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
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
Contact point(s): https://www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers
For the attention of: Michael McGill
NE1 &RU Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: +44 1912086680
Fax: +44 1912085653
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
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Design and execution
NUTS code UKC22
II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)
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)
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
Estimated value excluding VAT: 39 800 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
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:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
Description of particular conditions: NEC 3.
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Further details will be provided within the pre-qualification and tender documentation.
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service
Section IV: 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
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
IV.2.2)Information about electronic auction
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
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
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.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no
Section VI: Complementary information
VI.1)Information about recurrence
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
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.4.1)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
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: