University of Bristol Construction Work – Appointment of Main Contractor

University of Bristol Construction Work – Appointment of Main Contractor

Appointment of main contractor to deliver a new lecture theatre building for the University of Bristol.

United Kingdom-Bristol: Construction work for university buildings

2019/S 062-142968

Contract notice


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses

University of Bristol
4th Floor, Augustine’s Courtyard, Orchard Lane
United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1173318187
NUTS code: UKK11
Internet address(es):Main address:

I.2)Information about 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 electronically via:
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted to the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:

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


Construction of St Michael’s Hill Lecture Theatres

II.1.2)Main CPV code


II.1.3)Type of contract


II.1.4)Short description:

Appointment of main contractor to deliver a new lecture theatre building for the University of Bristol.

II.1.5)Estimated total value

Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 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: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

University of Bristol precinct.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The University of Bristol requires a main contractor to construct a new lecture theatre building within the Clifton precinct. The building will:

— house 3 separate lecture theatres seating 300/150/90, plus 60 study spaces,

— be on 4 levels,

— involve a concrete frame with structural steel trusses,

— be clad in stone, metal and glass,

— have a bio-diverse roof with PV panels,

— be passively ventilated, supplemented by mechanical AHU’s and air source heat pumps,

— externally be landscaped and lit to encourage pedestrian access throughout the year.

The BREEAM target is “Excellent” under 2018 regulations.

The aim is to appoint a main contractor in 1Q 2020, with a start on site in 2Q20 and the building to be in operation in 2022.

A detailed planning application was submitted in March 2019.

The site contains a number of constraints and interested contractors must be able to demonstrate capability in successful delivery on similar sites.

The procurement will follow the Restricted procedure, further explained here:

1) Any economic operator may submit a request to participate in this procurement by responding to the qualitative selection criteria. These criteria are based on the PAS91 Construction Pre-qualification Questionnaire, plus additional University of Bristol supplementary questions requiring suppliers to demonstrate previous experience of delivering similar projects;

2) Following its assessment of the information provided (in line with the criteria set out in the documents), the University will issue an Invitation to Tender to the highest scoring suppliers;

3) The invitation to tender will be a single-stage tender (following completion of RIBA Stage 4 by the design team), with the invitation including full details of the project;

4) Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, based on the award criteria set out in the ITT.

The University is currently progressing detailed design and intends to issue invitations to tender following completion of RIBA Stage 4 in October 2019, to those suppliers shortlisted following this PQQ 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

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

Start: 01/04/2020
End: 01/04/2022
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited

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: no
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:

Contractors must demonstrate prior experience of successfully delivering similar facilities.

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: 2019/S 040-089218

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

Date: 16/05/2019
Local time: 12:00

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

Date: 01/10/2019

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
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:
VI.4)Procedures for review

VI.4.1)Review body

Royal Courts of Justice
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: