Architectural Services Belfast

Architectural Services Belfast

Architect for the School of Biological Sciences.

UK-Belfast: architectural and related services

2012/S 124-205481

Contract notice

Services

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Queen’s University Belfast
Purchasing Office, University Road
For the attention of: Jackie Glackin
BT7 1NN Belfast
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 2890973026
E-mail: j.glackin@qub.ac.uk
Fax: +44 2890971390

Internet address(es):

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

Address of the buyer profile: www.qub.ac.uk/po

Further information can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: UNITED KINGDOM
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

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:

QUB/1234/12 – Architect for the School of Biological Sciences.
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
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Belfast.
NUTS code UKN01

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)

The University is seeking to appoint an Architect for the School of Biological Sciences project.
This appointment is focused on the delivery of consolidated accommodation (new build) for the School of Biological Sciences on the University campus. It is envisaged that a new teaching and research building of approximately 8,100 msq GIA will be required to meet the current and anticipated future accommodation requirements for the School. The accommodation will include generic research laboratories, teaching laboratories with associated support accommodation, general teaching accommodation, write up and office accommodation.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

71200000, 71220000, 71221000

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 overall project is budget-driven and the total cost for the building and any associated enabling works and environmental work will be approximately 20 000 000 GBP excluding VAT and all fees. This budget figure includes the costs of all enabling works associated with the development, including the demolition of existing buildings and site clearance.
These figures are for budget purposes only. A change in the make up of the total project budget will not constitute a change in the Consultants Services and no additional fees will be payable for the preparation, administration and supervision of the separate enabling works contract.
To date, the University has not secured the full extent of the budget funding for this project and therefore, at this stage, reserves the right not to proceed beyond Stage C Outline Proposals.
The University reserves the right to make further appointments in respect of related projects to the successful provider, subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 700 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 48 (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:

None.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer 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 Severally Liable.
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: The criteria for qualitative selection and full details of the information required are included in the Vendor Questionnaire. The completed questionnaire, together with the supporting documentation requested therein, will constitute the applicants request to participate.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The criteria for qualitative selection and full details of the information required are included in the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The criteria for qualitative selection and full details of the information required are included in the tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The criteria for qualitative selection and full details of the information required are included in the Vendor Questionnaire. The completed questionnaire, together with the supporting documentation requested therein, will constitute the applicants request to participate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
The criteria for qualitative selection and full details of the information required are included in the Vendor Questionnaire. The completed questionnaire, together with the supporting documentation requested therein, will constitute the applicants request to participate.
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 minimum number 5: and maximum number 8
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Organisational Resources 10 % Insurances and Judgements 5 % Quality Assurance and Experience 70 % Health & Safety 10 % Environmental 5 %.
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

An electronic auction will be used: no
IV.3)Administrative information
IV.3.1)File reference number attributed by the contracting authority:

QUB/1234/12
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2012/S 86-141589 of 4.5.2012

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: 20.7.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

27.7.2012 – 16:00
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

English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

The Pre Qualification Questionnaire and associated documents are located at the following website: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast. To participate in this and any future QUB tenders, you will be required to register your company details on this website. When registering PLEASE make sure the `publish e-mail address` field is completed accurately. This is the e-mail address which will receive automated emails from the system including details on tender progress.

When you have done this you will then be able to access the current tenders area of the website. Go to the relevant tender from the list and express an interest by clicking on the red button, `express interest`. You will then be informed by automated email once your expression of interest has been accepted by the University and that you may then access the tender documents by logging into website again and going to the `my tenders` area of the website. Again click on the relevant tender and access the documents by clicking on the red button `view documents`.

VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Lodging of appeals: Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: This authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to Tenderers. That notification will provide full information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will be for a minimum of 10 calendar days, provides time for unsuccessful tenderers to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into.
The Public Contract 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).
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.6.2012