Grove Academy Phase 3- Modular Temporary Accommodation MACE LIMITED Tender Closes 5th March

The Department for Education (DfE) requires a suitably experienced Contractor for the delivery of 6no. modular teaching classrooms, external play and minor internal refurbishment for 180no Secondary school aged pupils at Grove Academy, Slough.

The successful contractor will need to provide 3no. single storey double classroom modular temporary accommodation units comprising of 6no. classrooms, stores and toilets. These are to be delivered in the summer of 2019 for occupation between September 2019 and July 2020. Removal of the temporary accommodation by the contractor will be required, with removal expected in the summer of 2020. In addition to the teaching accommodation an area of external play should be provided and enclosed by a secure fence line. Minor refurbishment works of an existing lobby will also be required to improve the link between the newly created teaching area and the school.

The procurement route for this project will be a two stage tender. The successful Contractor will be required to enter into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) to develop Contractor’s Proposals and planning. The successful contractor must be capable of developing and submitting a Planning Application, including discharge of planning conditions, for the proposals. The successful contractor will then be appointed under a JCT Intermediate Building Contract 2016 Edition, with contractor’s design with DfE amendments.

The successful contractor will be expected to deliver the full scope of works (groundwork’s, delivery, installations/fitout, service connections, removal of temporary accommodation) including the submission and management of the planning application. The school will manage the loose FF&E order/installations and the active ICT equipment/hardware but passive infrastructure should be delivered by the Contractor.

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). Applicant contractors will be required to pass a pass/fail criteria at the point of tender submission to evaluate their suitability for the scheme before being considered for this scheme. These criteria include but are not necessarily limited to:
• Convictions of criminal offences (organisation, directors or partners).
• Tax or social security obligation breaches.
• Agreement to the terms of the PCSA, JCT ICD Contract with Employer’s amendments and confirmation that proposals meet the technical and contractual requirements of the project.
• Bankruptcy, grave professional misconduct, distortion, serious misrepresentation in supplying information.

Appointment of contractor will be on the basis of the criteria to be published in the tender documents, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the following split: Qualitative assessment 40% / Quantitative assessment 60%.

To receive the tender documentation for this project, tenderers should respond to lauren.scoltock@macegroup.com.

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