Student Housing Lease and Refurbishment London

Student Housing Lease and Refurbishment London

Goldsmiths, University of London would like to procure a partner to lease, refurbish and operate the student housing that it currently owns.

United Kingdom-London: Construction work for halls of residence

2014/S 249-442479

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Goldsmiths College (known as Goldsmiths, University of London)
New Cross
Contact point(s): Procurement
For the attention of: Susan Carran
SE14 6NW London

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:

Goldsmiths, University of London Student Housing Transfer.

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

Service category No 27: Other services
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Goldsmiths’ College, New Cross, London, SE16 6NW.

NUTS code UK

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)

Goldsmiths, University of London (‘the University’) would like to procure a partner to lease, refurbish and operate the student housing that it currently owns.
The strategic context is that the University is looking to expand its student numbers, while consolidating and maintaining its single campus site. This will see an increase from current student numbers of c. 8 000 to around 12 000 by 2023.
The University’s Draft Estates Masterplan will support its aspirations for growth and improved student experience. The campus is located in New Cross, within the London Borough of Lewisham, with a total non-residential floor space of c. 66 000 m². The University has several options for its next phase of investment, which offer the opportunity to create distinctive academic buildings along the prominent frontage of New Cross Road and Lewisham Way. These developments will partially be financed by the proceeds from the Student Housing Transfer project.
The University’s student housing is spread across 11 sites on or near the campus. All of the housing is self-catered and the majority of the 1 387 beds are en-suite. Of these, 591 are on leases which expire in the next 6 to 8 years, 405 are on short term nomination agreements and 391 beds (in Chesterman House, Raymont Hall, and Surrey House) are owned by the University. The University is seeking a strategic partner to invest in the refurbishment of these University-owned properties and operate them. The 3 freehold halls are well-located, but much of the accommodation they offer is below market in terms of condition, functional suitability, proportion of en-suite rooms, and provision of social space; in short, they are not making an optimal contribution to the student experience.
Interested parties will be invited to:
— make proposals for taking a lease (likely not to exceed 40 years) on either Raymont Hall alone or Raymont Hall and either or both of Surrey House and Chesterman House as a package;
— propose a specification and programme for the refurbishment of the properties, which may include a creative overhaul of some layouts to create living spaces in line with the University’s objectives, together with opportunities to extend, create further rooms or amend internal layouts to provide additional bedrooms;
— agree the specification of service level agreements for operating the halls during the concession period; and
— explore what additional value might be generated by the University offering a ‘hard’ nominations agreement for an initial period.
The University has established the following Core Objectives to deliver its vision for its student housing requirements:
1. Maximise the value which the overall transaction offers to the University as a key plank in the ‘Sustaining Goldsmiths’ strategy.
2. Enhance the experience for the University’s students in the living spaces as well as learning Strategic Project.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45214700, 70210000, 71500000, 70100000, 70331000, 50700000, 79993000, 45453000, 50800000, 98341100

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract

II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Approximately 15 000 000 to 60 000 000 GBP.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 60 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
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)Conditions relating to the contract

III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

The University reserves the right to require guarantees, deposits, bonds and/or other forms of security.

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

Any payments will be made in accordance with the terms of the contract.

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

The University may require any joint venture or consortium, if successful, to form a legal entity before entering into the contract, or to sign undertakings that each member will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: To be set out in the MOI/PQQ and/or contract documentation.
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: Registration, MOI/PQQ documents, and submission, will all be via In-Tend.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: To be set out in the MOI/PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: To be set out in the MOI/PQQ.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
To be set out in the MOI/PQQ.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
To be set out in the MOI/PQQ.
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

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

competitive dialogue

IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: To be set out in the MOI/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:


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: 21.1.2015 – 12:00
Payable documents: no

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

21.1.2015 – 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

In the event that a PQQ submission is received after the return date then the submission will be rejected unless the Candidate can demonstrate that its late submission was due to circumstances outside of its control. These circumstances must be provided by the Candidate, and following verification of these, the decision regarding the acceptability of the late submission will be made by the University’s Head of Procurement. This decision will be final.
Candidates are only required to provide electronic copies of the completed PQQ.
The completed PQQs for all Candidates will be scored and weighted in accordance with the MOI and the Candidates ranked in numerical order against their score. Those submissions that do not meet the minimum requirements will be rejected and will not be scored.
The highest scoring 6 Candidates may be invited to present to the University during the week commencing 26.1.2015 after which up to five Candidates will be selected to take part in the Competitive Dialogue.
The procurement process will follow the Competitive Dialogue procedure in accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, in a single-stage process, with the short-listed Participants submitting a final tender following close of Competitive Dialogue.
The University reserves the right: to award the contract in whole, in part or not at all; to cancel or amend the tender process at any stage; not to bind itself to accept any tender; not to be liable under any circumstances for any costs or expenses incurred by any prospective bidder in responding to this notice or in tendering for the proposed project; to reduce the scope of all or any of the contracts; and to vary the procurement timetable at any stage of the tender process.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:


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