Fit Out Works – Henry Royce Building, Manchester

Fit Out Works – Henry Royce Building, Manchester

The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a main contractor to undertake the fit-out of laboratories and offices.

United Kingdom-Manchester: Construction work

2020/S 112-272915

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement


The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at:
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity


Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Henry Royce Building — Sixth Floor Fit Out

Reference number: 2020/1650/HR6F/SL/CH

II.1.2)Main CPV code

45000000 Construction work

II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a contractor to perform the fit out works to the sixth floor at the Henry Royce Institute Hub Building at the University of Manchester. The project will be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF —

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 4 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no

II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

45300000 Building installation work
45400000 Building completion work
45214400 Construction work for university buildings
45214610 Laboratory building construction work

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKD3 Greater Manchester
Main site or place of performance:

The University of Manchester.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a main contractor to undertake the fit-out of laboratories and offices at level six of the newly constructed Henry Royce Institute Hub Building to create the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub.

The project is receiving up to GBP3 million of funding from the England European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020. The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government and the Department for Work and Pensions (and in London the intermediate body Greater London Authority) are the managing authorities for European Regional Development Fund and European Social Fund funding through the Growth Programme — funds established by the European Union to help local areas stimulate their economic development. By investing in projects, the funds will help to support innovation, businesses, skills and employment to improve local growth and create jobs. For more information visit

The proposed works include the formation of three laboratories as well as providing various open and cellular office spaces. The works also include for upgrading and extending services to enable c.100 piece of equipment to be installed, dedicated and specified for the research requirements of the Henry Royce Institute Hub Building. The project will require validation of and associated liability for any building-wide systems that interface with any installation provided as part of the works.

Collectively the three laboratories have been designed to include:

• 23 No fume cupboards (inclusive of 6 No walk-in fume cupboards);

• 14 No extraction arms;

• emergency shower;

• various wash hand basins with emergency eyewash stations;

• LN2 gas storage;

• laboratory equipment (c.100 items); and

• laboratory furniture.

The fit-out of the space will also include services provisions, including ICT and security, drainage, domestic water services, gas, ventilation, air conditioning and the like.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents
II.2.6)Estimated value

II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system

Start: 02/11/2020
End: 18/10/2021
This contract is subject to renewal: no

II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

Envisaged number of candidates: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The University intends to invite the top five highest ranked candidates to participate in the invitation to tender on the basis of the ranking of candidates at selection stage and provided they all meet any minimum standards of qualification. Selection of suppliers will be based on information provided in response to the selection questionnaire and assessed against the selection criteria set out in the selection questionnaire.

In the event that candidates’ scores are tied resulting in the maximum number to be shortlisted being exceeded, a tiebreaker exercise will be conducted by the University. Further information is available in the procurement documentation.

II.2.10)Information about variants

Variants will be accepted: no

II.2.11)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues

II.2.13)Information about European Union funds

The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

The project is partly funded by an ERDF award.

II.2.14)Additional information

Candidates must have a notation value of at least GBP 4 m, as described in the procurement documents.

Dates provided in II.2.7) are indicative only.

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions for participation

III.1.1)Suitability to pursue the professional activity, including requirements relating to enrolment on professional or trade registers

List and brief description of conditions:

Information, formalities and necessary requirements to be met will be set out in the procurement documents, all of which are available via the University’s procurement portal In-Tend –

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents

III.1.3)Technical and professional ability

Selection criteria as stated in the procurement documents
III.1.5)Information about reserved contracts
III.2)Conditions related to the contract
III.2.2)Contract performance conditions:
III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.4)Information about reduction of the number of solutions or tenders during negotiation or dialogue
IV.1.6)Information about electronic auction

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information

IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure

Notice number in the OJ S: 2020/S 098-236089

IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

Date: 10/07/2020
Local time: 12:00

IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

Date: 24/07/2020

IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:


IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender

Duration in months: 3 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.2.7)Conditions for opening of tenders

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about recurrence

This is a recurrent procurement: no
VI.2)Information about electronic workflows
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Official name: The High Court of Justice of England
Postal address: WC2A 2LL
Town: London
Postal code: Strand
Country: United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United KingdomInternet address:

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within 3 months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting 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, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the authority to pay a fine and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

Official name: The University of Manchester
Postal address: Oxford Road
Town: Manchester
Postal code: M13 9PL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1612752160Internet address:

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: