Appointment of an Architect Led Design Team – Newcastle University

Appointment of an Architect Led Design Team – Newcastle University

This contract is for the appointment of an architect to appoint and lead a multi disciplinary design team for the design of the computing science building at Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne. The gross estimated project cost is GBP50million including VAT and all fees.

United Kingdom-Newcastle upon Tyne: Architectural services for buildings

2013/S 171-296414

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Newcastle University
Kings Gate
Contact point(s): www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers
For the attention of: Neil Addison
NE1 7RU Newcastle upon Tyne
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1912227472
E-mail: procurement@ncl.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1912228845

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: 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

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:

The Appointment of an Architect Led Design Team for Proposed New SAgE Building at Science Central
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Services
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
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)

This contract is for the appointment of an architect to appoint and lead a multi disciplinary design team for the design of the computing science building at Science Central, Newcastle upon Tyne. The gross estimated project cost is GBP50million including VAT and all fees.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71221000, 71312000, 71315210, 71420000

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:

The scope of this contract relates specifically to the undertaking of architectural design and lead consultant services for Newcastle University for the design of the SAgE Building. This requires the successful Architect to directly employ the structural engineering consultant, building services consultant, landscape architect, and other consultants typically required for a building of this scale and type as agreed with the University.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 3 500 000 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

Starting 1.3.2014. Completion 31.12.2018

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 may be required depending on the status of the supplier.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

As detailed in the invitation to tender documents.
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.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no
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: As detailed in the PQQ document.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the PQQ document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As detailed in the PQQ document.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the PQQ document.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As detailed in the PQQ document.
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 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 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/0851
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: 7.10.2013 – 16:00
Payable documents: yes
Price: 50 GBP
Terms and method of payment: The competition is subject to a registration/documentation charge of GBP 50 plus VAT.
Upon payment of this charge RIBA Competitions will issue applicants with a Unique Registration Number -URN- to the applicant. The URN must be clearly indicated on the front cover of each submitted hard copy of the Expression of Interest document and inserted into Section 1 of the Pre-Qualification Questionnaire.
Registrations can be made online via the RIBA website: www.architecture.com/competitions Please go to the Live Competitions page where you will be required to sign-in to make your payment.

If you have not used the website before, you will need to go through a short sign-up process before proceeding to the payment area.
Once your payment has been processed you will automatically receive confirmation of your registration.
RIBA Competitions will send your Unique Registration Number to the e-mail address provided within 2 working days.

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

10.10.2013 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

4.11.2013
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: 17.12.2013 – 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

Please register your interest in this contract via our Due North e-tendering portal, which can be found at https://www.ncl-tenders.co.uk/suppliers

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

See VI.4.2 below
UNITED KINGDOM

Body responsible for mediation procedures

See VI.4.2 below
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority 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 from the contracting authority before the contract is entered into. Applicants have two working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested from the address in section I.1.
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 (generally within 3 months). 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
UNITED KINGDOM

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:2.9.2013