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White Water Kayaking complex, Fort William

The Scottish Canoe Association invite expressions of interest to facilitate, design and project manage/deliver the project for a proposed White Water Kayaking site located in Fort William

Name, addresses and contact point(s):
Highland Council, Procurement Section, c/o Town House, High Street, Contact: Procurement Section, Attn: Laura Burns, UK-Inverness IV1 1JJ. Tel.  +44 1463703889. E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk.

Internet address(es):
http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00045.

Type of the contracting authority and main activity or activities:
General public services.

Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Highlands - Lochaber - Fort William Tailrace Project - Design Consultancy.

Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance:
Main place of performance: Fort William, Lochaber, Highland, UNITED KINGDOM.

The notice involves:
A public contract.

Short description of the contract or purchase(s):
The Highland Council in partnership with the Fort William Tailrace Development Group and the Scottish Canoe Association wish to invite expressions of interest from experienced consultants to facilitate, design and project manage/deliver the project for a proposed White Water Kayaking site located in Fort William.

The Council is seeking to appoint an integrated design team, led by an Engineer. The Engineer will be responsible for providing the following disciplines, if necessary through the appointment of sub-consultants: Civil / Structural / M&E Engineering - Project Management - Architect - Building Services Engineering - Sustainability Advice - Landscape Architect - DDA Advice - Quantity Surveying.

The Engineer will take on the role of Contract Administrator for the construction phase.
Part of the Project Consultancy Service will be to identify and specify the terms and extent of any additional consultancy specialist support associated with the full development of the project, ensuring the adequacy of the course, its environmental impact and the potential associated risks. It is considered that, at a minimum, these specialist consultants would be required to deliver the following:
— Environmental impact study,
— Traffic Management plan,
— Planning application (including the new water framework directive and controlled activity regulations),
— Consideration of white water course design,
— Water diversion and control structures including gates.
(criticial project phase).
— Rationalised long list and short list of tenderers,
— Tender preperation and process,
— Tender review, appraisal and recommendations for appointment,
— Contract Administration.

NOTE: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland Web Site at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=62621.

Total quantity or scope:
The project design consultancy team is considered to be a specialist consultancy that will guide the Client throughout the project. As such, it will need to clearly identify all the elements of the project and the anticipated stages e.g. feasibility, funding applications, design and project construction. Please note that because the project is grant funding dependent, appropriate breakpoints will be built into the consultancy contract.The indicative overall appointment is likely to be from award in June 2009 to project completion in July 2011.

Duration of the contract or time-limit for completion:

Starting: 10.6.2009. Completion: 31.7.2011.

Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate:

Envisaged minimum number: 5. Maximum number: 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Criteria stated in the PQQ.

Award criteria:
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document.

Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document:
Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 17.3.2009.

Time-limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate:
23.3.2009 - 12:00.

Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates:
10.4.2009.

Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up:
English.

Additional information:
Companies should note that the tendering exercises will be conducted via the eProcurement Scotland Electronic Tendering System in respect of which full instructions and guidance will be provided to companies responding. As such, the e-mail address of the person to whom tender documentation should be issued electronically and who will return the tender documentation will be required as part of the expression of interest.
The Council will analyse the responses to the Supplier Evaluation Questionnaire in accordance with Regulations 23, 24, 25 and 26 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2006, to identify those Applicants that have the economic and financial standing and technical or professional ability to deliver the Project. Rejection shall be automatic unless the potential bidder is able to demonstrate business, technical, and financial capacity and propriety in respect of all of these requirements in relation to the provision of services forming the subject of the potential bidder’s expression of interest.
Tenderers will be assessed in terms of Regulations 23 to 26 of the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations.

Body responsible for appeal procedures:
Highland Council, Procurement Section c/o Town House, High Street, UK-Inverness IV1 1JJ. E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk. Tel.  +44 1463703888. URL: www.highland.gov.uk. Fax  +44 1463703969.

Lodging of appeals:
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: If applicable the Highland Council shall incorporate a minimum 10 (ten) calender day mandatory standstill period from the point the intention to award is communicated to Tenderers.

Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained: Highland Council, Procurement Section c/o Town House, High Street, UK-Inverness IV1 1JJ. E-mail: procurement.unit3@highland.gov.uk. Tel.  +44 1463703888. URL: www.highland.gov.uk. Fax  +44 1463703969.

Date of dispatch of this notice:
20.2.2009.

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