United Kingdom-Manchester: Construction consultancy services
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.manchester.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: http://https://in-tendhost.co.uk/universityofmanchester/aspx/Home
Section II: Object
Pankhurst Project — Architecture Led Multi-Disciplinary Consultant Team — Consultant Services.
The University of Manchester wishes to appoint a company/companies to deliver Architecture Lead Multi-Disciplinary Consultancy services for the Pankhurst Project.
This procurement relates to the establishment of the Pankhurst Centre for Research in Health, Technology and Innovation (working title). This is aimed at driving innovation in health, by strengthening the local science asset base.
The Pankhurst centre will be a new centre on Corridor Manchester, but benefiting the whole of GM — reinforcing the unique GM partnerships linked to the devolution of health and social care. The centre and funding will be additionally important to help unlock support from the Government's 2 000 000 000 GBP Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF), on which it is currently consulting.
The University intends to invite between 5-8 suppliers to participate in the ITT on the basis of the ranking of suppliers at SQ stage at which the criteria referred to in Regulation 65 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015, as amended will be assessed and marked.
In the event that candidates' scores are tied resulting in the maximum number to be shortlisted (8) being exceeded, a tiebreaker exercise will be conducted by the University. Those suppliers who are tied will be separated by their scores received in the following (in order of precedence):
— Section 7.2.1
— Section 7.5.1
— Section 7.2.2
— Section 7.5.2
— Section 7.2.3
— Section 7.5.3
Candidates who are tied will be first separated by the scores they received for Question 7.2.1 if candidates are still tied, this process will be repeated for the other sections in order as laid out above. This process will continue until the maximum number of candidates to be shortlisted has been reached with no ties.
II.2.6) Estimated value
The figures given are an estimate only of the total value of the project and should not be taken as a guarantee of income.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 600 000 and 800 000 GBP
The contract is estimated to start — 1.10.2017
The contract is estimated to finish — 30.9.2021
Note, the above dates are indicative only.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Please refer to the procurement documents.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The Authority will incorporate a minimum 10 calendar day standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to tenderers.
Applicants who are unsuccessful shall be informed by the Authority as soon as possible after the decision has been made as to the reasons why the Applicant was unsuccessful. If an appeal regarding the award of the contract has not been successfully resolved, The Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (SI 2015 No 102) provide for aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by breach of the rules to take action in the High Court (England, Wales, and Northern Ireland). Any such action must generally be brought within three months. If a declaration of ineffectiveness is sought, any such action must be brought within 30 days where the Authority has communicated the award of the contract and a summary of reasons to tenderers, or otherwise within 6 months of the contract being entered into. Where a contract has not been entered into, the Court may order the setting aside of the award decision or order the authority 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 Authority 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.