Design and Build Contract London

Design and Build Contract London

Provision of The Biomedical Engineering Hub at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore — Building for University College London / RNOH.

United Kingdom-London: Building construction work

2015/S 072-126932

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University College London
Gower Street
Contact point(s): Procurement Services
WC1E 6BT London

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Further information can be obtained from: The above mentioned contact point(s)

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: The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity


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:

Provision of The Biomedical Engineering Hub at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore — Building for University College London / RNOH.

II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: London.


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)

UCL’s Stanmore Campus buildings are based on the grounds of the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (RNOH) in Stanmore.
The project is to build a new institute, the ‘Biomedical Engineering Hub’ (BEH) to house new facilities and also re-provide accommodation from UCL’s existing buildings on the site, which are earmarked for demolition as part of the separate RNOH Master-plan project, this demolition will be outside the scope of this contract.
The new building will provide accommodation and facilities for the existing Medical Sciences and Engineering staff at Stanmore together with RNOH colleagues and expansion. There are growing collaborations between the Faculty of Medical Sciences, Engineering and the RNOH and the new BEH will allow these collaborations to grow and provide room for the expansion which is already occurring. There will be RNOH accommodation within the BEH for their Histopathology and R&I Departments.
Innovation and engagement through the design, prototyping and fabrication of novel medical devices will be at the core of the new facility. It will be central to the teaching, research and will be part of direct engagement with clinicians and industry. Incubation and development of micro-start-ups are an important part of the strategy reflecting the UCL Enterprise Strategy.
This project will expand and improve the teaching facilities at Stanmore, enhancing the student experience. New courses will be launched and are currently being developed jointly by Medical Sciences and Engineering.
There is a small portion of Clean Room Laboratory Facilities within the proposals for which a specialist Clean Room Turnkey Contractor will be appointed to feed into the developing RIBA Stage 3 design. It is anticipated that this organisation be ‘named’ in the GC Works Design & Build Form of Contract for the main construction contract.
An indicative schedule of areas is:
— Teaching = 601 m²,
— RNOH Laboratories & Consulting Areas (excl. office) = 214 m²,
— Workshops = 224 m²,
— Primary Laboratories = 235 m²,
— Office / Write up = 657 m²,
— Specialist Labs = 437 m²,
— Clean Room Suite = 79 m²,
— Shared (stores / meeting rooms / etc.) = 184 m²,
— Balance & Plant (excl. external Goods Yard / Incl. Substation) = 1 362 m²,
— Total Net Internal Area = 3 993 m².
The Building is currently proposed to be 4 Levels of accommodation with a plant level above and the contents of each floor is currently:
— Ground Floor: Main Entrance, Reception, Café, Workshops, Student Seminar Rooms, Student Break Out, Metrology & LIRC Specialist Laboratories, RNOH Consulting Room Suite, Stores, External Goods Yard, Welfare Facilities including WCs,

— 1st Floor: Student Hub, Offices, Meeting Rooms, Wet & Dry Teaching Laboratories with support spaces, Robotics Research Laboratories, Welfare Facilities including WCs,

— 2nd Floor: Offices, RNOH Histopathology Laboratories, Wet Research Laboratories and WCs,

— 3rd Floor: Offices, Primary & Secondary Research Wet Laboratories, Electronics laboratory, Medical Devices Clean Room Suite and WCs,

— 4th Floor: Enclosed Plant Room with External Chiller Well.

All levels will be served by 2 vertical circulation cores with a passenger lift and goods lift.
Indicative floor layouts are attached to this PQQ.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals

II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 19 (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:

As set out in the invitation to tender.

III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As set out in the invitation to tender.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

As set out in the invitation to tender.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: Any requirements are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) / Invitation To Tender (ITT) consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Any requirements are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) / Invitation To Tender (ITT) consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Any requirements are set out in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) / Invitation To Tender (ITT) consistent with the provisions of Directive 2004/18/EC and the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

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 number of operators: 5
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:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 15.5.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.5.2015 – 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

UCL deem this tender as confidential, therefore the specification and accompanying tender documents will be available only to bidders who advance to the ITT stage of the process.
The process seeks to select organisations offering the appropriate capability, capacity and competency. UCL reserves the right not to conclude any contracts, to change without notice the procedure for awarding contracts, to reject all or any bids for the contracts, to terminate discussions with all or any interested parties and/or to stop the process without any liability on its part.
All communications shall be in English (or a full translation provided at no cost to UCL). Tenders, when invited, and all supporting documentation must be priced in Sterling and all payments under the Contract will be in Sterling. Any contract or agreement resulting from acceptance of the Invitation To Tender (ITT) will be considered as a Contract made in England according to English Law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English Courts.
UCL does not bind itself to accept any tender and reserves the right to accept any part of the tender. No contract capable of acceptance will be created between UCL and any party until a contract is executed between UCL and the selected providers.
Expressions of interest must be in the form of a completed Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ) to be received as per the instructions in the OJEU notice. Expressions of interest not submitted in the required format or containing all the requested information may be rejected.
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, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.
The tender process is being conducted electronically via In-tend.

Suppliers are required to register on this website: in order to receive documentation. After registering, you should express an interest in the relevant tender and the tender documentation can then be downloaded.

All tender responses and any supporting documentation must be submitted through this system. There must be no postal correspondence from bidders unless agreed by UCL. Tenders shall not be sent and will not be accepted by fax or e-mail. It is bidder’s responsibility to ensure that their documents are uploaded on time and to check on the document size capability. Bidders should be aware that typically there is a high demand on the system close to return deadline times.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

Royal Court of Justice
The Strand
WC2A 2LL London
Telephone: +44 2079476000
Internet address:

Body responsible for mediation procedures

Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR)
70 Fleet Street
EC4Y 1EU London
Telephone: +44 2075366000
Internet address:

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 and 32A of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, the Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period starting from the day when contract award was notified to the bidders. Unsuccessful bidders will be provided with a de-brief in the Award Decision Notice at the start of the standstill period including details of their bid in relation to the winning bid comprising the reasons for the decision, the characteristics and relative advantages of the successful tender, the score of the economic operator and the name of the economic operator to be awarded the contract. Tenderers have a right to appeal provided for within the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (as amended). Any such proceedings must be brought in the High Court of England and Wales.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

Cabinet Office
70 Whitehall
SW1A 2AS London
Telephone: +44 2072761234

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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