United Kingdom-London: Construction work
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: http://www.lcrhq.co.uk/
Section II: Object
Procurement of a contractor to design and build new office buildings at Axis Square Redevelopment, Birmingham.
Axis Square, Birmingham is a high-quality office-led development, which will also include retail and public space that is set to transform a 1.68ha city centre site. The scheme has received outline planning permission, with detailed permission granted in January 2017 for Building 1, the first of four office buildings on the site. Further details of the scheme and the applications can be found under references 2016/09735/PA and 2017/01882/PA on Birmingham City Council’s Planning ePortal.
London & Continental Railways Ltd (LCR) is seeking to procure a main contractor to complete the design and construction of Building 1 (19.500m2 NIA of office space over 9 storeys) planned to start on site in early 2019, together with the design and construction of Building 4 (18.800 m2 NIA of office space over 13 storeys).
The scope of Phase 1 will also include development plot earthworks, new utility services, drainage and landscaping works and, potentially, the demolition of the existing Axis House.
LCR is seeking to procure a main contractor to deliver a 2-stage design and build contract for Phase 1 of the development, which will consist of the design and construction of Building 1, together with the design and construction of Building 4. The phasing of Building 4 will be determined primarily by letting space and is likely to range from contemporaneous with Building 1 to sequential, following the completion of Building 1.
The employer’s requirements, which will be available to tenderers shortlisted via this procedure, include Building 1 designs to RIBA Stage 2+ and Building 4 to RIBA Stage 2. It is LCR’s intention that the successful tenderer will work with LCR’s appointed design team to complete the designs to RIBA Stage 4 under a Pre-Construction Service Agreement and reach agreement in respect of programme and price to deliver the Phase 1 buildings.
The overall scheme, planned in one or more future phases and consisting of a further two buildings (circa 23 and 6 storeys) and a retail pavilion, will deliver circa 90,000 m2 of NIA and a significant public square and open space.
Further details on planned timescales for the project are included in the SQ. The intent is to appoint a contractor in May 2018, reach agreement in late 2018, start on site in February 2019, with Building 1 occupation planned for April 2021.
Criteria and weighting stated in the Selection Questionnaire.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information
Candidates wishing to express an interest must complete a selection questionnaire and submit this before the closing date and time set out in Section V.2.2. The selection questionnaire is set out in the procurement documents which can be accessed via the link in Section I.1.
Submitting a response to this notice does not guarantee that a candidate will be invited to tender.
LCR may terminate or suspend the award process at any time without incurring any cost or liability.
LCR does not bind itself to enter into any contract arising out of the procedures envisaged by this notice. No contractual rights expressed or implied arising out of this notice or the procedures envisaged by it. LCR will not be liable in any way to any candidate or tenderer for any costs incurred in connection with this procurement process.
LCR reserves the right to disqualify any candidate who provides information or confirmations which later prove to be untrue or incorrect; does not supply the information required by this notice or by the selection questionnaire or as otherwise directed by LCR during the procurement process; or fulfils any 1 or more of the criteria stated in the selection questionnaire (including Regulation 57 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015).
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GO Reference: GO-2017124-PRO-11513442.
Part 3 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (as amended) addresses the remedies available to economic operators. LCR will incorporate a minimum of ten (10) calendar days standstill period in accordance with Regulation 87 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 prior to concluding the award of any contract pursuant to this notice.