Circle Housing asks for tenders by 4pm on 14 October 2013

Circle Housing asks for tenders by 4pm on 14 October 2013

According to the Architects’ Journal (25th Sept 2013), Circle Housing have requested tenders for plans with  ‘strong and positive visions’ for the regeneration project:

“The Circle Anglia Housing Group is seeking masterplanners for three residential redevelopment schemes in Merton, south-west London
Projects include the low-rise High Path Estate in South Wimbledon, Morden’s 1950s Ravensbury Estate and the 6.8 hectare Eastfields Estate in Mitcham.
Circle Housing Group is calling for masterplanners to come forward with ‘strong and positive visions’ for the three locations.
Teams may submit for all three estates, totalling more than 600 dwellings, but the three locations will be contracted in seperate lots.
The projects include associated infrastructure works and the design or refurbishment of green spaces.
The deadline for tenders is 4pm on 14 October.”

No thanks to Circle for keeping their residents updated – even their new website says nothing!

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2 thoughts on “Circle Housing asks for tenders by 4pm on 14 October 2013”

  1. Here’s the link to the masterplanning contract advert – which went on on the 28th August 2013:
    http://www.government-online.net/consultancy-services-to-provide-masterplanning-for-regeneration-project/

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    Consultancy Services to provide Masterplanning for Regeneration project

    Circle Housing Group requires suitably experienced and qualified master planning teams to develop strong and positive vision for 3 different areas of London Borough of Merton that will build on existing design/capacity studies and initial consultation with residents that is currently being undertaken.

    United Kingdom-London: Urban planning services

    2013/S 168-291918

    Contract notice

    Services

    Directive 2004/18/EC

    Section I: Contracting authority

    I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

    Circle Anglia Housing Group
    1-3 Highbury Station Road
    Contact point(s): Procurement
    For the attention of: Roger Miller
    N1 1SE London
    UNITED KINGDOM
    E-mail: procurement-south@circle.org.uk

    Internet address(es):

    General address of the contracting authority: http://www.circle.org.uk

    Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

    Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

    Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: The above mentioned contact point(s)

    I.2)Type of the contracting authority

    Body governed by public law

    I.3)Main activity

    Housing and community amenities

    I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

    The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

    Section II: Object of the contract

    II.1)Description

    II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

    Consultancy Services to provide Masterplanning for Regeneration project.

    II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

    Services
    Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
    Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Merton, London.
    NUTS code UKI22

    II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

    The notice involves a public contract

    II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

    II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

    Circle Housing Group requires suitably experienced and qualified master planning teams to develop strong and positive vision for 3 different areas of London Borough of Merton that will build on existing design/capacity studies and initial consultation with residents that is currently being undertaken.

    II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

    71410000, 71400000

    II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

    The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no

    II.1.8)Lots

    This contract is divided into lots: yes
    Tenders may be submitted for all lots

    II.1.9)Information about variants

    Variants will be accepted: no

    II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

    II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

    The Requirement will be divided into threee separate lots pertaining to the 3 separate areas that have been highlighted for Regeneration. Further details are available within the tender documentation
    Estimated value excluding VAT: 1 200 000 GBP

    II.2.2)Information about options

    Options: no

    II.2.3)Information about renewals

    This contract is subject to renewal: no

    II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

    Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

    Information about lots

    Lot No: 1 Lot title: Masterplanning – High Path Estate.

    1)Short description

    High Path Estate in Merton/South Wimbledon is bordered by: Merton High Street (N), High Path (S), Morden Road (W) and Abbey Road (W). Most, but not all, of the land within this boundary forms the High Path Estate. The estate has excellent public transport connections with numerous east-west and north-south bus routes and easy access to South Wimbledon underground station at the junction of Merton High Street and Morden Road. South Wimbledon underground station (northern line) allows for connection to central London in 35 minutes.
    High Path estate lacks coherence, there are a number of different phases of relatively small scale development of different styles and architypes dating from the early 1950′s to the 1980′s and covering a range of property and construction types.
    Most of the housing on High Path is low rise and low density, areas of the estate are given over to garages and storage sheds. Each block of housing has some communal space associated with it but spaces are poorly defined and not well used.
    The elements that make up High Path estate have been developed at different times and there is no unifying design. Communal areas seem to relate to specific blocks rather than the estate as a whole. There is no unifying design and the estate peters out into light industrial (warehousing/ distribution, printers, car wash) on the south side. Nearby retail outlets are a mixture of fast food shops and specialist retailers, there are few local services in the immediate area, though this is changing.

    2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

    71410000, 71400000

    3)Quantity or scope

    As Set out in tender documentation.
    Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP

    4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

    in days: 120 (from the award of the contract)

    5)Additional information about lots

    Lot No: 2 Lot title: Ravensbury Estate.

    1)Short description

    Ravensbury Estate in Morden is bordered by Morden Hall Road, Ravensbury Park and the River Wandle.
    The estate was built in the 1950′s using a variety of housing types and construction methods. Ravensbury Court, Hengelo Gardens and the small older people’s blocks of flats on Ravensbury Grove were built using traditional construction methods. The properties in Ravensbury Court are predominantly family maisonettes with some smaller flats. The flats and maisonettes are accessed via shared balconies; the block faces an enclosed courtyard. Ravensbury Estate has 121 tenanted properties and 40 leaseholders; in addition there are a number of freeholders mainly living in brick built semi-detached and terraced houses on Ravensbury Grove and Hengelo Gardens.

    2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

    71410000, 71400000

    3)Quantity or scope

    As set out in tender documentation.
    Estimated value excluding VAT: 500 000 GBP

    4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

    Duration in months: 96 (from the award of the contract)

    5)Additional information about lots

    Lot No: 3 Lot title: Eastfields Estate.

    1)Short description

    Eastfields Estate, to the north east of Mitcham town centre was built in the early 1970′s covering an area of approx 6.8 ha, residential density is 68 units per ha. The 464 units are a mixture of three storey town houses with integral garages and small rear courtyard gardens. The flats are in three storey ‘walk up’ blocks and each have one or two bedrooms. The estate is on a large, level, rectangular site, there are large communal green spaces, some games areas and plentiful parking courts and a perimeter road surrounding the estate.
    The estate was constructed using the Wimpey ‘no fines’ non-traditional method and clad using a metal proprietary ‘escol’ enamelled system which is now in poor condition. Services within the buildings are starting to fail as is the roof structure.
    A number of both flats (leasehold) and houses (freehold) have been sold under the right to buy, the estate is therefore already of mixed tenure, properties are comparatively cheap to buy when compared with other properties in the surrounding area, many of the lease and freehold owners could be considered to be ‘marginal’ homeowners, a number of the properties are owned by absentee landlords and let within the private rented sector. Eastfields scores highly on all indicators of social and financial deprivation.
    Tenure: 253 of the properties on Eastfields are tenanted. The remainder are a mixture of 67 leaseholders (flats) and 149 service charge paying freeholders (houses).

    2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

    71410000, 71400000

    3)Quantity or scope

    As set out in tender documentation.
    Estimated value excluding VAT: 400 000 GBP

    4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

    Duration in months: 120 (from the award of the contract)

    5)Additional information about lots

    Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

    III.1)Conditions relating to the contract

    III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

    III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

    III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

    III.1.4)Other particular conditions

    III.2)Conditions for participation

    III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

    III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

    III.2.3)Technical capacity

    III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts

    III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts

    III.3.1)Information about a particular profession

    Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no

    III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

    Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

    Section IV: Procedure

    IV.1)Type of procedure

    IV.1.1)Type of procedure

    Open

    IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

    IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

    IV.2)Award criteria

    IV.2.1)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

    IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction

    An electronic auction will be used: no

    IV.3)Administrative information

    IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

    IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

    no

    IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

    IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

    14.10.2013 – 16:00

    IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

    IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

    English.

    IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

    in days: 90 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)

    IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

    Date: 15.10.2013
    Place:

    Circle Housing Group, 12-27 Swan Yard, Islington, N1 1SD

    Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

    Section VI: Complementary information

    VI.1)Information about recurrence

    This is a recurrent procurement: no

    VI.2)Information about European Union funds

    The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no

    VI.3)Additional information

    Any additional information may be obtained from Point of Contact set out earlier.
    It is planned to hold a Bidders Day Conference including tour of the three sites set out in the tender documentation on 12 September. More details available within tender documentation.

    VI.4)Procedures for appeal

    VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

    VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

    VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

    VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

    28.8.2013

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