SC21025 - Property Construction Partnership Framework
Main contract details
Kent County Council (the Client) is the largest county council in England covering an area of 3 500 km2. It has an annual expenditure of over GBP 900 million on goods and services and a population of 1.3 million. The Council provides a wide range of personal and strategic services on behalf of its residents, operating in partnership with 12 district councils and 305 parish/town councils. The Council is responsible for maintaining over 8 700 km of carriageways and 6 300 km of footways across the County.
The framework is to enable the procurement and delivery of significant Property Infrastructure including new builds, extensions, refurbishments and alterations to its estate. The majority of this is existing schools; however any type of building work to any property including housing, and associated construction services such as hard or soft landscaping is included. A framework is to be established with up to four Suppliers to deliver the pipeline of work based on a rotation approach.
There is no guarantee of work within this Framework and the Client reserves the right to competitively tender any future project it deems appropriate. Call-off arrangement will be based on the NEC 4 suite of contracts with the framework covering the South East of England.
The framework will operate for up to six years with no guarantee of any works being awarded. This framework will support the Infrastructure Property Building programme. Projects will be are proposed to be awarded on the basis of rotation, with the opportunity to run a mini-competition process, should it be required. This is at the discretion of the Client.
The primary objective of the Client is to create sustainable relationships while increasing flexibility and agility when commissioning new projects. However work will only be awarded should a Contractor be meeting its Key Performance Indicators and demonstrate value for money for each scheme. The framework pricing structure will be open book, with the Client able to award to the next Supplier should these conditions not be met.
Suppliers may be appointed to provide either ‘Professional Services’, 'Design, Build and Operate' schemes or 'Construction' schemes throughout the framework period. Where there is a two stage appointment, the Client will reserve the right to award the build element of the project if value for money is not identified. Working closely in a collaborative partnership will help identify the build costs. Awards can be based on either a two stage appointment (where Early Contractor Involvement is required) or a single stage appointment (where Early Contractor Involvement is not required).
The Supplier will usually procure the specialist organisations such as M&E, Glazing, Roofing, Groundwork's etc who will work as Sub-Contractors. Minimum project builds will be worth £1m with no maximum limit. A detailed pipeline has been provided in the documentation to provide prospective candidates project values expected through this framework. Future projects will be dependent on available budgets.
The framework is being procured by the authority for its own use. However other public sector bodies have entitlement to procure works through this framework.
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