Works - 97123-2016

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23/03/2016    S58

United Kingdom-Swindon: Construction work for buildings relating to education and research

2016/S 058-097123

Prior information notice


Directive 2004/18/EC

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name, addresses and contact point(s)

Official name: UK Shared Business Services Ltd
Postal address: North Star House, North Star Avenue
Town: Swindon
Postal code: SN1 2FF
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Construction and FM Procurement
E-mail: — Clearly stating reference CON14018 — AQML
Telephone: +44 1793867301

Internet address(es):

General address of the contracting authority:

Address of the buyer profile:

Further information can be obtained from:
The above mentioned contact point(s)

I.2)Type of the contracting authority
Body governed by public law
I.3)Main activity
Other: construction
I.4)Contract award on behalf of other contracting authorities

The contracting authority is purchasing on behalf of other contracting authorities: yes

Official name: National Physical Laboratory
Postal address: Hampton Rd, Teddington
Town: Middlesex
Postal code: TW11 0LW
Country: United Kingdom

Section II.A: Object of the contract (Works)

II.1)Title attributed to the contract by the contracting authority:
CON14018 National Physical Laboratory — Advanced Quantum Metrology Laboratory.
II.2)Type of contract and location of works
II.3)Information on framework agreement
The notice involves the establishment of a framework agreement: no
II.4)Short description of nature and scope of works
The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is the National Measurement Standards Laboratory and the largest physical sciences organisation in the UK. NPL have identified the requirement for the provision of a new-build Advanced Quantum Metrology Laboratory (AQML) adjacent to the Darwin Building (Building 2) to continue the advance in Quantum Metrology.
The new AQML building will incorporate 4 no. specialized laboratories located on the ground floor; tightly controlled for temperature, humidity, vibration, acoustics and RF interference.
Via an atrium, this new building will adjoin the existing Darwin Building, which is to be refurbished to incorporate 7 no. laboratories on the ground floor (with RF shielding) along with 2 no. further floors of office space.
The construction company will complete the design from RIBA Stage 3 and be procured via a two-stage process. There is an expectation that the successful Contractor will have prior experience, not only in the construction of high-specification laboratories, but will be able to demonstrate knowledge, capacity and experience of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
Construction Completion is expected by 30.4.2018.
If you are interested in registering for this requirement please email and we will add you to the distribution list when issuing the RFI / RFQ. Please clearly state the reference CON14018 — AQML.
Estimated value excluding VAT:
Range: between 15 000 000 and 20 000 000 GBP


This contract is divided into lots: no
II.5)Common procurement vocabulary (CPV)

45214000 Construction work for buildings relating to education and research, 45214610 Laboratory building construction work, 45220000 Engineering works and construction works

II.6)Scheduled date for start of award procedures and duration of the contract
Scheduled date for
start of works: 1.9.2016
II.7)Information about Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The contract is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA): yes
II.8)Additional information:

Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information

III.1)Conditions relating to the contract
III.1.1)Main financing conditions and payment arrangements and/or reference to the relevant provisions governing them:
III.2)Conditions for participation
III.2.1)Information about reserved contracts

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.1)Information about European Union funds
The contract is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: no
VI.2)Additional information:
VI.3)Information on general regulatory framework
VI.4)Date of dispatch of this notice: