Burnley knowledge park development

Burnley knowledge park development

This will comprise a range of workspace units and offices perhaps including an enterprise centre with incubation suites and managed workspace. The site is in Council ownership with vacant possession.

UK-Burnley: construction work

2012/S 56-091274

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Burnley Borough Council
Town Hall, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Chris Gay
BB11 9SA Burnley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1282425011
E-mail: cgay@burnley.gov.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.burnley.gov.uk

Address of the buyer profile: www.burnley.co.uk

Further information can be obtained from: Burnley Borough Council
Town Hall, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Chris Gay
BB11 9SA Burnley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1282425011
E-mail: cgay@burnley.gov.uk
Internet address: www.burnley.gov.uk

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from: Burnley Borough Council
Town Hall, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Chris Gay
BB11 9SA Burnley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1282425011
E-mail: cgay@burnley.gov.uk
Internet address: www.burnley.gov.uk

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Burnley Borough Council
Town Hall, Manchester Road
For the attention of: Head of Chief Executive’s Office
BB11 9SA Burnley
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1282425011
Internet address: www.burnley.gov.uk

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Regional or local authority
I.3)Main activity

General public services
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:

Burnley knowledge park development.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the successful tenderer
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Burnley, Lancashire.
NUTS code UK

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)

Burnley Borough Council (“the Council”) is undertaking a major improvement strategy for enterprise and education to benefit the district and wider Pennine Lancashire area. An £84 million education campus has been built for Burnley College and the University of Central Lancashire at Princess Way and all secondary schools have been replaced under a 360 000 000 GBP building schools for the future programme.
The Knowledge Park, the education campus and recently completed 1 000 000 GBP public realm improvements at Princess Way form part of Burnley’s Knowledge Quarter, an area that is pioneering education and enterprise in the town.
The next key stage of the strategy is to develop a Knowledge Park alongside the education campus.
The Knowledge Park site extends to 2 hectares and has capacity for up 12 000 sq m (130 000 sq ft) of B1 commercial floorspace. This will comprise a range of workspace units and offices perhaps including an enterprise centre with incubation suites and managed workspace. The site is in Council ownership with vacant possession.
Target businesses will be from the advanced engineering, advanced manufacturing, digital industries and business services sectors. They will include both new and existing businesses and start up and spin-off businesses from the education campus.
The University of Central Lancashire (UClan) is a key project partner for the development. It has a strong track record of business formation at its Preston campus and is now providing business start-up and business growth support in Burnley. It is anticipated that the quality of the Knowledge Park development and its location will support this process and attract existing companies looking to expand and invest on a prestigious business park.
In preparing for the development the Council has commissioned a market demand study, a highway capacity assessment and site investigations. These will be made available at a later stage to developers who are invited to participate in the negotiation stage of the process.
A Development Partner is being sought for the development of the Burnley Knowledge Park. It is currently envisaged that the selected development partner will enter into an agreement to lease with the Council to cover the delivery of the project, after which they will enter into a 250 year ground lease(s).
The Development Partner will provide funding and undertake a phased development including, but not limited to, of a mix of B1 business units and seek site occupants from the target business sectors; advanced manufacturing & engineering, digital industries and business services. They will also be required to demonstrate how linkages with the Campus, its academic institutions and students will be maximised.
Note: to register your interest and obtain the pre-qualification questionnaire and accompanying documentation, please visit www.burnley.co.uk, click on the link to the Knowledge Park opportunity and follow the on screen instructions. In the event of any difficulties in obtaining the pre-qualification questionnaire please contact Chris Gay by telephone (+44 1282425011) or e-mail (cgay@burnley.gov.uk).

Note: to register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the myTenders web site at http://www.myTenders.org/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=85237.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 71000000, 45200000, 45400000, 70000000, 70200000, 45111291, 70112000

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: yes
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:

2.0 hectares of land or thereabouts
Up to a maximum of 12 000 square metres of floorspace.
Estimated value range is up to 17 000 000 GBP insofar as the entire site is developed out over the lifetime of the arrangement.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 0 and 17 000 000 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

Starting 21.1.2013. Completion 31.3.2020

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

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

Guarantees may be required depending on the financial strength of the contracting entity.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

The successful tenderer will be required to secure or provide financing for the scheme and must demonstrate the ability and covenant strength to raise and / or provide finance as part of the contract award process. Please note there is the potential that public funds may be made available, although tenderers should proceed on the basis that they will not.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Delivery vehicle arrangements will be for tenderers to propose during the negotiation stage of the procurement: proposals for corporate joint ventures involving the Council may form part of these conditions insofar as these proposals meet the objectives of the Council.
Consortium submissions will be permitted, but upon award, the Council will expect to enter the awarded contract with and have to deal with only a single entity (be that the lead party to a consortium or via a corporate joint venture arrangement); it will be for consortium members to arrange their own internal contracting and governance arrangements (contractual or corporate) as they see fit in order to accommodate this requirement.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Personal situation of economic operators, including requirements relating to enrollment on professional or trade registers.
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if required are met:
Candidates will be required to supply the information set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 required to supply the information set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Candidates will be required to supply the information set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Candidates will be required to supply the information set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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

Negotiated
Some candidates have already been selected (if appropriate under certain types of negotiated procedures) no
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate

Envisaged number of operators: 4
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 yes
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: 25.4.2012
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

30.4.2012 – 14:30
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

27.6.2012
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The Council reserves the right to appoint a Development Partner for all or part of the Knowledge Park site, depending on the offers received during the negotiation stage. The Council gives notice that, in accordance with regulation 14(1)(d)(ii) of The Public Contracts Regulations 2006, it may award to the Development Partner without a further call for competition 1 or more works contracts for new work or works on the site which would be a repetition of the work or works carried out under the original contract.
(MT Ref:85237).
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: In accordance with the Public Contracts Regulations 2006.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:19.3.2012