Works - 154594-2016

06/05/2016    S88    Works - Prior information notice without call for competition - Not applicable 

United Kingdom-Aberystwyth: Construction work

2016/S 088-154594

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: AIEC Ltd
Postal address: AIEC Project Office, Gogerddan Campus
Town: Aberystwyth
NUTS code: UKL1 West Wales and The Valleys
Postal code: SY23 3EB
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Mike Smith
Telephone: +44 1970628611
Fax: +44 1970621753

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Aberystwyth University
Postal address: c/o Finance Office, Student Welcome Centre, Penglais Campus
Town: Aberystwyth
NUTS code: UKL1 West Wales and The Valleys
Postal code: SY23 3FB
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1970628611
Fax: +44 1970621753

Internet address(es):

Main address:

Address of the buyer profile:

I.2)Information about joint procurement
The contract involves 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
Other activity: research and innovation

Section II: Object

II.1)Scope of the procurement

Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus.

Reference number: AIEC/2016/001
II.1.2)Main CPV code
45000000 Construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

Procurement of a Principal Contractor for the Aberystwyth Innovation and Enterprise Campus. The project comprises the following elements:

1. a Seed Bio-Bank and Processing Facility;

2. a Bio-Refining Centre;

3. an advanced Analytical Science Centre;

4. a Future Food Centre (focusing on animal and dairy products);

5.‘The Hub’ a multifaceted forum for interactions between academic and industry stakeholders.

II.1.5)Estimated total value
Value excluding VAT: 30 000 000.00 GBP
II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
45100000 Site preparation work
45200000 Works for complete or part construction and civil engineering work
45300000 Building installation work
45400000 Building completion work
45500000 Hire of construction and civil engineering machinery and equipment with operator
45214000 Construction work for buildings relating to education and research
45214600 Construction work for research buildings
45214620 Research and testing facilities construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL1 West Wales and The Valleys
Main site or place of performance:

Aberystwyth, SY23 3EB.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

AIEC Limited and Aberystwyth University intend to undertake this procurement as a joint procurement in accordance with Regulation 38 of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, with AIEC Limited managing the procedure on behalf of both.

Anticipating benefits in minimising risk, contract co-ordination, construction processes, project communications etc, two construction contracts will result from this procurement, both being awarded to a single contractor:

Contract 1 — Aberystwyth University as Employer for the Seed Bio-Bank and Processing Facility;

Contract 2 — AIEC Limited as Employer for scheme elements 2-5 inclusive, as listed above.

A full OJEU Restricted Procedure is being adopted as the procurement route for the Principal Contractor for the contracts, under The Public Contract Regulations 2015, based on a 2-Stage Design and Build approach. The Form of Contract will be JCT DB2011, with pre-construction appointments for the pre-construction stages.

II.2.14)Additional information

Further information about the Project is available via the sell2wales link. Please access this website to view the ‘AIEC Project Description — r4’ document attached to this PIN.

The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council and Aberystwyth University.

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:

AIEC Limited and Aberystwyth University are holding two pre-procurement market engagement events, both with the same content.

Event 1 — Thursday 26 May at 13:00-15:00 at Aberystwyth University;

Event 2 — Friday 27 May at 10:00-12.00 at Life Sciences Hub Wales, Cardiff.

Event topics will be selected from a draft list which those interested in attending can influence. Attention is drawn to the ‘AIEC Project Description — r4’ attached to this PIN, giving further and full details about event arrangements, and instructions for attendees. To register your interest in attending either or both events please send an email to before 16:00 on 18.5.2016. Final details will be published on the e-tender portal on 20 May 2016.

Note: To register your interest in this notice and obtain any additional information please visit the Sell2Wales Web Site at

(WA Ref:45252).

VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: