Main Contractor Work – University of Newcastle upon Tyne

Main Contractor Work – University of Newcastle upon Tyne

The University is looking to appoint the main contractor, on behalf of Newcastle Science Central LLP, by 9.12.2016, commence construction works on site by 18.9.2017 (following 2nd stage tender period) with completion and handover of the building by 28.6.2019.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Construction work

2016/S 138-250168

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Newcastle upon Tyne
2nd Floor South, Higham House, New Bridge Street West
Contact point(s): https://procontract.due-north.com/Login
For the attention of: Michael McGill
NE1 8AF Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1912086680
E-mail: michael.mcgill@ncl.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Electronic access to information: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

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

Other: please see II.1.5

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Newcastle Science Central LLP
Barras Bridge
NE99 1RD Newcastle upon Tyne
United Kingdom

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description

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

(NU/1183) Main Contractor for the Learning and Teaching Centre and Infrastructure, Science Central.

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.
Enabling, infrastructure and public realm works were completed in 2014 to make the site development ready and the 1st buildings, The Core and The Key, are now open. Construction works for the Urban Sciences Building has begun and is expected to open at the beginning of the academic year in September 2017.
The next building to follow the Urban Sciences Building is the Learning and Teaching Centre (LTC) (formerly known as the Conference and Learning Centre). The LTC (and adjacent infrastructure works for the Science Central LLP) is proposed to be located at Science Central which is developed by a civic partnership between Newcastle City Council and Newcastle University.
The proposed location is part of the strategic decision to co-locate all of the Business School’s undergraduate teaching (excluding service teaching to non-Business School students) at Science Central. This will sit alongside and have physical connections into the new Urban Sciences Building scheduled to open in September 2017.
This tender is for the recruitment of a main contractor for this scheme, with the contractor being appointed on a 2-stage basis. A Pre-Construction Services Agreement will be entered into to cover the 2nd stage period where the main contractor will be required to work with the Client and Design Team to finalise the design and procure the work packages, with the works being carried out and completed under NEC3 Option A (April 2013 Edition).
The University is looking to appoint the main contractor, on behalf of Newcastle Science Central LLP, by 9.12.2016, commence construction works on site by 18.9.2017 (following 2nd stage tender period) with completion and handover of the building by 28.6.2019.
Similar to previous University capital projects, the ‘Golden Brick’ structure on this project has been selected for tax planning and efficiency reasons.
The structure requires Newcastle Science Central LLP (LLP) (a joint venture between Newcastle City Council and the University), the current owner of the site to initially appoint a building contractor under a form of NEC Contract. The contractor will progress the works to ground floor slab level (Golden Brick) at which point the NEC Contract (and associated documents such as guarantees and bonds) will be transferred from the LLP to the University.
Once Golden Brick is achieved, the LLP will (i) transfer its interest in the site to the University and (ii) the NEC Contract will be transferred (or ‘novated’) from the LLP to the University. The NEC Contract will remain in place between the University and the successful contractor for the remainder of the LTC project.
Prior to the award of the NEC Contract, the successful contractor will be expected to initially enter into a Pre-Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) with the LLP. During the ‘PCSA period’ the contractor will develop its designs and finalise its Prices for the works. Once complete, the PCSA will be replaced by the NEC Contract with the benefit of the PCSA being assigned on Golden Brick simultaneous with the NEC Contract novating from the LLP to the University. At the same time, the appointment of Sheppard Robson as architect may be transferred from the LLP to the successful contractor.
In order to protect both the University and LLP’s position both before and after Golden Brick a series of collateral warranties will need to be provided by the contractor, its consultants and sub-contractors. These will need to be given to the University prior to Golden Brick and to the LLP once Golden Brick has been achieved.
The value of the works has been estimated at 29 100 000 GBP (21 500 000 GBP for building works, 7 200 000 GBP for external works and 400 000 GBP for post novation fees).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 71250000, 71221000, 71241000, 71247000, 45100000, 45200000, 45300000, 45400000, 71000000, 71200000, 71300000, 71400000, 71500000,71600000, 71700000

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: 29 100 000 GBP

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: 33 (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:

Full details are provided in the tender documentation.

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

Full details are 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: The works shall be carried out and completed under the NEC3 Option A (April 2013 Edition) with amendments.
A Pre Construction Services Agreement (PCSA) will be entered into to cover the 2nd stage period.
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 are provided within the tender documentation.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Further details are provided within the tender documentation.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Further details are provided within the 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: 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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no

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: Highest scoring Pre Qualification Questionnaires (PQQ), in accordance with the scoring matrix included with the uploaded PQQ.

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/1183

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: 19.8.2016 – 11:59
Payable documents: no

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

19.8.2016 – 12:00

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

1.9.2016

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: 19.8.2016 – 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

The following link will take you to the supplier page of the Pro Contract system:

https://procontract.due-north.com/Login

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 2015 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

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:

18.7.2016

 

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