United Kingdom-York: Architectural services for buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.yorksj.ac.uk
Address of the buyer profile: https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/about/tender-opportunities-at-york-st-john/
Section II: Object
York St John University Creative Centre.
In the context of rapid overall growth in student numbers on campus, the continued popularity of Schools and subjects that require specialist space and the physical limitations across the rest of the estate, YSJU is seeking to build a new ‘Creative Centre’ at its city centre Lord Mayor's Walk (LMW) campus.
The University is looking for a design team who are:
— able to design and deliver a memorable and distinctive building;
— able to understand and work within the ‘context’ of our unique campus;
— able to design to the Building Information Modelling (BIM) framework;
— able to work within a budgetary constraint and deliver value for money;
— who understand teaching, learning and academic collaboration spaces as well as the creation of inspiring events facilities; and
— able to work creatively with materials to create well-detailed, environmentally sustainable, accessible and robust spaces.
York St John University,
Lord Mayor's Walk,
York YO31 7EX.
YSJU has set the following objectives for the new Creative Centre:
1. To create a flexible building able to accommodate the University's ambitious growth profile, particularly in the Schools of Art, Design and Computer Science, and Performance and Media Production;
2. To include learning and collaboration spaces, workshops, studios, labs and a large multi-use facility (with the latter able to be used as a theatre, performance venue or large learning space);
3. To further enhance the attractiveness and appeal of the LMW campus;
4. To take advantage of its location at the centre of the historic city of York; and
5. To contribute to the University's strategic objectives and play to our values, as we seek to become the best of England's small universities.
It is envisaged that construction for the building will begin by no later than the end of 2018, with the building being operational by no later than Summer 2020.
This procurement is for the Design element of the works. The University expects the bidding team to nominate a ‘Principal Designer’ for the project, who will have mandatory CDM Health & Safety responsibilities. The organisation proposed for this role should be clearly highlighted in the PQQ.
The Design Team should include an architect (including landscape architect), project manager, a cost consultant, a services engineer and a structural engineer. The team will also be expected to appoint additional specialists as necessary, such as an acoustic consultant, Breeam consultant, planning consultant and health and safety advisors. We envisage that the architect will also be the ‘Lead Designer’ and will coordinate the work of the other team members, although we are open to other proposals.
York St John University reserves the opportunity to renew the contract for a period of up to 2 years as circumstances dictate.
It is anticipated that a minimum of four respondents will be invited to tender (although the University reserves the right to shortlist as many tenderers as it deems necessary). These will be the respondents that pass the mandatory criteria and score highest against the technical and professional section of the PQQ. Selection will be based upon candidates' scores achieved subject to a ‘Pass’ being achieved for each of the pass/fail categories.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information