Digital plaza – Birmingham

UK-Birmingham: development services of real estate

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Birmingham Science Park Aston Ltd
Faraday Wharf, Holt Street
Contact point(s): NB Full documentation via email to
For the attention of: Stephen Manners
B7 4BB Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1212606187
Fax: +44 1212503567

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

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: wholly owned subsidiary of a local authority

I.3)Main activity

Other: Technology incubator park

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:

Digital plaza.

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

Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Land at A38/Holt Street/Enterprise Way, Birmingham Science Park Aston, Birmingham B7.


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)

Birmingham Science Park Aston (BSPA) seeks a joint venture partner to undertake the development of the Digital Plaza. To undertake funding/investment; design development; construction; facility operation and management.

BSPA is the gateway to Birmingham’s Digitial District and the learning and knowledge quarter. BSPA will develope its physical campus to meet the needs, aspirations and work patterns of the digital entrepreneurs and by doing so, creates a statement facility defining Birmingham’s knowledge econonmy. To receive the PQQ documents email

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

70110000, 70112000, 70220000, 70330000, 71200000, 71410000, 79415200

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

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): no


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:
Range: between 10 000 000,00 and 30 000 000,00 GBP

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

Starting 13.5.2012. Completion 9.2.2014

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

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: no

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: See PQQ quesionaire.

III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See PQQ quesionaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: See PQQ quesionaire.

III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
See PQQ quesionaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
See PQQ quesionaire.

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

competitive dialogue

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

Envisaged minimum number 3: and maximum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: See PQQ quesionaire, plus interview process.

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 yes

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

Payable documents: no

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

21.12.2011 – 13:00

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 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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): BSPA will make an application for ERDF monies in support of the project.

VI.3)Additional information

To receive the PQQ documents email

Submission procedure:
Three (3) hard copies of the completed PQQ, plus one (1) electronic copy (on CD, preferably in pdf format) should be sent to the name and address stated below, no later than 13:00 hours (UK time) on 21.12.2011.
Stephen Manners MRICS MRRV(Hons).
Head of Property.
Birmingham Science Park Aston,
Faraday Wharf,
Holt Street,
B7 4BB.
Responses must be sent in a sealed package and clearly marked ‘PQQ response for BSPA Digital Plaza.

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: