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Design team for police training centres, Northern Ireland

The Desertcreat College Programme is a portfolio of projects that has at its core a project for a new shared training college (“Desertcreat College” to be built near Cookstown, Co. Tyrone) replacing the existing training facilities of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Prisons Service and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (the “training providers”).


Name, addresses and contact point(s):

The Police Service of Northern Ireland on behalf or jointly with the Northern Ireland Office, Northern Ireland Prison Service, Northern Ireland Policing Board, Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (see also Section II.1.5 for other public sector bodies who could participate in the Programme), Desertcreat College Programme Office c/o Northern Ireland Police College 77-79 Garnerville Road, Contact: John Green, Attn: John Green, UK-Belfast BT4 2NX. Tel. (44) 028 90 81 65 60. E-mail: john.green@sibni.org. Fax (44) 028 90 81 65 60.

General address of the contracting authority: www.psni.police.uk; www.nifrs.org; www.niprisonservice.gov.uk; www.nipolicingboard.org.uk; www.nio.gov.uk; www.fsni.gov.uk.

Further information can be obtained at: Strategic Investment Board, Clare House, 303 Airport Road West, Contact: John Green, Attn: John Green, UK-Belfast BT3 9ED. Tel. (44) 028 90 81 65 60. E-mail: john.green@sibni.org. Fax (44) 028 90 81 65 60. URL: www.sibni.org.

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained at: Health Estates Agency, Stoney Road, Dundonald, Contact: Robert Woodside, Attn: Robert Woodside, UK-Belfast BT16 1US. Tel. (44) 028 90 52 39 21. E-mail: robert.woodside@dhsspsni.gov.uk. Fax (44) 028 90 52 39 00. URL: www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/hea.

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Health Estates Agency, Stoney Road, Dundonald, Contact: Robert Woodside, Attn: Robert Woodside, UK-Belfast BT16 1US. Tel. (44) 028 90 52 39 21. E-mail: robert.woodside@dhsspsni.gov.uk. Fax (44) 028 90 52 39 00. URL: www.dhsspsni.gov.uk/hea.
Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Desertcreat College Programme - Design Team Consultancy Assignment.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The Desertcreat College Programme is a portfolio of projects that has at its core a project for a new shared training college (“Desertcreat College” to be built near Cookstown, Co. Tyrone) replacing the existing training facilities of the Police Service of Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Prisons Service and the Northern Ireland Fire and Rescue Service (the “training providers”). These training providers will have a permanent presence at the new Desertcreat College.

Other Northern Ireland public sector organisations such as the Forensic Science Northern Ireland may or may not participate in the Programme in some form.

STAGE 1 SCOPE OF SERVICES The services sought are for a multi-disciplinary design team to form part of the Programme infrastructure team led by the Programme Manager and which can develop, within affordability constraints, an exemplar design for the college and development of the site (approximately 95 hectares in size). The outputs of the design team at the end of this stage will form an important part of the joint Outline Business Case (jOBC) for the shared college. There are a wide range of stakeholders that will take an interest in the design team’s work and with whom high quality and timely communication will be essential.

Total quantity or scope:
The contract period is until completion of the Desertcreat Programme. Fees will be based on the construction outturn costs in the range below.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 10 000 000 and 230 000 000 GBP.

Duration in months: 54 (from the award of the contract).

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:
Envisaged minimum number: 5. Maximum number: 20
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.9.2008.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
18.9.2008 - 12:00.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
7.10.2008.

Additional information:
Tender documents are available electronically by e-mailing robert.woodside@dhsspsni.gov.uk A supplier awareness meeting will be held on Thursday 21 August 11am to 1pm (11:00-13:00). See the Pre Qualification Questionnaire for further details on venue and how to register.

Date of Dispathc of this notice:
6.8.2008.

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