Works - 89218-2019

26/02/2019    S40    - - Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Bristol: Construction work

2019/S 040-089218

Prior information notice

This notice is for prior information only


Legal Basis:

Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
University of Bristol
Estates Contracting Group, 1–9 Old Park Hill
United Kingdom
Contact person: Adam Wdowik
Telephone: +44 1179289000
NUTS code: UKK11

Internet address(es):

Main address:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
Additional information can be obtained from the abovementioned address
Electronic communication requires the use of tools and devices that are not generally available. Unrestricted and full direct access to these tools and devices is possible, free of charge, at:
I.4)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.5)Main activity

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Construction of St Michael's Hill Lecture Theatres

Reference number: ECG0219-AW002
II.1.2)Main CPV code
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Appointment of Main Contractor for the construction of a new lecture theatre building.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 9 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11
Main site or place of performance:

University of Bristol Clifton campus.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Notice is to provide advance notification of the University's intention to carry out a procurement for a Main Contractor for the construction of a new lecture theatre building.

The building will:

— house 3 separate lecture theatres seating 300/150/90, plus 60 study spaces,

— be on 4 levels,

— involve a concrete frame with structural steel trusses,

— be clad in stone, metal and glass,

— have a bio-diverse roof with PV panel,

— be passively ventilated, supplemented by mechanical AHU’s and air source heat pumps,

— externally be landscaped and lit to encourage pedestrian access throughout the year.

The BREEAM target is “Excellent”.

The aim is to appoint a main contractor by the end of 2019, with a start on site in 1Q20 and the building in operation in 2022. A detailed planning application will be submitted in March 2019.

The University intends to issue the Contract Notice and procurement documentation in March 2019.

The University is currently progressing detailed design and a planning application, and this pre-market engagement assumes that the planning application will be granted with minimal changes to those detailed above. Further details will be included in the procurement documents.

Proposed procurement timelines:

— Issue Contract Notice and pre-qualification questionnaire (PAS91) in early March 2019, to be returned April 2019,

— Begin pre-tender engagement with shortlisted suppliers in late April/early May 2019,

— Issue initial (qualitative) Invitation to Tender in mid-May 2019, to be returned mid-July 2019 (8-week tender period),

— Evaluate qualitative responses July/August 2019,

— Completion of detailed design to RIBA Stage 4 — mid-September 2019,

— Issue subsequent Invitation to Tender with full detailed design information — 1.10.2019,

— Tender returns, evaluation, Contract Award December 2019.

Procurement documents are not available at this time and will be issued in line with the timelines detailed above via the University’s tender portal.

There is no requirement for suppliers to respond to this PIN, however suppliers are welcome to register interest via email to

Suppliers with any queries or wishing to provide feedback on the proposed approach should do so via the above email address.

II.2.14)Additional information

The University may use any information gathered during this exercise to inform its procurement, and may engage in further discussions with any respondents.

Participating in this market engagement exercise will not guarantee short-listing, and the University reserves the right not to proceed with any subsequent tender process.

II.3)Estimated date of publication of contract notice:

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: