Architects’ Framework

Architects’ Framework

Projects may include a diverse range of schemes including: new buildings, extensions, re-design of existing accommodation, refurbishment of facilities.

UK-Leicester: Architectural, construction, engineering and inspection services

2013/S 087-148226

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Wyggeston and Queen Elizabeth 1 College
University Rd
For the attention of: Catherine Duro
LE1 7RJ Leicester
Telephone: +44 1158541623

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:

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

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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Wyggeston Queen Elizabeth 1 College, University Road, Leicester.
NUTS code UKF21

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with several operators
maximum number of participants to the framework agreement envisaged: 6
Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 500 and 50 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

The College currently has an estate comprising some 13,900 m² of accommodation. It has completed a number of significant developments to develop and improve the estate within the past ten years. A new art, design, business and performing arts building was completed in 2008 and the Science Block was refurbished in 2009 as part of a GBP 10 000 000 project. The Science accommodation was further extended in 2011 with the addition of 260 m² of specialist accommodation. In 2011 the College received grant funding towards the replacement of the glazing and wholesale refurbishment of the East Block building. In 2012 the College received grant funding for the refurbishment of M Block and works to refurbish and add a mezzanine floor to the existing Dining Hall. This work was completed in February 2013. The College was awarded a further grant of £600k in March 2013 towards the refurbishment of the Great Hall and relocation of the library and learning resource centre to this central location in the College. This work is expected to start in June 2013 with a target completion date of October 2013.
The College is oversubscribed and has a history of exceeding its learner number targets. The continued growth of the student population, together with on-going maintenance and modernisation, continues to drive accommodation improvements. The College is in the process of commissioning a building condition survey to inform decisions on the maintenance and improvement of the estate. There is also a need to review all teaching and learning space to ensure that classrooms are the optimum size to enable the college to deliver outstanding teaching and learning to its students. Some modifications to the estate are expected to be required. In addition the College is in need of a refresh in terms of decoration and image to ensure that the learning environment reflects a modern and high quality offer to our students.
The ability to finance capital and maintenance programmes in the current challenging financial environment remains a concern. It is considered unlikely that grant funding will be available for any major capital projects in the coming years. It is therefore expected that a modest programme of works will be established over several years that will improve and enhance the College estate in cost effective ways over the medium term.
The College will require architectural services for future capital and refurbishment projects undertaken. These services are likely to be for the building design process and development, from inception through to construction, final account and managing the defects liability period to completion. It may also include managing the planning application and building control processes. Projects may include a diverse range of schemes including:
— new buildings,
— extensions,
— re-design of existing accommodation,
— refurbishment of facilities.
Other architectural services required may include:
— design and contract administration for minor building projects,
— building reports and defect investigation,
— maintenance advice,
— advice on the need for other consultants and specialists and the co-ordination of their services, such as quantity surveying, structural surveys and specialist mechanical and electrical engineering.
The College is seeking an architect who will be able to understand the long term aims of the College building and refurbishment programme and the educational environment in which it operates, lead with innovative and cost effective ideas and work with the College to deliver projects within budget.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71000000, 71200000

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
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:
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:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers
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
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

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
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
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

Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

14.5.2013 – 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
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:30.4.2013