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Stage 1 - SAQ - Appointment of Architect Led Design Team - Housing Project at former Diageo site, Kilkenny.

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Kilkenny County Council
2nd Floor, County Hall, John Street
For the attention of: Kevin Hanley
Telephone: +353 567794000
Fax: +353 567794004

Internet address(es):

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

Further information can be obtained from: Seamus Kavanagh, SEE Housing, Kilkenny Co Co
John's Green House
Telephone: +353 567794000

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Director of Services, Corporate Services, Kilkenny Co Co
County Hall, 2nd Floor, John Street
Contact point(s): Corporate Services
For the attention of: Hugh Hunter
Telephone: +353 567794185

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
I.3)Main activity
General public services
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Stage 1 - SAQ - Appointment of Architect Led Design Team - Housing Project at former Diageo site, Kilkenny.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Kilkenny.

NUTS code IE

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
The notice involves a public contract
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
Stage 1 - SAQ - The Design and Construction of 60-70 no. mixed housing units at former Diageo site, Kilkenny, County Kilkenny (note: this may be in two phases).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000, 71221000, 71311000, 71324000, 71334000, 71540000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: no
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Stage 1 - SAQ - Appointment of Architect Led Design Team - housing project at former Diageo site, Kilkenny.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 800 000 and 1 200 000 EUR
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Duration in months: 030 (from the award of the contract)

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
In accordance with the Conditions of Engagement for Consultancy Services (Technical ).
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
Applicants are not required to assume a particular legal form at this stage of the competition. Applications may be submitted from single entities or by groups. A group will not be required to convert into a specific legal form in order to submit a tender, but may be required to do so if successful and once it is to be awarded the contract.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to tender documents.
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (all available to download from or

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please see the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (all available to download from or

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please see the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (all available to download from or

III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Please see the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (all available to download from or

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Please see the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire (all available to download from or

III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Execution of the service is reserved to a particular profession: no
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Legal persons should indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff responsible for the execution of the service: no

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: To issue tender documents to minimum 5 no. and maximum 8 no. candidates at Stage 2 Tender Stage assuming there are sufficient numbers of qualified candidates.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria
The most economically advantageous tender in terms of the criteria stated in the specifications, in the invitation to tender or to negotiate or in the descriptive document
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:
Housing 2015
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
30.7.2015 - 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence
This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.3)Additional information
(a) The Authority is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2014. The Candidate shall state if any of the information supplied by it in response to this notice is confidential or commercially sensitive or should not be disclosed in respect of a request for information under the aforementioned Acts. The Candidate shall state why it considers the information to be confidential or commercially sensitive. The Authority will consult with any Candidate / Tenderer about sensitive information before making a decision on any Freedom of Information request received.
(b) Any contract award is subject to production of a current tax clearance certificate from the Revenue Commissioners in Ireland.
(c) All costs incurred by candidates in preparing submissions/attendance at interview etc. must be borne by them. The contracting authority accepts no liability for these costs, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is postponed or cancelled.
(d) The contracting authority may terminate this competition (or any part thereof), change the basis of and the procedures for the bidding process, at any time, or procure the contract by alternative means if it appears that it can thereby be more advantageously procured. The most economically advantageous or any tender will not necessarily be accepted.
(e) Candidates should note that this is a two stage selection process with the successful candidates from the pre-qualification process included on the tender list for the project.
(f) All times set out in this contract notice are in local Irish time.
(g) All monetary amounts shall be quoted in Euro.
(h) For further information on the procedures governing the competition, candidates' attention is drawn to the Suitability Assessment Questionnaire and the Project Information Memorandum.

(i) Candidates must register their interest on the etenders/OJEU website ( or in order to be included on the mailing list for correspondence in relation to the competition. Documents are available on line at or

(j) The Authority accepts no liability for any costs and/or expenses incurred by any Candidate/Tenderer in connection with the competition (including the application and/or attendance interview, if required).
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

High Court of Ireland
High Court Central Office, Four Courts, Inns Quay
7 Dublin
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: