Services - 162938-2020

06/04/2020    S68

United Kingdom-Bangor: Project-management services other than for construction work

2020/S 068-162938

Contract award notice

Results of the procurement procedure


Legal Basis:
Directive 2014/24/EU

Section I: Contracting authority

I.1)Name and addresses
Official name: Prifysgol Bangor/Bangor University
Postal address: Finance Office, Cae Derwen, College Road
Town: Bangor
NUTS code: UKL12 Gwynedd
Postal code: LL57 2DG
Country: United Kingdom
Contact person: Nicola Day
Telephone: +44 1248388675
Internet address(es):
Main address:
Address of the buyer profile:
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

Provision of Facilities and Procurement, Installation and Maintenance of Equipment for the THOR Project

II.1.2)Main CPV code
79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work
II.1.3)Type of contract
II.1.4)Short description:

— the provision and modification of workshop facilities,

— the purchase, installation and maintenance of specialist equipment.

II.1.6)Information about lots
This contract is divided into lots: no
II.1.7)Total value of the procurement (excluding VAT)
Value excluding VAT: 225 000.00 GBP
II.2.2)Additional CPV code(s)
79421000 Project-management services other than for construction work
II.2.3)Place of performance
NUTS code: UKL11 Isle of Anglesey
Main site or place of performance:

M-Sparc, Gaerwen, Anglesey.

II.2.4)Description of the procurement:

The Thermal-Hydraulics Open-access Research facility (THOR) will be a first phase in a stepwise approach to develop competence, research capability and techniques in advance of an eventual establishment of the UK National Thermal-Hydraulics Facility (NTHF) at Menai Science Park (M-SParc).

The procurement includes the provision and modification of workshop space along with the provision of project management services to manage the procurement, installation and maintenance of specialist equipment.

II.2.5)Award criteria
II.2.11)Information about options
Options: no
II.2.13)Information about European Union funds
The procurement is related to a project and/or programme financed by European Union funds: yes
Identification of the project:

Ser Cymru III — enhancing competitiveness infrastructure.

II.2.14)Additional information

Section IV: Procedure

IV.1.1)Type of procedure
Award of a contract without prior publication of a call for competition in the Official Journal of the European Union in the cases listed below
  • Extreme urgency brought about by events unforeseeable for the contracting authority and in accordance with the strict conditions stated in the directive

This procurement follows a late call for applications for grant funding from the Welsh Government. Advance notification of the success of the bid was notified to the University on 28 February 2020, although formal written notification wasn't received until 13 March 2020. Conditions of the grant stipulated that funds must be spent (i.e. invoiced) by 31 March 2020. This did not allow sufficient time for a formal procurement exercise to be undertaken. As the procurement was based on a late call for bids from Welsh Government, the extreme urgency of the procurement has been brought about by events unforeseeable by the contracting authority and the time limits for the open or restricted procedures or competitive procedures with negotiation cannot be complied with. Therefore, this procurement is considered lawful under clause 32(2)(c) of the Public Contract Regulations 2015.

IV.1.3)Information about a framework agreement or a dynamic purchasing system
IV.1.8)Information about the Government Procurement Agreement (GPA)
The procurement is covered by the Government Procurement Agreement: yes
IV.2)Administrative information
IV.2.8)Information about termination of dynamic purchasing system
IV.2.9)Information about termination of call for competition in the form of a prior information notice

Section V: Award of contract

A contract/lot is awarded: yes
V.2)Award of contract
V.2.1)Date of conclusion of the contract:
V.2.2)Information about tenders
Number of tenders received: 1
Number of tenders received from SMEs: 1
Number of tenders received from tenderers from other EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received from tenderers from non-EU Member States: 0
Number of tenders received by electronic means: 0
The contract has been awarded to a group of economic operators: no
V.2.3)Name and address of the contractor
Official name: M-SPARC
Postal address: Menai Science Park
Town: Gaerwen
NUTS code: UKL11 Isle of Anglesey
Postal code: LL60 6AG
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1248858006
The contractor is an SME: yes
V.2.4)Information on value of the contract/lot (excluding VAT)
Total value of the contract/lot: 225 000.00 GBP
V.2.5)Information about subcontracting
The contract is likely to be subcontracted
Value or proportion likely to be subcontracted to third parties
Value excluding VAT: 162 500.00 GBP
Short description of the part of the contract to be subcontracted:

Equipment will be supplied by third parties.

Section VI: Complementary information

VI.3)Additional information:

(WA Ref:101152)

VI.4)Procedures for review
VI.4.1)Review body
Official name: High Court
Postal address: Royal Courts of Justice, The Strand
Town: London
Postal code: WC2A 2LL
Country: United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 2079477501
VI.5)Date of dispatch of this notice: