Appointment of Principal Contractor University of Durham

Appointment of Principal Contractor University of Durham

New Build – Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics.

United Kingdom-Durham: Construction work for research buildings

2014/S 075-129036

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Durham
Procurement Service, Mountjoy Centre, Holly Wing, Stockton Road
For the attention of: Rebecca Morris
DH1 3LE Durham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1913344531
E-mail: rebecca.morris@durham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1913344539

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6714

Electronic access to information: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6714

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6714

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
Other: Research
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:

OJEU14-007 New Build – Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
NUTS code UKC1

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)

Durham University intends to appoint a Principal Contractor to develop the design and deliver the construction of a prestigious new building for the Department of Physics, located on the west side of the University’s Lower Mountjoy site, Stockton Road, Durham. DH1 3LE.
The project involves the construction of a new research building with a floor area of around 2300 m2 housing seminar rooms, meeting rooms, academic offices and interaction / social spaces.

The procurement method to be adopted will be Single Stage Design and Build with a Fixed Lump Sum Price and Novated Design Team.
A design is currently being developed by internationally acclaimed Architect, Studio Daniel Libeskind, based in New York, USA. The successful contractor’s commission will commence from the end of Stage H of the RIBA Plan of Work. At this point the Architect’s contract with the University will be novated to the successful contractor.
Information can be found at:
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6714

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45214600

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

Durham University intends to appoint a Principal Contractor to develop the design and deliver the construction of a prestigious new building for the Department of Physics, located on the west side of the University’s Lower Mountjoy site, Stockton Road, Durham. DH1 3LE.
The project involves the construction of a new research building with a floor area of around 2300 m2 housing seminar rooms, meeting rooms, academic offices and interaction / social spaces.

The procurement method to be adopted will be Single Stage Design and Build with a Fixed Lump Sum Price and Novated Design Team.
A design is currently being developed by internationally acclaimed Architect, Studio Daniel Libeskind, based in New York, USA. The successful contractor’s commission will commence from the end of Stage H of the RIBA Plan of Work. At this point the Architect’s contract with the University will be novated to the successful contractor.
Information can be found at:
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6714

Estimated value excluding VAT: 6 373 266 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 9.3.2015. Completion 29.4.2016

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

Requested in PQQ and tender questionnaire.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
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: Requested in PQQ
Please go to the following link to see the Durham University exclusion criteria document:
http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6714

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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
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:

OJEU14-007
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: 23.5.2014 – 12:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

23.5.2014 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

1.8.2014
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: 26.9.2014 – 12:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised University personnel using the eSourcing system.

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

As in Section V1.4.2 below

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. The communication will be in the form of a letter which will be issued electronically. The letter will provide a full debrief and contact details should a tenderer wish to appeal the decision. The timescale for appeals will be detailed in the letter.
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 settling 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:11.4.2014