United Kingdom-Stirling: Construction work for university buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.stir.ac.uk/finance-office/procurement/
Address of the buyer profile: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/search/Search_AuthProfile.aspx?ID=AA00112
Section II: Object
Campus Central Redevelopment
Campus Central comprises a refurbishment of the existing Atrium area in the Andrew Miller Building together with the formation of a new linked 3 storey development and the repurposing of the existing Queens Court as a pedestrianised landscaped area, the combined whole providing new arrival routes and entrances; expanded, enhanced and flexible gathering, exhibition, meeting, events and multi-purpose social learning/study space; improved retail, catering and faith facilities; enhanced integration and improved accessibility of the Macrobert Art Centre facilities: provision of space and improved access to an expanded range of University support services and facilities and accommodation for specialist, Graduate School and interdisciplinary, collaborative research activities.
The Campus Central project comprises circa 2,285m2 of refurbishment works to the existing Atrium area in the Andrew Miller Building, and a 3 storey linked extension of circa 3 215 m2.
The project will be delivered through a 2-stage Design & Build procurement route with the design team key disciplines being novated to the Principal Contractor at the end of the second stage procurement. The University requires a Principal Contractor with the expertise and a proven track record in the refurbishment and the development of outstanding facilities to advise and assist with the delivery of the optimum redevelopment solution from the technical design stage through to a successful project completion and facility use.
The project may be delivered in a phased manner allowing for safe access to, and use of, the existing library, shops, catering and faith facilities, Student Union and Macrobert Art Centre, all with the absolute minimum disturbance. The works must be fully coordinated and programmed to maintain the provision of services while minimising disruption to all campus users. The Principal Contractor must work collaboratively with other partner projects who may be working at the same time on the University campus, and must be able to demonstrate a robust understanding and experience of working within and adjacent occupied buildings on a live operational campus with least interference to the University’s operations.
The team for the project will include:
— PM and Principal Designer — Gleeds,
— Architect — Page/Park,
— M&E Engineer — Harley Haddow,
— Cost Consultant — Brownriggs,
— Fire Engineer — Buro Happold,
— Structural Engineer — Woolgar Hunter,
— Landscape Architect — Ian White Associates.
The scored questions in Part 4 and Part 5 of Appendix 1 doc are weighted as follows:
Project Examples 30 % (ESPD 4C.1 refers).
Professional/Technical Skills and Resources 15 % (ESPD 4C.2 refers).
2 stage D & B Experience and Methodology 15 %.
Live Campus Considerations 15 % (ESPD 4C.3 refers).
Subcontractor Management 10 % (ESPD 4C.4 refers).
H & S Risk Assessments 2.5 %.
H & S Method Statements 2.5 %.
H & S Monitoring 5 %.
H & S Workforce Consultation 5 %.
Economic operators may be excluded from this competition if any of the exclusions stated in Regulation 58 of Public Contract (Scotland) Regulation 2015 apply.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
ESPD Statement 4B1.1.
Economic operators are required to have a “general” yearly turnover threshold of GBP 30 000 000 for the last three years prior to the date of the proposed contract award.
ESPD Statement 4B.5.1.
Economic operators are required to hold, or commit to obtain prior to the commencement of any subsequently awarded contract, the types and levels of insurance stated below:
Employers Liability Insurance — minimum of GBP 10 000 000.
Public Liability Insurance — minimum of GBP 10 000 000.
Professional Indemnity Insurance — no less that GBP 10 000 000 on each and every claim.
All information required will be stipulated in the ESPD and this contract notice.
The ESPD can be downloaded at the address of the Buyer Profile shown in I.1 of this Notice. This must be completed and returned with all supporting documents not later than the deadline given in IV2.2 of this Notice.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
The ESPD will be issued via the Public Contracts Scotland website.
Details regarding the operation of the procurement are contained within the ESPD and the contract notice.
The scoring methodology is as stated in the ESPD.
A single supplier shall be awarded the work.
Each economic operator will be assessed against a financial turnover minimum requirement both at pre-qualification and at award stage.
Bidders will be required to self certify that they meet this “general” yearly turnover threshold requirement for the last 3 years prior to the date of proposed contract award. (i.e. Over 2014/2015/2016) Proof must be provided at award stage.
We will apply a 2 stage assessment and evaluation process:
Stage 1: Pre-qualification via the submission of the completed ESPD.
— bidders must pass the minimum standards (pass/fail) sections of the ESPD (Scotland). These can be found within the ESPD. Statements detailing the specific requirements can be found within Section III 1.2 of the Contract Notice,
— other specific requirements can be found within Section III 1.3 of the Contract Notice. The responses to these requirements will be scored as per the scoring methodology detailed within the ESPD.
Stage 2: Evaluation of the tender returns which are received by the deadline.
As per the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014 there is a mandatory requirement to insert a community benefit clause within all public contracts above GBP 4 000 000.
The Contracting Authority reserves the right not to award a contract. All dates and times specified in the notice are provisional and the Contracting Authority reserves the right to change these. Any contract awarded will be governed by Scottish Law.
Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Public Contracts Scotland website at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/Search/Search_Switch.aspx?ID=526779
The buyer has indicated that it will accept electronic responses to this notice via the Postbox facility. A user guide is available at http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/sitehelp/help_guides.aspx
Suppliers are advised to allow adequate time for uploading documents and to dispatch the electronic response well in advance of the closing time to avoid any last minute problems.
The Contracting Authority does not intend to include a subcontract clause as part of community benefits (as per Section 25 of the Procurement Reform (Scotland) Act 2014) in this contract for the following reason:
The Contacting Authority consider such a clause to be inappropriate for this project.
Community benefits are included in this requirement. For more information see: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/info/InfoCentre.aspx?ID=2361
A summary of the expected community benefits has been provided as follows:
Under the terms of this contract the successful supplier will be required to deliver Community Benefits in support of the Authority’s economic and social objectives. Accordingly, contract performance conditions may relate in particular to social and environmental considerations. The Community Benefits included in this contract are:
Employment and training opportunities for the long-term unemployed and disadvantaged individuals.
Download the ESPD document here: http://www.publiccontractsscotland.gov.uk/ESPD/ESPD_Download.aspx?id=526779