Major Construction Framework Agreement for North Eastern Universities

Major Construction Framework Agreement for North Eastern Universities

Five NEUPC member institutions in the North-East of England are seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for Major Works Construction Contractors.

United Kingdom-Leeds: Construction work

2016/S 243-442763

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

Innovation Centre, Cavendish Road
United Kingdom
Contact person: Gregory Barnes
Telephone: +44 1133443960
NUTS code: UKE42
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)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


Major Construction Framework Agreement for North Eastern Universities.

Reference number: EFM2019NE

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Five NEUPC member institutions in the North-East of England are seeking to establish a Framework Agreement for Major Works Construction Contractors. This collaboration is between Newcastle University, Durham University, The University of Northumbria, The University of Sunderland and Teesside University. The agreement shall facilitate works over the value of 4 104 394 GBP (OEJU Threshold) to 30 000 000 GBP and above. The scope of works will include University and public buildings suitable for the progressive agenda pursued by the institutions.

The bodies that may utilise this agreement include:

Newcastle Science Central LLP.

Newcastle University.

Durham University.

The University of Sunderland.

Teesside University.

Northumbria University.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000 000.00 GBP

II.1.6)Information about lots

This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)

II.2.3)Place of performance

NUTS code: UKC1
NUTS code: UKC2

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Major Construction Framework agreement shall encompass construction activities for the five member institutions of the NEUPC that are based in the North East of England, namely Newcastle, Durham, Sunderland, Northumbria, and Teesside Universities. Projects will be varied in nature but focus on Higher Education environments including Teaching, Conferencing, Sport, Laboratory, and lecture environments. The first of these projects will be a new Sports Centre at Newcastle University that shall be tendered as part of the formation of the Framework Agreement.

Length of agreement is likely to be 6 years with an option to extend for a further 2 years up to a maximum of 8 years.

Tenderers should register on for inclusion.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Criteria below
Quality criterion – Name: Framework / Weighting: 15 %
Quality criterion – Name: Project Delivery / Weighting: 45 %
Cost criterion – Name: Price / Weighting: 40 %

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 750 000 000.00 EUR

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

Duration in months: 96
This contract is subject to renewal: yes
Description of renewals:

Extension of contract from 6 years to 8 years possible subject to satisfactory performance by suppliers.

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

Envisaged minimum number: 6
Maximum number: 12
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

As specified in the Selection Questionnaire.

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: Projects undertaken by suppliers appointed to this framework agreement may include those funded by EU funds.
II.2.14)Additional information

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:

As detailed in the Selection Criteria.

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

Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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

The procurement involves the establishment of a framework agreement
Framework agreement with several operators
Envisaged maximum number of participants to the framework agreement: 6
In the case of framework agreements, provide justification for any duration exceeding 4 years: The indicated length of programme exceeds the four year horizon.
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: 2016/S 180-322123

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

Date: 12/01/2017
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 07/02/2017

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

Electronic ordering will be used
Electronic invoicing will be accepted
Electronic payment will be used

VI.3)Additional information:

Any commissions under this contract or framework maybe subject to external funding from bodies such as Arts Council, ERDF, Heritage Lottery Fund, LEP etc and the successful suppliers will be expected to work with the Universities / University on any funding applications where appropriate. This list of funding bodies is not exhaustive.

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Crown Commercial Service
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:



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