Works - 296397-2017

29/07/2017    S144    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Construction work for university buildings

2017/S 144-296397

Contract notice

Works

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Aston University
Aston Triangle
Birmingham
B4 7ET
United Kingdom
Contact person: Mrs Shirley O'Reilly
Telephone: +44 1212044395
E-mail: s.a.oreilly@aston.ac.uk
NUTS code: UKG31

Internet address(es):

Main address: http://www.aston.ac.uk

Address of the buyer profile: http://www.aston.ac.uk

I.2)Joint procurement
I.3)Communication
The procurement documents are available for unrestricted and full direct access, free of charge, at: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Tenders or requests to participate must be submitted electronically via: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity
Education

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement
II.1.1)Title:

336 — Aston Student's Union.

Reference number: DN286694
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45214400
II.1.3)Type of contract
Works
II.1.4)Short description:

Aston University wish to procure via competitive tender a Principle Contractor to construct a new Aston Student Union building, to enable the relocation of the existing facility from its current location to a new centre campus location at the heart of the Aston Student Village.

The new facility will be located on the site of what is currently known as surface car park 12, adjacent to the recently completed multi-purpose sports pitch.

The building contract will comprise a mix of single and two storey steel framed construction, curtain wall glazing,zinc cladding, block and render walls, full M&E fit out including connection of incoming and outgoing services,internal fit out including all fixtures and finishes, landscaping to the immediate vicinity, and coordination of client direct packages such as IT / AV and Furniture installation.

The new Aston Student Union is required for operation in Easter 2019 and as such the completion date for works will be 29.3.2019.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2)Description
II.2.1)Title:
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKG31
II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

Aston University wish to procure via competitive tender a Principle Contractor to construct a new Aston Student Union building, to enable the relocation of the existing facility from its current location to a new centre campus location at the heart of the Aston Student Village.

The new facility will be located on the site of what is currently known as surface car park 12, adjacent to the recently completed multi-purpose sports pitch.

The building contract will comprise a mix of single and two storey steel framed construction, curtain wall glazing,zinc cladding, block and render walls, full M&E fit out including connection of incoming and outgoing services,internal fit out including all fixtures and finishes, landscaping to the immediate vicinity, and coordination of client direct packages such as IT / AV and Furniture installation.

The new Aston Student Union is required for operation in Easter 2019 and as such the completion date for works will be 29.3.2019.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 6 100 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Start: 05/03/2018
This contract is subject to renewal: no
II.2.9)Information about the limits on the number of candidates to be invited
Maximum number: 5
Objective criteria for choosing the limited number of candidates:

The University will shortlist the 5 Applicants who:

a) meet all eligibility requirements in the selection questionnaire as set out in the scoring methodology;

b) are awarded a Pass for all sections of the SQ which are assessed on a Pass/Fail basis in accordance with the scoring methodology;

c) achieve the financial assessment criteria as set out; and,

d) achieve the highest overall SQ scores.

The University reserves the right, in the event of a tie, to invite an additional Applicant or Applicants to tender.

Those Applicants who are short-listed shall receive the University's Invitation to Tender and associated documentation.

II.2.10)Information about variants
Variants will be accepted: yes
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: yes
Description of options:

When preparing your bid do consider any suggestions and solutions that may provide a more cost efficient and value for money solution. Any such proposal which alters the requirements of the specification must be in the form of a variant bid, must be clearly marked ‘variant bid’, and must be submitted at the same time as the fully compliant bid requested in this ITT.”.

II.2.12)Information about electronic catalogues
Tenders must be presented in the form of electronic catalogues or include an electronic catalogue
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project: 7.4 Please be aware that the project may be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.
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:

The University will require all interested partied to complete a selection questionnaire to include certificate of enrolment on the professional register of the Member state such as the Register of Companies in the UK. This will be used to identify suitable tenderers.

Aston University has adopted Constructionline methodology for demonstrating financial risk, technical capability and Safety Schemes in Procurement as its vehicle for health and safety assessment. We encourage applicants to be constructionline registered. Any supplier not currently constructionline registered should contact our dedicated Business Development Manager at Constructionline, Andrew Turner on +44 7860949906, e-mail anbdrew.turner2@capita.co.uk at the earliest opportunity.

III.1.2)Economic and financial standing
Minimum level(s) of standards possibly required:

Bidders must have a minimum turnover of £12 million per annum. Bidders will be required to to demonstrate your economic/financial standing and we may ask for audited accounts for the last 3 years at selection stage. The University will also undertake a credit check using Credit Safe as part of its economic and financial standing.

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:

Bidders will be required to confirm acceptance of Schedule of Amendments to the JCT Design and Build Contract 2011 including JCT Amendments 1: CDM Regulations. The University reserves the right to nullify all other scores and exclude a tenderer if in its view the level of non-compliance with our terms and conditions is considered too high or is unacceptable to the University.

III.2.3)Information about staff responsible for the performance of the contract

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1)Description
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: no
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.1)Previous publication concerning this procedure
IV.2.2)Time limit for receipt of tenders or requests to participate
Date: 25/08/2017
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
IV.2.4)Languages in which tenders or requests to participate may be submitted:
English
IV.2.6)Minimum time frame during which the tenderer must maintain the tender
Duration in months: 6 (from the date stated for receipt of 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
VI.3)Additional information:
VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
n/a
n/a
United Kingdom
VI.4.2)Body responsible for mediation procedures
VI.4.3)Review procedure
Precise information on deadline(s) for review procedures:

The authority will incorporate a minimum of 10 calendar days standstill period. Information on the award of the contract will be communicated to tenderers.

VI.4.4)Service from which information about the review procedure may be obtained
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice:
27/07/2017