal report from N2Check. The report provides the Council with an overall Risk Score which will be used to assess the applicants financial standing. If this information is not available from N2Check, a risk score will be calculated as per the model detailed in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
The risk score obtained for your organisation will be assessed against the criteria as detailed below:
Score of between 0 and 39 - fail
Score of 40 and over - pass
Further details are contained in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
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 number of operators: 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisation Details For Information, Provision of Financial Information Pass/Fail, Insurance Pass/Fail, Equalities Pass / Fail, Health & Safety Pass / Fail, Professional Business Standing Pass / Fail, Business Activities 10 %, Quality Assurance 5 %, Environmental / Sustainability 5 %, Key Requirements 30 %, Case Studies 45 %, References 5 %, Declaration Pass / Fail.An overall pass mark of 50 % shall apply to this pre-qualification exercise. Bidders who do not achieve this score, or are eliminated by receiving a 'fail' assessment on any question indicated below, shall not be invited to tender.A maximum of 20 bidders will be taken through to the ITT stage. If there is a tie for the 20th place, all tied contractors will be taken through.
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:
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2013/S 248-431909 of 21.12.2013

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: 5.3.2014 - 14:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
5.3.2014 - 14:00
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 of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information

Further information about Hampshire County Council can be found at

Expressions of Interest must be by way of completion and return of a Pre-qualification Questionnaire via the Council's etendering system In-tend, by the date and time specified in IV.3.4. Tenderers are required to register their company details on the In-tend, e-tendering system. No charge is made for registration or access to this system. Full details and user guides on how to register and operate the system are available via the link

There will be no hard copy documents issued to organisations and all communications with the Council including the submission of PQQ and Tender Responses will be conducted via Intend at

No supplier briefing will be held as part of this PQQ.
The framework is intended to be accessible to the following Indicative list of contracting authorities:
The Framework will be open to the entire public sector and other public bodies and their Statutory Successors or organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes including:-
Central Government and their agencies, County Councils, City Councils, Unitary Authorities, District, Town and Parish Councils, Universities, Further Education Establishments, Higher Education Establishments, National Park Authorities, Housing Associations, Police Authorities, Fire and Rescue Services and other Emergency Services organisations, Ministry of Defence, Health Service bodies including Primary Care Trusts, Schools(including all academies, faith, maintained and ‘free' schools), dioceses and registered charities within the UK, including those organisations named on the following websites:


Local Authorities.
Hampshire County Council, Surrey County Council; Isle of Wight Council; West Berkshire Council; Reading Borough Council; Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead; Slough Borough Council; Bracknell Forest Council;
Wokingham Council; Southampton City Council; Portsmouth City Council; Guildford Borough Council; Surrey Heath Borough Council; Waverley Borough Council; Woking Borough Council; Spelthorne Borough Council;
Tandridge District Council; Elmbridge Borough Council; Epsom & Ewell Borough Council; Runnymede Borough Council; Reigate & Banstead Borough Council; Mole Valley District Council; Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council; Eastleigh Borough Council; Fareham Borough Council; Gosport Borough Council; Hart District Council;
Havant Borough Council; East Hants District Council; New Forest District Council; Rushmoor Borough Council;
Test Valley Borough Council; Winchester City Council;
Police Authorities. Police and Crime Commissioners of; Hampshire, Surrey, Thames Valley. British Transport Police.
Fire Authorities. Hampshire Fire & Rescue; Royal Berkshire Fire & Rescue Service; Surrey Fire & Rescue Service; Isle of WightFire and Rescue Service.
National Park Authorities.
New Forest; South Downs.

Health Authorities.All Foundation Trusts, clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), acute trusts, primary care trusts, mental healthtrusts, care trusts, ambulance trusts, strategic health authorities, special health authorities (and their Statutorysuccessors and organisations created as a result of re-organisation or organisational changes): operating in thecounties of Hampshire, Berkshire and Surrey, as named on

Dioceses. Clifton; Plymouth; Salisbury; Arundel; Guildford; Southwark; Portsmouth RC; Portsmouth CoE;
Oxford; Winchester; Chichester.
Higher Education Institutions. University of Surrey; Kingston University; University of Creative Arts;
Southampton Solent University; University of Portsmouth; University of Southampton, Including Winchester School of Art; University of Winchester; Berkshire College of Agriculture; University of Reading; University of West London;
Schools and Further Education Sector Any Further Education college or school, including Free Schools, Federation School, Independent School, Voluntary Aided Schools and Diocese, within the geographical area of these arrangements.

Acadamies in Hampshire, IOW and Berkshire as listed on including at the time of publication of this notice:- Altwood CofE Secondary School, Amery Hill School, ARK Ayrton Primary Academy, Battle Primary Academy, Bay House School, Baylis Court School, Beacon View Primary Academy, Beechwood Junior School, Bohunt School, Bransgore Church of England Primary School, Bridgemary School, Cams Hill School, Castleview Primary School, Charter Academy Charters School, Churchend Primary Academy, Cippenham Infant School, Cippenham Primary School, Cliffdale Primary School, Colnbrook Church of England Primary School, Cowplain Community School, Cox Green School, Datchet St Mary's CofE Primary School, Denefield School, Desborough College, Dove House School, Eggar's School, Everest Community Academy, Fareham Academy, Fir Tree Primary School and Nursery, Forest School, Freemantle Church of England Community Academy Frogmore Junior School Front Lawn Primary Academy Furze Platt Senior School Godolphin Infant School, Godolphin Junior School, Harefield Primary School, Havant Academy, Haybrook College, Haybrook College PRU, Herschel Grammar School, Highdown School and Sixth Form Centre, Hightown Primary School, Hollybrook Infant School, Hollybrook Junior School, Hook-with-Warsash Church of England Primary School, Hounsdown School, James Elliman Academy, John Madejski Academy, Kanes Hill Primary School, Kendrick School Kennet, School Langley Grammar School, Littledown School, Lowbrook Academy, Ludlow Infant Academy, Ludlow Junior School, Lynch Hill School Primary Academy, Lyndhurst Junior School, Maiden Erlegh School, Marish Primary School, Mary Rose School, Meadow Park Academy, Milford-on-Sea Church of England Primary School, Mill Chase Academy, Montem Primary School, Noadswood School, Northwood Primary School, Oaklands Catholic School, Oasis Academy, Lord's Hill Oasis Academy, Mayfield Park House School, Perins School, Portsmouth Academy for Girls, Portswood Primary School, Priestlands School, Prospect School, Ranelagh School, Reading School, Ringwood School Academy, Robert May's School, Ryde Academy, Ryvers School, Sandown Bay Academy, Shirley Infant School, Shirley Junior School, Slough and Eton CofE Business and Enterprise College, Upton Court Grammar School, Springhill Catholic Primary School, St Anne's Catholic School, St Anthony's Catholic Primary School, St Bartholomew's School, St Blasius Shanklin CofE Primary Academy, St Columba Church of England Primary Academy, St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, St Mary's Catholic Primary School, Maidenhead Testwood Sports College, The Arnewood School Academy, The Avenue Special School, The Burgate School and Sixth Form Centre, The Costello School, The Holme Church of England Controlled Primary School, The Holt School, The Langley Academy, The Mountbatten School, The New Forest Academy, The Palmer Primary Academy, The Petersfield School, The Piggott School, The Priory Primary School, The Romsey School, The Victory Primary School, The Westgate School, Theale Green School, Thornden School, Townhill Infant School, Trinity School, Upper Shirley High School Weston Academy, White Waltham CofE Academy, Wildern School, Willow Primary School, Windmill Primary School, Winton Community Academy, Wyvern College, Foxborough Primary School, Whitelands Park Primary School, Glenfield Infant School.

This list is not exhaustive. This framework may also be used by similar not for profit organisations, their facilitating agencies or sub-users acting with or on behalf of such organisations operating in the Framework Area but not specifically referred to.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: