Designs for Physics Research Facility at Durham University
Durham University intends to appoint a Design Team to manage the design process for the building of its brand new prestigious Physics Research Facility, to be constructed at the Universities Science Site.
Section I: Contracting authority
University of Durham
Procurement Service, Mountjoy Block 4, Stockton Road
For the attention of: Linda Meade
DH1 3UZ Durham
Telephone: +44 1913344527
Fax: +44 1913344540
General address of the contracting authority: www.durham.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://events.transaxions.com/service.aspx?event=6269
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)
Section II: Object of the contract
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: University of Durham.
NUTS code UKC1
Durham University has one of the leading Physics and Astronomy departments in the UK, involved in both undergraduate teaching and scientific research. The new facility will complement the existing Ogden Centre for Fundamental Physics, which is home to the Institute for Particle Physics Phenomenology and to the Institute for Computational Cosmology. The existing Ogden Centre is also the base for the Universitys innovative outreach programme for school children and their teachers.
Whilst the brief is still being finalised, the new facility is to comprise a mix of offices, research meeting rooms, interaction/social space, research outreach space, preparation room, cold computer room and highly specified laboratories. In total, the area of the new facility is to be between circa 2 500 m2 and 3 000 m2, and the site identified to house this building is located to the west of the existing Physics Building and is currently used for car parking. It is thought that the new facility should be two or three storeys high, and is to be an important landmark building for the University. Consideration should be given to the fact that the site lies in a highly sensitive area from a Town Planning perspective, given its proximity to the area designated as Durhams UNESCO World Heritage site, with Durham Cathedral and Durham Castle located nearby. The overall project budget set aside for this prestigious new project is between circa 11 000 000 and 13 000 000 GBP depending on the final brief; the overall project budget is deemed to include all construction costs, fit out costs, professional fees and VAT. There is no land acquisition required as the University already owns the freehold of the proposed site for the new facility.
The proposed procurement route for the new facility is to be a single stage design and build contract with a fixed lump sum price. It is proposed that the successful Design Team will ultimately be novated to the successful Contractor, from RIBA Design Stage D or later.
The process for appointing the Design Team will require the short-listed Designers to prepare a Concept Design to be submitted together with fee proposals. Both elements will be evaluated to appoint the successful Design Team. The Concept Design will allow Architects and their Design Team members to express their vision for the new facility. Designs must be practical, deliverable, represent value for money and be capable of being constructed within the budget, but nevertheless must also be impressive, state of the art and of high technological virtuosity, being a new focal point for Physics Research at Durham University.
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Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Reference to the relevant law, regulation or administrative provision:
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Pre Qualification Questionnaire criteria and weighting:
Organisation Details weighted at 3.
Consider trading status.
Insurance weighted at 7.
Organisations should have minimum 10 000 000 public liability and public and professional indemnity insurance should have a minimum of 5 000 000.
Finance weighted at 10.
Is the organisation financially viable, company turnover and any performance guarantee.
Health & Safety weighted at 5.
Has the organisation a Health & Safety Policy and identified representatives.
Quality Assurance weighted at 7.
Has the organisation a Quality Control procedure in place, accreditations and a complaints procedure.
Environment weighted at 3.
Does the organisation have an Environmental Policy which is relevant to and supports this type of construction.
Waste Electronic & Electrical Equipment (WEEE) & (ROHS) weighted at 1.
Is the organisation working within the WEEE& ROHS legislation when using equipment which is relevant to and supports this type of construction.
Diversity and Equality weighted at 2.
Does the organisation have an Equal Opportunities Policy which is relevant to and supports this type of construction.
Corporate and Social Responsibility Equality weighted at 0.
Does the organisation have a Corporate and Social Responsibility Policy and do they assess their supply chain in regards to labour rights which is relevant to and supports this type of construction.
Supplementary Information Relating to the Project which is relevant to and supports this type of construction as below.
1.Methodology utilised on similar type of projects weighted at 20
2.Relevant Case Studies 3 required weighted at 22
3.Resources weighted at 20
Evidence to support your ability to deliver projects of this type.
Total PQQ weighting 100.
TENDER RESPONSE WEIGHTINGS should you be selected to go through to tender stage.
Grasp of project requirements weighted at 27.
Project approach methodology, timings and programming weighted at 6.
Key personnel and roles weighted at 8.
Resources weighted at 4.
Responsiveness to clients requirements weighted at 10.
Approach to quality design weighted at 10.
Price weighted at 25.
Form of Tender weighted at 10.
Total tender weighting 100.
Payable documents: yes
As in I.1 above.
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: yes
Additional information about authorised persons and opening procedure: Authorised University personnel using the eSourcing system.
Section VI: Complementary information
As in section V1.4.2 below
If an appeal regarding the award of a contract has not been successfully resolved the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) 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 settling aside of the award decision or order the authority to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the court may only award damages.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:1.2.2012