Construction Work for University Buildings Liverpool

Construction Work for University Buildings Liverpool

The new building will incorporate research labs, office accommodation and associated ancillary spaces over 4 storeys (plus roof top plant spaces).

United Kingdom-Liverpool: Construction work for university buildings

2013/S 226-392806

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Liverpool
Procurement, Bedford House, Oxford Street
L69 7ZP Liverpool

Internet address(es):

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

Other: University
I.3)Main activity

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Main Contractor – Materials Innovation Factory.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code UKD52

II.1.3)Information about a public contract, a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system (DPS)
II.1.4)Information on framework agreement
II.1.5)Short description of the contract or purchase(s)

Construction work for university buildings. The new build facility will be occupied by 140 University of Liverpool researchers and up to 100 researchers from industry partners. It will create shared central analytical facilities, a new high-throughput formulation laboratory, and maximise usage and leverage for the University’s pre-existing, leading capabilities in molecular biosciences, as well as integrating these with existing research facilities within the Donnan Building. Flexible, specialist workspaces will also permit researchers from other industrial and academic collaborators to use the open-access equipment at the University via a ‘research hotel’ concept.
The new build element of the project will incorporate the demolition of the existing lecture theatre, although it is possible this will be carried out as an enabling package ahead of the main contract award. The new building will incorporate research labs, office accommodation and associated ancillary spaces over 4 storeys (plus roof top plant spaces). The University require the new building to achieve a Breeam Excellent rating. The new building will connect to the existing Chemistry Buildings which will be in use throughout the contract period
Refurbishment of the existing buildings will also be required as part of the project. Areas for refurbishment could include research labs, office accommodation as well as circulation, plant and service spaces.
The new building is located within the heart of the University Campus and the site is extremely tight. Adjacent buildings will be in use throughout the construction period for both teaching and research.
The net construction budget will be in the region of 20,000,000 GBP.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


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

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire/tender.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
As detailed in the pre-qualification questionnaire/tender.
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
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

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

19.12.2013 – 12:00
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
VI.2)Information about European Union funds
VI.3)Additional information

The contracting authority considers that this contract may be suitable for economic operators that are small or medium enterprises (SMEs). However, any selection of tenderers will be based solely on the criteria set out for the procurement, and the contract will be awarded on the basis of the most economically advantageous tender.The Contractor procurement will comprise the following process: The first stage will be the evaluationof submitted pre-qualification questionnaires to identify a preferred shortlist of 5 to 8, in accordance with thestated criteria, which is detailed on the front of the pre-qualification questionnaire. The shortlisted contractorswill be invited to submit a tender for the scheme. Evaluation of the tenders will be in accordance with the criteriaspecified within the invitation to tender documentation. The tender documentation is located on the followingweb site Select ‘Tenders’ from the top menu bar, select ‘current’, thenclick ‘view details’ button. To gain full access to this web site and tender documentation you need to log inusing your existing registration details or click the ‘Register’ button if you have not registered before. Whenregistering please make sure the ‘publish e-mail address’ field is completed accurately as this will receive allautomated correspondence. Please return your tender as detailed in the document. All dates, time periods andquantities indicated in this Notice are provisional only and the university reserves the right to change the same ifcircumstances so dictate. The University reserves the right not to enter in to any contract pursuant to this Noticeand to withdraw from this procurement exercise at any time.

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GO Reference: GO-20131119-PRO-5275753

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:19.11.2013