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Market Soundings for the Crematorium provision in Newtownabbey PPP Programme.

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newtownabbey Borough Council
Mossley Mill
For the attention of: Chief Executive
BT36 5QA Newtownabbey
Telephone: +44 2890340000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
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:
Market Soundings for the Crematorium provision in Newtownabbey PPP Programme.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
Main site or location of works: Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
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
This PIN is being published for the sole purpose of informing potential candidates of the Project and to facilitate Newtownabbey Borough Council (NBC) in carrying out a market sounding exercise. The Project is for the Design, Build, Finance, Construction and Operation of a new crematorium facility in Newtownabbey, Co Antrim, Northern Ireland. It is expected that the successful tenderer will be solely responsible for the capital expenditure of the construction and start-up costs associated with bringing a new facility of this to an operational standard. The tenderer will also be expected to operate and manage the services to be provided at the crematorium facility for 25 year term post-construction.
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45215000, 45000000, 98371000, 98371120

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for start of award procedures: 15.10.2014
Duration in months: 300 (from the award of the contract)
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
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:
Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions regulating them It is anticipated that this will be a public private partnership project for a duration of approximately 25 years. It is anticipated that the competitive dialogue procedure will be used to procure this project and the finance and payment arrangements may form part of the dialogue process.
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:
Prior to the anticipated issue of a contract notice, interested parties are invited to participate in a market sounding exercise which is intended to obtain views from interested parties in relation to possible barriers and possible solutions for a project of this type. It is intended to use this information to assist NBC with the planning of the project. NBC also reserves the right to split the project into bundles if it is deemed expedient to do so.

Bodies interested in submitting responses are invited to download the Market Soundings document from:

Participants’ views on the market sounding exercise must be submitted before 12:00 noon on Friday 3.10.2014.
It should be noted by potential bidders that participation or the non-participation in the market sounding exercise will not prejudice or influence a bid in any way nor guarantee or influence pre-qualification for this project. Please note that NBC has issued this PIN purely as a notification to potential bidders that NBC are considering procuring this project and as a market sounding exercise.
Review of Public Administration (RPA):
The PPP Contract will be awarded to the successful tenderer(s) on the understanding that at a time within the duration of the Contract, there may be a need for reassignment from the Contracting Authority to an alternatively names body within the Northern Ireland Local Government Sector. The name of the alternative body will be that as defined under the current Review of Public Administration and any subsequent enabling legislation. It is understood that without prejudice the successful tenderer(s) will accept any reassignment of this Contract or alternatively, the termination of the Contract should this become a requirement under RPA. The Contracting Authority will not liable to pay any compensation whatsoever in connection therewith.
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
Relevant governmental Internet sites where information can be obtained

Tax legislation

Environmental protection legislation

Employment protection and working conditions;;

VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: