Section I: Contracting authority
Section II: Object
FCHO Consultant Framework Agreement
FCHO and their development company New Living Homes have an ambitious development programme to deliver a minimum of 800 units by 2020 (200 of which are already under construction) and secure a pipeline of land for a forward programme to be delivered over the next 5 years.
Sites will be of all tenures and mostly be situated within the Borough of Oldham. However, where good opportunities are present, development activity will move outside of the Borough, particularly for sites containing open market sale properties.
Sites will range in size and nature; however the challenging conditions and topography surrounding the area will most likely be present on most sites. The programme will contain a range of property types to meet the needs of the market; these will wherever possible be developed from standard house types.
The programme will contain a mix of tenures, incorporating social rent, affordable rent, PRS, shared ownership, rent to buy and outright sale.
Services relating to all ‘New Build’ schemes utilising the JCT Design and Build Contract, commissioned by New Living Homes:
For works associated with refurbishment projects, services may differ slightly. The Schedule of Services and terms of Appointment will be agreed on an individual project basis for this type of project.
Similarly, for projects utilising Contract types which differ from the JCT Design and Build, the Schedule of Services and terms of Appointment will be agreed on a project specific basis.
Work Stages as Appointment, to be as follows:
(Work stages below correspond with the RIBA Plan of Works 2013)
(Pre-Contract)1Preparation and Brief
— Advise on suitable tenderers for the build contract, appropriate for the size and nature of the project.
— Prepare tender documents in accordance with framework requirements.
— Issue tender invitations, respond to tender queries and attend tender openings.
— Attend tender interviews or assessments of quality submissions where applicable.
— Liaise with the professional team and advise on errors, omissions, exclusions, qualifications and inconsistencies between the Employer’s Requirements and the tenders received.
— Negotiate and evaluate the contract sum analysis.
— Prepare the tender report, making a recommendation to the Client.
— Prepare the Building Contract documentation, including agreeing with the Principal Contractor any amendments necessary to the Employer’s Requirements and the Contractor’s Proposals and have the contract executed and in place before commencement of the works on site.
Principal Designer the Consultant will be expected to:
— Perform all duties required of a Designer and Principal Designer under the CDM regulations.
— Verify that ‘Designers’ have the skills, knowledge, experience and organisational capacity to undertake the services in a manner that secures the health and safety of any person affected by the project.
— Advise the Client on the need to obtain statutory approvals and to assist the Client in discharging its duties as client under the CDM Regulations.
— Receive and collate all relevant pre-construction information about the site from the Client or any consultant or third party employed by it and provide that information where required to so under the CDM Regulations to other Designers and the Principal Contractor.
— Upon request of the Client prepare a summary of the key health and safety requirements necessary for the project.
— Prepare the Health & Safety File
— Advise the Client of the procedures, organisational structure, range of consultants and others to be engaged for the project.
This scope of services covers Engineering services relating to FCHO schemes including:
— refurbishment works to existing domestic properties,
— refurbishment and alteration works to existing sheltered housing accommodation,
— new Build Housing,
— new Build Extra Care,
— new Build Supported Housing.
Legal Services for New Build Sites
Services relating to Land Acquisitions
— open market acquisitions and disposals (freehold or leasehold) of individual units, multiple units or development sites. To include:
— carrying out a minimum of one site visit to understand the nature of the site and any potential legal issues,
— obtaining and advising on searches, as follows:
—— Coal Mining
—— Flood Risk
—— Local Authority
—— Chancel Liability
—— Utilities, unless already undertaken by FCHO
—— Production of the report on title, to include as a minimum;
— Executive Summary
— Key Issues to be addressed
— Review of the property and title covering leases, transfers, rights & restrictions and access
— Review of searches, highlighting any issues to be addressed which will affect or prevent development
— Potential planning issues
— SDLT advice
— Replies to enquiries
— Confirmation of good and marketable title
—— Draft and final copies of the report on title should be provided
—— Preparation, all negotiations and completion of Sale or Development Agreement
—— Production of the completion statement
—— Preparation and completion of the transfer or lease
—— Completion of land registration with the Land Registry
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement.
“Under the contract the contractor and its supply chain will be required to actively participate in the achievement of social objectives relating to employment, [skills development and training] initiatives. Accordingly the contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social considerations. Further details of any such conditions will be included in the contract documents.”
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GO Reference: GO-2018831-PRO-13113568
Internet address: https://www.fcho.co.uk