Construction Work for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Construction Work for Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

Projects may include new builds, refurbishment of historic buildings, fabric repairs, structural repairs, heritage specialisms.

United Kingdom-Richmond: Construction work

2016/S 219-399663

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Herbarium, Kew Green
Contact point(s): Procurement Department
TW9 3AE Richmond
United Kingdom

Further information can be obtained from: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Herbarium, Kew
TW9 3AE Richmond
United Kingdom
Internet address:

Specifications and additional documents (including documents for competitive dialogue and a dynamic purchasing system) can be obtained from:Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Herbarium, Kew
TW9 3AE Richmond
United Kingdom
Internet address:

Tenders or requests to participate must be sent to: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
The Herbarium, Kew
TW9 3AE Richmond
United Kingdom
Internet address:

I.2)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.3)Main activity

General public services
Recreation, culture and religion

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:

Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew – Major Works – Programme Contracting Partner.

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

NUTS code UKI23,UKJ24

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)

The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement

II.1.4)Information on framework agreement

Framework agreement with a single operator

Duration of the framework agreement

Duration in years: 5
Justification for a framework agreement, the duration of which exceeds four years: RBG, Kew have a capital funding settlement structured over 5 years, in order to ensure a continuity within the delivery of that capital works programme, it is essential that the successful contractor is engaged and under a Framework Contract for the duration.

Estimated total value of purchases for the entire duration of the framework agreement

Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 6 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP

II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew is a world famous UNESCO World Heritage site, its Estate includes a number of Grade 1, Grade 2* and Grade 2 historical buildings. Kew’s mission is ‘to be the global resource for plant and fungal knowledge, building an understanding of the world’s plants and fungi upon which all our lives depend.
Kew is embarking on a major capital investment programme with a value between 5 000 000 GBP and 10 000 000 GBP per annum over the next 5 years. Projects may include new builds, refurbishment of historic buildings, fabric repairs, structural repairs, heritage specialisms, repair or replacement of M&E systems, replacement of nursery facilities and external works. Some of these works will be undertaken at the Wakehurst Place site in West Sussex.
Kew is looking to procure a Programme Contracting Partner to carry out this programme of works.

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 44000000, 71000000

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


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.9)Information about variants
II.2)Quantity or scope of the contract
II.2.1)Total quantity or scope:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other 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
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity
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: 5
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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
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

Prior information notice

Notice number in the OJEU: 2016/S 188-337375 of 29.9.2016

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

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

8.12.2016 – 14:00
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
VI.3)Additional information
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:



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