Official publication numbers
PiN: FTS # 2022/S 000-021648
CN: FTS # 2022/S 000-033096
CAN: FTS # 2023/S 000-007144
Flat Roofing Full Systems and all associated works supplies and services
10 March 2023
12 months, auto-renewable, until B2G serves notice
45260000 - Roof works and other special trade construction works
UK - United Kingdom
A levy of 1% is payable on all call off project invoices. There are no other management fees.
Gold Hill Housing Association (National registration # IP17437R)
B2G Ltd for and on behalf of GHHA (Company registration # 12271806)
Any publicly funded organisation and or contracting authority in the Unied 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 8 August 2022; the Contract Notice (CN) was published on 22 November 2022; and the Contract Award Notice (CAN) was released for publication on 10 March 2023.
10 requests for the ITT documentation were received. A submission date extension was requested and granted, extending the deadline from 31 December 2022 to 31 January 2023, to take account of the fact that many manufacturers shut down and/or reduce operations over the Christmas and New Year period. All active were participants notified, and the framework webpage was also updated with the new submission date. 5 bids were received on or before 11pm on 31 January 2023. 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. Nevertheless, and for the avoidance of doubt, since our check only relates to each Bidder's financial standing at the time of the evaluation, buying authorities are responsible for carrying out their own due diligence for each call off project.
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%. We adhere to the principles of the UK.gov Should Cost Model, with a focus on achieving competitive sustainable pricing and avoiding a race to the bottom. Bidders submit OHP% and standard service item costs. We evaluate each line item rate separately rather than comparing the basket of each bid, and bids may be excluded if their rates are consistently higher or lower than any other 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 5 bidders on 28 February 2023, 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 10 March 2023. No challenges were received, and consequently Award Confirmations were sent to each bidder.
Alumasc Building Products Ltd
ICB (Waterproofing) Ltd
Langley Waterproofing Systems Limited
Triflex (UK) Ltd