Building Construction Work Birmingham

Building Construction Work Birmingham

BIFoR – Main Contractor.

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Building construction work

2014/S 094-163976

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

The University of Birmingham
Procurement Division, Aston Webb ‘B’ Block, Edgbaston
Contact point(s):
For the attention of: Patrick O’Neill
B15 2TT Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1214142924

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Electronic access to information:

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate:

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:

BIFoR – Main Contractor.

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

Design and execution

NUTS code UKG24

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)

Site Access.
A vehicle access road will be required through the woodland which will be used for movements of staff vehicles and CO2 tankers which it is assumed will service the site twice daily. Pedestrian walkways will also be required to each FACE array.
Fieldwork Compound.
This is close to, and supports, the field experiments by providing staff work space and welfare facilities. In addition facilities to clean up samples from the field and prepare sampling equipment will be required. The Fieldwork compound will also house the control facilities for the FACE and flux experiments. Sufficient storage facilities will also be required for equipment. This facility must be capable of being relocated to alternative sites within the Norbury Park estate at the end of the lease agreement.
CO2 storage and Distribution.
CO2 will be delivered to site by tanker and transferred to insulated storage vessels. The storage vessels will need to be equipped with refrigeration and heating units to maintain a pressure of 1725kPa to ensure the CO2 is in the liquid phase irrespective of demand. To ensure continuity of supply during the emission season and avoid the requirement for weekend and bank holiday deliveries the storage vessels will need to have a capacity of approximately 100 tons based on an estimated weekly use of 190 tons. The storage facilities will have to be located within a suitably accessible location within Mill Haft.
Liquid CO2 will be vaporised through ambient air heat exchangers and the gaseous CO2 passed through pressure regulators to provide an output pressure of 140kPa. The CO2 gas at low pressure will then be piped to the FACE rings through polyethylene tubing.
At each face unit the CO2 will be injected under the control of a rotary ramp metering valve into a plenum downstream of an air supply fan and the defined gas mix piped to the FACE unit towers.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:

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

Duration in months: 24 (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:

As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Instruction to Tenderers.

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

Payment of Invoices will be 30 days from Date of Invoice.

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Limited Company.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of 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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Instruction to Tenderers.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Instruction to Tenderers.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Instruction to Tenderers.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Instruction to Tenderers.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
As set out in the Pre Qualification Questionnaire and Instruction to Tenderers.
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

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:


IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract


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: 12.6.2014 – 14:00
Payable documents: no

IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

12.6.2014 – 13:00
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


As approved by University of Birmingham.


Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): Not known at the date pr publication but possibly ERDF or other European Union funds.

VI.3)Additional information

All documentation is to be submitted electronically only, all Documentation is available upon registration at

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: