Thanet District Council is seeking multi-disciplinary design teams for the delivery of a range of new build social housing developments within Margate, Minster & St Peter’s, Broadstairs. All sites are within the Isle of Thanet, Kent.
These opportunities form Phase 1 of the Council’s Affordable Homes Programme and are offered for Tender as three separate lots based on geographical location.
Tenders may be submitted for a maximum of 2no. lots which will result in the acceptance of tenders from 2 separate applicants as a minimum, 3 as a maximum, to form the Phase 1 Design Team.
The opportunities are as set out below. Offers from SMEs are of particular interest but all Tenders will be considered.
Lot 1: Margate – 2 units, 1 site
Lot 2: Minster – 3 units, 1 site
Lot 3: St Peter’s – 12 units, 5 sites
Tenders are invited for a single appointment per Lot to cover all design disciplines; Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical (including telephony/broadband and television) and Structural also including Public Health, Environmental, Acoustic input as required to meet building regulations and landscaping/planting design for external areas as stipulated by a range of Planning Conditions.
For the sake of clarity, the contractual role of the bidder will be “The Consultant’. The supporting multi-disciplinary participants will be the “Consultant Team”.
Each Tender must include a Lead Designer and Design Coordinator who will manage the input of their proposed teams to achieve the required deadlines.
The appointed Phase 1 Design Team will report to a Lead Consultant and ultimately to the Client’s Representative.
Additional opportunities will be available to the members of the Phase 1 Design Team for the role of Lead Consultant and also for Clerk of Works.
All developments are proposed on brownfield sites with historic or existing council garage block use.
One site awaits formal notification of Planning Consent (granted 18 May 2016), all others have historic consents which are due to expire between March and June 2017. Various designs require minor modification and resubmission to Planning within the stipulated timelines.
Timescales for delivery of revised planning drawings and full detailed design are tight and require full attention throughout the summer months. Target start on site is February 2017 c/o a single contractor. All units must be ready for occupation by March 2018 in order to be eligible for full HCA funding.
The procurement of designers is via Open Tender. All tenders will be accepted subject to the Tenderer providing suitable responses to grounds for Mandatory and Discretionary Rejection and minimum standards are met as set out in the Invitation to Tender document (ITT).Evaluation will be on the basis of criteria as set out in the ITT document.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Suppliers should in first instance register themselves on the Kent Business Portal by following registration instructions. Following which they should register their interest in this opportunity by completing and submitting an electronic expression of interest. All procurement documents are attached to this notice and available for suppliers to download and complete according to instructions contained.
Tenders must be submitted online, to be uploaded to the Portal by the stated deadline.
Deadline for submission of Tenders is: 2pm, 20th June 2016.
Tender Queries must be submitted by: 2pm, 10th June 2016
The form of contract will be the JCT Consultancy Agreement 2011 incorporating Amendment 1.