Official publication numbers
PIN: 2021/S 000-030807
CN: 2022/S 000-001949
CAN: 2022/S 000-011291
Launch 1 May 2022, annual term with automatic renewal subject to ongoing usage, suitability and certification
70330000 - Property management services of real estate on a fee or contract basis
35120000 - Surveillance and security systems and devices
45111200 - Site preparation and clearance work
71421000 - Landscape gardening services
79512000 - Call centre
79710000 - Security services
90510000 - Refuse disposal and treatment
90520000 - Radioactive-, toxic-, medical- and hazardous waste services
90910000 - Cleaning services
£100m, across all lots
50% Quality / 50% Price
Gold Hill Housing Association (National registration # IP17437R)
B2G Ltd for and on behalf of GHHA (Company registration # 12271806)
A levy of 1% is payable on all call off project invoices. There are no other management fees.
Any publicly funded organisation and or contracting authority in the United Kingdom as defined by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 including but not limited to any central government department, agency, devolved administration and or national/non-departmental public body or any local authority, unitary authority, or subsidiary or joint-venture vehicle of a local or unitary authority, or any arms-length management organisation or council owned company, or any school, college, university, education trust or authority, or any transport authority or service provider, or any health authority, council, board or trust, or any police, fire, rescue or emergency service, or any housing association, registered social landlord or tenant management organisation or any registered charity may access B2G frameworks and dynamic purchasing systems as a Buyer, as may any private sector organisation, particularly those established by public sector organisations to deliver public services.
A Prior Information Notice (PIN) was published on 10 December 2021; the Contract Notice (CN) was published on 23 January 2022; and the Contract Award Notice (CAN) was released for publication on 29 April 2022.
17 requests for the ITT documentation were received. A submission date extension was requested and granted, and all active participants notified, and the framework webpage was also updated with the new submission date. 3 bids were received on or before 9am on 7 March 2022. No late submissions were received.
Our objective was to assure competent suppliers and competitive rates. We set the bar accordingly high. Each section of the bid document was scored separately, and weighted as follows:
This section is pass/fail. Standard Questions were based on PAS91 & ESPD format, covering company and financial standing, the latter evaluation based on financial accounts and insurance certificates submitted with each bid, and full independent financial reports from Veriphy, including current credit status, with emphasis placed on proven sustained profitability and a positive current ratio.
This section is pass/fail. Social Value support by all bidders was confirmed across four categories of measures (in accordance with the Social Value Checklist developed by the Considerate Constructors Scheme) covering local employment, supply chain, supplies and equipment, and community engagement.
This section was weighted 50%. For Quality the focus was to assure competency and proven experience, with a focus on third party certification and case studies. Because each bidder was presenting projects undertaken for different buyers, it was unfair to score bids against one another, due to the lack of a common point of reference. Consequently top rank is shared by all Suppliers not excluded by the above criteria.
This section was weighted 50%. For Pricing our approach tallies with the principles of the government’s Should Cost Modelling, where the focus is on achieving competitive sustainable pricing and avoiding a race to the bottom. Bidders supplied discounts against national Schedules of Rates, and prices for all key OHP% and standard service item costs. Our evaluation addressed each line item submitted by all bidders rather than the entire 'basket' of each bidder, and because we score each rate and not each bid, top rank is shared by all Suppliers not excluded by the above criteria.
Pursuant to Clause 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 preliminary award notices were issued to 3 bidders on 6 April 2022, each of whom share top rank for quality, price and VFM, and can each therefore be direct awarded to any project, by any contracting authority, anywhere in the UK. A period of standstill ran through to midnight at the end of 18 April 2022. No challenges were received, and consequently Award Confirmations were sent to each bidder.