New Build Construction Contract – Bournemouth

New Build Construction Contract – Bournemouth

New build construction for a Pathology building at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth Dorset (see attached site plan).

New Build Construction for a Pathology Building at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth, Dorset

Contract summary



  • Construction structures and materials; auxiliary products to construction (except electric apparatus) – 44000000

Location of contract

South West

Value of contract

£10,000,000 to £20,000,000

Procurement reference


Published date

6 April 2021

Closing date

14 May 2021

Closing time


Contract start date

9 August 2021

Contract end date

2 December 2022

Contract type


Procedure type

Open procedure

Contract is suitable for SMEs?


Contract is suitable for VCSEs?





Title – New build construction for a Pathology building at The Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth Dorset (see attached site plan).
The Works – The Works comprise the new build ground floor of laboratories, first floor of laboratories and offices, and second floor of plant rooms/Lift lobbies and a roof over the Plant room/Lift lobbies.
The works will also comprise an outbuilding containing services and storage facilities as well as external works such as a new access road, parking area, soft landscaping and some hard landscaping. The M&E works will be extensive including for the installation of a Pneumatic tube , Ventilation ducts, Electrical cabling and drainage within floor trenches. The enabling works will include for the erection of site hoarding, ground works, installation of services infrastructure. The contractor will need to allow attendance for the installation of Specialist laboratory equipment ( under a separate contract ).

External Works, drainage and external services as also required. There are extensive m & e requirements including lab gases, complex ventilation and cooling, lift, and electrical works.
Value – The current Works Cost Estimate is circa £11.0m
Programme – The tender documents will be issued in May 2021, with a 6 – week tender period. The Contract Works will begin in 3QTR 2021.
Tender Documents – will comprise full specification and drawings. Preliminaries and Pricing Schedule (not BQ) which will include a qualitative assessment.
Form of Contract – NEC 4 Option C -Target Cost
Contractor Selection – will be on the basis of price 70% Quality 30%.
Number of Tenderers – Open tender documents to be uploaded to e delta.


More information


Additional text
The minimum requirements to tender for this project are as follows;

Experience of NHS projects that comprise extensive complex M & E installations.
Experience of construction of Laboratories or similar.
Annual turnover for the last 3 years must have been over £30m each year.
Member of Construction Line for £10m projects

Your response forms part of our initial market engagement for the project, issued prior to issue of tender documents.

Please confirm your interest in submitting a bid for this project, together with examples of your company’s experience of building similar projects. Please note your response to this e mail does not mean you will necessarily be select to tender.

I look forward to hearing from you no later than Friday 14th May 2021.


How to apply


Follow the instructions given in the description or the more information section.


About the buyer


Contact name

Alex Dean


Royal Bournemouth Hospital
Castle Lane East