Laboratory Refurbishment Tender

Laboratory Refurbishment Tender

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Didcot R1 Refurbishment.

United Kingdom-Swindon: Construction work

2013/S 177-304768

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

UK Shared Business Service
North Star House, North Star Avenue
For the attention of: Kerry Hammond
SN2 1FF Swindon
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: kerry.hammond@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

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

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

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Science and Technology Facilities Council
Didcot
OX11 OQX Oxfordshire
UNITED KINGDOM

Section II: Object of the contract

II.1)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Didcot R1 Refurbishment.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

Works
Realisation, by whatever means of work, corresponding to the requirements specified by the contracting authorities
NUTS code UKJ14

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)

Refurbishment of the R1 building at the Rutherford Appleton Laboratory Didcot Oxfordshire.
Scope of work will include but not limited to
All of the upper floor office and circulation areas (Approximately 3800m2) will be stripped out and totally refurbished. The Lower Ground and Ground Floor circulation areas will be similarly treated. (Approximately 750 m2).

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000

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:

As stated in ll.l.5 above and in the Request for Information questionnaire that will be e-mailed within 6 days to all respondents to this Notice.
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

Duration in months: 21 (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:

See RFI Questionnaire.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:

Bids are to be priced in GBP Sterling. The payment schedule will be notified in the Contract Documents.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Any consortium to have a designated lead contractor with joint and several liability.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: The Form of Contract will be GC Works 1 Single Stage Design and Build incorporating amendments.
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 RFI Questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: See RFI Questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: UK SBS may seek independent financial and market advice to validate information declared, or to assist in the evaluation. The potential bidder will not be invited to participate further should this advice, in
the opinion of UK SBS, adversley affect the potential success of this project.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

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

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

Envisaged number of operators: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Satisfactory response to criteria set out in the RFI Questionnaire.
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 no
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:

CON13014
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract

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

Time limit for receipt of requests for documents or for accessing documents: 14.10.2013 – 16:00
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

15.10.2013 – 09:00
IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

7.11.2013
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 of tenders

Date: 10.1.2014 – 09:00
Persons authorised to be present at the opening of tenders: no

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
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

The Procurement Policy Manager
UNITED KINGDOM
E-mail: sscltd.procurementpolicy@ssc.rcuk.ac.uk

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals

Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: The Contracting Authority will notify suppliers knocked out at RFI stage and not invited to bid why they were unsuccessful. The Contracting Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day stand still period at the point information on the Award of the Contract is communicated to tenderers. The 10 day period will be extended to 15 days from the relevant sending date when the Alcatel letter is not sent electronically. This period allows unsuccessful tenderers to seek further debriefing from the Contracting Authority before the contract is entered into. Such additional information should be requested from the address in Section I.1.The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009 also clarify that a letter received from an unsuccessful bidder is not in itself enough to extend the legal standstill period and prevent the authority signing the contract. To do so, a bidder must actually go to court, issue proceedings, and serve them. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (SI 2006 No 5) as amended by The Public Contracts (Amendment) Regulations 2009, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at a risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England Wales and Northern Ireland).The new limitation period will apply specifically where a bidder brings an ineffectiveness claim. There is a six month long stop period that will be shortened to 30 days where the authority has published an award notice, or where they have notified the losing bidders of their exclusion,and given proper reasons.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:9.9.2013