Northampton Partnership Homes (NPH) has awarded a contract to a suitably qualified and experienced construction contractor to deliver a programme of planned capital works. The duration of the works contract is 8 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years subject to satisfactory performance and at the sole discretion of NPH.
Projects will vary greatly in size throughout the period of the contract, but the total value of work to be placed with the appointed contractor is estimated to be between 14 000 000 GBP and 16 000 000 GBP per annum.
The scope of the capital work programme will include, but not be limited to the following:
— Internal refurbishment/improvement work including kitchens, bathrooms, heating systems, electrical work etc.
— External works to properties including roofing, door and window replacement, porches, canopies etc.
— Landscaping works to external communal areas.
— Whole house modernisation works including extensions, disabled adaptations, stair lifts etc.
— Conversion and adaptation works to convert existing stock for other purposes.
— Mechanical and electrical installations of various types.
— Works to multi-storey blocks.
— Communal area redecoration and refurbishment.
— Insulation (EWI, IWI, CWI, loft insulation etc.).
— Installation of renewable technologies e.g. photovoltaic panels, air source heating etc.
— Environmental works including fencing, landscaping, etc.
— Capital void works.
— Any other internal or external work to properties which could reasonably be required during the contract.
Northamptonshire County Council, on behalf of LGSS members, wishes to appoint Framework Providers in eight Lots to provide Design and Technical Consultancy Services for a range of construction projects.
LGSS is a shared services venture established under the Local Government Act 1972. This Framework is open to all LGSS (and subject to completing an access agreement) including:
partners and other organisations delegating services and or functions to LGSS (currently Cambridgeshire County Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Norwich City Authority and Northampton Borough Council) who participate in LGSS' shared services venture;
new LGSS customers seeking to utilise LGSS Frameworks on an independent third party basis.
any city, district, borough or other local authority within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County and Northamptonshire County) including Northamptonshire Partnership Homes;
any companies or organisations set up by participants in LGSS;
any school, academy, university or other educational establishment within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County and Northamptonshire County); and
members of the local authority purchasing group, Central Buying Consortium (CBC).
Applications are invited from experienced providers of Design and Technical Consultancy Services to the construction industry who can provide high quality professional services using a customer focussed approach, particularly in the Public Sector. The services to be provided are:
LOT 1: Project Management with full Design and Principal Designer.
LOT 2: Project Management with Quantity Surveying Services (Principal Designer as required).
LOT 3: Architectural Services (Contract Administration and Principal Designer as required).
LOT 4: Building Surveying Services (Contract Administration and Principal Designer as required).
LOT 5: Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Services (Contract Administration and Principal Designer as required).
LOT 6: Project Management Services (Contract Administration as requested).
LOT 7: Quantity Surveying / Cost Consultancy Services (Contract Administration as required).
LOT 8: Structural and Civil Engineering Services (Contract Administration and Principal Designer as required).
The Framework Providers will be expected to work and co-operate closely with local government in-house and external design and technical consultants, contractors and other partner providers. All contract performance will be monitored using a set of comprehensive performance indicators.
Design and Technical Consultancy Services will be required for but not limited to education and social care, Health, Blue Light Services, Residential, community and public buildings. The Framework will cover construction works and will include, but not be limited to, new build, demolitions, capital replacements, extensions, repairs and renovation programs.
Successful Framework Providers will be expected to have a demonstrable track record of providing these services for such premises and project type. Potential Providers will be appointed to the Framework through the overarching Framework Agreement and any subsequent award will also be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of the accompanying RIBA Architect or RIBA Consultant agreements, including Schedule of Amendments.
The Framework will operate for a period of 36 months (from the award of the contract) with the option to extend for a further period of 12 months. It is envisaged that the maximum number of providers appointed to Lots 1 and 2 shall be three and Lots 3 — 8 will be 6. Interested parties are permitted to bid for a single Lot or multiple Lots.
There will be no obligation on either Northamptonshire County Council or any of the other bodies to enter into call off contracts with the service providers appointed nor will any guarantee be given as to the quantity, value or regularity of call off contracts to be made.
Chester Farm, the site and its buildings, comprises a nationally, regionally and locally significant heritage asset: the richness and complexity of the site is reflected in its designation as a Scheduled Ancient Monument, with some of the farm buildings and garden walls being Grade II and II* Listed. It comprises 34 hectares, lying in the Nene Valley and adjacent to the town of Wellingborough. The site is also located in an area of considerable wildlife and ecological interest within the recently created Nature Improvement Area and adjacent to a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
The County Council is committed to making the site somewhere that people want to come; a place that through education, learning and enjoyment adds value to their lives, and helps them to appreciate Northamptonshire's outstanding heritage.
Key elements of the heritage at Chester Farm
— Evidence of settlement from at least Mesolithic times to date;
— Iron Age enclosures and ancient field systems below the ground;
— Roman settlement, including a Roman walled town dating from the 2nd century with extensive suburbs, a network of Roman roads, a number of cemeteries and a causeway across the adjoining flood plain;
— Medieval village of Chester by the Water including some evidence of its main street together with associated mill, open fields and meadows;
— Complex of farm buildings dating from the 17th century including the main Chester House (Grade II* listed) and barns (Grade II) with the remains of formal gardens, an orchard and parkland;
— Evidence of ironstone quarrying from the site in late 19th and early 20th century, including the remains of the lines of a tramway across the site;
— Countywide collections of archaeological artefacts (to be brought to the site from their current locations and safely housed and made accessible there).
The Requirement — Capital Works
It is envisaged that the capital works will consist of the following (in summary):
—Conservation and reinstatement of the main farm house — Chester House — with rooms converted for use as café and meeting space, together with a 2 bedroom dwelling.
— Conservation and conversion of the 17th century threshing barn for use as a conference, education and training venue, with associated buildings used to provide reception and catering facilities.
— Development of a number of historic barns and former workers' cottages into interpretation and information points.
— Development of historic farm buildings as education/learning space on 2 levels.
— Construction of a new building to house the county-wide archaeological archive resource centre.
— Development of two large modern barns and one smaller barn into office/retail space.
— Landscaping and car parking provision.
The Successful Contractor is expected to be on site in June 2016, with works completed by the end of March 2018.
It is difficult to predict the exact value of this contract, but it is anticipated to be be circa 85 000 000 GBP.
The contract that shall be used is the JCT standard building contract 2011 edition (with/without quantities to be advised) with NCC standard amendments.
NCC propose to establish a Managing Agent Strategic Joint Venture with a private sector partner to provide the Place Directorate Services in line with their move to a Commissioning Authority. The Managing Agent will drive efficiencies across existing services and new services to support NCC in meeting and exceeding Council objectives and financial targets. The private sector partner should bring resources, financing and innovative ideas to maximise revenue savings (and income generation) plus capital efficiencies from NCC's diverse portfolio of assets. The Managing Agent will provide Strategic activities (business cases, feasibility studies, innovation in asset use), Delivery Management activities (procurement, project management, commercial management of capital works) and Integrator/Operator activities (BAU activities including supply chain management and management of renewal/refurbishment works).
Please refer to Section II 1.4.
For clarity, the contract is not divided into lots.
The development of a Leather Centre, as further described in section II.2.4 below.
The University are undertaking a land deal alongside a pre-let arrangement. The University is the freehold owner of the plot, which is currently designated for commercial B1 use. The University will dispose of a long leasehold interest in the plot to the developer, Stoford Properties Ltd. Should Stoford Properties deliver a Leather Centre on the plot which meets certain requirements, the University will agree to take a 25 year lease of the building. The University will reserve the right to claw the plot back from Stoford Properties in the event that certain development timeframes are not met. Stoford Properties will be responsible for the design, planning and contract tender for the new development and will seek a forward funding arrangement from the investment market. Stoford Properties will take a commercial return in acting as developer. The anticipated build cost to the contractor is in the region of 7 000 000 GBP excluding VAT, subject to a competitive tender. The completed building with the benefit of a 25 year lease to the University will be sold as an investment.
Northamptonshire County Council is exploring alternative options and carrying out an options appraisal for the treatment of residual waste post 2020 when the initial term of the current contacts for the treatment and disposal of residual municipal waste are due to expire. This work will inform a recommendation to the Council's cabinet regarding its future strategy for procuring new arrangements for residual waste. Overall, the objective is to enable significant long term savings for the Council in an environmentally sustainable way. As part of this work the Council is seeking to gain a better understanding of the way the waste market operates and the appetite of the industry to tender for and implement options that the Council is considering.
The purpose of this request for information is to gauge interest from the market and to investigate options mainly regarding the future treatment and disposal of approximately 170,000 tonnes per annum of County Council residual (i.e. black bag/non-recyclable) municipal waste from 2020. We are seeking your view as part of our options appraisal to examine the strategic opportunities available to the Council post 2020 to provide cost effective long term waste management solutions. We value the views of the supply chain and are therefore requesting information to help shape our approach to the market.
This is not an invitation to tender, this is solely an information gathering exercise and no direct business will be awarded as a result of completing the questionnaire which is available upon request — see Para II.2.14. . Responding to this document does not advantage or disadvantage any supplier in a future procurement process.
This is a contract award notification!
This Framework is open to:
— partners and other organisations delegating services and or functions to LGSS (currently Cambridgeshire County Council, Milton Keynes Council and Northamptonshire County Council, Norwich City Authority and Northampton Borough Council) who participate in LGSS' shared services venture;
— new LGSS customers seeking to utilize LGSS frameworks on an independent third party basis.
— any city, district, borough or other local authority and any school, academy, university or other educational establishment within the counties of any LGSS partner authority (currently Cambridgeshire County, the City of Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire County) including Northamptonshire Partnership Homes;
— any companies or organisations set up by participants in LGSS;
and members of the local authority purchasing group, Central Buying Consortium (CBC).
Further information about CBC can be found here:
As per the tender documentation.