Building Construction Work Swindon

Building Construction Work Swindon

Construction of a building to house research laboratories, hospital clinical day cases and general office space.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Construction work

2014/S 134-239842

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
Contact point(s): Construction Team-Procurement
SN2 1FF Swindon
Telephone: +44 1793867000

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: John Foy
SN2 1FF Swindon

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: John Foy
SN2 1FF Swindon
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

Other: Research

I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council
Polaris House, North Star Avenue
SN2 1UH Swindon


Section II: Object of the contract


II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Norwich, Centre for Food and Health.

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

Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities

NUTS code UKH13

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)

Construction of a building to house research laboratories, hospital clinical day cases and general office space.

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): yes


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:

A Construction company to work with the Employer’s already appointed design team to develop a new Centre for Food and Health via a Two Stage Design & Build tender process.
The Centre for Food and Health is a new national and international Centre for integrative food, nutrition and health research. The Centre will co-locate a critical mass of researchers from the Institute of Food Research (IFR) and the University of East Anglia (UEA), and embedding a regional hub for clinical endoscopy. It will be driven by funding from the Biology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC), IFR, UEA and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).
The ambitious investment will provide 13,000m2 of integrated laboratory and office accommodation for 300 researchers, clinical space for 40,000 day-procedure endoscopy cases per annum and a clinical research facility for trials volunteers.
The Centre will deliver ‘end-to-end’ translation of food and gastrointestinal health research from plant and crop science though to clinical research and practice. It will develop trial-validated strategies to improve human health across the life course and reduce the incidence of diet-related disease.
The multidisciplinary and integrative research of the Centre, positioned at the heart of the expanding Norwich Research Park, will be a magnet for world-class researchers and industry attracted by its ambition and capabilities. This will be essential to deliver the vision, which is for the Centre to acquire the status of a world-leading innovation hub for food and health research
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 45 000 000 and 55 000 000 GBP

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: 36 (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:

Participants will be advised if this is necessary during the procurement. parent company and/or other guarantees of performance and financial liability may be required if considered appropriate

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

Payment will be made against agreed and authorised stage payment applications. Bids to be priced in pounds sterling (GBP).

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

Any consortium to have a designated Lead Service Provider, all members will have joint and several liability in respect of the obligations and liabilities to the contract.

III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Government has set out the need for greater transparency across its operations to enable the public to hold public bodies and politicians to account.
This includes commitments relating to public expenditure, intended to help achieve better value for money.
As part of the transparency agenda, Government has made the following commitments with regard to procurement and contracting:
All new Central Government contracts over the value of GBP 10,000 to be published in full online from July 2010;
All new Central Government sourcing documents for contracts over GBP 10,000 to be published on a single website from September 2010, with this information to be made available to the public free of charge;
New items of Central Government spending over GBP 25,000 to be published online from November 2010;
All new Central Government contracts to be published in full from January 2011;
Suppliers and those organisations looking to bid for public sector contracts should be aware that if they are awarded a new Government contract, the resulting contract between the supplier and Government will be published. In some circumstances, limited reductions will be made to some contracts before they are published in order to comply with existing law and for the protection of national security.
Service providers must clearly demonstrate recent successful experience in similar projects and environments.
Potential suppliers will be excluded if one of the following applies:
— the supplier is in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency, compulsory winding up, administration, receivership, composition with creditors or any analogous state or subject to relevant proceedings;
— has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the business of professional misconduct;
— has committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of business;
— has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes;
— is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying information required by the authority;
— is not in possession of a licence or not a member of the appropriate trade or other organisation where the law requires it.
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: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter VII, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to a Request for Information.
This procurement will be managed electronically via the Crown Commercial Service’s eSourcing suite. To participate in this procurement, participants must first be registered on the eSourcing suite.
If bidders have not yet registered on the eSourcing

suite, this can be done online at by following the link ‘Register for CCS eSourcing’. Please note that, to register, bidders must have a valid DUNS number (as provided by Dun and Bradstreet) for the organisation which the bidder is registering, who will be entering into a contract if invited to do so.

Full instructions for registration and use of the system can be found at

Once the bidder has registered on the eSourcing suite, a registered user can express an interest for a specific procurement.
This is done by emailing: The email must clearly state:

— the name and reference number for the procurement the bidder wishes to register for;
— the name of the registered supplier;
— the name and contact details of the registered individual sending the email.
Crown Commercial Service will process the email and then enable the bidder to access the procurement online via the eSourcing suite. the registered user will receive a notification email to alert them once this has been done. As a user of the eSourcing suite you will have access to Emptoris email messaging service which facilitates all messages sent to you and from you in relation to any specific RFx event. (RFx= (tender process)
Please note that it is your responsibility to access these emails on a regular basis to ensure that you have sight of all relevant information.
For technical assistance on the use of the eSourcing suite, please contact Crown Commercial Service Helpdesk : Freephone 0345 010 3503; email:

Training support to respond to a requirement is available to bidders at:

Responses must be published by the date in IV.3.4.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to the Request for Proposal.
The sourcing documents can be accessed at: using the

instructions detailed in III.2.1
We will also require to see at least one of the following documents (note – if you have been trading for more than 3 years we will require you to produce Document 1):
Document 1 – A copy of your audited accounts for the most recent two years.
Document 2 – A statement of your turnover, profit & loss account and cash flow for the most recent year of trading
Document 3 – A statement of your cash flow forecast for the current year and a bank letter outlining the current cash and credit position
Document 4 – Alternative means of demonstrating financial status if trading for less than a year Document 5 – Parent Company accounts (if applicable)
Document 6 – Deeds or guarantee
Document 7 – Accountants references
Document 8 – Management accounts
Document 9 – Financial projections including cash flow forecasts
Document 10 – Details and evidence of previous contracts

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be assessed in accordance with Part 4 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006, as amended (implementing Title II, Chapter V11, Section 2 of Directive 2004/18/EC), on the basis of information provided in response to the Request for Proposal.
The sourcing documents can be accessed at: using the instructions detailed in III.2.1.

The Contracting Authority may have regard to any of the following means in its assessment:
(a) list of the works carried out in the past five years,
(b) a list of the principal deliveries effected or the main services provided in the past three years, with the sums, dates and recipients, whether public or private, involved. Evidence of delivery and services provided shall be given: – where the recipient was a contracting authority, in the form of certificates issued or countersigned by the competent authority, – where the recipient was a private purchaser, by the purchaser’s certification or, failing this, simply by a declaration by the economic operator;
(c) an indication of the technicians or technical bodies involved, whether or not belonging directly to the economic operator’s undertaking, especially those responsible for quality control and, in the case of public works contracts, those upon whom the contractor can call in order to carry out the work;
(d) a description of the technical facilities and measures used by the supplier or service provider for ensuring quality;
(e) where the products or services to be supplied are complex or, exceptionally, are required for a special purpose, a check carried out by the contracting authorities or on their behalf by a competent official body of the country in which the Bidder or service provider is established, subject to that body’s agreement, on the production capacities of the supplier or the technical capacity of the service provider and, if necessary, on the means of study and research which are available to it and the quality control measures it will operate;
(f) the educational and professional qualifications of
the service provider or contractor and/or those of the undertaking’s managerial staff and, in particular, those of the person or persons responsible for providing the services or managing the work;
(g) for public services contracts, and only in
appropriate cases, an indication of the environmental management measures that the economic operator will be able to apply when performing the contract;
(h) a statement of the average annual manpower of the service provider or contractor and the number of managerial staff for the last three years;
(i) a statement of the tools, plant or technical
equipment available to the service provider or
contractor for carrying out the contract;
(j) an indication of the proportion of the contract which the services provider intends possibly to subcontract.
Accredited to ISO9001:2008 or equivalent and any
subsequent revisions
Accredited or working towards ISO14001 or equivalent

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

Envisaged minimum number 5: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Candidates will be ranked based on their responses to the selection phase questions to ascertain those who are successful in proceeding to award stage.

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:

CON14011 CFH

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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2014/S 116-203806 of 19.6.2014

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: 11.8.2014 – 11:00
Payable documents: no

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

12.8.2014 – 11:00

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

Date: 8.10.2014 – 14:00


Electronically, via web-based portal.


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: no

VI.3)Additional information

The Contracting Authority expressly reserves the right not to award any contract as a result of the procurement process commenced by publication of this notice; and to make whatever changes it may see fit to the content and structure of the procurement and in no circumstances will the Contracting Authority be liable for any costs incurred by the candidates.
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: