Building Construction Work Belfast

Building Construction Work Belfast

General Building Work: Main Site Tower, Computer Science and Biological Sciences.

United Kingdom-Belfast: Building construction work

2014/S 053-087574

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Queens 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: Queens University Belfast
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: Queens University Belfast
Internet address: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/queensuniversitybelfast/aspx/Home

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Queens University Belfast
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/1329/14 General Building Work: Main Site Tower, Computer Science and Biological Sciences.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Execution
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)

As part of the continuing programme for capital works, the University intends to carry out the projects below at various locations throughout the University campus.
Lot 1: Main Site Tower Refurbishment (Estimated GBP 12.7 m).
Lot 2: Computer Science Expansion, Bernard Crossland Building Refurbishment (Estimated GBP 9 m).
Lot 3: School of Biological Sciences (Estimated GBP 25.2 m).
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45000000, 45214400, 45214000

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: yes
Tenders may be submitted for one or more lots
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:

Lot 1: Main Site Tower Refurbishment (Estimated GBP 12.7 m).
This appointment is focused on the redevelopment of the main site tower to create a new world class facility for the School of Law, a social hub and cafe space and the connection and integration of these spaces with the existing Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC). The proposal is to reduce the height of the existing 11 storey tower to 9 storeys, strip the existing building back to the structural frame and to modify and extend it to form a new landmark home for the School of Law and to construct a new 3 storey link building between the tower and the PFC . The GIA of the new and extended facility will be approximately 6410 M2. This will incorporate a social hub, cafe, teaching rooms, a mooting room, staff and student offices and meeting rooms.
Lot 2: Computer Science Expansion, Bernard Crossland Building Refurbishment (Estimated GBP 9 m).
This appointment is focused on the delivery of a new redeveloped and extended Bernard Crossland Building, to provide world class facilities for teaching and research in Computer Science. The proposal is to strip the existing building back to structural frame and modify and extend it to form a new landmark home for Computer Science, providing around 4,500 m² GIA. This will incorporate student hub facilities, computer laboratories, specialised laboratories, an interactive lecturing space, project spaces and office accommodation over four floors and include a new multi-storey link to the adjacent houses on Malone Road, which will be given a light refurbishment as part of the works.
Lot 3: School of Biological Sciences (Estimated GBP 25.2 m).
This appointment is focused on the delivery of consolidated accommodation for the School of Biological Sciences on the former Science Library site and the adjacent 14A Lennoxvale site. The requirement to co-locate and consolidate the School at one location has created a requirement for a new building of approximately 11,100 m² GIA. The proposed site is restricted and complex with occupied neighbouring properties, restricted access and significant level changes. The building will incorporate biological sciences teaching and research laboratories, secondary laboratory space and office accommodation over four floors with a partial basement level for plant.
Please refer to the preliminary design briefs which accompany the pre-qualification documentation for further details of the projects.
The University also reserves the right to make further appointments to the successful contractor for each Lot, should further requirements be identified at the site of the works over the next 3 years. Further work will be subject to the University securing appropriate funding, however it is envisaged that this will not exceed a maximum of GBP 4 million for each Lot. These appointments will also be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 46 900 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Duration in months: 36 (from the award of the contract)

Information about lots

Lot No: 1 Lot title: Main Site Tower Refurbishment

1)Short description

Main Site Tower Refurbishment (Estimated GBP 12.7 m).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45000000, 45214400, 45214000

3)Quantity or scope

This appointment is focused on the redevelopment of the main site tower to create a new world class facilities for the school of law, a social hub and cafe space and the connection and integration of these spaces with the existing Peter Froggatt Centre (PFC). The proposal is to reduce the height of the existing 11 storey tower to 9 storeys, strip the existing building back to the structural frame and to modify and extend it to form a new landmark home for the School of Law and to construct a new 3 storey link building between the tower and the PFC. The GIA of the new and extended facility will be approximately 6410 M2. This will incorporate a social hub, cafe, teaching rooms, a mooting room, staff and student offices and meeting rooms. Please refer to the Preliminary Brief for further details of the project.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 12 700 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 21 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The University reserves the right to make further appointments to the successful contractor should further requirements be identified at the site of the works over the next 3 years. Further work will be subject to the University securing appropriate funding, however it is envisaged that this will not exceed a maximum of GBP 4 million. These appointments will also be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.
Lot No: 2 Lot title: Computer Science Expansion – Bernard Crossland Building

1)Short description

Computer Science Expansion – Bernard Crossland Building (Estimated GBP 9 m).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45000000, 45214400, 45214000

3)Quantity or scope

This appointment is focused on the delivery of a new redeveloped and extended Bernard Crossland Building, to provide world class facilities for teaching and research in Computer Science. The proposal is to strip the existing building back to structural frame and modify and extend it to form a new landmark home for Computer Science, providing around 4,500 m² GIA. This will incorporate student hub facilities, computer laboratories, specialised laboratories, an interactive lecturing space, project spaces and office accommodation over four floors and include a new multi-storey link to the adjacent houses on Malone Road, which will be given a light refurbishment as part of the works. Please refer to the Preliminary Brief for further details of the project.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 9 000 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 15 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The University reserves the right to make further appointments to the successful contractor should further requirements be identified at the site of the works over the next 3 years. Further work will be subject to the University securing appropriate funding, however it is envisaged that this will not exceed a maximum of GBP 4 million. These appointments will also be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.
Lot No: 3 Lot title: Biological Sciences

1)Short description

Biological Sciences (Estimated GBP 25.2 m).
2)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45210000, 45000000, 45214400, 45214000

3)Quantity or scope

This appointment is focused on the delivery of consolidated accommodation for the School of Biological Sciences on the former Science Library site and the adjacent 14A Lennoxvale site. The requirement to co-locate and consolidate the School at one location has created a requirement for a new building of approximately 11,100 m² GIA. The proposed site is restricted and complex with occupied neighbouring properties, restricted access and significant level changes. The building will incorporate biological sciences teaching and research laboratories, secondary laboratory space and office accommodation over four floors with a partial basement level for plant. Please refer to the preliminary design brief for further details of the project.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 25 200 000 GBP
4)Indication about different date for duration of contract or starting/completion

Duration in months: 21 (from the award of the contract)
5)Additional information about lots

The University reserves the right to make further appointments to the successful contractor should further requirements be identified at the site of the works over the next 3 years. Further work will be subject to the University securing appropriate funding, however it is envisaged that this will not exceed a maximum of GBP 4 million. These appointments will also be subject to satisfactory performance by the contractor.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Please refer to PQQ documentation.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Please refer to PQQ documentation.
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: Please refer to PQQ documentation.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Please refer to PQQ documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Please refer to PQQ documentation.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Please refer to PQQ documentation.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Please refer to PQQ documentation.
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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please refer to PQQ documentation.
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/1329/14
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: 3.4.2014
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

10.4.2014
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 of 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: 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:11.3.2014