Principal Contractor for AIEC Project Aberystwyth

Principal Contractor for AIEC Project Aberystwyth

Procurement of a Principal Contractor for the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus.

United Kingdom-Aberystwyth: Construction work

2016/S 160-289060

Contract notice


Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

AIEC Limited
c/o AIEC Office Block, Gogerddan Campus
SY23 3EB
United Kingdom
Contact person: John Collingwood
Telephone: +44 1970628694
Fax: +44 1970621753
NUTS code: UKL1
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses

Aberystwyth University
c/o Finance Office, Student Welcome Centre, Penglais Campus
SY23 3FB
United Kingdom
Contact person: John Collingwood
Telephone: +44 1970628694
Fax: +44 1970621753
NUTS code: UKL1
Internet address(es):Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Joint procurement

The contract involves joint procurement
In the case of joint procurement involving different countries, state applicable national procurement law:

AIEC Limited and Aberystwyth University.


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 electronically via:

I.4)Type of the contracting authority

Body governed by public law

I.5)Main activity

Other activity: research and innovation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement


Principal Contractor for AIEC Project.

Reference number: AIEC/2016/001

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of a Principal Contractor for the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus. The project comprises the following flagship initiatives:

1. a Seed Bio-Bank and Processing Facility;

2. a Bio-Refining Centre;

3. an advanced Analytical Science Centre;

4. a Future Food Centre (focusing on animal and dairy products);

5. ‘The Hub’ a forum for interactions between academic and industry stakeholders.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 27 500 000.00 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: UKL1
Main site or place of performance:


II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

AIEC Limited and Aberystwyth University intend to undertake this procurement as a joint procurement in accordance with Regulation 38 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, with AIEC Limited managing the procedure on behalf of both bodies.

It is intended that 2 construction contracts will result from this procurement; both being awarded to a single contractor as follows. The works will be carried out contiguous with one another:


1/Aberystwyth University/Scheme element 1, the Seed Bio-Bank and Processing Facility.

2/AIEC Limited/Scheme elements 2-5 inclusive, as listed above.

A full OJEU Restricted Procedure is being adopted as the procurement route for the Principal Contractor for the contracts, under The Public Contract Regulations 2015, based on a Two-Stage Design and Build approach. The Form of Contract will be JCT DB2011, with a pre-construction appointment being arranged for the pre-construction stage.

II.2.5)Award criteria

Price is not the only award criterion and all criteria are stated only in the procurement documents

II.2.6)Estimated value

Value excluding VAT: 27 500 000.00 GBP

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

Start: 13/12/2016
End: 31/05/2019
This contract is subject to renewal: no

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

Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

See online Pre-Qualification Questionnaire at

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: European Regional Development Fund.
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

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

Section IV: Procedure


IV.1.1)Type of procedure

Restricted procedure
IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
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 088-154594

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

Date: 15/09/2016
Local time: 10:00

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

Date: 10/10/2016

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: 4 (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

VI.3)Additional information:

If you are experiencing problems accessing this advert please contact Sell2Wales at

If you are experiencing problems accessing the online PQQ please contact Bravo Solution Supplier Support at

Note: the authority is using eTenderwales to carry out this procurement process. To obtain further information record your interest on Sell2Wales at

Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier(s) will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:

As a condition of European funding the Project needs to address and comply with the requirements of the Welsh European Funding Office.

(European Structural Funds 2014-2020) Cross Cutting Themes.

(WA Ref:51314).

VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

AIEC Limited and Aberystwyth University
c/o AIEC Office Block, Gogerddan Campus
SY23 3EB
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1970628694
Fax: +44 1970621753Internet
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures

VI.4.3)Review procedure

Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The contracting authorities will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers. Participants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the contracting authorities as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the participant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations, as amended, provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take legal action. Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation period. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the contracting authorities to amend any document and may award damages. If the contract has been entered into the Court may, depending on the circumstances, award damages, make a declaration of ineffectiveness, order the contracting authorities to pay a fine, and/or order that the duration of the contract be shortened. The purpose of the standstill period referred to above is to allow the parties to apply to the Courts to set aside the award decision before the contract is entered into.

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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