Structural and Civil Engineering Services Tender Birmingham
At this stage the build contract will be tendered. The Candidate will be required to work very closely with the University’s Executive Management Team. Novation to the successful works contractor will take place following approval of detailed planning consent.
United Kingdom-Birmingham: Engineering services
Section I: Contracting authority
I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)
University College Birmingham
Contact point(s): (PA to Executive Management Team)
For the attention of: Julie Kendall
B3 1JB Birmingham
Telephone: +44 1216041000
Fax: +44 1216041050
General address of the contracting authority: www.ucb.ac.uk
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.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities
The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: no
Section II: Object of the contract
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Provision of Structural and Civil Engineering Services.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Service category No 12: Architectural services; engineering services and integrated engineering services; urban planning and landscape engineering services; related scientific and technical consulting services; technical testing and analysis services
NUTS code UKG31
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)
University College Birmingham is based in the heart of Birmingham on the edge of the Jewellery Quarter at Summer Row, Birmingham, B3 1JB. The University provides a mixture of Higher Education and Further Education.
Over a number of years the University has assembled its land in order to enable future campus growth and further modernise its teaching and learning facilities for students through a phased development approach. Phase 1 of this development is due to be completed Summer 2014.
The University is now embarking upon Phase 2 of this development and seeks full Structural and Civil Engineering Services for the construction of the new development Phase 2 (circa 85,000 square feet) primarily to replace the existing Richmond House, Newhall Street, Birmingham where vocational Further Education (FE) is now undertaken. This will include both a main teaching facility but also provision for car parking (possibly multi-storey) adjacent to that main teaching facility, possibly on a phased basis. Phase 2 will complete the development of the University’s facility that will line the street frontages to the cobbled Holland Street.
The University’s vision is to create a UCB active retail street scene along Holland Street, where a number of University facilities / services will be available to the public. George Street will also front a significant element of the c GBP 85,000 square feet development.
All designs must provide for maximum building flexibility, bearing in mind the changing nature of the Further and Higher Education curriculum, new modes of attendance/delivery (particularly part-time), the growth in Apprenticeships, direct work with businesses and on employers’ premises. Also, the designs must take into account the general uses of the facility and may need to reflect the need for segregation of student and study types (e.g. Further Education, Higher Education and Post-Graduate Studies) within the overall design, whilst developing core facilities which can commonly serve all modes and levels of study/attendance.
The building(s) must encompass cutting edge environmental and sustainability design. Phase 1 is designed to BREEAM Excellent and EPC Rating ‘B’.
It is envisaged that the successful candidate will be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary design team where the Architect will be the lead design consultant and the team will be led by the Project Manager. The successful candidate will develop the design of the new campus, up to a minimum of the new RIBA Stage 3 (Developed Design) with significant elements designed to Stage 4 (Technical Design) i.e. in old terminology to RIBA Stage E and E+ in parts. At this stage the build contract will be tendered. The Candidate will be required to work very closely with the University’s Executive Management Team. Novation to the successful works contractor will take place following approval of detailed planning consent. The successful candidate being novated across to the contractor. The process for the appointment of a main contractor has not yet commenced and will not do so until candidates are appointed and detailed plans are well developed. Candidates must be fully conversant with the design standards and requirements of educational facilities, demonstrating successful design for similar large projects.
It is anticipated that Phase 2 would open for business within 4 years.
II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)
71300000, 71311000, 71312000
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:
II.2.2)Information about options
II.2.3)Information about renewals
II.3)Duration of the contract or time limit for completion
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Deposits and guarantees required:
The University reserves the right to request deposits, guarantees or other forms of security.
III.1.2)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:
III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes
Description of particular conditions: Particular conditions to which the performance of the contract is subject will be set out in the tender documents.
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: In accordance with Articles 45 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulations 23 to 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: In accordance with Article 47 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 24 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
In accordance with Articles 48 to 50 of Directive 2004/18/EC and Regulation 25 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 and as set out in the pre-qualification questionnaire.
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 minimum number 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates: Please see the pre-qualification questionnaire. The University reserves the right to vary this number depending on the expressions of interest received.
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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.3.1)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
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
12.5.2014 – 12:00
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 of tenders
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
Candidates are advised that the University is subject to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (“the Act”). If a candidate considers that any of the information supplied as part of this procurement procedure should not be disclosed because of its commercial sensitivity, confidentiality or otherwise, they must, when providing this information, clearly identify the specific information they do not wish to be disclosed and clearly specify the reasons for its sensitivity. The University shall take such statements into consideration in the event that it receives a request pursuant to the Act which relates to the information provided by the interested party. Please note, it is not sufficient to include a statement of confidentiality encompassing all the information provided in the response. The University shall not be responsible for any costs, charges or expenses incurred by candidates or tenderers and accepts no liability for any costs, charges or expenses, irrespective of the outcome of the competition, or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. Bidding and bid costs are entirely at the risk of bidders and will not be refunded by the University under any circumstances. All dates and time periods specified in this notice are only provisional and the University reserves the right to change these. The University reserves the right to not award any or part of this contract.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures
VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: In accordance with Regulation 32 (Information about contract award procedures and the application of standstill period prior to contract award) and Regulation 47 (Enforcement of Obligations) of the Public Contracts Regulations 2006 as amended.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:11.4.2014