Design and Construction of Essex Business School

Design and Construction of Essex Business School

University of Essex.

UK-Colchester: construction work

2012/S 33-053134

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Contact point(s): Central Procurement Unit
CO4 3SQ Colchester
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: procure@essex.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: http://www.essex.ac.uk/

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.essex.ac.uk/purchasing

Electronic access to information: https://www.delta-esourcing.com

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://www.delta-esourcing.com

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:

Design & construction of a new Essex Business School.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Design and execution
NUTS code UKH3

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)

Construction work. Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work. Engineering works and construction works. The design and construction of a new Essex Business School (EBS) under a design and build form of contract at the University’s Wivenhoe campus. The proposed building will be a highly sustainable development reducing energy use passively and implementing low carbon renewable energy strategies. The proposed design is shaped to make full use of the natural microclimate for natural day lighting and ventilation. It follows the natural topography of the site and existing mature planting to lessen its impact within the parkland setting. The building will vary between 2 and 3 storeys, and will be set either side of a winter garden acting as a natural buffer space for the passive ventilation strategy. It is proposed that the building will include design features such as a PTFE roof, timber frame and green roofs as part of the University’s desire for a sustainable building. The proposed building is estimated to be 5 000 m(sq) in size.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45200000, 45220000

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:

Estimated value excluding VAT: 14 000 000 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:

The University reserves the right to request deposits, guarantees, bonds, insurance, warranties and/or other forms of securities as it feels necessary.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

In accordance with the University payment terms.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and several.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Please refer to the pre-qualification document.
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: The Authority will apply all the offences listed in Article 45(1) of Directive 2004/18/EC (implemented as Regulation 23(1) of the Public Contract Regulations (PCR) 2006 in the UK) and all of the professional misconducts listed at Article 45(2) of Directive 2004/18/EC (see also Regulation 23(2) in the PCR 2006) to the decision of whether a candidate is eligible to be invited to tender.
A full list of the Regulation 23(1) and 23(2) criteria are at http://www.delta-esourcing.com/delta/project/reasonsForExclusion.html#pcr.

Candidates will be required to answer these questions as part of the qualification process. For candidates who are registered overseas, you will need to declare if you have any offences/misconduct under your own countries laws, where these laws are equivalent to the Regulation 23 lists.
Candidates who have been convicted of any of the offences under Article 45(1) are ineligible and will not be selected to bid, unless there are overriding requirements in the general interest for doing so.
Candidates who are guilty of any of the offences, circumstances or misconduct under Article 45(2) may be excluded from being selected to bid at the discretion of the Authority.
A pre-qualification questionnaire, obtainable via Delta should be completed and returned using the Delta portal.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: The pre-qualification questionnaire document requests details of the financial status of those requesting to participate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: Sound and viable organisations capable of undertaking a project of this size according to the last 3 years audited accounts or equivalent and 3rd party Credit Report eg Dun and Bradstreet.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
The pre-qualification questionnaire document requests details of the technical ability of those requesting to participate.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
An organisation experienced of undertaking 4 contracts similar in nature to the proposed project.
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

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

Envisaged minimum number 4: and maximum number 6
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: As detailed in the pre-qualification document.
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:

T389
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document

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

10.4.2012 – 12:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

14.5.2012
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

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

A copy of the pre-qualification document can be obtained via Delta. GO reference: GO-2012214-PRO-3715193.
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: The University will incorporate a minimum 10 working day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the University before the contract is entered into. Applicants have 2 working days from notification of the award decision to request additional debriefing, and that information has to be provided a minimum of 3 working days before expiry of the standstill period. Such additional information should be requested via e-mail to procure@essex.ac.uk. If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved, the EU Public Contracts Regulations 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). Any such action must be brought promptly (generally within 3 months). Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the University to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into, the Court may award damages.

VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:14.2.2012