Invitation to tender – Commercial Business Space / Office Agency Appointment.

Invitation to tender –

Commercial Business Space / Office Agency Appointment.

Contracting Company:        Hoults Limited

Project Title:                          Maling Exchange, Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne

Date:                                       25 April 2014

Deadline date:                       Closing date for receipt of fee tender and submission – Monday 12TH May 1200 hours midday.

 

Invitation to Provide Commercial Business Space / Office Agency Services

Agents are invited to provide a proposal and cost bid in respect of providing Commercial Business Space / Office Letting Agency Services in respect of the Maling Exchange project at Hoults Yard.

 

Hoults Yard is a busy office park that has repositioned from a former industrial site to a media hub with over 90 office clients employing 500 staff. The Maling Exchange project is a renovation of the ‘front block’ to create new offices for small businesses and move-on accommodation for bigger firms. This brings space from warehouse into office for the first time in 75 years.

 

The project is strategic because it provides a ‘front door’ for the Hoults Yard team to meet and greet all clients more clearly – as well as providing meeting rooms for clients to use.

 

The new renovation is being carried out by architects of the Toffee Factory, Xsite, and carries on Hoults Yard’s transition to contemporary loft-style offices. There will be over 20 small units for two person ‘freelancer’ businesses, plus some ground floor spaces that will have their own front door and several larger units over 1,000 sqft – totalling a provision of approximately 1,365sqm (14,694 sqft) of lettable accommodation, plus associated serviced office meeting rooms.

 

Hoults Yard will be also employing the services of a marketing brochure design company and a public relations agency to assist with marketing and promoting the project. The successful commercial property agent will be expected to liaise with these two organisations.

 

This project is supported by European Regional Development Fund finance as well as Hoults Ltd, a long-standing family business on Tyneside. 

 

In order to market the new capacity at Hoults Yard, we are tendering for the following service:

 

Commercial Business Space / Office Agency appointment.

 

 

Hoults Yard has a high profile in the media due to the brand that has been created in recent years as a media hub and business village, as well as through a number of cultural and creative events that take place in the yard.

 

The appointed Agent will market the development to obtain suitable tenants for the new office workspace provided within the Maling Exchange.

 

The Maling Exchange details

The refurbishment and redevelopment of up to approximately 2,773 sqm Gross Internal Area of existing unused space, storage and out dated workspace accommodation in the existing main four storey building of the former Maling Pottery buildings, into converted modern customised office workspace for the expanding commercial / creative sector identified with Hoults Yard and the wider Ouseburn area. The Project will also upgrade infrastructure in the Yard to allow further conversions of space after the completion of this Project.

The building is currently partially unused and partially used for storage and existing low grade, out dated workspace and offices. The conversion works will provide a new entrance and vertical access core with stair and lift, upgrade infrastructure and services to allow further conversions of space in the future. New external hard and soft landscaping will redefine the entrance to Hoults Yard and create a new car park arrival area. The development is to achieve BREEAM very good standard.

The Project includes the demolition of a single storey gas meter housing building at the front of the site, potential retention of a single storey warehouse opposite (former Meyers warehouse) and part demolition of the attached warehouse at the rear upper level.

Additionally the project includes the refurbishment and redevelopment of 167 Walker Road, which is a single storey industrial shed of steel portal frame construction extending to approximately 1,256 sqm, this will provide further workspace offices on the ground floor together with warehouse / manufacturing facility.

The Project has been awarded funding via the European Regional Development Fund and a funding agreement has been entered into by the Company with the Secretary of State. The successful agent will be required to adhere to the requirements at all times as set out by ERDF guidance notes.

1. Contracting Company

Hoults Limited,

Hoults Yard, Walker Road,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

NE6 2HL

Tel: 0044 191 265 4282

Contact Point: Lucy Currell

Email: lucy@houltsyard.co.uk

Hoults Limited

For a full pack of pdf plans indicating individual floor plates and the proposed development please email Lucy Currell as above.

 

 

 

2. Conditions of participation

Participants are to be of a technical, professional capacity and competence required to fulfil the contract.

Evidence of the Agent’s financial soundness will be required including the past three years turnover and accounts. The organisation must be financially sound and robust.

The Agent is to provide a history of the practice, evidence of completion of similar projects, names of staff responsible to execute the services for the project and include the individual’s qualifications, CV and direct experience of similar projects.

The Agent is also to provide evidence of Quality and Management systems.

The agency is to provide information against items 1 to 7 as set out under Selection Criteria, and 1 – 4 under Award Criteria, please refer to section 4 Submission Requirements.

 

3. Selection and Award Criteria

Tender submissions will be assessed upon –

 

  1. Selection Criteria

The following first stage criteria will be used to score the tenderers (questions 1 & 2 scored out of 200 and question 3 out of 100, with a minimum threshold of 50%): -

1. Experience

2. Technical Ability of the company; and

  1. Relevant Staff Profile and experience

The following will be assessed as pass / fail

4. Financial Status

5. Professional misconduct/convictions

6. Insurance levels

7. Quality systems

A shortlist of four companies, which passed the above criteria (points 4 – 7 above) and scored the highest in terms of previous experience and ability (points 1 – 3 above) will then be assessed using the following award criteria:

 

  1. Award Criteria
  1. Methodology and approach for the services to be contracted (15%)
  2. Relevance and expertise of individuals / staff that will be involved in the contract (15%)
  3. Price (55%)
  4. Presentation of submission (day) see item 5 below (15%)

 

  1. Submission requirements

Tenderers are asked to provide 2 hard copies and 1 electronic copy of their proposals, which should be no longer than 15 pages exclusive of appendices and include:

Submission – Selection Criteria information

 

  • Name of company, address, telephone number, company registration number (for information only)
  • History and experience of the practice and evidence of completion of similar projects over the last three years and the total contract values involved (scored out of 200).
  • Names of individual staff / personnel responsible to execute the services, together with their CV and details of their direct, recent experience of similar projects (scored out of 100).
  • Confirmation that the consultant, its directors or partners and any individuals who otherwise control the bidder have not been convicted of a criminal offence or an act of misconduct in the course of business or profession (pass/fail).
  • Insurance – confirmation the consultant has minimum levels of insurance – public Liability £5m, Professional Indemnity £5m, Employers Liability £10m (pass/fail)
  • Financial  – Confirmation of turnover for the last three years and assurance of solvency. A copy of the bidder’s last three years accounts (pass/fail).
  • The bidder is also to provide evidence of Quality and Management systems and any other relevant accreditations) (pass/fail).

Submission Award Criteria Information

Methodology and Approach –

Bidders are to provide the following information:-

- A demonstrable understanding of the scope of the project and an assessment of the rental level and anticipated incentive for both the main block, Maling Exchange, and also 167 Warehouse for market launch / marketing purposes.

- A methodology for completing the above work and clear identification of what is required from Hoults Limited and any other parties,

- Provide a project plan outlining the services to be provided within the fee including defined milestones and timeframes.

- Demonstrate the experience of the staff/personnel proposed, how this experience will be utilised on and of benefit to this project and what the relevant person(s) would be responsible for on this project.

 Fee (price)

-          Provide a fee exclusive of VAT for undertaking the service for both –

  1.  As Sole Agent. and   B.   As Joint Agent

A decision on the appointment for sole or joint agency basis will be made following fee bids and presentations.

Fee bid should be based on the net rent per annum excluding the all inclusive elements associated with serviced offices of rates, heating, lighting, power, (these elements represent approximately 40% of the gross rent) ITC and other provided services. (Also the fee should assume that occupancy levels will reach around 85%)

-          Provide a schedule of time based rates for relevant grades of personnel which may be used to value any additional scope or variations

Note – the bidder who submits the lowest price across all of the above fee/price items combined will achieve the highest score for price.

Hard copies of the tenders must be marked “Commercial Business Space / Office Agency Appointment”, and the packaging must not bear any sign or reference, which might indicate the identity of the tenderer.

(Note: In respect of fee proposals please note that where a registered interest in the project space is already established no fee will be payable by the contracting company. In the event that an existing tenant within Hoults Yard takes space no fee will be paid. In the event that a new interested party emerges that is dealt with solely by the contracting company a half fee will be paid).

 

  1. Time scales and deadlines

Closing date for fee tender and submission is Monday 12th May 2014, 1200 hours midday.

The short listed Agencies will be invited to make a short presentation of their submission Wednesday 14th May 2014 with time to be advised. The presentation to consist of 20 minutes presentation and 20 minutes question and answers.

The indicative headline dates for the project build programme are –

Project Construction Start on site – May 2014

Project Construction Completion – End March 2015

Provide submissions FAO Mr G Hudson (Forster Douglas Property Limited), c/o Hoults Limited, Hoults Yard, Walker Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE6 2HL.

 

Opportunities to work with Silverbean

Want to work for the North East’s leading digital agency?

Here’s your chance.

Digital marketing agency Silverbean are looking for a Search Engine Marketing Executive to join our fast-growing team, based in the fantastic Hoult’s Yard development.

Working for big-name brands including Bosch, Henri Lloyd and Danone, as well as major players on the local scene, Silverbean have an established reputation as one of the North-East’s most exciting digital businesses.

You’ll love working in this fun, dynamic environment, where we encourage all of our team to creatively develop their own skills on a diverse selection of projects. We’re looking for someone with excellent analytical and organisational capabilities, with initiative and passion to work in this fast-paced industry. No experience is necessary (although it helps of course), as what we really want is someone enthusiastic about building a career in SEO.

We need a motivated self-starter, who can generate great content ideas; build solid relationships with opinion-shapers in a wide range of marketplaces; and devise innovative, effective strategies to optimise our clients’ websites for search engines. Superb presentation, problem-solving and communication skills; attention-to-detail, and the ability to work well within a team or on individual projects are vital.

You’ll find more information about the role here – A competitive salary is offered, as well as many other fantastic benefits.

Silverbean

Silverbean is a young, vibrant community of friendly, creative professionals. Whilst our focus is always on providing the best results for our clients, whether they be a small local brand or a global conglomerate, we also place a lot of value on building a positive office culture.

As such, when you join our team, you can expect to be involved in many of our work socials, which in the past have included a legendary jaunt to Amsterdam, bizarre eating competitions, and even our own version of the Harlem Shake. That’s on top of our regular “Bean Time”, where we like to get together as a company for games and trips to the pub. We believe the most productive and successful businesses are those where the staff feel happy and respected, and we aim to foster that spirit at all times.

Working at Hoult’s Yard

Silverbean is based on the site of this former pottery, which has now been transformed into a funky shared office complex. There are many up-and-coming new businesses here, working in digital; fashion; PR; design and manufacturing, so if you want to be at the hub of Newcastle’s creative industries, then this is the place to be.

Hoult’s Yard is also home to several unique venues such as Warehouse and Think Tank, that showcase some of the city’s coolest and diverse events, including Shindig and stacks of live performances.

With great transport links, and easy access to Newcastle city centre with it’s fab selection of shops and cafes to explore during lunch-hours, and bars and restaurants to entertain on a Friday evening, this is without a doubt one of the North-East’s most exciting places to work.

Construction Contract Opportunity

 Construction Contract Opportunity 

 

Hoults Limited is seeking a contractor to undertake the following:

 

  •  the refurbishment and redevelopment of existing outdated workspace and storage accommodation in the four storey building of the former Maling Pottery buildings together with associated external landscape and parking areas, at Hoults Yard, Newcastle upon Tyne (anticipated to be up to approximately 2,773 sqm); and
  •  the refurbishment of the single story warehouse 167 Walker Road (anticipated to be up to approximately 1256 sqm).

 

Hoults Limited reserves the right to adjust the size/scale of the project, such change will be notified to bidders at the time.

 

Work is anticipated to start in March 2014 and be completed by March 2015.

 

The project is to be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund

 

The successful contractor will be required to enter into a JCT contract (with amendments), which will be made available to those who pass the pre-qualification stage.

 

Hoults Limited will forward a pre-qualification questionnaire (“PQQ”) to those who express an interest. The PQQ must be returned no later than midday Thursday 12 September.

 

The basis upon which PQQ responses will be evaluated will be set out in the PQQ document.

 

Following evaluation of PQQ responses Hoults Limited expects to shortlist up to 6 interested parties who will be invited to submit a tender.

 

To register interest contact Lucy Currell at Hoults Yard by emailing

lucy@houltsyard.co.uk. Tel No 0191 265 4282.

 

Notice : Invitation to tender, Architectural Design Services

Notice :                                 Invitation to tender, Architectural Design Services

Contracting Company :                  Hoults Limited

Project Title :                                     The Engine Rooms, Hoults Yard, Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Date Published:                               25th July 2013

Deadline date:                                  Registration of interest to receive information pack – by Wednesday 7th August, 1200 hours midday.

                                                                Closing date for receipt of fee tender and submission – Wednesday 14th August, 1200 hours midday.

 

Architectural Design Consultant Services are sought for the following project; -

The refurbishment and redevelopment of up to approximately 2,773sqm sqm of existing unused space, storage and outdated workspace accommodation in the existing main four storey building of the former Maling Pottery buildings at Hoults Yard. To provide modern customised office workspace for the expanding commercial creative sector in Hoults Yard and Ouseburn. The project will also upgrade infrastructure in the Yard to allow further conversions of space after the completion of this project.  

The project is to be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

 

1. Contracting Company

Hoults Limited,

Hoults Yard, Walker Road,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

 NE6 2HL

Tel : 0044 191 265 4282

Contact Point : Lucy Currell

Email : lucy@houltsyard.co.uk

 

2.  Services Contract

Architectural design services are sought for the conversion and upgrade of an existing four storey Victorian pottery building that forms part of a 10 acre site. The building is part unused and part used for storage and existing low grade, out dated workspace and offices, into new workspace units of between 25 and 80 sqm.  The space to be converted will extend to approximately 2,773 sqm.

The conversion works to provide a new entrance and vertical access core with stair and lift, upgrade infrastructure and services to allow further conversions of space in the future. A redundant industrial building is to be demolished and new external hard and soft landscaping will redefine the entrance to Hoults Yard and create a new car park arrival area.

Hoults reserve the right to reduce the project size anywhere from 2,773sqm down to 1,300 sqm, essentially by a reduction of the none central core area circulation space.

Additionally this appointment may include compiling an external works landscape design drawing with hard and soft materials specification for the project, bidders are therefore required to submit a fee for this potential additional scope of work which may be included as part of their appointment.

 

For information, an additional property 167 Walker Road, which is a single storey industrial shed of steel portal frame construction extending to approximately 1,256 sqm, is to be included with the main building contract and a requirement for that contractor to deliver a design and build package.  It is not anticipated that the consultant appointed under this procurement will be required to provide any detailed design element in respect of this property. However, Hoults Limited may require the architectural consultant to deliver preliminary outline level of drawings and specification and Bidders are therefore required to submit hourly rates as specified for this potential additional scope of service which may be included as part of their appointment.

 

3.  Scope

Architectural consultancy services are required as part of a design team to take the project from and including stage D design level, obtain planning, building regulations and any other consents, to completed development, to include production of detailed designs and specifications, and PQQ and ITT documents for construction contractors, and to provide pre and post tender advice. The architect to be novated over to the contractor at point of build contract. Hoults Ltd reserves the right to put on hold, vary or end the project at any stage.

A project brief together with the services required, form of appointment, warranties and novation agreements that the consultant will be expected to enter into will be provided on 7th August following registration of interest.

The development to achieve BREEAM very good standard.

4. Conditions of participation

Participants are to be of a technical, professional capacity and competence required to fulfil the contract.

Evidence of the Architectural Consultant’s financial soundness will be required including the past three years turnover and accounts. The organisation must be financially sound and robust.

The Architectural Consultant is to provide a history of the practice, evidence of completion of similar projects, names of staff responsible to execute the services for the project and include the individual’s qualifications, CV and direct experience of similar projects. The consultant is to confirm they will enter into the form of appointment, warranty and novation agreements.

The consultant is also to provide evidence of Quality and Management systems and Health and Safety Policy and any other accreditations.

5. Selection and Award Criteria

Tender submissions will be assessed upon –

  1. Selection Criteria

The following first stage criteria will be used to score the tenderers (questions 1 & 2 scored out of 200 and question 3 out of 100, with a minimum threshold of 50% ) :-

1. Experience; 

2. Technical Ability of the company; and

3.  Relevant Staff Profile and experience

The following will be assessed as pass / fail

4. Financial Status

5. Professional misconduct/convictions 

6. Insurance levels

7. Health and Safety and quality systems

A shortlist of three companies, which passed the above criteria (points 4 – 7 above) and scored the highest in terms of previous experience and ability (points 1 – 3 above) will then be assessed using the following award criteria :

 

  1. Award Criteria
  1. Methodology and approach      for the services to be contracted and understanding of the scope (40%)
  2. Ability to carry out the services      within the given timescale (20%)
  3. Relevance and expertise of      individuals / staff that will be involved in the contract (15%)
  4. Price (25%)

 

6.   Submission requirements

Tenderers are asked to provide 2 hard copies and 1 electronic copy of their proposals, which should be no longer than 15 pages exclusive of appendices and include :

Selection Criteria information/Submission

  • Name of company, address,      telephone number, company registration number (for information only).
  • History and experience of the      practice and evidence of completion of similar projects over the last      three years and the total contract values involved (scored out of 200).
  • Names of individual staff /      personnel responsible to execute the services, together with their CV and      details of their direct, recent experience of similar projects (scored out      of 100).
  • Confirmation that the      consultant, its directors or partners and any individuals who otherwise      control the bidder have not been convicted of a criminal offence or an act      of misconduct in the course of business or profession (pass/fail).
  • Insurance – confirmation the      consultant has minimum levels of insurance – public Liability £5m,      Professional Indemnity £5m, Employers Liability £10m (pass/fail)
  • Financial  – Confirmation of turnover for the last      three years and assurance of solvency. A copy of the bidder’s last three      years accounts (pass/fail).
  • The bidder is also to      provide evidence of Quality and Management systems and Health and Safety      Policy and any other relevant accreditations) (pass/fail).

Award Criteria Information/Submission

Methodology and Approach –

Bidders must prepare their core bids on the basis that the size of the project will be 2,773sqm but they must also acknowledge that the project may be reduced to 1,300sqm, (should Hoults Limited vary the scale) and where this difference in size and scale would result in any change to their core bids, tenderers must provide details of such variations in both their methodology/approach answers and their price submission.

Bidders are to provide the following information:-

- A demonstrable understanding of the scope of the project and the critical issues within the implementation of this project,

- A methodology for completing the above work and clear identification of what is required from Hoults Ltd and any other parties.

- Provide a project plan outlining how you will undertake the services including defined milestones and timeframes.

- Demonstrate the experience of the staff/personnel proposed, how this experience will be utilised on and of benefit to this project and what the relevant person(s) would be responsible for on this project.

- Demonstrate capacity to complete the work in the given timescales.

  • The Bidder must confirm      that they will enter into the required form of appointment, warranty and      novation agreements (as provided to tenderers as part of this tender      process).

 

 

 Fee (price)

-          Provide a fixed lump sum fee exclusive of VAT for undertaking the different elements of the services required, this should include a breakdown against the stages as defined in the schedule of services for a project size of 2,773 sqm and a project of 1,300 sqm (except landscape designs – see below)

-          A fixed lump sum fee exclusive of VAT for undertaking the possible landscape design works; and

-          Provide a schedule of time based rates for relevant grades of personnel, which may be used to value any additional scope or variations (including 167 Walker Road).

Note – the bidder who submits the lowest price across all of the above fee/price items combined will achieve the highest score for price.

Hard copies of the tenders must be marked” Architectural Design Services, to be opened by addressee only ”, and the packaging must not bear any sign or reference which might indicate the identity of the tenderer.

7.  Time scales and deadlines

Closing date for expressing an interest and receiving an information pack (project brief, services required, form of appointment, warranties and novation agreement) is 7th August 2013, 1200 hours midday.

Closing date for receipt of fee tender and submission is 14th August 2013, 1200 hours midday.

The indicative headline dates for the project programme are

Appointment of consultant  – Friday 23 August 20123

Initial meeting of design team  – Monday 26th August 2013.

Design to tender 26 August 2013 –  30 September 2013.

Tender build works contract  – October 2013.

Start on site – Feb /March 2014

 

 

If you wish to register an interest and require the further information pack please email lucy@houltsyard.co.uk.  by Wednesday 7th August 2013,  1200 hours midday

Notice : Invitation to tender, Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer Design Services

Notice :                                 Invitation to tender,  Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer Design Services

Contracting Company :                  Hoults Limited

Project Title :                                     The Engine Rooms, Hoults Yard, Newcastle Upon Tyne,

Date Published:                               25th July 2013

Deadline date:                                  Registration of interest to receive information pack – by Wednesday 7th August, 1200 hours midday.

                                                                Closing date for receipt of fee tender and submission – Wednesday 14th August, 1200 hours midday.

 

Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer Design Services are sought for the following project;

The refurbishment and redevelopment of up to approximately 2,773sqm sqm of existing unused space, storage and outdated workspace accommodation in the existing main four storey building of the former Maling Pottery buildings at Hoults Yard. To provide modern customised office workspace for the expanding commercial creative sector in Hoults Yard and Ouseburn. The project will also upgrade infrastructure in the Yard to allow further conversions of space after the completion of this project.  

The project is to be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

 

1. Contracting Company

Hoults Limited,

Hoults Yard, Walker Road,

Newcastle upon Tyne,

 NE6 2HL

Tel : 0044 191 265 4282

Contact Point : Lucy Currell

Email : lucy@houltsyard.co.uk

 

2.  Services Contract

Mechanical & Electrical design services are sought for the conversion and upgrade of an existing four storey Victorian pottery building that forms part of a 10 acre site. The building is part unused and part used for storage and existing low grade, out dated workspace and offices, into new workspace units of between 25 and 80 sqm. The space to be converted will extend to approximately 2,773 sqm.

The conversion works to provide a new entrance and vertical access core with stair and lift, upgrade infrastructure and services to allow further conversions of space in the future. A redundant industrial building is to be demolished and new external hard and soft landscaping will redefine the entrance to Hoults Yard and create a new car park arrival area.

Hoults reserve the right to reduce the project size anywhere from 2,773sqm down to 1,300 sqm, essentially by a reduction of the none central core area circulation space.

For information, an additional property 167 Walker Road, which is a single storey industrial shed of steel portal frame construction extending to approximately 1,256 sqm, is to be included with the main building contract and a requirement for that contractor to deliver a design and build package.  It is not anticipated that the consultant appointed under this procurement will be required to provide any detailed design element in respect of this property. However, Hoults Limited may require the mechanical & electrical consultant to deliver preliminary outline level of drawings and specification and Bidders are therefore required to submit hourly rates as specified for this potential additional scope of service which may be included as part of their appointment.

 

3.  Scope

Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer design services are required as part of a design team to take the project from and including stage D design level, obtain planning, building regulations and any other consents, to completed development, to include production of detailed designs and specifications, and PQQ and ITT documents for construction contractors, and to provide pre and post tender advice. Hoults Ltd reserves the right to put on hold, vary or end the project at any stage.

A project brief together with the services required, form of appointment and warranties that the consultant will be expected to enter into will be provided on 7th August following registration of interest.

The development to achieve BREEAM very good standard.

4. Conditions of participation

Participants are to be of a technical, professional capacity and competence required to fulfil the contract.

Evidence of the Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer’s financial soundness will be required including the past three years turnover and accounts. The organisation must be financially sound and robust.

The Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer is to provide a history of the practice, evidence of completion of similar projects, names of staff responsible to execute the services for the project and include the individual’s qualifications, CV and direct experience of similar projects. The consultant is to confirm they will enter into the form of appointment and warranty.

The consultant is also to provide evidence of Quality and Management systems and Health and Safety Policy and any other accreditations.

5. Selection and Award Criteria

Tender submissions will be assessed upon –

  1. Selection Criteria

The following first stage criteria will be used to score the tenderers (questions 1 & 2 scored out of 200 and question 3 out of 100, with a minimum threshold of 50% ) :-

1. Experience; 

2. Technical Ability of the company; and

3.  Relevant Staff Profile and experience

The following will be assessed as pass / fail

4. Financial Status

5. Professional misconduct/convictions 

6. Insurance levels

7. Health and Safety and quality systems

A shortlist of three companies, which passed the above criteria (points 4 – 7 above) and scored the highest in terms of previous experience and ability (points 1 – 3 above) will then be assessed using the following award criteria :

 

  1. Award Criteria
  1. Methodology and approach      for the services to be contracted and understanding of the scope (40%)
  2. Ability to carry out the services      within the given timescale (20%)
  3. Relevance and expertise of      individuals / staff that will be involved in the contract (15%)
  4. Price (25%)

 

6.   Submission requirements

Tenderers are asked to provide 2 hard copies and 1 electronic copy of their proposals, which should be no longer than 15 pages exclusive of appendices and include :

Selection Criteria information/Submission

  • Name of company, address,      telephone number, company registration number (for information only).
  • History and experience of the      practice and evidence of completion of similar projects over the last      three years and the total contract values involved (scored out of 200).
  • Names of individual staff /      personnel responsible to execute the services, together with their CV and      details of their direct, recent experience of similar projects (scored out      of 100).
  • Confirmation that the      consultant, its directors or partners and any individuals who otherwise      control the bidder have not been convicted of a criminal offence or an act      of misconduct in the course of business or profession (pass/fail).
  • Insurance – confirmation the      consultant has minimum levels of insurance – public Liability £5m,      Professional Indemnity £5m, Employers Liability £10m (pass/fail)
  • Financial  – Confirmation of turnover for the last      three years and assurance of solvency. A copy of the bidder’s last three      years accounts (pass/fail).
  • The bidder is also to      provide evidence of Quality and Management systems and Health and Safety      Policy and any other relevant accreditations) (pass/fail).

Award Criteria Information/Submission

Methodology and Approach –

Bidders must prepare their core bids on the basis that the size of the project will be 2,773sqm but they must also acknowledge that the project may be reduced to 1,300sqm, (should Hoults Limited vary the scale) and where this difference in size and scale would result in any change to their core bids, tenderers must provide details of such variations in both their methodology/approach answers and their price submission.

Bidders are to provide the following information:-

- A demonstrable understanding of the scope of the project and the critical issues within the implementation of this project,

- A methodology for completing the above work and clear identification of what is required from Hoults Ltd and any other parties.

- Provide a project plan outlining how you will undertake the services including defined milestones and timeframes.

- Demonstrate the experience of the staff/personnel proposed, how this experience will be utilised on and of benefit to this project and what the relevant person(s) would be responsible for on this project.

- Demonstrate capacity to complete the work in the given timescales.

  • The Bidder must confirm      that they will enter into the required form of appointment and  warranty (as provided to tenderers as      part of this tender process).

 

 Fee (price)

-          Provide a fixed lump sum fee exclusive of VAT for undertaking the different elements of the services required, this should include a breakdown against the stages as defined in the schedule of services for a project size of 2,773 sqm and a project of 1,300 sqm.

-          Provide a schedule of time based rates for relevant grades of personnel, which may be used to value any additional scope or variations (including 167 Walker Road).

Note – the bidder who submits the lowest price across all of the above fee/price items combined will achieve the highest score for price.

Hard copies of the tenders must be marked” Mechanical & Electrical Consultant Engineer Design Services, to be opened by addressee only ”, and the packaging must not bear any sign or reference which might indicate the identity of the tenderer.

7.  Time scales and deadlines

Closing date for expressing an interest and receiving an information pack (project brief, services required, form of appointment, and warranties) is 7th August 2013, 1200 hours midday.

Closing date for receipt of fee tender and submission is 14th August 2013, 1200 hours midday.

The indicative headline dates for the project programme are

Appointment of consultant  – Friday 23 August 20123

Initial meeting of design team  – Monday 26th August 2013.

Design to tender 26 August 2013 –  30 September 2013.

Tender build works contract  – October 2013.

Start on site – Feb /March 2014

 

 

If you wish to register an interest and require the further information pack please email lucy@houltsyard.co.uk.  by Wednesday 7th August 2013,  1200 hours midday

We Welcome Red Hot Sunglasses to the Yard. Tenants get a 20% discount!

Author: Nicola                                                                                                                Created: 01.07.2013

Shady Business

Visit our site: http://www.redhotsunglasses.co.uk

Red Hot Sunglasses are the latest company to join the flourishing media business district at Hoults Yard. Selling everything from your classic cool James Dean endorsed Ray-Ban’s to your Ice-Man mirrored Aviators, Red Hot Sunglasses have got it covered.

Founded in 2010 by company director Phil Blackett; online retailer Red Hot Sunglasses are one of the fastest growing websites for designer eyewear. Stocking over sixty luxury brands including Givenchy, Oakley, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Burberry and Carrera at highly competitive prices; Red Hot Sunglasses won’t settle for anything less that genuine quality products.

Despite the lack of British sunshine, Red Hot Sunglasses expanded at a rapid rate with their Red Hot Australian site launching in March to meet the demands of customers down under.  Red Hot Sunglasses also became an international company which now ship their products to the USA, Canada, Asia and Europe.

Boasting a broad catalogue of stylish shades ranging from glamorous vintage inspired cat-eye frames to high performance specialist sports sunglasses; a re-location from their small office on Osborne Road in Jesmond was the only solution to keep their ever-growing dynamic sales team and versatile stock of designer sunglasses under one roof.  Luckily Hoult’s Yard had the fun creative vibe that fit perfectly with the teams’ lively entrepreneurial spirit.

Red Hot Sunglasses have been 100% trend driven and 100% focussed on customer service from the get-go. The brand and marketing team including Philly Blackett, Sarah Morley,  Sharon Gibson and Rachel Breslin are always on top form to ensure that Red Hot stock the latest styles and collections whilst IT Manager Joe Davies ensures the site is kept fresh and up-to-date. Supported by a strong sales and dispatch team headed by Dispatch Manager, Dean Imray and a new online creative team including Nicola Hall and Holly Stearman, Red Hot Sunglasses are moving onwards and upwards to achieve their goal of becoming the most successful independent online retailer of high fashion designer sunglasses.

Red Hot Sunglasses are also offering all Hoults Yard employees an exclusive 20% discount!

So whether you’re jetting off on holiday this year, heading to a festival or even if you’re just plain hung-over we’re happy to help. You may even get a free pair of chocolate sunnies!

Looking forward to working with you,

The RHS Team

Please check out our online blog for the latest fashion news, tips and updates; http://www.redhotsunglasses.co.uk/blog/

Follow Us: https://twitter.com/RHSunglasses

Like us on Facebook;  https://www.facebook.com/RedHotSunglasses

 

Free HR Advice for Hoults Yard Businesses – Including a free Bacon Sarnie Thursday 27th June

Ward Hadaway, a law firm located on the Yard, are offering free, valuable advice on HR. In the first session held by two of Ward Hadaway’s CIPD qualified professionals, Lynn scope and Tracy McCluskey, the importance of having good HR processes and having the right HR support team will be covered.
Those attending will be given the chance to catch up and share advice with their peers over a complimentary bacon sarnie. Lynn and Tracy will then be on hand to give each company a 1-2-1 chat about your business and any specific people issues you may have.
Topics covered on the day will include:
•Recruitment & Selection
•Appraisals
•Improving performance
•Development of employ documentation
•Resolving people issues

This is a great oppurtinity for any business to attend, regardless of size or nature. It’s also taken place here on the Yard, in The Kiln 12&13. The discussions will start at 9.30, refreshments will be served at 10, followed by 1-2-1 sessions. To book a place contact Julie Kemp:
Telephone: 07505094134
Email: julie@houltsya.co.uk


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