Building Works Queens University Belfast

Building Works Queens University Belfast

Main Contractor Ashby Phase 2b Laboratory Block.

UK-Belfast: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research

2013/S 103-175291

Contract notice


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: Jeremy Currie
BT7 1NN Belfast
Telephone: +44 2890973026
Fax: +44 2890971390

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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:

QUB/1282/13 Main Contractor Ashby Phase 2b Laboratory Block.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Queens University Belfast, Ashby Tower.
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)

Queens University Belfast is seeking to appoint an experienced Main Contractor to perform works to the Ashby Tower (Phase 2) Laboratory Block.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45214000, 45214400, 45214610

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:

This appointment will be focused on the delivery of the next phase of refurbishment of the Ashby Tower Block. The refurbishment of the Laboratory Block (approximately 6,000m2) will include teaching and research laboratories, offices and renewal of services infrastructure. The building will be occupied and remain live throughout the project and the construction works will be subject to sectional completions. Please refer to the preliminary design brief for further details.
The estimated total cost of the above works is expected to be approximately 4 000 000 to 5 000 00GBP, excluding VAT and all fees.
Further repeat works may be awarded to the appointed contractor at the site, subject tio satisfactory performance, in accordance with Regulation 14 (1)(d)(ii).
This may include, but not limited to;
Drainage works on the Ashby Keir Site to a value of approximately GBP 160 000 excluding VAT and all fees. The works are likely to occur during the Ashby Laboratory Block works. Consideration will be given to adding this work to the Ashby Laboratory Block Contract.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 4 000 000 and 6 000 000 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: 15 (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:

Performance Bond required to 12 % of the value of the contract.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Refer to the Contract 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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Refer to the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Refer to the tender documents.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Refer to the tender documents.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Refer to the tender documents.
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

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: Organisational Resources 10 %.
Quality Assurance and Experience 65 %.
Health and Safety 15 %.
Environmental Management 10 %.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
IV.2)Award criteria
IV.2.1)Award criteria

Lowest price
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: 21.6.2013
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.6.2013 – 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

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: 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: