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High Street 2012 Public Realm Improvements, East London

Tower Hamlets Council is seeking to appoint design teams to help deliver high quality public realm improvements at Aldgate, Whitechapel, Mile End Waste and Mile End, as part of the High Street 2012 programme

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Mulberry Place 5 Clove Crescent, Contact: Heidi Mackie, Attn: Gohar Lecordier-Ithier, UK-London E14 2BG. Tel.  +44 2073644752/4795. E-mail: procurement@towerhamlets.gov.uk. Fax  +44 2073644973.

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.towerhamlets.gov.uk/data/business/data/council-business/index.cfm.

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at: URL: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openform.

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Attn: Heidi Mackie. URL: https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openform.

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
UK-London: high street 2012 public realm improvement projects: aldgate, whitechapel, mile end waste, mile end.

Main place of performance: London Borough of Tower Hamlets: Aldgate, Whitechapel, Mile End Waste and Mile End.Inner London - East.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):

Tower Hamlets Council is seeking to appoint design teams to help deliver high quality public realm improvements at Aldgate, Whitechapel, Mile End Waste and Mile End, as part of the High Street 2012 programme.

High Street 2012 is an ambitious programme to improve and celebrate one of London’s great high streets. This ribbon of London life is both everyday and remarkable. It is historic and modern, and constantly evolving. The programme aims to reconnect places and communities, making this high street a place Londoners can share with the world during the Olympics and beyond.

The high street connects Aldgate and the City to Stratford and the Olympic Park and is part of the Olympic and Paralympic marathon route. While it runs through some of the most disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the capital and is dominated by heavy traffic, it also passes through some of the most culturally diverse and historically rich areas of London, with a wonderful range of existing buildings, streets, markets, waterways and many parks and green routes. The programme aims to build on the strengths of this street, transform perceptions of the area, encourage positive change and stimulate investment.

High Street 2012 is one of the Mayor of London’s Great Spaces. Tower Hamlets Council is working with Design for London/London Development Agency, Newham Council, Transport for London, English Heritage and the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation to promote and advance the initiative.

A High Street 2012 Vision Study, commissioned jointly by these agencies, provides a framework for public realm improvements along the route. A summary of the study can be downloaded from http://www.highstreet2012.com/HighStreet2012.pdf. The study includes concept proposals for public realm schemes at a number of sites, including Aldgate, Whitechapel, Mile End Waste and Mile End. Full details of the proposed schemes will be provided at the tender stage, but will include:

Public spaces.
Footway landscaping.
Threshold treatments.
Lighting.
Street furniture.
Planting.
Park entrances and landscaping (for the Aldgate and Mile End schemes).
Market stalls and servicing (for the Whitechapel scheme).

The Council is seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified and experienced architect/urban design-led multi-disciplinary teams (with supporting services including but not limited to cost management and quantity surveying, civil engineering, lighting design and community engagement and consultation) to take forward and support the delivery of these schemes.

For the Aldgate, Whitechapel and Mile End Waste schemes, a full design service (RIBA C-L) will be required for the entire scheme. For the Mile End scheme, designs to RIBA C will be required for the entire scheme, with some elements of the scheme (to be agreed as part of the design process) to proceed to RIBA L.

Design teams will be procured through a two stage process, details of which are set out in section VI.3.

Division into lots:
Yes.
Tenders should be submitted for: one or more lots.

Total quantity or scope:
Estimated project budgets are as follows:

Lot1: High Street 2012: Aldgate: project budget GBP 1,100,000.

Lot2: High Street 2012: Whitechapel: project budget GBP 1,900,000.

Lot
3: High Street 2012: Mile End Waste: project budget GBP 1,400,000.

Lot 4: Mile End: project budget GBP 200,000.

Estimated value excluding VAT: 4 600 000 GBP.

DURATION OF THE CONTRACT OR TIME-LIMIT FOR COMPLETION:
Starting: 8.2.2010. Completion: 30.3.2012.

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Must be able to demonstrate turnover in excess of 4x the value of the Lots(s) applied for, for at least the last 2 years and have made a profit a least two out of three of the past three years, including the most recent trading year.
Turnover levels.
Lot 1 - GBP 600 000 p.a.
Lot 2 - GBP 1 200 000 p.a.
Lot 3 - GBP 700 000 p.a.
Lot 4 - GBP 300 000 p.a.
If applying for more than 2 lots, your annual turnover need only exceed GBP 1 800 000 p.a. as the works are over two years.
We reserve the right to carry out a current financial check to support the submitted data.

Type of procedure:
Accelerated restricted.
Justification for the choice of accelerated procedure: Prompt start to works boost to construction sector of the economy and meet Olympics deadlines.

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 5. Maximum number: 7.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
4.12.2009 - 12:00.

Additional information:

All expressions of interest must be submitted via the etendering system https://www.londontenders.org/procontract/supplier.nsf/frm_home?openForm.

The anticipated timetable for this procurement is as follows:
Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest: midday, 4.12.2009.
Issue of PQQs: 4.12.2009.
PQQ submission deadline: midday, 14.12.2009.
Issue of invitations to tender: 21.12.2009.
Submission of tender proposals: midday, 18.1.2010.
Tender presentations and clarification meetings: w/c 25.1.2010.
The Council intends to invite the three most suitable applicants for each lot to tender clarification meetings. The Council reserves to change the above timetable the right to invite more or less than 3 applicants to tender clarification meetings, if appropriate.

Lodging of appeals:
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Subject to 10 day stand still procedure.

Date of dispatch of this notice:
23.11.2009.

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