United Kingdom-Bristol: Construction work for university buildings
Section I: Contracting authority
Main address: www.bristol.ac.uk
Section II: Object
Construction of St Michael's Hill Lecture Theatres
Appointment of main contractor to deliver a new lecture theatre building for the University of Bristol.
University of Bristol precinct.
The University of Bristol requires a main contractor to construct a new lecture theatre building within the Clifton precinct. 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 panels,
— 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” under 2018 regulations.
The aim is to appoint a main contractor in 1Q 2020, with a start on site in 2Q20 and the building to be in operation in 2022.
A detailed planning application was submitted in March 2019.
The site contains a number of constraints and interested contractors must be able to demonstrate capability in successful delivery on similar sites.
The procurement will follow the Restricted procedure, further explained here:
1) Any economic operator may submit a request to participate in this procurement by responding to the qualitative selection criteria. These criteria are based on the PAS91 Construction Pre-qualification Questionnaire, plus additional University of Bristol supplementary questions requiring suppliers to demonstrate previous experience of delivering similar projects;
2) Following its assessment of the information provided (in line with the criteria set out in the documents), the University will issue an Invitation to Tender to the highest scoring suppliers;
3) The invitation to tender will be a single-stage tender (following completion of RIBA Stage 4 by the design team), with the invitation including full details of the project;
4) Responses to the ITT will be evaluated to determine the most economically advantageous tender, based on the award criteria set out in the ITT.
The University is currently progressing detailed design and intends to issue invitations to tender following completion of RIBA Stage 4 in October 2019, to those suppliers shortlisted following this PQQ stage.
Section III: Legal, economic, financial and technical information
Contractors must demonstrate prior experience of successfully delivering similar facilities.
Section IV: Procedure
Section VI: Complementary information