Works - 142888-2019

28/03/2019    S62

United Kingdom-Bristol: Construction work

2019/S 062-142888

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
Official name: University of Bristol
Postal address: 1-9 Old Park Hill
Town: Bristol
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Postal code: BS2 8BB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Adam Wdowik
Telephone: +44 1173318187

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

Main Contractor for Construction of National Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility

Reference number: ECG-1118-01AW
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) follows the earlier PIN issued by the University of Bristol on 9.11.2018, ref. 2018/S 216-493025, to provide an update to the project and programme to appoint a main contractor for the project.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 6 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
45210000 Building construction work
45213100 Construction work for commercial buildings
45213250 Construction work for industrial buildings
45214000 Construction work for buildings relating to education and research
45214400 Construction work for university buildings
45214600 Construction work for research buildings
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKK11 Bristol, City of
Main site or place of performance:

University of Bristol Langford Campus

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

This Prior Information Notice (PIN) follows the earlier PIN issued by the University of Bristol on 9.11.2018, ref. 2018/S 216-493025, to provide an update to the project and programme.

The earlier PIN was issued to provide advance notification of the University of Bristol’s intention to carry out a procurement exercise for a main contractor for the construction of the new national Soil-Foundation-Structure Interaction (SoFSI) Facility at the University’s campus at Langford.

The project will include a new building with steel frame superstructure, concrete block walls and timber cladding, and highly reinforced specialist sub-structure including pit walls and strong floor. The building will house a 6m*4m seismic testing table and 5m*6m*4m deep test pit. The facility will also include plant rooms, a covered storage area, external plant, service yard and parking area.

The estimated construction budget is in the range 4 000 000 GBP to 6 000 000 GBP, this being dependent on final detailed design (currently underway). The University intends to follow the Restricted procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 and a single-stage design and build route.

Updates to programme:

— issue contract notice and pre-qualification questionnaire (PAS91): 12.4.2019

— return date: 14.6.2019

— university to evaluate responses and agree a shortlist of suppliers to invite to tender: by end June 2019

— pre-tender engagement with shortlisted suppliers: 15.7.2019

— issue invitation to tender: 6.9.2019

— return of ITT’s (8 weeks): 4.11.2019

— evaluate tenders: to late-November 2019

— notify suppliers: December 2019

— appoint successful contractor early January 2020

— 12-month build programme (handover by Spring 2021)

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

Suppliers are advised to register at the portal in advance at the portal to ensure they are notified and able to immediately access the tender documents when published.

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

II.2.14)Additional information

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: