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.
Contract for the design and build of student residences and associated public realm at the University's new Waterside Campus development in Northampton under a 2 stage design and build process. The student residence and associated public realm contractor will be responsible for completion of the design from the end of RIBA stage 3, delivery of the student residential accommodation including an educational hotel, fixtures, fittings and equipment, commercial space, other ancillary spaces and associated public realm to the surrounding areas associated with the accommodation plots.
The University has designed 1 198 units but the University reserves the right to reduce this number to no lower than 1 000 units. It is anticipated that the works will be completed by January 2018, in readiness for use at the start of the academic year commencing September 2018.
The new student residences are part of the new Waterside Campus development to provide state of the art facilities and technology that will ensure all students have access to extensive and high-quality teaching facilities, library, IT suites, studios, innovative learning spaces, laboratories and social facilities. Only the student residences and associated public realm are being procured under this procurement process and contract. The new campus will comprise higher education buildings, an energy centre, and fallow space available for leisure, retail commercial development and future University expansion. The development is being delivered through a number of packages of work, of which the student residences is 1.
See also Contract Notice No 2015/S 179-324452.