Chelmsford Borough Council - Procurement Portal

Buyer Profile

Return to Buyer Profile

< Previous Notices Next Notice >

UK-Chelmsford: Construction work for buildings relating to leisure, sports, culture, lodging and restaurants.
Section I: Contracting Authority
I.1) Name and addresses
Chelmsford City Council
Civic Centre, Duke Street, Chelmsford, CM1 1JE, United Kingdom
Tel. +44 1245606606, Email:
Contact: Procurement
Main Address:, Address of the buyer profile:
I.2) Joint procurement
The contract involves joint procurement: No.
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law: Not provided
The contract is awarded by a central purchasing body: No.
I.3) Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from: the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at: Not provided
I.4) Type of the contracting authority
Regional or local authority
I.5) Main activity
General public services

Section II: Object
II.1) Scope of the procurement
II.1.1) Title: Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre - Redevelopment of Leisure Centre
Reference Number: 2016/CL/RBITT
II.1.2) Main CPV Code:
45212000 - Construction work for buildings relating to leisure, sports, culture, lodging and restaurants.

II.1.3) Type of contract: WORKS
II.1.4) Short description: Pre-construction Services in connection with the redevelopment of Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre. The total value shown below is the fixed budget for preconstruction and construction elements of this opportunity.

The contracting authority is seeking to appoint a single contractor to provide pre-construction services, and who may undertake the redevelopment works to Riverside Ice & Leisure Centre at Victoria Road, Chelmsford. The redevelopment works are described within the ITT documents and in summary comprise the construction of a leisure centre with swimming pools and external works, remodelling of existing ice rink and associated area, and demolition of existing leisure centre. CONTINUED UNDER SECTION II.2.4
II.1.5) Estimated total value:
Value excluding VAT: 20,000,000
Currency: GBP
II.1.6) Information about lots:
This contract is divided into lots: No

II.2) Description

II.2.2) Additional CPV codes:
Not Provided
II.2.3) Place of performance:
UKH3 Essex

II.2.4) Description of procurement: Additional Description Notes:
The pre-construction services shall be subject to the terms of the Pre-Construction Agreement included in the ITT documents, and any subsequent contract for the construction and demolition work shall be substantially in accordance with the terms of the Works contract included in the ITT documents.

For the avoidance of doubt, this procurement exercise covers both the Pre-Services and the Works.

The successful tenderer will be required to work collaboratively and proactively with the contracting authority, its design team and the project manager to work up the 'Employer's Requirements' (including the specification) the Contractor's Proposals (including the CDP Analysis), the Contract Drawings and the Priced Document to arrive at the fixed Contract Sum that does not exceed the contracting authority's budget for the works of 20m. The contracting authority shall have absolute discretion whether or not to proceed with the Works with or without the contractor appointed to provide the pre-construction services.

This requirement is not split into lots: the need to coordinate the different contractors for the lots could seriously risk undermining the proper execution of the project.

The contracting authority reserves the right (but does not guarantee or give any undertaking) to appoint the second placed contractor as a reserve contractor and to hold the status for 180 days. Further details are described within the ITT documents.
II.2.5) Award criteria:
Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6) Estimated value:
Value excluding VAT: Not provided
Currency: Not provided
II.2.7) Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system:
Start: 31/10/2016 / End: 25/01/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: No
Description of renewals: Not provided

II.2.10) Information about variants:
Variants will be accepted: No
II.2.11) Information about options:
Options: Yes
Description of options: The contracting authority reserves the right to appoint the second placed contractor as a reserve contractor and to hold the status for 180 days. Further details are described within the ITT documents.
II.2.12) Information about electronic catalogues:
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue: No
II.2.13) Information about European Union funds:
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: No
Identification of the project: Not provided
II.2.14) Additional information: Not provided

Section III: Legal, Economic, Financial And Technical Information
III.1) Conditions for participation
III.1.1) Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
List and brief description of conditions:
As detailed in the ITT documentation
III.1.2) Economic and financial standing
List and brief description of selection criteria:
as detailed in the ITT documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
The contracting authority does not consider an organisation with an average annual turnover the past two years of less than 40,000,000 to have the financial standing required for this project. The contracting authority will commission an independent third party credit report from Experian within 7 calendar days of the tender closing date, using the Company Registration number supplied. Any Applicant who does not meet the contracting authority's minimum threshold of a Commercial Delphi Score of 50 out of 100 may have the tender submission regarded as a 'fail' and may not be considered further. Further details and other selection criteria are shown within the ITT documents.
III.1.3) Technical and professional ability
Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
List and brief description of selection criteria:
Not Provided
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required (if applicable) :
Not Provided
III.1.5) Information about reserved contracts (if applicable)
The contract is reserved to sheltered workshops and economic operators aiming at the social and professional integration of disabled or disadvantaged persons: No
The execution of the contract is restricted to the framework of sheltered employment programmes: No

III.2) Conditions related to the contract

III.2.2) Contract performance conditions
Contractors may be required to participate in the achievements of social or environmental policy objectives relating to recruitment, training, and supply chain initiatives. Accordingly contract performance conditions may relate to social and environmental considerations.
III.2.3) Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing the contract: No

Section IV: Procedure
IV.1) Description
IV.1.1) Type of procedure: Open

IV.1.3) Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement - NO
In the case of framework agreements justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: Not Provided

IV.1.6) Information about electronic auction:
An electronic auction will be used: No
Additional information about electronic auction: Not provided
IV.1.8) Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: No
IV.2) Administrative information
IV.2.1) Previous publication concerning this procedure:
Notice number in the OJ S: 2016/S 115 - 204062
IV.2.2) Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 27/09/2016 Time: 16:00

IV.2.4) Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted: English,
IV.2.6) Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender:
Duration in month(s): 6

IV.2.7) Conditions for opening of tenders:
Date: 27/09/2016
Time: 16:00

Section VI: Complementary Information
VI.1) Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: No
Estimated timing for further notices to be published: Not provided
VI.2) Information about electronic workflows
Electronic ordering will be used Yes
Electronic invoicing will be accepted Yes
Electronic payment will be used Yes
VI.3) Additional Information: The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
For more information about this opportunity, please visit the Delta eSourcing portal at:

To respond to this opportunity, please click here:
VI.4) Procedures for review
VI.4.1) Review body:
Chelmsford City Council
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
VI.4.2) Body responsible for mediation procedures:
Not provided
VI.4.3) Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:
Not Provided
VI.4.4) Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained:
Not provided
VI.5) Date Of Dispatch Of This Notice: 25/08/2016

Annex A

< Previous Notices Next Notice >

Return to Buyer Profile