Construction of a new Welcome Centre between the grade 1 listed Cathedral church and Chapter House on an archaeologically sensitive site. Also internal structural alterations to the Chapter House including lift installation, raising and extending floors plus new services throughout.
Main works contractor with experience of working on heritage sensitive and occupied sites is required to undertake the construction of a new Welcome Centre. Close liaison with relevant authorities is required to ensure installation satisfies all statutory conditions. Alterations to the grade 1 list Chapter House to create a new leanring hub for the excellent and award winning Learning Department. Revision to levels through the works to ensure a design which meets modern expectations for access including raising floors to create level access, installation of lift, new toilets, etc.
Echelon Housing Partnership Limited (EHP) is a new ‘not-for-profit' affordable housing provider that is currently in the process of registration with the Homes and Communities Agency. EHP has appointed a shadow board and is currently in the latter stages of registration.
As part of its Business Plan EHP is developing several sites. EHP has undertaken a review of the single provider Construction Management services framework agreements in the market place and has identified a lack of available frameworks that meet EHP’s needs. Accordingly, EHP has procured this Framework Agreement to enable it to develop a working relationship with a single Construction Management service provider, and also to open up the Framework to any other organisations wishing to utilise a dynamic, forward-thinking and innovative model (see Section VI.2) below for further details of the organisations that will be able to use the Framework).
EHP appointed Echelon Consultancy to assist it with the procurement of the Framework Agreement.
EHP has appointed Pretium Group Limited (Pretium) to manage the Framework Agreement during its term.
In the context of this Framework Agreement Construction Management is defined as follows:
— Developing a close working relationship with the Client(s) to fully understand the requirements of each scheme;
— Specifying project objectives and plans including delineation of scope, budgeting, scheduling, setting performance requirements and selecting project participants;
— Maximising the resource efficiency through procurement of labour, materials and equipment;
— Implementing various operations through proper coordination and control of planning, design, estimating, contracting and construction in the entire process;
— Developing effective communications and mechanisms for resolving conflicts.
This Framework is intended to ensure best practice, innovation and customer service are at the heart of Construction Management and that the Framework allows all parties to work collaboratively for their mutual benefit. We have also allowed for the inclusion of the Construction Management services provider offering a funding solution.
To ensure that these goals can be delivered the Specification, Price Framework and Framework Agreement are designed to complement each other.
We have developed the Framework Agreement to offer an alternative to pre-existing frameworks with more emphasis on both value for money and innovation.
We envisage that this Framework Agreement will allow EHP to deliver on its commitments and support any other organisations that wish to use the Framework in doing likewise.
Provision of the following equipment:
3 x 4 wheel drive and steer telescopic loading shovels to load road salt;
2 x 4 wheel drive telescopic loading shovels to work within a waste transfer station;
1 x 4 wheel drive excavator loader machine.
All equipment must conform to EU and UK construction regulations.
Scottish Borders Council (SBC) has recently approved funding for the construction of 2 new primary school (PS) buildings, 1 at Broomlands PS in Kelso and the other at Langlee PS in Galashiels.
SBC intends to appoint a contractor(s) to carry out and complete the design, construction and delivery. It is anticipated that the existing design team will have completed the design to RIBA Stage 3 at the point of tender, the existing design team will be novated to the successful contractor(s). Details of design team as detailed below:
Architect — Stallan Brand;
Mechanical and Electrical Engineer — Davie McCulloch;
Civil and Structural Engineer — Goodson Associates Ltd;
Landscaping — LDA Design;
Fire Engineer — Atelier Ten;
Acoustician — New Acoustics.
Broomlands PS will be spread over 2 floors with an approx. GIFA of 3 200m
Both schools will incorporate a nursery, primary teaching rooms, games hall, catering kitchen, dining facilities, MUGA pitch and associated staff accommodation areas. In addition, Langlee PS will also incorporate separate. Additional Support Needs teaching areas.
It is anticipated each development(s) will be built alongside the existing school(s), which will be in occupation during the duration of the construction period. Once the development(s) has been completed and the school transferred to the new building(s), the original building(s) will be demolished to make way for landscaping and car parking.
SBC's principal objectives are to deliver innovative educational and community facilities that make a significant contribution and presence within the communities which they serve.
Contractor(s) selected for the tender stage will be required to be fully accredited SSIP members of Constructionline in-line with SBC's Corporate Control of Contractors Policy.