Design and Build of Science Central’s Urban Sciences Building Newcastle

Design and Build of Science Central’s Urban Sciences Building Newcastle

The proposed design for the USB will provide between 12 500 – 13 500 m² of teaching, research and forum space.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research

2014/S 243-427361

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Newcastle upon Tyne
King’s Gate
Contact point(s): https://www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers
For the attention of: Michael McGill
NE1 &RU Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912086680
E-mail: michael.mcgill@ncl.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1912085653

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.ncl.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers

Electronic access to information: www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers

Further information can be obtained from: Please refer to VI.3

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Please refer to VI.3

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Please refer to VI.3

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Education

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)Description

II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Design and Build of Science Central’s Urban Sciences Building.

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

Works
Design and execution

NUTS code UKC22

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)

The University is a lead partner in the Newcastle Science City initiative which promotes Newcastle as a city of science across the world. The 24-acre site will become an exemplar in sustainable urban development, attracting leading edge science and technology organisations to a mixed new community which will encompass a variety of educational, business, residential and leisure uses.
Phase 1 enabling, infrastructure and public realm works are already under-way on Science Central. The first building on the site, The Core, has been completed. The Urban Sciences Building (USB) is the second building planned for this site, with the RIBA Stage 3 design now complete.
This Notice has been published to appoint a main contractor for the design and build of the USB.
The proposed design for the USB will provide between 12 500 – 13 500 m² of teaching, research and forum space. The building is predominately open plan office and teaching accommodation and light workshop/laboratories, with associated administration, meeting, breakout and collaborative spaces. The principle structure is expected to be concrete frame with flat slabs over a piled foundation.
The net construction cost of the USB build has been estimated at GBP 36 800 000 (thirty-six million, eight hundred thousand GBP).
The building will be designed to at least BREEAM Excellent.
A soft landings process has been adopted by the University. The main contractor will need to incorporate into pre and post-handover of the building.
The project will be delivered to BIM Level 2. The main contractor and their supply chain will be required to meet this requirement.
Although not guaranteed, it is envisaged that the design team will be novated to the main contractor.
Furniture, fixtures and equipment is optional. Although not guaranteed, there may be a range of items that the main contractor may be asked to source as part of this contract. All required items will be defined at the tender stage. A sum of GBP 3 000 000 (three million GBP) has been included in the build estimate of GBP 39 800 000 (thirty-nine million, eight hundred thousand GBP) to cover these items.
The landscaping works around the USB will be let as a separate contract. The main contractor for the USB will be required to act as a principal contractor to ensure co-ordination with the landscaping works and a number of other neighbouring works.
The University is looking to appoint a main contractor by November 2015, with completion of the build by end of August 2017.
The agreement will be in the form of NEC 3.
The development will proceed by way of the golden brick principal. The golden brick property documentation will be in the standard conveyancing format with appropriate amendments to reflect the structure of the transaction.
Full details of this scheme will be provided in the tender documentation.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45214000, 71000000, 45210000, 45214400, 45300000, 71334000, 45350000, 45310000, 44115000, 31710000, 32320000, 39000000, 30200000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

II.1.8)Lots

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:

Please see II.1.5.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 39 800 000 GBP

II.2.2)Information about options

Options: yes
Description of these options: Furniture, fixtures and equipment is optional. Although not guaranteed, there may be a range of items that the main contractor may be asked to source as part of this contract. All required items will be defined at the tender stage. A sum of GBP 3 000 000 (three million GBP) has been included in the build estimate of GBP 39 800 000 (thirty-nine million, eight hundred thousand GBP) to cover these items.

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: 22 (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:

A parent company guarantee and/or bond may be requested where applicable.

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

The freehold of the USB site is currently owned by Science Central LLP. The University has an option to secure the development of the property with a view to the University owning the freehold of the property and the new building.
The transaction needs to proceed by way of the golden brick principal.
Candidates must be fully aware of this arrangement. Only those candidates capable of accepting and operating under these terms will be considered for this scheme.
Further details will be provided in the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire Briefing Document.
Full financing and payment details will be provided in the tender documentation.

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

Joint and several liability will be required in the event of a consortium bid.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: NEC 3.
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: Further details will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further details will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further details will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
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: yes
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:

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

Restricted

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 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Full details are provided in the pre-qualification documentation.

IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue

Recourse to staged procedure to gradually reduce the number of solutions to be discussed or tenders to be negotiated no
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:

NU/0990

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

no

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: 9.2.2015 – 11:59
Payable documents: no

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

9.2.2015 – 12:00

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

13.7.2015

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Date: 13.7.2015 – 14:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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

The University intends to use its Due North e-tendering portal, Pro Contract, to conduct this tendering exercise.

All information regarding this opportunity can be found on the portal. Details on how to register an interest, access the information and submit a proposal can be found at: https://www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers

Please note that first time suppliers to the University will need to register on the system before they are able to access this opportunity.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal

VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2 below

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See VI.4.2 below

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Newcastle University will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address referred to in part 1.1 above.
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought promptly. Where a contract has not been entered into the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may only award damages.

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

See VI.4.2 above

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

13.12.2014

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