Architectural Design Services Birmingham
The University is now embarking upon Phase 2 of this development and seeks full architectural design services for the construction of the new development on Phase 2 (circa 85,000 square feet) primarily to replace the existing Richmond House, Newhall Street Birmingham.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Architectural design services
Section I: Contracting authority
University College Birmingham
For the attention of: Julie Kendall (PA to Executive Management Team)
B3 1JB Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1216041000
Fax: +44 1216041050
General address of the contracting authority: www.ucb.ac.uk
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
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 UKG31
Over a number of years the University has assembled its land in order to enable future campus growth and further modernise its teaching and learning facilities for students through a phased development approach. Phase 1 of this development is due to be completed in early 2014.
The University is now embarking upon Phase 2 of this development and seeks full architectural design services for the construction of the new development on Phase 2 (circa 85,000 square feet) primarily to replace the existing Richmond House, Newhall Street Birmingham where vocational Further Education (FE) is now undertaken. This will include both a main teaching facility but also provision for car parking (possibly multi-storey) adjacent to that main teaching facility, possibly on a phased basis. Phase 2 will complete the development of the University’s facility that will line the street frontages to Holland Street, which is a cobbled road adjacent to Phase 1.
The University’s vision is to create a UCB active retail street scene along Holland Street, where a number of University facilities / services will be available to the public.
All designs must provide for maximum building flexibility, bearing in mind the changing nature of the Further and Higher Education curriculum, new modes of attendance/delivery (particularly part-time), the growth in Apprenticeships, direct work with businesses and on employers’ premises. Also, the designs must take into account the general uses of the facility and may need to reflect the need for segregation of student and study types (e.g. Further Education, Higher Education and Post-Graduate Studies) within the overall design, whilst developing core facilities which can commonly serve all modes and levels of study/attendance.
The building(s) must encompass state of the art environmental and sustainability design. Phase 1 is designed to BREEAM Excellent and EPC Rating ‘B’.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be the lead design consultant and co-ordinator, an integral part of a multi-disciplinary design team led by the Project Manager and Employer’s Agent. The successful candidate will lead in the design of the new campus, up to a minimum of the new RIBA Stage 3 (Developed Design) with significant elements designed to Stage 4 (Technical Design) i.e. in old terminology to RIBA Stage E and E+ in parts. The Candidate will be required to work very closely with the University’s Executive Management Team. Novation to the successful works contractor will take place following approval of detailed planning consent. The University will require a dual post contract service with the successful candidate being novated across to the contractor with a limited service being retained by the University. The process for the appointment of a main contractor has not yet commenced and will not do so until candidates are appointed and detailed plans are well developed. Candidates must be fully conversant with the design standards and requirements of educational facilities, demonstrating successful design for similar large projects.
It is anticipated that Phase 2 would open for business in September 2017.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Description of particular conditions: Particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject will be set out in the tender documents.
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see the pre-qualification questionnaire. The University reserves the right to vary this number depending on the expressions of interest received.
Section VI: Complementary information
The University shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. Bidding and bid costs are entirely at the risk of bidders and will not be refunded by the University under any circumstances.
All dates and time periods specified in this notice are only provisional and the University reserves the right to change these.
The University reserves the right to not award any or part of this contract.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.8.2013