Main Contractor University of Cambridge
Main contractor appointment for a new building for the University of Cambridge, Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology
UK-Cambridge: building construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
The Chancellor, Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambridge, Estate Management
Estate Management, 74 Trumpington Street
For the attention of: Mr Derry Pilgrim Project Manager
CB2 1RW Cambridge
Telephone: +44 1223337444
Fax: +44 1223766779
General address of the contracting authority: http:/www.admin.cam.ac.uk/offices/em
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: West Cambridge Site, Madingley Road, Cambridge.
NUTS code UKH1
The Universitys West Cambridge Campus is situated to the south of Madingley Road and adjacent to the M11 at Junction 13. The new building will be located on a vacant plot to the west of the existing residential accommodation and to the south of Charles Babbage Road. The construction will include civil, structural, mechanical and electrical works together with general building works and hard and soft landscaping.
The contractor will be engaged on a 2 Stage develop and construct contract. Stage 1 will involve contractor appointment, design development, novation of designers, subcontract tendering, contract sum and construction contract agreement. This must be within the budget figure before progression to Stage 2 of the process which will entail the construction/engineering works. Works are expected to start on site in March 2013 with completion in June 2015.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 48 000 000 GBP
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
In the event of a joint venture or consortium submitting an acceptable offer, it will be necessary for each member of the joint venture or consortium to sign an undertaking that each such member will be jointly and severally responsible for the due performance of the contract. Evidence of relevant insurances, including professional indemnity insurance, shall be required from each member.
Description of particular conditions: As detailed in the tender documentation.
1. Full name and business address, telephone and fax numbers, with details of the company and parent company (if applicable) including manpower structure and history;
2. Demonstrate possession of the necessary resources, capability, capacity and management to undertake the work over the period stated;
3. Demonstrate a quality management system to BS EN ISO 9001;
4. Hold public liability insurance cover with a limit of at least 10 000 000 GBP;
5. Hold professional indemnity insurance of at least 10 000 000 GBP;
6. Demonstrate an ethos of working with the client and design team to produce a finished facility which satisfies the Users requirement on the cost, with no sacrifice in the architectural merits of the building;
7. Be a member of the CIOB chartered builder scheme or recognition within a professional body of similar standing;
8. Be a member of, or be willing to join, the considerate contractors scheme;
9. Be a member of the CSCS training scheme;
10. Demonstrate an above average health and safety record;
11. Demonstrate the ability to involve sub-contractor specialist in the design process in order to fully develop the tender information;
12. Demonstrate recent relevant experience of similar projects. Information should be provided on project values, sizes, clients and outcomes;
13. Have experience of the ECC form of contract, particularly with use on design and construction contracts and be willing to enter into an agreement using the ECC form;
14. Have experience of undertaking 2 stage design, develop and construct projects, including staff experience in this form of procurement with the ability to manage the process;
15. Three reference sites should be identified and full contact details must be provided to permit references to be sought without further permission. The reference sites must be for projects having a minimum project cost of 15 000 000 GBP;
16. Have an in-house M & E coordinator with appropriate experience in arranging, supervising and managing the testing and commissioning of the services installation;
17. Demonstrate the capability to service a project in Cambridge if the Head Office location, or staff sourcing office, is located elsewhere;
18. Demonstrate the ethos of managing the design and construction of an energy efficient and low maintenance building by reference to sustainability policy and achievements;
19. Demonstrate ability to complete projects on time and within budget;
20. Provide details of the relevant education, professional qualifications and experience of all the managerial staff to be responsible for and associated with the project;
21. Contractors will be expected to commit themselves to maintaining the selected team individuals throughout the project period as far as is reasonably possible;
22. Show the ability to contribute to value management and value engineering processes;
23. Demonstrate the ability to control financial, quality and programme risks;
24. Have a proven record of producing project documentation which has been properly and fully completed on programme, for example, building manuals and log books.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Be a member of the CIOB chartered builder scheme or recognition within a professional body of similar standing.
Section IV: Procedure
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: The strength and quality of responses to the requirements in III.2.
Section VI: Complementary information
Experience scored out of 50.
Ethos scored out of 50.
Resources scored out of 40.
Proactiveness scored out of 30.
Quality assurance scored out of 10.
The awarding authority does not bind itself to accept either the lowest or any bid, and will not be held responsible for costs incurred by the bidders. Submissions in response to this Notice must not extend to more than twenty pages of single sided A4. Company financial details, any certification that demonstrates your company’s suitability and individual CVs can be included separately. All discussions and correspondence will be conducted in English. The contract shall be subject to English Law. Please note that no further information regarding this tendering exercise is available at this time.
The University of Cambridge is not a public body within the meaning of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 (Directive 2004/18) and is not subject to the procurement legislation. Where the University advertises contracts in the Official Journal of the European Union, it does so on a voluntary basis and does not undertake any obligation to comply with the procurement legislation. The University reserves its rights in full to adapt or step outside the procedures in the procurement legislation as the University considers necessary.
Information about the tender process to be followed does not amount to a legally binding offer by the University to follow the process so described. The University reserves the right not to follow or to modify the procedures as the University considers necessary.
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:18.1.2012