University of Glasgow Construction Works

University of Glasgow Construction Works

The University’s Estates Strategy identified a number of keynote new buildings as well as infrastructure works with a total construction value of circa 300 000 000 GBP.

United Kingdom-Glasgow: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research

2015/S 210-380629

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Glasgow
Procurement Office (Tay House)
Contact point(s): Please make contact through the Public Contracts site to the contact as follows: Quoting Ref: PURCH1304
For the attention of: Josephine Gallagher
G12 8QQ Glasgow
Telephone: +44 1413304415

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http:\\

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information: PQQ documents available from Public Contracts Scotland
Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: Documents to be returned via Public Contracts Scotland

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: PQQ documents available from Public Contracts Scotland
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Documents to be returned via Public Contracts Scotland
Internet address:

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:

PURCH1304 Estate Strategy — Programme Delivery Partner.

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: Glasgow.


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)

PURCH1304 Estate Strategy — Programme Delivery Partner.
The University of Glasgow (the University) has been inspiring people to change the world for over 550 years, and is recognised as an iconic place of learning and research throughout the world. The University is a world-class, world changing university. It is a place where people are passionate about values. Over the next 10 years the University will transform its campus as part of a major development plan — the single largest estates project in the University’s history since the 1870 s.
The University’s Estates Strategy identified a number of keynote new buildings as well as infrastructure works with a total construction value of circa 300 000 000 GBP (excl. VAT and fees). The University is seeking a partner for the design and construction of the Estate Strategy projects and overall delivery of a programme of works, over a 10 (ten) year period with a total value of circa 250 000 000 GBP-500 000 000 GBP.
The works are to be awarded as a single appointment to the Programme Delivery Partner who may not necessarily be a single organisation. The University will consider applications from consortia, joint ventures, strategic alliances and other contractual arrangements who will deliver as a single entity — the ‘Programme Delivery Partner’. The University is not seeking the Programme Delivery Partner to provide funding.
The Estates Strategy will support the University’s Strategic Plan and ambition by developing a campus that supports the University today and in the future and is innovative and courageous in design, reflecting the University’s history and ambition. The University is keen to explore collaborations with a range of partners to support and reflect this ethos and vision in the delivery route selected for the delivery of the Estates Strategy. We are seeking to engage in genuine partnership working arrangements, founded upon a platform of trust and respect.
PQQ available from Public Contracts Scotland:

Returns should be submitted via Public Contracts Scotland, no paper copies will be accepted. Should paper tenders be submitted, they will be rejected. Further to this any questions or communications regarding individual tender exercises must be sent via the Public Contracts Scotland Portal. Tender queries received through any other channel will not be answered. Should users of Public Contracts Scotland have any problems with the website they should contact website Support Desk, contact details can be found by following the ‘Contact Us’ option on the left hand menu at:

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information, please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at:

The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at:

Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45214000, 45214400, 45214500, 45214600, 45214610, 45214620, 45214630, 45214700, 45220000, 45211350, 45210000, 45200000, 45111291,45000000

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

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


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:

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 250 000 000 and 500 000 000 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: 120 (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:

Appropriate form or forms of performance security such as a parent company guarantee or performance bond may be required. Collateral warranties may require to be provided together with other guarantees relating to any plant, materials and equipment forming part of the works, all as will be more particularly set out in the contract.

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

Payment arrangements will be in accordance with the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and more particularly set out in the contract.

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

Bidders may be a single entity, consortia, joint venture or other legal entity considered by the University as being demonstrably capable of carrying out the obligations of the contractor under the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: It is envisaged that a recognised construction industry standard form contract will be used as the basis for the contract, amended to reflect the particular requirements of the project and of the University. Key Performance Indicators together with a Service Credit regime may be used to monitor and assess the contractor’s performance under the contract.
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: Potential bidders will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be scored to produce a shortlist of bidders.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Potential bidders will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be scored to produce a shortlist of bidders.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Potential bidders will be required to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire which will be scored to produce a shortlist of bidders.
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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 5

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 yes
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2015/S 176-318748 of 11.9.2015

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

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

27.11.2015 – 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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds

VI.3)Additional information

Submissions can be created and submitted up to the stated tender deadline. Once the deadline has passed submissions can neither be created nor submitted. It is not advisable for Suppliers to wait until the last moment before creating and dispatching a response in case of any last minute problems. Please note large files should be uploaded as early as possible to ensure transfer before deadline. If a Supplier is having problems uploading to the PCS site, then the University must be informed well in advance and depending upon the merit of the case, the University may arrange for the tender to remain open on the PCS system for a short period after the deadline time stated. System problems do not fall under the University’s remit and should be referred to PCS.
Postbox Security: Postbox submissions cannot be accessed by anyone, including Millstream, (the provider of the Public Contracts Scotland system) until the deadline.
Suppliers should note that when asked to complete a tender document, the document must be submitted in the file type in which it was issued (Word, Excel, etc.). Files of any alternative type may only be used where documents are for attachment, rather than completion.
Freedom of Information:
The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, which came into force on 1.1.2005, designates University of Glasgow as a Scottish public authority and therefore subject to the provisions and obligations in that Act. This means that any person who makes a valid request for information held by University of Glasgow will be entitled to receive it, unless all or part of that information can be withheld by virtue of the exemptions in that Act.
As part of our responsibility under the Act, University of Glasgow may be required to disclose any information held relating to your response to anyone who makes a request under that Act. Such information may only be withheld if it meets 1 or more of the exemptions or conditions in that Act. Even if an exemption is available University of Glasgow may nevertheless disclose requested information. Information held cannot simply be classified as ‘confidential’ or ‘commercial in confidence’ to enable it to be protected from disclosure.
University of Glasgow may publish the names and contact details of companies who have been issued with a Questionnaire on its website.
Information may also be requested under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.
(SC Ref: 418310).

The Contractor shall ensure that all contracts with Subcontractors and Suppliers which the Contractor intends to procure following the Commencement Date, and which the Contractor has not, before the date of this Contract, already planned to award to a particular Subcontractor or Supplier, are advertised through the Public Contracts Scotland procurement portal ( and awarded following a fair, open, transparent and competitive process proportionate to the nature and value of the contract.

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier (s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Further information regarding Community Benefits will be provided at tender stage.

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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