Works - 110634-2017

24/03/2017    S59    - - Works - Contract notice - Open procedure 

United Kingdom-Lancaster: Construction work

2017/S 059-110634

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

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

Lancaster University
Bailrigg Campus
For the attention of: Emma Tweedie
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom
E-mail: e.tweedie@lancaster.ac.uk

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority: www.lancaster.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/procurement/category-management/categories/

Electronic access to information: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Electronic submission of tenders and requests to participate: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

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
Education
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)Description
II.1.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
Health Innovation Campus Phase 1 Principal Contractor SP/E/16/808.
II.1.2)Type of contract and location of works, place of delivery or of performance
Works
Design and execution
Main site or location of works, place of delivery or of performance: Innovation Hub is to be located on a previously undeveloped green field zone immediately adjacent to the north boundary of the existing Lancaster University Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster LA1 4YW.

NUTS code UKD4

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)
The Authority is utilising the Open procurement procedure to procure a Principal Contractor (to deliver both design and build works and services, through what is commonly termed in industry as a single stage process (e.g., all information necessary to calculate and submit final pricing is available as part of this procurement process). The Authority has procured design services to RIBA Stage 3 and will require the architects and civil & structural engineers to be novated to the Principal Contractor. The Authority will retain the services of the Building Services Engineer.
The Authority intends to let a contract (JCT Design and Build Contract (2011) with amendments) comprising: (A) The construction of an Innovation Hub (phase 1) (circa 8 000 m²), providing a ‘platform’ for open innovation, drawing together innovators, academics, health and care providers, businesses and members of the public to co-create and co-evaluate innovations designed to improve health and healthcare. Innovation Hub is to be located on a previously undeveloped green field zone immediately adjacent to the north boundary of the existing Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster. (B) Academic accommodation designed to enable inter-disciplinary working and to allow the relocation and expansion of the Faculty of Health and Medicine (phase 1), housing the Medical School, the Division of Health Research, the Centre for Education, Training and Development and Faculty Offices. The remainder of the Faculty would be incorporated in phase 2. (C) Business space focused on SMEs (phase 1), but open to all commercial businesses, creating opportunities for co-location and collaboration with the University, other businesses and healthcare providers. (D) The construction of a new highway junction off the A6 (S278 Works) and a new access road into the development (S38 Works).
Net construction cost — approximately 25-30 000 000 GBP excluding Fees and VAT.
The Authority intends to award any contract as a result of this procurement process by July 2017. The successful tenderer/Economic Operator awarded such a contract must be fully available to commence work on site by 25.9.2017.
The Authority is procuring in advance of critical public funds. It is anticipated works to be delivered under this planned contract will be part funded by the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Authority cannot guarantee that a contract will be entered into, or that work will commence or progress in the absence of this funding being secured. The Authority anticipates confirmation of funding to be obtained by July 2017. Economic Operators must therefore assume that all costs and expenses are ‘at Risk’ until the contract is signed and funding secured. The Authority will have no responsibility for any costs or expenses should the tender or project be abandoned for any reason before contract signature.

For full details please refer to the procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

The Authority will host an accompanied site visit (including presentation) Friday 7.4.2017 starting at 10:00 The meeting point will be University House Reception, Lancaster University, Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster, LA1 4YW, UK. Please allow time to find and pay for parking on-site and get to the meeting point for collection by no later than 9:50 Car parking information can be found in the Specification files. Attendance is strongly recommended for all Economic Operators. It would be beneficial for attendees to have read all procurement documents ahead of attending. The aim of the visit is to provide attendees with the opportunity to have an accompanied tour of the development site, to familiarise themselves with the reality of the ITT Specification (including but not limited to the Employer's Requirements); to support their decision whether or not to submit a tender response. It is important to note that Lancaster University — Bailrigg Campus is a public space and so sections are open to members of the public and can be explored at their convenience unaccompanied by an Authority representative. However the development site for Innovation Campus subject of this procurement, is not deemed a safe and freely accessible public space. Questions asked by attendees during the group site visit and presentation (anonymised) and their answers will be documented and shared with all Economic Operators participating in this tender via the In-Tend clarification function. The Authority will only host this one-off group site visit and not individual appointments in the interests of equal treatment and transparency. The expected duration is three hours maximum. A maximum of five attendees per Economic Operator is permitted to attend. Please register your intention to attend via the In-Tend ‘correspondence’ function before the site visit date, providing the names of your proposed attendees.

For information purposes only: This tender (reference SP/E/16/808) is for Innovation Campus Phase 1 only. The Authority subsequently intends to procure a Developer Contractor partnering arrangement for design and build works and services, with investment options for Innovation Campus Phases 2–4. There is no procurement-procedural link between this procurement SP/E/16/808 and the planned procurement for Phases 2-4: However, this advice is given herein, as the Authority expects Economic Operators interested in this procurement process for Phase 1 may also have interest in the subsequent procurement process for Phases 2-4 (for which a procurement timeline has not yet been set). Please do not raise any enquiries regarding the subsequent procurement process for Phase 2-4 as part of this procurement process for Phase 1. Please observe the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) and the Authority's e-tendering system (In-Tend) at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

This planned-procurement information (regarding Phases 2-4) is provided in good faith by the Authority. Whilst the Authority at the time of writing these procurement documents intends to proceed with Phases 2-4, the Authority cannot guarantee this. As such this information should not be relied upon to form the basis of an Economic Operator's decision to submit a tender for Phase 1 (SP/E/16/808), nor subsequently on whether to enter into any contractual relationship with the Authority.

All procurement documents are available free of charge via the Contracting Authority's e-tendering portal: In-Tend https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/ Documents must be accessed and submissions returned via this portal. Any clarifications on procedure, documentation or the project generally must be raised through the In-Tend ‘correspondence’ function.

In-Tend Support:
Phone: 0845 557 8079

E-mail: support@in-tend.com

Web: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/aspx/Help

II.1.6)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45000000, 45100000, 45200000, 45300000, 45400000

II.1.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.1.8)Lots
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:
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 25 000 000 and 30 000 000 GBP
II.2.2)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.3)Information about renewals
This contract is subject to renewal: no
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:

Yes: Please see procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

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

Please see procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

III.1.3)Legal form to be taken by the group of economic operators to whom the contract is to be awarded:

Please see procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

III.1.4)Other particular conditions
The performance of the contract is subject to particular conditions: yes

Description of particular conditions: Please see procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

The contract terms and conditions are non-negotiable. Submissions can only be made in full acceptance of these.
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: For full details please refer to the procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Economic Operator's will be excluded from the procurement process if they meet the mandatory grounds for exclusion or if there is evidence of convictions relating to specific criminal offences including, but not limited to, bribery, corruption, conspiracy, terrorism, fraud and money laundering, or if the Economic Operator has been the subject of a binding legal decision which found a breach of legal obligations to pay tax or social security obligations (except where this is disproportionate e.g. only minor amounts involved). Economic Operator's may be excluded (subject to self-cleaning) from the procurement process if they meet the discretionary grounds for exclusion detailed in the procurement documents; including but not limited to legal or regulatory violations, bankruptcy, professional misconduct, distorting competition, conflicts of interest, prior involvement, deficiencies in prior contracts, misrepresentation, withholding information, unduly influencing the Contracting Authority, or providing misleading information. Economic Operators will be excluded from the procurement process as detailed in the procurement documents; if they ‘fail’ questions indicated within the documents as marked on a pass/fail basis or if they score a mark which permits the evaluation panel to cease marking the tender and disqualify it entirely. Economic Operators are deemed to understand the procurement process which the Contracting Authority is following under European and domestic legislation (particularly in relation to public procurement).
III.2.2)Economic and financial ability

Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met: Economic Operators will be excluded from the procurement process as detailed in the procurement documents; if they ‘fail’ questions indicated within the documents as marked on a pass/fail basis or if they score a mark which permits the evaluation panel to cease marking the tender and disqualify it entirely. For full details please refer to the procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required: The Contracting Authority will assess the level of financial risk the Economic Operator presents on a pass/fail basis. The Economic Operator's latest three years filed accounts must pass the financial appraisal threshold set in the procurement documents based on financial ratios. Economic Operators must have a minimum turnover of 50 000 000 GBP per annum evidenced in their last three years filed accounts. Turnover must relate to the construction services division of the business and not the wider group/or collective divisions or parent company. It is a mandatory requirement that Economic Operators are able to offer the Authority a parent company guarantee from the ultimate / parent company where one exists, or a performance bond for 10 % of the contract value.
It is mandatory that Economic Operators must have or must commit to obtaining prior to contract commencement: 10 000 000 GBP Employer's (Compulsory) Liability Insurance, 10,000,000 GBP Public Liability Insurance, and 10 000 000 GBP Professional Indemnity Insurance.
III.2.3)Technical capacity
Information and formalities necessary for evaluating if the requirements are met:

Economic Operators will be excluded from the procurement process as detailed in the procurement documents; if they ‘fail’ questions indicated within the documents as marked on a pass/fail basis or if they score a mark which permits the evaluation panel to cease marking the tender and disqualify it entirely. For full details please refer to the procurement documents available at https://in-tendhost.co.uk/lancaster/

Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:
Economic Operators are required to be registered to ISO 14001 or equivalent, ISO 9001 or equivalent, BS OHSAS 18001 or equivalent, must be competent to fully discharge the Principal Designer duties under the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 for a Design and Build project, and must be able to demonstrate BIM (Building Information Modelling) or equivalent technical and professional ability through contract examples.
III.2.4)Information about reserved contracts
III.3)Conditions specific to services contracts
III.3.1)Information about a particular profession
III.3.2)Staff responsible for the execution of the service

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Type of procedure
IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Open
IV.1.2)Limitations on the number of operators who will be invited to tender or to participate
IV.1.3)Reduction of the number of operators during the negotiation or dialogue
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:
SP/E/16/808
IV.3.2)Previous publication(s) concerning the same contract
no
IV.3.3)Conditions for obtaining specifications and additional documents or descriptive document
Payable documents: no
IV.3.4)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
19.5.2017 - 10:00
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
English.
IV.3.7)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
in days: 120 (from the date stated for receipt of tender)
IV.3.8)Conditions for opening of tenders

Place:

Lancaster University, Bailrigg Campus, Lancaster, LA1 4YW. United Kingdom.

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: yes
Reference to project(s) and/or programme(s): The Authority is procuring in advance of critical public funds. It is anticipated works to be delivered under this planned contract will be part funded by the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the European Regional Development Fund Programme 2014 to 2020. The Authority cannot guarantee that a contract will be entered into, or that work will commence or progress in the absence of this funding being secured. The Authority anticipates confirmation of funding to be obtained by July 2017. Tenderers must therefore assume that all costs and expenses are ‘at Risk’ until the contract is signed and funding secured. The Authority will have no responsibility for any costs or expenses should the tender or project be abandoned for any reason before contract signature.
VI.3)Additional information
If the European Single Procurement Document (ESPD) is to be used, it must be downloaded and submitted electronically via In-Tend (as permitted until 2018 under public procurement legislation). Please refer to instructions in the procurement documents.
Electronic invoicing and payment is applicable.
It is the Contracting Authority's intention to use electronic ordering, invoicing and payment.
VI.4)Procedures for appeal
VI.4.1)Body responsible for appeal procedures

University Secretary
University Secretary, C Floor University House, Lancaster University, Bailrigg Campus
LA1 4YW Lancaster
United Kingdom

VI.4.2)Lodging of appeals
Precise information on deadline(s) for lodging appeals: Pursuant to Regulation 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 the Contracting Authority will allow a 10-day standstill period between the date of communicating their intention to award a contract and proceeding to award the contract.
VI.4.3)Service from which information about the lodging of appeals may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
23.3.2017