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Development of Land at Mall West, Armagh.

CONTRACT NOTICE

Works

SECTION I: CONTRACTING AUTHORITY

I.1)NAME, ADDRESSES AND CONTACT POINT(S)

Department of Social Development
Southern Regional Development Office, Banbridge Business Centre, 62 Scarva Road
Attn: Joe Hamill
BT32 3QD Banbridge
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 2890816555
E-mail:
Fax +44 2890816966

Internet address(es)

General address of the contracting authority www.cpdni.gov.uk

Further information can be obtained at: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate
Contracts Branch, Clare House, 2nd Floor, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 8003684850
E-mail:
Fax +44 2070600480
Internet: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate
Contracts Branch, Clare House, 2nd Floor, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 8003684850
E-mail:
Fax +44 2070600480
Internet: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Department of Finance and Personnel, Central Procurement Directorate
Contracts Branch, Clare House, 2nd Floor, 303 Airport Road West
BT3 9ED Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 8003684850
E-mail:
Fax +44 2070600480
Internet: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk

I.2)TYPE OF THE CONTRACTING AUTHORITY AND MAIN ACTIVITY OR ACTIVITIES
Ministry or any other national or federal authority, including their regional or local sub-divisions
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities Yes

SECTION II: OBJECT OF THE CONTRACT

II.1)DESCRIPTION
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority
Development of Land at Mall West, Armagh.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works Armagh, Co Armagh, N Ireland, UNITED KINGDOM.

NUTS code UKN05

II.1.3)The notice involves
A public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
The project is for the sale and development of a x ha site on the Mall in Armagh City Centre, directly adjacent to the Mall Shopping Centre.
The project comes out of the 2009 Armagh City Centre Masterplan. The Masterplan established a vision and concept plan for the future of the city, for the purpose of achieving a range of aims and objectives such as: enhancing the quality of life for Armagh’s residents; maintaining and enhancing Armagh’s historic character and identity; developing a sustainable economy based upon existing strengths; and developing Armagh as a tourist destination. The Masterplan identified and set out proposals and an action plan for realising the vision and concept plan. Specifically the Masterplan identified a number of sites that have both a symbolic and a practical role to play in bringing about the delivery of the Masterplan and the successful development of Armagh City Centre.
As part of the process of implementing the Masterplan the Department for Social Development (DSD) in conjunction with Armagh City and District Council (ACDC) now wish to bring this site on the Mall forward for development. It is the aspiration of both DSD and ACDC to see the Masterplan brought forward and in particular to see a development of an appropriate use and quality delivered on this key site which will contribute significantly towards the economic development and regeneration aspirations for the city.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45232411, 45213312, 45213112, 45213111, 45213110, 45213100, 45211360, 45210000, 45111291, 45112700

II.1.7)Contract covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
Yes
II.1.8)Division into lots
II.1.9)Variants will be accepted
II.2)QUANTITY OR SCOPE OF THE CONTRACT
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope
The estimated development value of the project is between £2 million and 10 000 000 GBP.
II.2.2)Options
II.3)DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION
Duration in months: 24 (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
A parent company guarantee may be required.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them
As directed by the contract documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded
No specific legal form is required but if the contract is to be awarded to a consortium the Contract Authority may require the consortium to form a legal entity before entering the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject
No
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 requirements are met: Full details are included in the Memorandum of Information and the Eligibility Document.
Developers interested in the provision of the works will be required to complete the Tender Documents which are available from the e-sourcing portal.
III.2.2)Economic and financial capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met: As specified in the Memorandum of Information.
And the Eligibility Document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if requirements are met:
As specified in the Memorandum of Information.
And the Eligibility Document.
III.2.4)Reserved contracts
No
III.3)CONDITIONS SPECIFIC TO SERVICES CONTRACTS
III.3.1)Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession
III.3.2)Legal entities should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service

SECTION IV: PROCEDURE

IV.1)TYPE OF PROCEDURE
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
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)An electronic auction will be used
No
IV.3)ADMINISTRATIVE INFORMATION
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority
CB066/10
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
No
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents
Payable documents No
IV.3.4)Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
31.10.2011 - 15:00
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
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

Place

Contracts Branch.

Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders No

SECTION VI: COMPLEMENTARY INFORMATION

VI.1)THIS IS A RECURRENT PROCUREMENT
No
VI.2)CONTRACT RELATED TO A PROJECT AND/OR PROGRAMME FINANCED BY EU FUNDS
No
VI.3)ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Suppliers Instructions How to Express Interest in this Tender~:

1. Register your company on the eSourcing portal (this is only required once) - Browse to the eSourcing Portal: https://e-sourcingni.bravosolution.co.uk 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 / ITTs Open To All Suppliers” link. (These are Pre-Qualification Questionnaires or Invitations to Tender open to any registered supplier) - Click on the relevant PQQ/ ITT to access the content. - Click the "Express Interest” button at the top of the screen. - This will move the PQQ /ITT into your "My PQQs/ My ITTs” page. (This is a secure area reserved for your projects only) -You can now access any attachments by clicking "Buyer Attachments” on the left hand side of the screen.
3. Responding to the tender you can now choose to Click "My Response” on the left hand side of the screen or "Create Response” or "Decline to Respond” at the top of the screen; (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/ ITT - There may be a mixture of online & offline actions for you to perform (there is detailed online help available) Once you have entered your response and attached all the requested documents, you must click "Submit Response”. Please note that documents must be formally submitted prior to the closing date and time, in order to be considered for evaluation. If you require any further assistance please consult the Supplier online Help, or contact the eSourcing help desk.
The contracting authority will not be responsible for, or pay any expenses or losses, which may be incurred by any economic operator in responding to this notice or in preparing their tender. The contracting authority reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of this competition.
This project may be used to progress the Government's wider social, economic and environmental objectives.
VI.4)PROCEDURES FOR APPEAL
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Central Procurement Directorate will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contract Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)DATE OF DISPATCH OF THIS NOTICE:
28.7.2011