Prefabricated Buildings Tender

Prefabricated Buildings Tender

Research Councils UK Shared Services Centre Ltd.

UK-Cambridge: prefabricated buildings

2012/S 41-066699

Contract notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Research Councils UK Shared Services Centre Ltd
c/o British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road
Contact point(s): Operations & Logistics
For the attention of: Steve Lucas
CB3 0ET Cambridge
Telephone: +44 1223221463
Fax: +44 1223464740

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

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

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

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

Section II: Object of the contract

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

Prefabricated Workshop & Accommodation Buildings, Halley Station, Antarctica.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance

NUTS code
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)

Provision of prefabricated workshop and accommodation buildings for the British Antarctic Survey’ s Halley Research Station on the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)


II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)

The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes

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:

For almost 50 years British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has operated a research facility on the Brunt Ice Shelf, Antarctica.
Halley Research Station is the UKs most isolated facility and is afloat on an ice shelf off the mainland of Antarctica.
There have been five Halley bases built so far. The first four were all buried by snow accumulation and crushed until they were uninhabitable. Various construction methods were tried, from unprotected wooden huts to steel tunnels. Halley V has the main buildings built on steel platforms that are raised annually to keep them above the snow surface.
A new station, Halley VI, is in the final stages of completion. It consists of eight individual modules, connected together to form a long, train-like structure. The stations aerodynamic modules and long, thin shape help minimize the accumulation of snow around the buildings.
Like its predecessors Halley VI will operate throughout the year with a maximum population of 70 in the summer and an average of 16 over the winter.
To accommodate the extra personnel during the austral summer there is a need to provide additional accommodation and workshop facilities.
BAS is looking for a supplier to fabricate 16 pod units to 20 foot ISO size or adapt Hi-Cube shipping containers into two separate buildings of eight containers each.
The requirement includes:
Connection points to receive flexible pedestrian links between the buildings.
Flashing pieces to cover joins.
Supply and installation of doors and windows.
External painting.
Fabrication and installation of temporary shipping walls.
Internal fit out of 8 units which will house 2 offices, 2 general stores, 1 frozen food store, 1 dry store, 1 WC unit and plant room.
Export Packing and provision of appropriate supporting export documentation.
Delivery to docks.
Estimated value excluding VAT: 250 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options

Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion

Starting 15.6.2012. Completion 30.9.2011

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:

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

Payment terms to be confirmed in the tender documentation.
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Joint and Several Liability would be required.
III.1.4)Other particular conditions

The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Potential suppliers will be excluded if one of the following applies: the supplier is in a state of bankruptcy, insolvency, compulsory winding up, administration, receivership,composition with creditors or any analogous state, or subject to relevant proceedings; has been convicted of a criminal offence related to the business or professional misconduct; has committed an act of grave misconduct in the course of business; has not fulfilled obligations relating to the payment of taxes; is guilty of serious misrepresentation in supplying information required by the authority; is not in the possession of a licence or not a member of the appropriate trade or other organisation where the law requires it.
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: Pre Qualification Questionnaire will be issued to ascertain: Company details; Financial and Legal status; Evidence of Quality systems; Staffing levels; Capability; Relevant experience; Health & Safety policy; and, Previous similar contracts undertaken.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Pre Qualification Questionnaire as above. Turnover figures and copies of audited accounts will be requested. Reports from credit bureaux and banker’s references may be sought in due course.
III.2.3)Technical capacity

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:
Capability; Resources; Infrastructure; Relevant experience; Previous similar contracts undertaken.
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

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: N/A.
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:

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

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: 5.4.2012
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate

IV.3.5)Date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates

IV.3.6)Language(s) in which tenders or requests to participate may be drawn up

IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening tenders

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

Deadline for Expressions of Interest: 5.4.2012.
Proposed/estimated ITT issue date: 16.4.2012.
Proposed/estimated ITT return date: 28.5.2012.
Proposed/estimated issue date of contract: 15.6.2012.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:27.2.2012