Works - 427004-2017

27/10/2017    S207    - - Works - Contract notice - Restricted procedure 

United Kingdom-Birmingham: Construction work for university buildings

2017/S 207-427004

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: https://procontract.due-north.com/Register

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:

279 — Aston Medical School.

Reference number: DN165826
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 refurbish the Gosta Green Building to create a new Medical School. The scope includes the refurbishment of the existing 5 storey building, including fit out, façade treatments, external landscaping, demolition of the students Union as well as infrastructure upgrades.

The new Aston Medical School is required for operation for the new academic year in 2019. As a result, the Medical school is scheduled for handover on 12.6.2019 to allow sufficient time to the University to move in before the new student intake. There are also 2 other work streams to be completed, including the demolitions of the old Students Union and the External Works/Landscaping. The overall practical completion is therefore scheduled for 12.9.2019.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 10 300 000.00 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's Estates and Capital Developments department have a mission to deliver and maintain a sustainable campus and infrastructure that enhances the student experience and provides high quality accommodation and space that is accessible, efficient, flexible and responds to the needs of all its users. Integral to the ongoing campus redevelopment master plan is the relocation of the Aston Medical School to a new location in the heart of the University campus.

To enable this Aston University wish to procure via competitive tender a Principle Contractor to refurbish the Gosta Green Building to create a new Medical School. The scope includes the refurbishment of the existing 5 storey building, including fit out, façade treatments, external landscaping, demolition of the students Union as well as infrastructure upgrades. The Medical School will occupy the east-wing of the existing building whilst the façade of the south and west wings of the existing building will be developed only for future expansion with minimal works to these wings, remaining as shell and core. On completion the scheme will provide two new lecture theatres, flexible teaching space, supporting accommodation along with modern student social areas. The existing building has already been stripped back to the structural frame and internally the works comprise the east wing fit out including new internal partitions, finishes, M&E services and coordination of client direct packages such as IT / AV and Furniture installations.

The new Aston Medical School is required for operation for the new academic year in 2019. As a result, the Medical school is scheduled for handover on 12.6.2019 to allow sufficient time to the University to move in before the new student intake. There are also 2 other work streams to be completed, including the demolitions of the old Students Union and the External Works/Landscaping. The overall practical completion is therefore scheduled for 12.9.2019.

II.2.5)Award criteria
Criteria below
Quality criterion - Name: Quality / Weighting: 60
Price - Weighting: 40
II.2.6)Estimated value
Value excluding VAT: 10 300 000.00 GBP
II.2.7)Duration of the contract, framework agreement or dynamic purchasing system
Duration in months: 14
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 up to a maximum of 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.

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.

Those Applicants whose responses which receive a score of 2 or less may result in their submission being deemed non-compliant.

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
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: ERDF/ESIF.
II.2.14)Additional information

Please be aware that this project may be part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

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 Construction line methodology for demonstrating financial risk, technical capability and Safety Schemes in Procurement as its vehicle for health and safety assessment.

Please note that applicants must be SSIP registered.

We also encourage applicants to be Construction line registered.

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

Bidders must have a minimum turnover of 20 600 000 GBP per annum. Bidders will be required to to demonstrate their 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 assessment.

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
Obligation to indicate the names and professional qualifications of the staff assigned to performing 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: 27/11/2017
Local time: 16:00
IV.2.3)Estimated date of dispatch of invitations to tender or to participate to selected candidates
Date: 22/01/2018
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: 4 (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:
26/10/2017