United Kingdom-Canterbury: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.canterbury.ac.uk/
Address of the buyer profile: https://in-tendhost.co.uk/cccu/aspx/Home
Section II: Object
Estate Master Plan Building 2 — Construction
The works will comprise the supply delivery and construction of a new 4 storey university building with concrete frame and flat slab construction, secondary steel support and complex brick elevations complete with glazing and curtain walling. The internal skin of the external walls will be dry lined Metsec or other equal systems. The internal accommodation will be subdivided with non-load bearing acoustic rated partitions. The top floor of the building will be supported o a steel frame with rib-deck and in-situ topping with a membrane roof with sedum covering to the front section. The works include the construction of ground floor car-parking within the building envelope.
The building contains:
— Specialist accommodation.
— Teaching mortuary.
— Specialist engineering workshops.
— Health and well-being simulated hospital wards and associated spaces.
— Computer suites.
— Staff and ancillary support accommodation.
— Sport sciences.
— Chemistry and biology labs.
The procurement of the works is based on a Competitive Procedure with Negotiation.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award a contract on the basis of initial tenders without negotiation. The detail of the circumstances in which the Contracting Authority will accept an initial tender is set out in the procurement documents.
The Contracting Authority retains the option to include the fit-out of all or any part of the overall building as part of the works.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
JCT SBQ 2016 with a schedule of amendments and appendices (all as set out in the procurement documents).
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Re II.2.6: The estimated value of the contract given above is an estimate only. The contract value over the life of the contract may be more or less than this estimated amount depending upon the tenders received, value engineering, negotiation of initial tenders and the operation of the chosen contract (i.e. variations and instructions).
Right to cancel: The Contracting Authority reserves the right to discontinue this procurement at any time, which includes the right not to award the (or any) contract, and does not bind itself to accept the most economically advantageous (or any other) tender (initial or final), and reserves the right to award the contract in part or to call for new tenders should it consider necessary.
The Contracting Authority shall not be liable for any costs or expenses incurred by any candidate or bidder in connection with the completion and return of any information contained in this Contract Notice or the completion and submission of any tender, irrespective of the outcome of the competition or if the competition is cancelled or postponed. All dates and time periods are provisional and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to change these.Your attention is drawn to the full terms and conditions which are set out in the procurement documents. You will be deemed to have read and accepted these by participating in the process in any way.
Re II.1.6: Lots: The Contracting Authority does not consider lots to be appropriate for this procurement.
Re II.2.10: Variants: Bidders are required to submit variant bids relating to value engineering in order to reduce programme and/or cost. The detail of how this will be evaluated is set out in the procurement documents. The Contracting Authority may accept an initial tender if it meets the minimum requirements (set out in the procurement document) or down select to two bidders and conduct negotiations with 2 bidders on the basis of the alternative proposals.
Re IV.2.1: Previous publications: The Contracting Authority published a Prior Information Notice (not as a call for competition) on 28.4.2018 in the OJEU. This advertised a supplier day related to this procurement. The documents from the supplier day and the schedule of questions and answers from that day are contained within the procurement documents. It is not a condition for participation that you attended that supplier day. Requests to participate are welcome from all economic operators regardless of attendance at the supplier day.
Subject to the detail contained within the procurement documents, the Contracting Authority intends to shortlist five bidders at the end of the selection stage (SQ). The shortlisted bidders will be invited to submit initial tenders. Subject to IV.1.5 below and the detail contained within the procurement documents, the Contracting Authority intends to reduce the number of bidders from 5 bidders down to 2 bidders following assessment of initial tenders and using the criteria set out in the procurement documents. Subject to IV.1.5 below, the Contracting Authority intends hold negotiations with these 2 bidders only and will invite final tenders from the final 2 bidders following the negotiation stage.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right to award a contract on the basis of initial tenders without negotiation.The Contracting Authority considers use of the competitive procedure with negotiation justified because with regard to the works, and given the tight programme and budgetary constraints, it may be that the need of the Contracting Authority cannot be met without the adaptation of readily available solutions and that in any event, the Contracting Authority requires bidders to submit proposed value engineering design and/or innovative design solutions in response to the tender documents in order to achieve programme and the budget.
The Contracting Authority will incorporate a standstill period at the point information on the award of the contract is communicated to all tenderers. That notification will provide information on the award decision. The standstill period, which will run for a minimum of 10 calendar days provides time for unsuccessful bidders to challenge the award decision before the contract is entered into. Part 3 of the Public Contract Regulations 2015 provides aggrieved parties who have been harmed or are at risk of harm by a breach of the regulations to take action in the High Court (England, Wales and Northern Ireland). Any such action must be brought within the applicable limitation periods.