Construction of a New University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form (Main Contractor).

Construction of a New University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form (Main Contractor).

The University is seeking to appoint (on behalf of the University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form) a main contractor to undertake the design and new build construction of a new purpose built School and Sixth Form on the University’s Selly Oak site.

UK-Birmingham: Construction work

2013/S 121-206569

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Birmingham
Procurement Division, Aston Webb ‘B’ Block, Edgbaston
Contact point(s): http://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham
For the attention of: Matt Home
B15 2TT Birmingham
UNITED KINGDOM
Telephone: +44 1214143648
E-mail: m.home@bham.ac.uk
Fax: +44 1214143499

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.birmingham.ac.uk/index.aspx

Address of the buyer profile: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham

Electronic access to information: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: http://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham

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

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:

Construction of a New University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form (Main Contractor).
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
NUTS code UKG31

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)

The University is seeking to appoint (on behalf of the University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form) a main contractor to undertake the design and new build construction of a new purpose built School and Sixth Form on the University’s Selly Oak site, close to the main Edgbaston campus and a wide range of University facilities. Developed in partnership between the DfE and the University, the building will help to deliver the School’s vision of creating a learning community that will maximise the personal and academic achievement of all of its pupils. The successful contractor will be entering into a contract with the University of Birmingham School and Sixth Form which is run by a company limited by guarantee.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45112000, 45210000

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: no
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: 16 (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/Parent Company Guarantee.
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, joint and several liability.
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: Insurances (Appraisal Questionnaire Section B)
The Contractor must provide evidence (in the form of a valid Certificate) of the following minimum levels of current insurance indemnity cover.
Professional/Indemnity Insurance in the sum of ten million pounds (10,000,000 GBP) for any one occurrence.
Public Liability Insurance in the sum of ten million pounds (10,000,000 GBP) for any one occurrence.
The Contractor will be deemed, by means of responding to the Invitation to Tender, to have provided an understanding to maintain insurance indemnity cover to at least the minimum levels set out above.
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:
Equality (Appraisal Questionnaire Section C)
Tenderers must be able to confirm that it is a policy to the organisation as an employer to comply with its statutory obligations under the equality act 2010:
Freedom of Information Act (Appraisal Questionnaire Section D)
Tenderers will be required to provide an understanding in respect of confidentiality and commitment to co-operate and provide all assistance requested and required by the University in order that the University is able to comply with and fulfil its statutory obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.
Bribery Act 2010 (Appraisal Questionnaire Section D)
Tenderers will be required confirm that they will observe and comply with their statutory obligations under the Bribery Act 2010
Contractors Health and Safety Scheme Accreditation (Appraisal Questionnaire Section F)
It is University policy that Professional Construction consultants and Contractors operating on the University Site shall be registered with or accredited by CHAS or SSIP Forum Membership as Designer (the Contractors Health and Safety Scheme – www.chas.gov.uk).

Tenderers must provide evidence (in the form of a valid Certificate) of current:-
CHAS registration and accreditation or SSIP Forum Membership and accreditation.
Health & Safety (Appraisal Questionnaire Section F)
Tenderers must confirm that none of the following incidents have occurred over the last 3 years within the Office (as answered in question A9 of “C3a-Contractors Appraisal Questionnaire Part 1.docx”):-
Prosecutions
HSE Prohibition Notices
Considerate Constructors Scheme (Appraisal Questionnaire Section F)
Contractors must be registered with Considerate Constructors Scheme as a Company – Please confirm Registration details.
Contract Compliance
Tenderers must submit (Appendix 2) as part of the Pre-Qualification a full list of any amendments to contract documents they may wish to propose.
Any proposals to amend any contract documents that have been distributed as part of the PQQ after the closing date will be regarded as a breach of these minimum standards.
WRAPs (Site Waste Management) (Appraisal Questionnaire Section F)
It is University policy that Professional Construction Contractors operating on the University Site shall follow the WRAPs proforma, please confirm acceptance.
Application of these minimum Standards
The above minimum standards are captured in the sections of the Contractors’ appraisal questionnaire indicated. It is recommended that you look at these sections and confirm that you are able to confirm compliance and that your organisation meets the minimum standards as appropriate before you commence completion of the documentation.
Please note that the university’s evaluation team will review these sections of the completed appraisal questionnaires received before any activities are undertaken to evaluate any other part of the response to tender.
If your organisation fails to meet the minimum standards your tender will be declined and no further evaluation of your tender will be undertaken.

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

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

Envisaged minimum number 5
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:

SC2149/12
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: 26.7.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

26.7.2013 – 15:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

16.8.2013
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

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

All pre qualification documentation is to be submitted electronically only, all Documentation is available upon registration at http://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofbirmingham

IV.3.3) Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: yes

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:21.6.2013