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IBR0423/2 - Design and construction of the Gobbins coastal path visitor / community centre.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Larne Borough Council
Victoria Road
For the attention of: Helen McKinney
BT40 1RU Larne
Telephone: +44 28272313
Fax: +44 28260660

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
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.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
IBR0423/2 - Design and construction of the Gobbins coastal path visitor / community centre.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Ballystrudder Community Centre (Existing site).
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
The Gobbins Visitor Centre - Larne Borough Council intends to procure contractors with integrated supply chains for the design and construction of the Gobbins coastal path visitor / community centre. The Contract is located on the site of an existing community centre in Ballystrudder which lies in the southern reaches of Islandmagee, Northern Ireland. This Contract estimated at £1 650 000 to £2 100 000 will form one part of the overall project, which will include the reconstruction and restoration of the coastal path that will be procured separately. The proposed visitor and community centre will be located on a 1,01 ha site and have circa 1 140 m² GFA over two storeys.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 1 650 000 and 2 100 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45212000, 45212310

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

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:

Full details of the tender particulars are available on the eSourcing portal Contractors wishing to express an interest in this contract will need to register on the portal to draw the documents. Instructions in that regard are provided below.

How to Express an Interest in this Tender:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once): 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 - Click the ‘PQQs Open To All Suppliers’ link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PQQ to access the content. - Click the ‘Express Interest’ button at the top of the page. - This will move the PQQ into your ‘My PQQs’ page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking ‘Buyer Attachments’ in the ‘PQQ Details’ box.
3. Responding to the tender - Click ‘My Response’ under ‘PQQ 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 - 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.
4. If you require any further assistance please consult the online help, or contact the eTendering help desk.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: